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UER Forum > Archived Forum Announcements > Sorry about the downtime! (Viewed 2276 times)
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Sorry about the downtime!
< on 11/11/2009 5:55 PM >
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Hi everyone,

As I'm sure you are aware, UER went down at about 8:30 PM EST on Monday, November 9th. It came back online around 12:30 PM Nov 11th (today).

The downtime was caused by a failed power supply in our server. I didn't have a spare part available, so I had to order one from a company in Mississauga for $230, which took a day. I'm glad the downtime was so short, compared to how long it could have been. (Sun's lead time is 16 days on parts).

I don't have a service contract on the server. They are very expensive, and I don't have that kind of money. The donations we collect on this site merely go to pay the monthly hosting fees, and not server parts. Those come out of my pocket

Cheers and enjoy UER!

Your loving admin,
Av

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Re: Sorry about the downtime!
<Reply # 1 on 11/11/2009 5:59 PM >
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We still love you AV! <3

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Re: Sorry about the downtime!
<Reply # 2 on 11/11/2009 6:00 PM >
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Re: Sorry about the downtime!
<Reply # 3 on 11/11/2009 6:01 PM >
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Quit letting that puppy chew through cords, silly guy!

Show up at 9:30 with 15 dollars cash and your fingers crossed.

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Re: Sorry about the downtime!
<Reply # 4 on 11/11/2009 6:08 PM >
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GIS for 'Redundant Power Supply' - I would have thought the SUN server you got would have had one!? (two)

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Re: Sorry about the downtime!
<Reply # 5 on 11/11/2009 6:11 PM >
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Congrats and welcome back!

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Re: Sorry about the downtime!
<Reply # 6 on 11/11/2009 6:13 PM >
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Hey, 36 hours down for such a massive failure isn't bad at all...my site's up to 6 months 28 days and counting with a rather fundamental flaw (new users can't activate accounts) that has defied all my attempts to solve it.

+100 internets to Avatar-X for being able to find and solve the problem in 212 fewer days than me!

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Re: Sorry about the downtime!
<Reply # 7 on 11/11/2009 6:26 PM >
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Very nice on the lack of down-time considering the extent of the failure. If that same thing happens at my company the affected server is down for a minimum of 72 hours.

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Re: Sorry about the downtime!
<Reply # 8 on 11/11/2009 6:29 PM >
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Av, WE LOVE YOU!

Allthough, I have been able to study and get some sleep the last 2 days...

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Re: Sorry about the downtime!
<Reply # 9 on 11/11/2009 6:33 PM >
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You got it up and running again quickly and I am sure we are grateful for that.

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Re: Sorry about the downtime!
<Reply # 10 on 11/11/2009 6:39 PM >
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Oh yay! UER is back thanks to your awesomeness Av. We're all indebted to you. Without Av, where would we be?

(I'd be sleeping better, that's for sure )

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Re: Sorry about the downtime!
<Reply # 11 on 11/11/2009 6:44 PM >
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Thanks for all of the kind words

Turbo: Unfortunately, the server is a 1U and only has one power supply. I'm going to order a second spare one so that I always have one on hand, should this happen again.

Cheers,
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Re: Sorry about the downtime!
<Reply # 12 on 11/11/2009 6:51 PM >
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Thanks for all the behind-the-scenes work on the site, Av. Too often we forget that it's not all hairless bear fun and name-callings but that a real dude is actively keeping the site functioning.

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Re: Sorry about the downtime!
<Reply # 13 on 11/11/2009 7:23 PM >
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Thanks for getting it up relatively quickly!

EDIT: Also for those of you on windows machines who have to visit this site through an ip address instead of UER.ca, simply

run -> cmd -> ipconfig /flushdns

This should make uer.ca work instead of having to use the server's ip address.
[last edit 11/11/2009 7:51 PM by Switch_ - edited 2 times]

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Re: Sorry about the downtime!
<Reply # 14 on 11/11/2009 7:45 PM >
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I would totally donate $230 right now if I had that kind of money.

Well done, Av, thanks for the hard work.

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Re: Sorry about the downtime!
<Reply # 15 on 11/11/2009 8:01 PM >
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The truth is nothing ever went wrong in the first place. Av just wanted to show us all how much UER is a part of all our lives.





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Re: Sorry about the downtime!
<Reply # 16 on 11/11/2009 8:03 PM >
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Re: Sorry about the downtime!
<Reply # 17 on 11/11/2009 8:08 PM >
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Posted by Avatar-X
Turbo: Unfortunately, the server is a 1U and only has one power supply. I'm going to order a second spare one so that I always have one on hand, should this happen again.


Ahhh, I see. It's still a good server!

Maybe some of the more tech savvy folks here could get a look at the dead PSU? I could probably fix it, but by the time you sent it here and I sent it back the cost would prolly be about that of a new one.

Local electrical engineers? PM Av aboot that.

Chris...

We all had ostriches. My dad had an ostrich farm! I remember one day someone came in and said the high altitude bombing of Kosovo had been a limited success, so we all went out and celebrated… by killing an ostrich and boiling it in kiwi fruit.
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Re: Sorry about the downtime!
<Reply # 18 on 11/11/2009 8:16 PM >
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Posted by turbozutek


Ahhh, I see. It's still a good server!

Maybe some of the more tech savvy folks here could get a look at the dead PSU? I could probably fix it, but by the time you sent it here and I sent it back the cost would prolly be about that of a new one.

Local electrical engineers? PM Av aboot that.

Chris...


Turbo, IU PSU units are a real pain to repair. Trust me, I've tried.

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Re: Sorry about the downtime!
<Reply # 19 on 11/11/2009 8:35 PM >
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Seriously bullshit, AV. I had to get out of my computer chair and find something to do, not cool!





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