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First major crash

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Hi all,

Looks like we had a pretty big server crash today. Please accept my apologies for the offline status. I couldn't make it back to reboot the server until tonight! :sick:

Please take a look around for your data. If it's gone, please re-post whatever you need. I don't think we lost much.

Sorry for the inconvenience. I'm looking into offsite storage in case this happens again. But, considering the failure, we lucked out. New drives are on order as we speak.

If you see anything bizarre on the site (stuff not working), please let me know as soon as possible!!

For all you techies out there... we are running on a hardware level raid. It's a mirror, so, that means only two drives. Well, sure enough BOTH drives decided to fail at the same time. I was able to recover by forcing a single drive online and then started a recover. Only problem with this method is that I know the drives are starting to fail. Good ol' SCSI!! Need new stuff.

Oh well, that's life in the sysadmin arena. Thank god for hardware level raids. Next time I do this, I'm going to use a minimum of 4 drives in a Raid 3. Odds of that going down are very slim.

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Mike,

I know that every member is quite appreciative of the time and hard work you put into this great site!

If every member sent in $5 or $10 to help with the hardware upgrade costs, we can do our part to keep things rolling. I'm writing my check right now...

Rick

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Yep....mine's just gone through. You can also donate through Paypal. It's worth it. Hardware costs!:classic:

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OMG! That was terrible last night! No 240z.org! No posts to read! No posts to post! No one to talk to! Nothing! I was scared! Would anything be the same again? Damn, I need a life...So, what did YOU do during 'the crash of 2002'? I organized my sock drawer, made sweet sweet love to my wife, paid some bills, and actually went over and surfed Brand X for a while. I was eagerly anticipating turning on my computer this morning--desperately hoping you were all back in my life...

steve77

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Mike I would gladly send in a check for $10.00 to support the cause would prefer an address to mail the check over pay- pal

I Enjoy the club and appreciate all your hard work!!!!!

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Mike I would gladly send in a check for $10.00 to support the cause would prefer an address to mail the check over pay- pal

I Enjoy the club and appreciate all your hard work!!!!!

Thanks!

You can mail them to my address:

Mike Gholson

230 Country Club Lane NW

Albany, OR 97321

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Thanks Mike!

As stated, we appreciate all your time and effort. I should have moved faster, and for that forgive me.

THE CHeCK IS IN THE MAIL!!!!!!!!

And unlike all the other times I've said this, this time I actual mean it.

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...about shoudda, wouldda contributed sooner. You've got Paypal funds! Hope it holds together until you can get some new hardware. Try baling wire and duct tape - that always works for cars!

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Thanks for the help guys. Your support is appreciated.

By the way, I'm in the middle of creating products that we can sell to make extra $$ for the site. My goal is to get this place paying for itself by the end of the year.

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