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UOGuide down?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Veldrane, Sep 28, 2013.

  1. Veldrane

    Veldrane Journeyman
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    Haven't seen anyone else post about this, but is UOGuide currently experiencing database issues for anyone else?
     
  2. kongomongo

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    aye, DB problems apparently
     
  3. Spiritless

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    UOGuide is always pretty slow. Seems a lot of UO fansites have downtime issues routinely. :p
     
  4. startle

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    Who runs the UOGuide site? As in, who does it belong to?
     
  5. Veldrane

    Veldrane Journeyman
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    I thought it was JC the Builder but I'm not sure if he handed it off to someone else when he stopped playing.
     
  6. startle

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    I hope the downage is temporary...
     
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  7. Adol

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    I believe UOGuide was associated with the UOForums chaps; Nimuaq used to do a lot of the editing but has since left the game, and there weren't many major contributers left. I did a little, but not much, and I don't think anyone has tackled any of the content since the Awakening sadly? But yes, it's down for me too, I went to cross check the Parrot article I improved upon and can't get in on my registered account either.

    In the past, it's apparently been hit by a chinese data mining bot, which is why it has run slow; they banned the IPs of that but what's happened now, I couldn't tell you I'm afraid.
     
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  8. DJAd

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    Same here, it's a fantastic website and a great resource for players old and new. I hope it is only a temporary outage.
     
  9. Rhiannon

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    Oh this just won't do. I rely on uoguide too much to not have it! Someone call Internet 9-1-1!
     
  10. Obsidian

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    I agree. I find it much easier to find content than on Stratics. The Wiki format is just so intuitive.
     
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  11. startle

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    Well, whoever has it will hopefully soon either fix it or let someone here know that they are no longer interested in hosting it. Whatever the current issue is - hosting a wiki site is no biggie - and I'm sure there are resources here for whatever is needed to get it back up and useable on a permanent basis.
     
  12. Voodoo Bad Mojo

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    hmm, think i have JC's email and icq here somewhere, ill fire him off a note.
     
  13. Voodoo Bad Mojo

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  14. Kayhynn

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    They had forums on UOForums a long time ago but moved off those forums and to their own - I know some of the contributors are still on UOF, but as far as I know JC the Builder owns and maintains it.
     
  15. JC the Builder

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    I check the site almost every day still.

    This is not a run of the mill server error that is usually fixed with a restart. I have never seen this before. The entire database table containing all the article information is gone. I have to restore it and am trying to figure out the best way to go about this. It may take a day or so.
     
  16. Petra Fyde

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    Sorry to hear this. I'd offer my help, but I don't think there's anything I could do. :(
     
  17. JC the Builder

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    When I said it may take a day or so, I was talking about it may take a day or so to find the button in my host control panel that restores any daily database backup up to 1 week old.

    Suffice to say, I found it. And it appears all is well again. I think this is the longest amount of time we have been offline ever.

    As a special bonus I am doubling the amount of memory on the server. This should make the site faster

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    *Added*

    Also contacting me by ICQ is the worst way. I haven't logged in for a year. The best is to email my uoguide.com email account which is "jc".
     
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  18. Lord Nabin

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    Thanks for all you hard work friend. You are a true Gem ! Keep up the great community work. It's very much appreciated.
     
  19. Kylie Kinslayer

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    This^

    /Signed
     
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  20. startle

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    Aboard for a big thanks... Some things get done with little or no reward... Keeping our cherished UOGuide up and running all this time is GREATLY appreciated by ALL.
     
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  21. Lord Nabin

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    I'd send him a reward if I knew where he lived lol

    :)

    Maybe even some good old Moonglow Red! (now that's special if I would part with it) Just saying
     
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  22. Bobar

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    I use it, I like it, so I add my thanks for all your work.
     
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  23. Flutter

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    I'm not too fond of his April Fools day pranks... :sad4:
     
  24. Pandora_CoD

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    JC, you are awesome... UO Guide is a LIFE SAVER and we thank you so much for keeping it up and running for the community. :)

    :heart: Pandy
     
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  25. Hoffs

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    I would also like to extend my gratitude to JC for this wonderful service.
     
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  26. Rosalinda

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    JC, you're a hero! :heart: Thank you!
     
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  27. DJAd

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    Good job JC! Thanks for all the great work on UOGuide.com
     
  28. Adol

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    Good news, everybody! But remember you can all contribute your own areas of expertise too ;)
     
  29. Queen Mum

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    *cookie thumbs up* JC!! Thank you for your dedication to UO :)
     
  30. Bianca_CoD

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    Thank you very much for doing all this work for us, JC the Builder. We love UO Guide!

    ~ Sue.
     
  31. Parnoc

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    Great work JC, thanks very very much for all the work ----------- and wow it IS a lot faster!!!