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Last post Author Topic: The site is now back online (March 6th, 2008) - Come Say Hello!  (Read 77019 times)

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Too exhausted to type more.. Long update will follow later.

codysleep.png

But the real credit for the site being back up is due to long time DC member Gothic (John Sennesael) who is single-handedly responsible for migrating us to an entirely new server.  He spent the last 5 days straight working on it, and there was a lot of work involved (we basically re-did everything from scratch and moved from a cpanel system to a manual configuration, and took the opportunity to tighten everything down, clean up a lot of old junk, etc.).

Words cannot express how grateful I am to John and how lucky we all were to have him be willing to put so much work into the process.  Thank you!

[thread discussing what brought us down has been started here]
« Last Edit: March 07, 2008, 08:28:35 AM by mouser »

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Re: The site is now back online (March 6th, 2008)
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2008, 07:22:31 PM »
Welcome back!!!

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Re: The site is now back online (March 6th, 2008)
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2008, 07:28:42 PM »
Thank you, John
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Re: The site is now back online (March 6th, 2008)
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2008, 07:43:45 PM »
Hooray! Thanks mouser and wordzilla and Gothic!


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Re: The site is now back online (March 6th, 2008)
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2008, 08:09:27 PM »
Nice to have our second home back again - this time fortress-style.

Hope you'll consider the virtualization stuff (OpenVZ sounds particularly interesting/appealing to me), or perhaps (if you now have multiple servers, and will keep at least one), move non-forum/main-donationcoder stuff to a secondary server?

PS: perhaps there should still be a notice on the front page about the hack, in the (unlikely? :)) case somebody has been bitten but hasn't checked DC in the down period...
- carpe noctem
« Last Edit: March 06, 2008, 08:11:05 PM by f0dder »

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Re: The site is now back online (March 6th, 2008)
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2008, 08:15:31 PM »
Not yet fortress style really. We're on a pretty-much default softlayer setup now. We're using this as a temporary server so we can take our time setting up the fortress setup. :)

And I am definitively considering virtualization. We can do some performance tests on that when we have the new server, since there won't be such a time-rush.

All non-forum / main donationcoder stuff has always been on a secondary server. (with the exception for that svn server mouser recently installed and seems to have doomed us, though I guess there is no way to be 100% sure)

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Re: The site is now back online (March 6th, 2008)
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2008, 08:19:28 PM »
By the way, i LOVE the cody image!!  :Thmbsup:

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Re: The site is now back online (March 6th, 2008)
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2008, 08:20:20 PM »
ps: f0dder .. since you seem to be monitoring the forum and not the irc channel

OP MOUSERBOT !!!

:)

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Re: The site is now back online (March 6th, 2008)
« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2008, 08:20:57 PM »
Welcome back, great to see the site up and running again! :Thmbsup:
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Re: The site is now back online (March 6th, 2008)
« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2008, 08:21:32 PM »
Like it was never gone.  :D

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Re: The site is now back online (March 6th, 2008)
« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2008, 08:22:38 PM »
Wonderful news and great to have DC back up again.

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Re: The site is now back online (March 6th, 2008)
« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2008, 08:26:55 PM »
Don't know about other people but my withdrawal symptoms have been great.

Never mind going for walks (which I can't anyway as I have a foot injury) or looking out of the window ....

Thanks guys for all the hard work and welcome back online!

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Re: The site is now back online (March 6th, 2008)
« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2008, 08:28:49 PM »
The picture is from the site Cody (the donationcoder mascot) calls home, in his gallery:
http://wtfcody.com/c...es/main/gallery.html

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Re: The site is now back online (March 6th, 2008)
« Reply #13 on: March 06, 2008, 08:33:40 PM »
We should say that there are probably a few things broken here or there -- when you find something not working, can you email me (mouser@donationcoder.com).

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Re: The site is now back online (March 6th, 2008)
« Reply #14 on: March 06, 2008, 08:36:23 PM »
Yay!! Welcome back!!

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Re: The site is now back online (March 6th, 2008)
« Reply #15 on: March 06, 2008, 08:47:45 PM »
w00t! I'm with Carol - the withdrawal symptoms were BAD  :( Welcome back and thank you!  :Thmbsup:
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Re: The site is now back online (March 6th, 2008)
« Reply #16 on: March 06, 2008, 08:50:39 PM »
Ahhh - Finally back up!  Great work mouser and Gothi[c]!!

And Carol is right -- the withdrawal pains were massive!  I need a good, long fix now. You don't know just how much you miss something - until it's not available.

Again, thanks for the hard work to get the site back up.

Jim

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Re: The site is now back online (March 6th, 2008)
« Reply #17 on: March 06, 2008, 09:10:35 PM »
You don't know just how much you miss something - until it's not available.
Amen to that!

Thanks for getting things back and running!!!

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Re: The site is now back online (March 6th, 2008)
« Reply #18 on: March 06, 2008, 10:08:32 PM »
Nice to be back!

Thank you very much to those involved in the recovery.
There's obviously been a lot of hard work involved and it's very much appreciated!


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Re: The site is now back online (March 6th, 2008)
« Reply #19 on: March 06, 2008, 10:16:36 PM »
Welcome back and thanks to you all. I do know how much work it must have been to get it all up again so quickly.

Thanks also for putting so much info up while the site was being reinstated.

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Re: The site is now back online (March 6th, 2008)
« Reply #20 on: March 06, 2008, 10:55:57 PM »
YAY! It's great to be home. I really missed the site. Thanks mouser & gothic!

 ;D :) :D :-*

(I would add every happy dancing smiley we have to this post, but I don't have the patience to wait for that page to load)

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Re: The site is now back online (March 6th, 2008)
« Reply #21 on: March 06, 2008, 11:45:31 PM »
Good to be back!  Thanks John!

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Re: The site is now back online (March 6th, 2008)
« Reply #22 on: March 06, 2008, 11:48:08 PM »
Don't forget wordzilla :) He borrowed us one of his servers to host the down notice page.

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Re: The site is now back online (March 6th, 2008)
« Reply #23 on: March 07, 2008, 12:21:22 AM »
Welcome back, guys! We missed ya.

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Re: The site is now back online (March 6th, 2008)
« Reply #24 on: March 07, 2008, 12:26:20 AM »
It's so nice to see the site again! I panicked when I couldn't get on to post on Sunday.

Hope that everything is for the better now, and we never see a repeat of anything like that again. :)