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James

Server Downtime

The Forum appeared to be down tonight but it seems to be a domain name
hosting issue as I'm accessing the forum right now using the old URL:

http://urbanglasgow.myfastforum.org/index.php

Might be worth keeping a note of this old address in case this happens again.  



James H
Stuball

had a problem getting on earlier... 'couldnt connect to db' etc
harky2402

likewise
James

What time was this? I never noticed....



James H
cybers

Happened just around the 7.30 8pm mark James
was in and reading through new posts when i got booted :(
John

Around the same time as cybers i tried to log in and got `Critical Error`.
Stuball

Anyone else getting a strange error and something about Marvin?
James

Seems we're in the process of being moved to a new server. Info on it here:
http://forum.myfreeforum.org/index.php


http://urbanglasgow.co.uk/
will work again when it's finalised.



James H
cybers

Cheers for the heads-up james was in a bind about logging in or not...
Stuball

The servers are named after characters from Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
cybers

I dont even want to know how you would know something like that...
Come in your pyjamas did you ?
Stuball

marvin, ford, zaphod.... common knowledge?
Doorstop

I don't remember 'Common Knowledge' in The Guide.

Was he one of the Vogons?
Stuball

Server is still diverting to Marvin and the last 24 hours its been unstable with intermittent hangs and no load
James

Stuball wrote:
Server is still diverting to Marvin and the last 24 hours its been unstable with intermittent hangs and no load

The support forum is running slow as well. This was posted on there earlier:

Quote:
The London Internet Exchange (LINX) suffered a major failure yesterday afternoon, leading to a significant slowdown of UK traffic.

The initial failure has been isolated to a network switch which then "cascaded", causing more problems, said spokesman Richard Yule.

Investigations are ongoing as to whether the glitch was in hardware or software, or a combination of both, he added.

LINX acts as a main peering point for UK ISPs, allowing them to exchange traffic directly, which is cheaper than sending it over the public internet. The failure hit only one of its two peering platforms, which each use different hardware.

Neverthless, there was a significant impact on peering, and therefore speeds enjoyed by customers, as some ISPs cut their connection to LINX while engineers worked. The impact is visible in LINX's 24-hour status graph.

Yule said the failure was fixed this afternoon, and things should now return to normal.




James H
Stuball

That explains alot actually....
wee minx

I've noticed, if I click on the big logo to get back to the index page, it takes me to the marvin url one with all the upgrade info, and everything is slower to load.
The other wee link below, to the index page works ok, but would you fix the big one?  
Stuball

Everything re-routes to Marvin at the moment
cybers

Anyone any idea as to how long this marvin redirect is going on ...
it's a pretty long 48 hours  
wee minx

wel, I saved the link without the marvin bit, and as long as I don't click on the big logo, it stays away  
John

wee minx wrote:
wel, I saved the link without the marvin bit, and as long as I don't click on the big logo, it stays away  


Cheers for that Minxy, works a treat now, a lot faster
James

http://urbanglasgow.co.uk/ is working again.  



James H
cybers

Yer finally "marvin he was a friend of mine" buggered aff  
James

Downtime for maintenance at 1am GMT tonight

The forum will likely be off tinterweb for at least an hour.



James H
cybers

Now accessing with Wonko in the url... is this gonna take weeks again  
Stuball

The forum is being moved to a new server. MFF are upgrading some stuff and integrating their own ip subnet etc etc etc... oh dear, I've just gone crosseyed
cybers

If you lean too far forward you will fall in  
James

Forum Offline, Sunday 4 July 9am

The forum is liekly to be offline for a few hours tomorrow morning around 9am
due to a server move.



James H
Stuball

The forum will be down on Friday night from midnight until about 6am on Saturday morning... this is for work at the server datacentre.

Good thing I'm off work that night and out on the town!
AlanM

Forum is very slow today, getting loads of timeouts

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