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The forum is back!

Post by par » Thu Mar 17, 2011 8:51 am

Guys, I'm very sorry.

There was a big technical disaster with our server over yesterday.
The details are the following.
I have upgraded our server from Ubuntu 9.10 to Ubuntu 10
And it stopped to work after the reboot.
This was because our hosting just does not support Ubuntu 10.
I didn't expected this.
It was impossible to rollback the system.
I was speaking to tech support and moving YoWindow to our backup server over yesterday.
Copying 4GB of forum images over FTP back and forth was quite a challenge...

yowindow.com was hosted in Saint-Petersburg, up until the crash.
Yesterday I have moved yowindow.com to a new server in Germany.

I am making backups of our forum every day and we have managed to save the data base and the images, especially Landscape Collection.
But unfortunately, I suppose, a couple of last days were lost, 14 and 15 of March.
I apologise.
Please check your posts and post again if you feel so.

Please report any problem you will find on the site or the forum after upgrade in this topic.


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Post by Mallorca » Thu Mar 17, 2011 11:28 am

Hi Pasha,

good to see our forum is back :)
I'm afraid we lost a lot of topics ... since 10.3. and the last PM's :(
Also some avatars were not shown (f.e. "fishermanblues") and also the smilies in the threads.

By the way: I host all my private and custom websites also in Germany by the company 1und1/Strato with best experience since a long time.

Werner

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Post by par » Thu Mar 17, 2011 11:44 am

Hey, Werner, I'm happy you can login and post :)

I'm afraid there is no way to recover the posts, PMs (after 03.13) and images (probably after 03.10) that was submitted to the forum.
I am aware that all the old smiles turned to text, but I don't know how to turn them back to graphical images.
If you to find any information how to solve this problem, please let me know.
Sorry again I should have made a backup prior to upgrading Ubuntu.

Thanks for letting me know about another good German hosting service.
I have choosen
www.hetzner.de
because of good recommendations on Russian webmaster forum.
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Post by twistedg » Thu Mar 17, 2011 1:07 pm

Great.... The day I join, everything including my first posts are gone lol. It took forever to log in this morning as well. Glad you're back up.

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Post by par » Thu Mar 17, 2011 2:26 pm

I'm sorry, Twistet G :-(

Very warm welcome to the forum! :beer:
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Post by fishermansblues » Fri Mar 18, 2011 3:47 pm

Welcome back guys and thanks Pasha for all the hard work. Werner was correct, my avatar had disappeared, but no matter, Gandalf is back. I look forward to lots of new surprises in the desktop widget now you have time to "relax" Pasha.

Best wishes to all the team

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Post by par » Fri Mar 18, 2011 6:00 pm

Thanks Andreas, if you only you new how many things are being done on the backstage :)
Please wait for us.
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Post by fishermansblues » Fri Mar 18, 2011 7:55 pm

Hey, Pasha. I read the forum, I know many of the things you are looking at and I have worked as a programmer for more years than I want to remember. Have no fear, I am exceedingly patient and I know that every new thing you guys put into the widget is going to be a nice surprise.

Your efforts really are appreciated. :beer:

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Post by hermanz » Fri Mar 18, 2011 11:47 pm

Hi Pasha

I am glad that the forum is back.

I cannot upload a landscape ( 5,7 Mb). What is the max size??

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Post by FvE » Sat Mar 19, 2011 12:58 am

Your message saying the forum was down, really scared me :crazy:

Good to see you managed to save almost everything.

And thank you for adding the new smileys :good:

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