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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by The Dude Freaked me out. I was trying to find some of y'all out there in internet world to see what happened. Glad it wasn't permanent . I was standing by the porn section... didn't see you ...

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Old 07-17-2012, 02:41 PM   #11
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Freaked me out. I was trying to find some of y'all out there in internet world to see what happened. Glad it wasn't permanent
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I was standing by the porn section... didn't see you come by.... Then again I was distracted.
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Old 07-17-2012, 05:54 PM   #12
 
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It was prolly another DB error or something!
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Old 07-17-2012, 05:58 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by SmashMouth View Post
It was prolly another DB error or something!
DUDE, I SAW A DB ERROR TOO!
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I'm sure most of the tech savy people know about this...

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Old 07-17-2012, 06:11 PM   #16
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I saw that error too!!!


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Old 07-17-2012, 06:28 PM   #17
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Had me freaked as well. Redirected to a page that said to clear your dns cache. So I did and still nothing..I was like wts and do you think I could find an email address when I needed one...NOOOOooo

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Old 07-17-2012, 06:37 PM   #18
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Had me freaked as well. Redirected to a page that said to clear your dns cache. So I did and still nothing..I was like wts and do you think I could find an email address when I needed one...NOOOOooo

Glad it's all back up and rolling!!
LOL. I din't go that far. The only email address I have is Q's, and I started to email him and ask if he was down. But I was patient. I knew if there was a real problem, Halo would have emailed all 10,000 of us.

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Old 07-17-2012, 06:37 PM   #19
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Had me freaked as well. Redirected to a page that said to clear your dns cache. So I did and still nothing..I was like wts and do you think I could find an email address when I needed one...NOOOOooo

Glad it's all back up and rolling!!
I got the same thing. I was feigning because I need my late night Black and Gold fix.
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Old 07-17-2012, 06:49 PM   #20
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LOL. I din't go that far. The only email address I have is Q's, and I started to email him and ask if he was down. But I was patient. I knew if there was a real problem, Halo would have emailed all 10,000 of us.

Right Halo?...

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Hello?
If there was a serious problem, the site would be down for a significant amount of time, like days. You would get the feeling something was wrong because there would be no messages from either me or staff to hang-on or explaining what happened.

We had a bad server crash with data corruption in September 2009 AND backup corruption - worst crash I've ever seen recovered from. Even then we posted notices on the default page.
The downtime was due to me trying to recover as much data as possible. We lost of about 6 months of posts, but we survived.

We have offsite and NAS backups that prevent that. In some ways this upgrade is a result of the original server explosion.

After 3 days of downtime, I had to get this site back up and running so I grabbed the first available server to lease, which ended up being a lemon but got us back on our feet.

This new server is a reaction to that piece of junk (which was expensive to lease BTW) that we were previously on. The new server is all XEON, Ivy Bridge, new motherboard, tons of ram etc. etc. all brand new stuff to serve us for years to come.

At no time does it benefit any of us (me included) to ever keep the site offline forever. In the extreme case, if everything blew up, including the internet, we would put even a new site up temporarily until we could recover our files.

So the answer is YES, if the internet blew up, if the files were gone, and I was dead, you'd probably, eventually, get an email notifying you that something happened.

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