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Postby MysteryMan » Sat Sep 15, 2012 12:49 pm

Many of you noticed that something bad happened two days ago. Some of you may even heard screams of ultimate suffering as those responsible were beat hardily with wet noodles.

Despite my name, I'm all for full disclosure when there's no legal red tape preventing me from doing so: we had a system failure. The restoration from the system failure resulted in data loss on the live forums.

The tech stuff:
We run our servers on virtual machines. This gives us two major advantages - first, should one system become a bottleneck, we seamlessly give it more power or move it to a faster box. Second, should something go hideously wrong, such as a meteorite hit our servers, we can restore entire system images from backup in about an hour.

In fact, in two weeks we are planned to simulate critical failure on various machines of our test network to see how our tolerance works in reality. Unfortunately, murphy's law kicked in and decided to break one of our servers before our tolerance tests were completed. Losing posts on the forums was the result

Going forward:
In regards to the servers, we are getting things ready for public testing, hardening the environment and doing internal smoke testing. The SQL farm is being upgraded as we speak. We are pushing additional fail-over servers online on Monday.

The real improvement will come next week when we will try our darnedest to destroy our test network then see what flaws still exist that we can improve upon.

Summary
We lost a few days of data on the forums due to a server failure. The chance of this happening again is possible but unlikely. In two weeks we are undergoing a series of tests and simulations so we can change "unlikely" to "neigh impossible". For now your posts should be safe.
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Re: Missing forum posts

Postby kore » Sat Sep 15, 2012 1:42 pm

Hai,

1st Hai
2nd Who are you?
3rd Thanks for info :D
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Re: Missing forum posts

Postby rsvlito » Sat Sep 15, 2012 3:10 pm

I did notice some of my posts disappeared. They were silly so it matters not.
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Re: Missing forum posts

Postby Callonia » Sat Sep 15, 2012 3:15 pm

kore, if i remember correctly, mysteryman is logress's friend.
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Re: Missing forum posts

Postby Peralisc9001 » Sat Sep 15, 2012 6:00 pm

We could get a free post count increase promotion, to make up for the little inconvenience we suffered. :lol:
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Re: Missing forum posts

Postby asxlen64 » Sat Sep 15, 2012 9:18 pm

its ok, $#!T happens. good luck getting the system working correctly.
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Re: Missing forum posts

Postby Romdeau » Mon Sep 17, 2012 4:14 pm

This is one of Logress' new partners, as you can tell he provides technical support. Beyond that, it's up to him to disclose who he is.
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Re: Missing forum posts

Postby MysteryMan » Mon Sep 17, 2012 9:09 pm

Romdeau wrote:This is one of Logress' new partners, as you can tell he provides technical support. Beyond that, it's up to him to disclose who he is.


New development as well (which you will see shortly).
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Re: Missing forum posts

Postby Icyglare » Wed Sep 19, 2012 2:34 pm

MysteryMan wrote:
Romdeau wrote:This is one of Logress' new partners, as you can tell he provides technical support. Beyond that, it's up to him to disclose who he is.


New development as well (which you will see shortly).



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Re: Missing forum posts

Postby asxlen64 » Wed Sep 19, 2012 5:10 pm

i could care less who he is, but i can tell hes doing a great job so far.
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