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#61 mrcharlie

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 01:39

Thanks for all the work on moving the server!



#62 Aquinata

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 01:51

Bravo!

 

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#63 dcwaites

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 02:05

What can one say but YAYYYYY!!!!

What a brilliant New Years Present from the Admins to all we users.

 

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#64 cellopen

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 03:50

Just adding my voice to the throng - a huge thanks for this shelter from day to day reality!



#65 1point1mm

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 06:45

Awesome All The Way Around!


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#66 idazle

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 08:41

I too want to thank the Forum masters for the effort, specially in these dates, and for having in mind that a hoard of pen geeks were impatient out there waiting at the hut's door ;-)

 

Happy New Year

 

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#67 Chrissy

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 09:05

I missed you all over Christmas. Thanks for all of your hard work getting FPN back up and running.

 

Happy New Year to you all. :D


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Posted 01 January 2014 - 09:08

Thank you  :notworthy1:  for all the effort put in, and New Year Cheers to the team!


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#69 W Mitchell

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 09:40

Wow its back ! Thank you for all your efforts with the new server.

 

Happy and Prosperous New Year to all.



#70 Ink Stained Wretch

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 10:13

I'd like to add my thanks also to the Admins, Mods and others who helped to upgrade the site :thumbup: . I know what it's like to have to do stuff like that.

 

I've been trying to get back into the habit of coming here, and I'm glad that I'll be able to continue at that again. I really missed this place for that week it was down.


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#71 Big Cheese

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 12:32

Great to see that FPN is back!

 

Happy New Year to all members


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Posted 01 January 2014 - 15:58

I missed FPN very much and I am thrilled that is back.

Thank you for all your hard work and Happy New Year.



#73 DavidHoward

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 16:40

Thanks so much for all of your efforts and building a great community!



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Posted 01 January 2014 - 16:55

Happy New Year to you too! I did miss The Network a lot, but now it works like a dream - much better than before.



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Posted 01 January 2014 - 19:53

It's fun to be back in the new year! Thanks for all the hard work and efforts!

 

Happy New Year!!



#76 wimg

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 21:03

gear wheel advanced search is not working...

 

Fatal error: Uncaught exception 'Exception' with message 'No itemMarking class available for links' in /home/fpnadmin/public_html/forum/admin/sources/classes/itemmarking/classItemMarking.php:1177 Stack trace: #0 /home/fpnadmin/public_html/forum/admin/sources/classes/itemmarking/classItemMarking.php(804): classItemMarking->_fetchModule('links') #1 /home/fpnadmin/public_html/forum/admin/applications_addon/other/links/sources/classes/library/categories.php(406): classItemMarking->fetchTimeLastMarked(Array, 'links') #2 /home/fpnadmin/public_html/forum/admin/applications_addon/other/links/sources/classes/library/categories.php(462): linksCategories->parseCategory(Array) #3 /home/fpnadmin/public_html/forum/admin/applications_addon/other/links/sources/classes/library/categories.php(226): linksCategories->_getViewableCategories('root', Array) #4 /home/fpnadmin/public_html/forum/admin/applications_addon/other/links/extensions/search/form.php(58): linksCategories->getCategoriesList('root', Array, '') #5 /home/fpnadmin/public_html/f in /home/fpnadmin/public_html/forum/admin/sources/classes/itemmarking/classItemMarking.php on line 1177

 

 

Thank you for reporting this. 

 

I will check this out. From the looks of it (I tried it too, same result) this error may have been caused by the forum software upgrade we did (had to do). In the mean time, you should be able to use the FPN Google search.

 

HTH, warm regards, Wim

Advanced Search is working again - implemented a temporary fix until we get a permanent one :).

 

Warm regards, Wim


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#77 wimg

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 21:12

Thank you all for your kind words, much appreciated by the entire team and me.

 

We have been researching better providers since the events in March/April/May lasts year, ended with a list of a bit over 50 highly recommended host providers, and after some testing, 3 months ago we were left with 2 on our short list. After extensive testing the past 3 months the idea was to move in a much less invasive way, but effectively we were forced to bite the bullet and do it now. At least it is out of the way, and we can now enjoy the benefits of much more modern hardware, and much better and finegrained, seamless upgrade facilities in the future.

 

Things went comfortably well, timewise anyway, even if we had to disappear from the internet for the period we moved  - and all achieved in 6 days with an original estimate of 5 to 7 days - not too bad ;).

 

Warmest regards, Wim

(slowly recovering from the allnighters ;))


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#78 DanDeM

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 21:26


 

 - not too bad ;).

 

 

 

Extravagant understatement!

Many, MANY thanks.



#79 oghistoryteacher

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 21:57

Thank you all. Unplanned downtime is never any fun, but it's good to hear things are now better.



#80 Viseguy

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 23:58

Great news, and a very nice start to the New Year! Thanks to Wim and all who made this happen. :happycloud9:


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#81 pokermon

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 00:17

We all missed FPN very much while it was gone, but glad its back. Now its faster than ever.


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#82 da vinci

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 01:16

Thanks to all concerned in sorting out the issues - onwards and upwards! :)

Happy new year to all!

#83 85AKbN

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 01:57

Advanced Search is working again - implemented a temporary fix until we get a permanent one :).

 

Warm regards, Wim

 

Thanks! :)



#84 Readymade

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 03:58

Great to hear. Thanks for all your hard work. Happy New Year! :)


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#85 Gump

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 06:33

Very glad to have the forum up and running, I definitely have taken note of the increased speed.

 

The silver lining of your downtime is that I ventured out to some smaller forums and continued to learn about this great hobby :)



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Posted 02 January 2014 - 08:50

Thank you for all the work! So glad FPN is back (I emitted a squeal when I saw the good old homepage again).



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Posted 02 January 2014 - 23:13

Well done.

My withdrawl symptoms immeiately alleviated.



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Posted 03 January 2014 - 03:37

It will be a good year after all. I'm glad to be home on the Fountain Pen Network.



#89 KJY

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 12:39

Happy New Year and wish you all the best wishes!

 

Have to tell you FPN is loading very quick now!


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Posted 04 January 2014 - 18:30

That is not a dumb question, in my book there isn't a dumb question, just an answer may be a dumb answer :).

 

Essentially I have been making backups of the site for years now, 3 types: 

1. zipped, tarballed, or whatever it is called. 

2. as #1 doesn't always unzip properly, I also have a file backup, and this year, since I got a local NAS, I have been using rsync to synchronize my file backup and the files on site (before that I used an ftp program like FileZilla to do so, but that takes forever with a large site like ours (used to take a week copying it that way from the old server; rsync takes hours rather tha days, except maybe the first time)

3. database dumps of our database - those can be imported back into the database again, or into a new database

 

I addition I keep copies of configuration files and a bunch of other things.

 

Any stuff I have been doing I have learnt to do over the years, as I am far from even a Linux newbie in my own view, but fortunately I am so lucky to run into people like Salman to help out and explain, especially with the tricky stuff like setting up security.

 

Anyway, I have learnt what to do in case of an emergency to restore a site like FPN to the exact state of all I have backed up, and even to restore it to a different site and still make it look the same. That is a bit more work, but all the research has been done, and I also practice it, as our test site (we do have one), holds a copy of the entire FPN site, which I refresh every so often for testing possible new add-ons and other things.

 

The site being down is one thing, but it being down doesn't necessarily mean all stored on it has disappeared, unless the entire site was wiped out. FPN was down for a week, deliberately, in order to make it impossible for all but sysadmins to access the site while setting up security and configuring the new server, but all data and files were there all the time, on the old site and in the backups, and then on the new site too. Once the new site was up and running, we deleted everything from the old server, stopped it and terminated it, so now that has gone lost - but that was intentional.

 

If you do need some assistance, just contact me backchannel.

 

HTH, warm regards, Wim

Clearly there is more to the work done behind the scenes than I have time to learn in multiple lifetimes. I know: we all have our gifts but I am particularly thankful for the gifts of wimg and the rest of the admins and worker bees and all their willingness to contribute them to the digital nuthouse on the prairie. 

HATS OFF to you all and HAPPY NEW YEAR!