GardenStew Outage - 8th Feb 2019

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  1. Frank

    Frank GardenStew Founder Staff Member Administrator

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    Hi all,

    Sorry for the outage today. The server company that hosts GardenStew had a hardware failure which they resolved within an hour or so. However due to the abrupt failure of the server hardware the site database got corrupted and could not be accessed. I tinkered around with backups and other technical stuff and was finally able to get the database back online to the exact state before the hardware failed. I'm happy there was no data lost as it was looking like we would lose a week's worth of data there for a while :oops:

    It brings to light the importance of backing up your precious data. Hardware can fail at any time. If there were no backups in today's incident we would have lost 14 years worth of discussion :eek: Ghastly.

    I hope everything is back to normal now. If you see anything strange please let me know. Thanks for your patience Stewbies! :stew2:
    // frank
     
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  3. marlingardener

    marlingardener Strong Ash

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    Frank, when I saw that the Stew was down, I thought you were doing this intentionally to remind us how much we like, depend on, and enjoy the Stew.
    No "good day thread"? No great advice from fellow gardeners? No recipes? No news from gardeners planting and harvesting from around the world? No caption contest? Disaster!!!
    Glad you got it fixed without losing 14 years of valuable information. Thank you for your diligence:sete_005:.
     
  4. toni

    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Actually I got a mental picture of Frank pulling out his hair and screaming into a phone at someone...anyone...who works for the server company.
     
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  5. Frank

    Frank GardenStew Founder Staff Member Administrator

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    No screaming Toni, just a lot of facepalming

    MG, I thought about returning us to 2009 so that we could all feel 10 years younger.
     



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  6. AAnightowl

    AAnightowl Young Pine

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    I was wondering what was up when I tried to open my home pages this morning. Glad it is fixed.
     
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  7. Ronni

    Ronni Hardy Maple

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    <raises hand> Hey, I'm all for shaving 10 years off my age! :rolleyes:
     
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  8. eileen

    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Thanks for everything you do for us Frank. I felt as though part of me was missing when I couldn't be here. Now everything is as it should be again. :smt041:smt041
     
  9. Frank

    Frank GardenStew Founder Staff Member Administrator

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    I felt the pressure! :whistling:
     
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  10. dooley

    dooley Super Garden Turtle

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    I have been coming here almost every day for a long while. Maybe the 10 years. I don't have a garden now but I still come and read posts. Thank you, Frank for letting me enjoy gardening when I don't have a garden anymore. dooley.
     
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    Gail-Steman Young Pine

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    Hi @Frank thanks again and for saving the data...which is important to the site alone...when I saw Error it got me wondering lol
     
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