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Skye Webmaster Skye Nott
Vancouver, BC, Canada   CAN
1964 Vespa VNB 125
1966 MG MGB "The Bomber RIP"
1983 Suzuki MC GS750E "Kate"
1986 Merkur XR4Ti "The Rally Car"    & more
Hello everyone, after much frantic work the website is back up and running!

I'm reasonably confident that there has been no data loss and everything is operating normally, please post in this topic if you notice anything that was working yesterday and isn't now, or you can email me by clicking the "Email the webmaster" link at the bottom of any page.

I'm going to re-engineer the hardware platform that this website runs on in May, and this little incident has just highlighted the need. Apologies for the downtime; the AutoShrine.com Network gets around 2.5 to 3 million pageviews per month, so there's a lot of technology behind the scenes.

Gory details for the techies below



INCIDENT REPORT
AutoShrine.com Network Websites Outage
March 25-26, 2016 (all times Pacific)

2016-03-25 20:30 - Lost connectivity to server due to catastrophic drive failure.
2016-03-25 22:06 - On site techs attempted reboot, drives showed errors that could not be fixed. Server placed in rescue environment.
2016-03-26 06:49 - OS recovery drive imaged and attached to server.
2016-03-26 14:58 - Data repair and recovery initiated over rescue console.
2016-03-26 17:57 - Emergency server provisioned, recovered data transferred, running checks for any corruption.
2016-03-26 19:08 - Data consistency verified, drives tested, attempting to bring old server back online.
2016-03-26 19:53 - Main server booting ok now. Repairing database and running final checks.
2016-03-26 21:00 - Website is up!



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cmfisher4 Gold Member Chris Fisher
Mystic, Connecticut, USA   USA
Outstanding work, Skye. Thanks so much!!

Chris



I learn something new every day...especially if I am working on my LBC!
Please visit my blog and website at http://www.roundtailrestoration.com

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SpitnSawdust Silver Member Richard Simpson
Lewes, east sussex, UK   GBR
1969 Triumph Spitfire MkIII "Little Blue"
Well recovered mate. I suppose catastrophic drive failure is quite appropriate for a British car site ;-)

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ng19delta Scott Roberts
Merchantville, NJ, USA   USA
1974 Triumph TR6 "Not Sure At The Moment..."
Yay! I was starting to get the shakes! TR6 Forum Withdrawal is a serious issue!

Thanks for the great work!
Scott

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grubscrew grub screw
The suburbs of, Winfield, Maryland, USA   USA
Withdrawals here. Whew, feel better all ready!



Dave
1970 Spitfire Mk3
FDU 78359L
34/11 (Jasmine yellow/Black interior)

1962 Triumph TR3B
TCF 575L
Signal Red/Red interior

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mgchef Gold Member Richard Reynolds
Fairport, New York, USA   USA
1974 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "Spits Oil"
1979 MG MGB MkIII "Penelope"
Thank you Skye. I know the amount of work it takes to maintain an active web site like this. It is appreciated.
Richard



I can be right, or I can be married!

frandrum Frank D
Warminster, PA, USA   USA
Thanks Skye.

I had all kinds of "OH NO" thoughts running through my head.

Frank Sr

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Andy-Sherry Gold Member Andy Martin
Portland, OR, USA   USA
Thanks Boss



Andy&Sherry
1974 Spit 1500 Carmine Red
1977 Spit 1500 Pink Panther Pink

Always learning something

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Fredericknakos Frederick Nakos
St-Ours, Quebec, Canada   CAN
Thank you!

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britsnspits Michael Stoliker
Bethlehem, PA, USA   USA
1976 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "The Phoenix"
1978 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "Lucky"
Nice day for a resurrection! Good work Skye. The was at least a small loss of data. A post I made on Friday in the thread by PapaJoe about distributor vacuum has gone missing.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2016-03-27 09:21 AM by britsnspits.

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Yellowhawk Valley Avatar
walla walla, washington, USA   USA
1969 Triumph Spitfire "Walla Walla"
1969 Triumph Spitfire "Portland"
1972 Triumph Spitfire MkIV "Spokane"
1975 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "Dayton"    & more
Thanks Skye, what a bunch of work. I know how that works. I was just about in full stationary panic mode with the temp loss. I was in the middle of a post when it stopped and I was trying to figure out what the heck I had done. Then determined - nothing.
Glad it all came back and is ok today. A lot of other panic stricken people out there too.
Dan

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britsnspits Michael Stoliker
Bethlehem, PA, USA   USA
1976 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "The Phoenix"
1978 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "Lucky"
Oh good, it was all Dan's fault. Here's another missing bit. Andy's post about his clock arriving has gone missing. The whole thread has gone missing. Dan, its that where you were posting? grinning smiley

OK, the whole thread has not gone missing. If I click the title of the thread I can read the thread to the last message. If I click the flag I immediately get a missing message error. Viewing the thread does not clear the flag to indicate that the thread has been viewed. I'm guessing that a post on the end of that thread is no longer reachable, but links to it still remain, keeping the flag active.

So it's Andy's fault...LOL!



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2016-03-27 10:19 AM by britsnspits.

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Doubledroptop David Freet
Chandler, Arizona, USA   USA
1971 Triumph TR6 "White Ghost"
Great job! Thanks for all you do, I am sure that is not how you wanted to start your weekend!

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Fictioneer Doug Hirt
Colorado Springs, CO, USA   USA
I have to second Grubscrews comment about withdrawal. Glad you got everything up and running Skye!



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Yellowhawk Valley Avatar
walla walla, washington, USA   USA
1969 Triumph Spitfire "Walla Walla"
1969 Triumph Spitfire "Portland"
1972 Triumph Spitfire MkIV "Spokane"
1975 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "Dayton"    & more
Quote: Oh good, it was all Dan's fault. Here's another missing bit. Andy's post about his clock arriving has gone missing. The whole thread has gone missing. Dan, its that where you were posting? grinning smiley

I was adding a comment to the thread about the screw size for the front spoiler. I had finished writing and when I hit the "post message" button, nothing happened and the OOPs screen popped up. I got it redone just now and we are still here so it was not me. smileys with beer

Dan

rrblizard Bob Blizard
MA, Acton, USA   USA
1972 Triumph TR6 "Archie Da Triumph"
Bravo! Well done! Having participated in more than a few data disasters in my day (my favorite was the lightning strike and fire at our data center) I can appreciate your efforts. drinking smiley



Bob Blizard

'72 TR6 CC782xx

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Skye Webmaster Skye Nott
Vancouver, BC, Canada   CAN
1964 Vespa VNB 125
1966 MG MGB "The Bomber RIP"
1983 Suzuki MC GS750E "Kate"
1986 Merkur XR4Ti "The Rally Car"    & more
Thanks for the support!

I'm really glad that I was able to recover without any data loss. I do have offsite backups in case of lightning strikes, but unfortunately they only happen ever two weeks (if you've ever seen the "down for maintenance" page every second Friday night in the wee hours that's what's going on). I'm going to build a new database replication architecture in May.

Skye



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TR3driver Randall Y
Confusion, Los Angeles, USA   USA
FWIW The "Bought a TR# wanting to identify car" thread in the TR2/3 forum seems to be missing . Eg msg 1357525
http://www.triumphexp.com/phorum/read.php?6,1357467,1357525#msg-1357525



Randall
56 TR3 TS13571L daily driver
71 Stag LE1473L awaiting engine rebuild
7? Stag awaiting gearbox rebuild

Skye Avatar
Skye Webmaster Skye Nott
Vancouver, BC, Canada   CAN
1964 Vespa VNB 125
1966 MG MGB "The Bomber RIP"
1983 Suzuki MC GS750E "Kate"
1986 Merkur XR4Ti "The Rally Car"    & more
Sorry, a handful of topics (up to 5 on MGExp and up to 4 on TriumphExp) had to be deleted due to data corruption.

Skye

In reply to # 1357787 by TR3driver FWIW The "Bought a TR# wanting to identify car" thread in the TR2/3 forum seems to be missing . Eg msg 1357525
http://www.triumphexp.com/phorum/read.php?6,1357467,1357525#msg-1357525



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JC Lee Avatar
JC Lee Jim Lee
Sand Springs, Oklahoma, USA   USA
Great going. I'm getting lot's of value out of your site.
Glad you didn't have an oil leak along with the server problemsmiling smiley

TR3driver Randall Y
Confusion, Los Angeles, USA   USA
In reply to # 1357790 by Skye Sorry, a handful of topics (up to 5 on MGExp and up to 4 on TriumphExp) had to be deleted due to data corruption.
No worries, Skye. Wasn't complaining, just thought you might like to know.



Randall
56 TR3 TS13571L daily driver
71 Stag LE1473L awaiting engine rebuild
7? Stag awaiting gearbox rebuild

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J.A.F.E. Steve L
Los Angeles, California, USA   USA
Glad it's back - I was missing the place and thanks for all the hard work.

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rhead Robert Head
Kanata, Ontario, Canada   CAN
As Randall said, my thread was missing, however I re-posted the pics, so no worries.

Your quick recovery has my vote of confidence - translated into a paid membership. Bravo!

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Andy-Sherry Gold Member Andy Martin
Portland, OR, USA   USA
My fault huh im sorry Skye it looks like im taking one for the team



Andy&Sherry
1974 Spit 1500 Carmine Red
1977 Spit 1500 Pink Panther Pink

Always learning something

Yellowhawk Valley Avatar
walla walla, washington, USA   USA
1969 Triumph Spitfire "Walla Walla"
1969 Triumph Spitfire "Portland"
1972 Triumph Spitfire MkIV "Spokane"
1975 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "Dayton"    & more
Glad to see everything is "normal" tonight. I was in the middle of adding a photo and comment to one of the posts and the whole world went away suddenly. Computer closed the site and the browser and I was back at home screen. I was worried I did it again but apparently not.
Dan

gtspit Ed B
Yuma, AZ, USA   USA
In reply to # 1357630 by Yellowhawk Valley
Quote: Oh good, it was all Dan's fault. Here's another missing bit. Andy's post about his clock arriving has gone missing. The whole thread has gone missing. Dan, its that where you were posting? grinning smiley

I was adding a comment to the thread about the screw size for the front spoiler. I had finished writing and when I hit the "post message" button, nothing happened and the OOPs screen popped up. I got it redone just now and we are still here so it was not me. smileys with beer

Dan

"Captain my Captain.."
Thankyou Skye! 'was reading the same post about front spoiler thread size, paused to think, "hmm, yeah, I believe it is a 10-32 thread." Checked my installation to confirm it, and, well.... anyway, Many thanks. It gave me time to reflect on free-vs-membership dues. Like many, I review here constantly. I'll be sending my subscription dues,
Thanks again.
Cheers,
smileys with beer
Ed.

MartinAndMarie Charles Forster
Dallas, Texas, USA   USA
Glad it's back up!

The saying is true that you don't really appreciate something until it's gone.

I was working on my car that day and even though the thread it seemed I needed showed up in Google, no dice when I tried to open it!

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