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Andy
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Database crash - some posts may have been lost

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Hi all,

We suffered a database crash last night after the virtual machine crashed. The virtual machine has been having issues over the past 2 weeks with lots of crashes and is getting rebuilt this weekend. However as a result of the crash we did have to restore the database from a backup, and some posts may have been lost overnight. At most this was anything posted between 3am and 7am GMT.

There will be a short downtime some time over the weekend when we switch servers and finalise configurations.

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Somehow I managed to get to this site now and write a post. I hope that will improve and it will be active at next week.
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beta archive runs on a virtual machine? i never knew
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Is the FTP affected? It looks like it went offline sometime around 8 this morning. I was uploading some large files, was not done yet, and when I try to connect now I get "530 Can't login : invalid home directory."

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Yes everything is affected. FTP will be back online this evening.

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I noticed that the thread I created has gone. I'll have to repost it.

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Yes, apologies for that. We're looking at increasing the frequency of database backups so that data loss is less in the future.

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Do I need to reupload my recent submissions?

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No, your uploads were fine, thank you.
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No problem and thank you!

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