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Outage on December 12
« on: December 13, 2010, 01:30:29 PM »
The system was offline for a couple hours on Sunday evening.  We were having blizzard conditions here, and a power surge took out power to our server and a bunch of other network components.  Once the power came back on and the breakers were manually reset, mu repaired the mangled databases and we were back up around 8:30 pm Eastern time.

Nothing was lost or damaged.
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Re: Outage on December 12
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2010, 04:40:12 PM »
Mangled databases? Sounds like mu had to type with a pair of those barbwire-proof gloves to get it to work again o0
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Re: Outage on December 12
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2010, 09:45:06 PM »
His un-mangling prowess is epic.
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Re: Outage on December 12
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2010, 09:55:35 PM »
His un-mangling prowess is epic.

Yes.  Mu, the unmangler.

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Re: Outage on December 12
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2010, 10:18:53 PM »
I'm convinced that mu can do anything with code. Anything at all.
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Re: Outage on December 12
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2010, 12:22:30 AM »
And I'm convinced that pj could become lucid--while not dreaming--and fly across the Solar System to save the server from a supernova.

He drove there in the blizzard.  I just sat here.  (There's absolutely nothing I can do if the system is like.. off.)

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Re: Outage on December 12
« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2010, 03:16:22 AM »
Mu is a robot sent from mars to keep IG's favorite website online, just for him, because he is an important guy.  8)
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Re: Outage on December 12
« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2010, 03:35:46 AM »
Braving blizzards and great floods and mangled databases. The Aegis Guild is filled with heroes.
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Re: Outage on December 12
« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2010, 03:33:45 PM »
Are you sure nothing was lost? Because I lost an hour's work on my DJ.  :'(

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Re: Outage on December 12
« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2010, 04:52:27 PM »
Are you sure nothing was lost? Because I lost an hour's work on my DJ.  :'(

Awww Lumi :hug:

A hug may not be enough to compensate for an hour of lost time.  Perhaps 7 minutes?

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Re: Outage on December 12
« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2010, 08:55:45 PM »
If it wasn't posted, there's not much we could do about it.  The recovery process showed no errors, which means nothing that was there when the system went down was lost.

I'm very sorry about your lost work.
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Re: Outage on December 12
« Reply #11 on: December 14, 2010, 09:53:23 PM »
Are you sure nothing was lost? Because I lost an hour's work on my DJ.  :'(

Sorry about your lost work.  In the future, if you use Firefox or Chrome, look up an extension called Lazarus.  That saves things you type into text boxes so in the event of catastrophe you can recover your work.  Opera automatically saves text in boxes if you use the back arrow to navigate back to a page, but there is also a similar script for it that has saved me many times.  If you use Opera I can send that to you, if you'd like.  So, whatever browser you use (except IE, which I don't support), there is something for you to keep this from happening again. :)

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Re: Outage on December 12
« Reply #12 on: December 14, 2010, 10:22:56 PM »
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Re: Outage on December 12
« Reply #13 on: December 15, 2010, 01:33:17 AM »
:therethere:  Lumi..  :sad1:

A hug may not be enough to compensate for an hour of lost time.  Perhaps 7 minutes?
:lol:

So, whatever browser you use (except IE, which I don't support), there is something for you to keep this from happening again. :)
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Don't forget the drafts feature too.

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Re: Outage on December 12
« Reply #14 on: December 15, 2010, 04:30:33 PM »
I was using the Drafts feature.

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