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 PostPost subject: Downtime, explained        Posted: Sun Jul 27, 2008 11:15 am 
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Hello all,

Yep, the forum was down for the first time in months last night due to user error. OK, admin error then!

I was trying to block an IP that was consistently making hits on the MySQL server. Blocking the port didn't seem to stop it for some reason so I decided to make an IP ban. Now thats all well and good but Mr Admin here hit the wrong button and ended up blocking all access to the server.

Here is the option I hit:
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Anyway it turned into a very long night for me, not going to bed until 4.30am trying to get this sorted. The datacenter is useless having no phone support, as their vKVM system didn't want to activate. 2 hours almost I tried for before giving up. I tried this morning and et viola it works within 3 minutes of activating it and 10 minutes later I have the server back up.

So whats the lesson kids? Don't press the wrong button and stop trying to be smart blocking IP's!

So yes, we're now back but we lost that gracious uptime :'(

Andy (Admin)

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Jul 27, 2008 11:17 am 
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I'm just glad to have ba back. How long was the total downtime?


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Jul 27, 2008 11:19 am 
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jabster wrote:
I'm just glad to have ba back. How long was the total downtime?


Approximately 9 hours.

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Jul 27, 2008 11:20 am 
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I was wondering what happened.

I'll try not to hit that button on my dads network machine :D


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Jul 27, 2008 11:26 am 
welcome Back!! :D


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At least you fixed it and you stopped spamming me with "*cries*" on MSN


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At least you fixed it and you stopped spamming me with "*cries*" on MSN


I'd hardly called once spamming ;)

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Well done Mr. Admin :P!
Anyway BA is back :)

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Jul 27, 2008 11:36 am 
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Andy wrote:
happy dude wrote:
At least you fixed it and you stopped spamming me with "*cries*" on MSN


I'd hardly called once spamming ;)


It's still one time too many emo kid :)


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happy dude wrote:
Andy wrote:
happy dude wrote:
At least you fixed it and you stopped spamming me with "*cries*" on MSN


I'd hardly called once spamming ;)


It's still one time too many emo kid :)



lol emo:
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This made the emo community very angry and sad, which made them happy, which made them sad...
(only Australians that watched channel 10 a few minutes ago will know where this comes from)

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BTW, Andy, thanks for getting it back up. I had only gotten home from my mother's house (teaching her how to use eBay) around 2 hours ago and it was down. Glad to see it back up. :D

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Andy wrote:
happy dude wrote:
At least you fixed it and you stopped spamming me with "*cries*" on MSN


I'd hardly called once spamming ;)


I counted at least 4 ;)


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