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Discussion in 'UHall' started by Rupert Avery, Sep 9, 2011.

  1. Rupert Avery

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    I was asked to relay this message from the Admins there.

    Due to some very nasty Hardware malfunction, Software corruption & miss information on how to fix said problems UOforums is currently down

    The Admins there are currently switching to a new Host & Servers to clear up the issues and hopfully stop this type of thing happening again.

    for more info and updates please see UOforums Facebook page

    please show support for another part of the community and wish them good luck on getting the issues resolved quickly!!
     
  2. MalagAste

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    Right...

    Yet another setback...

    Can UO take it? What future is there for UO?

    Least this one isn't on EA.
     
  3. Merion

    Merion Lore Master
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    meh, happens a lot less than the hiccups stratics suffers.
     
  4. Kiminality

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    Seriously?
    You had to take the thread in that direction?
     
  5. wanderer1origin

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    did choas get a bad script and it spread :)
     
  6. Shamus Turlough

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    Seriously? 5 posts in and there is already a flame AND a blatant accusation. Stop it. Stop it now.

    Sorry about the UOForums downtime. Hope y'all are able to sort it out.
     
  7. Sevin0oo0

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    Thank you for both the update, and the FB link
     
  8. Kiminality

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    Seriously?
    Copying my "seriously"?
    :p

    You can add accusations of plagiarism to the list :D
     
  9. Taylor

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    No more stirring up conflict please (to copy Kimi and Shamus).

    Best of luck fixing the problem. We've had problems of our own and they always suck. :(
     
  10. Kayhynn

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    The well wishes are greatly appreciated.

    as of right now, I can't guarantee an ETA of when the site will be up because we are restoring and because I'm wanting to make sure it's stable once things are up and running it may be a bit longer before it comes up. Right now the site takes everyone to a downtime page.

    Questions or concerns can be PMed to me. I'll gladly answer.

    Cheers.
     
  11. Nok

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    Good luck to the UO Forum & EO Gamer team, hope things go well and the sites are back online soon.
     
  12. Petra Fyde

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    Sympathies and well wishes. I'd offer to help, but I don't think there's much I can do. Good luck, hopefully you'll be back in action soon.
     
  13. BahamaMama

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    * places a lit candle in the window *

    Come back safely UOForums!
     
  14. Vrog Groggor

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    I'll be ok... really. *twitch*
    No... seriously... take your time... *twitch*

    ok I lied! come back!!! come back NAO!!!! :lick:

    well wishes and best of luck. I miss my daily dose of chatbox amongst other stuff!
     
  15. Kayhynn

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    Thanks for all the well wishes. Just wanted to give a quick update.

    Our new servers are up and they are working on importing the most current versions of backups that work. We're still waiting for that and testing to see if the most recent works or if we have to use an older one. Thanks for understanding.
     
  16. Vrog Groggor

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    what a way to spend a weekend, eh? :(
    thanks for everything you folks do.. on all of these fan sites.
     
  17. Kiminality

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    Thanks for the update :)

    How old is the most current backup?
    'cause, most of the Europa RP community have forums there, and it really sucks to lost posts and RP alt accounts :(
     
  18. May you emerge BETTER than before from the current state of udder chaos ... [​IMG]

    What Doesn't Kill You Makes you Stronger ... hopefully
    :scholar: because ...
    it is Likely to come around again ... and again ... and ...
     
  19. Kayhynn

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    It's a way i wouldn't normally choose to spend the weekend, but a price you pay when you help run sites, as I have known for years with the sites I've helped out with over the past 10

    Most current backup is from just before the server went down. However, we aren't positive if it is corrupted or not. The last known good update is from Sept. 4. I'm hoping the most recent one isn't corrupted, but I can't tell till everything gets imported and we test it.

    Not a fun process let me tell you.

    Oh things come again and again, but a lesson was learned this time. So it's all good.
     
  20. Nok

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    Well said Vrog! Hear! hear!

    We (UO players) talk a lot about UO coming up on it's 14th year and all that goes with those years. But other than the occasional comments about when a fan site is down, how often do we actively help, promote and thank those fan sites just for being there? We don't.

    It takes a lot of dedication, money, time, and work not only to run a fan site... but to keep it up and going for year after year. UO Stratics, UO Forums, UOGuide, WRRAD, and many others have been doing what they do for many years now... many as long as UO has been around.

    As a community of players, thanks your favorites fan sites in any way you can. The UO Team... you too owe the fan sites something, your ongoing communication, support & time would be a good start.
     
  21. Rupert Avery

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    Couldn't agree more!!

    Lets hope that Every thing can get fixed ASAP and we can start showing that we support UOF 100% by making up any posts or anything they might of lost from dodgy backups :)
     
  22. Rupert Avery

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    Message from the Admin

    UOForums Is back up and running! and appears to be working!

    the back up is from early 8th of September so only about a 24 hours worth of loss (give or take)

    If you still cannot see Uoforums please follow these instructions:

    start a command prompt as administrator and type in "ipconfig /flushdns" without the "", then press CTRL-F5 on the page


    Lets all say Three cheers to the Staff at UOforums for working their butts off and turning this major issue around in just a short few days and over a weekend too!!

    :D
     
  23. Rupert Avery

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    Argh Spoke too soon!

    there have been some extra issues so having to Re-Revert again

    sorry!!
     
  24. Aurelius

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    Sheer fluke, I logged in there a couple of minutes ago to see the message that they think it's recovered, forums restored (looks to me to be a backup for about midnight on 7th September) and the chat seems to be working...
     
  25. Rupert Avery

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    yea its fixed again... but if it goes wrong again i didnt jinx it this time!!!
     
  26. Sevin0oo0

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    yea! thanks