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[The Starport News]Recent Site Downtime
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Hello fellow Freelancers

As you might have noticed, we experienced a prolonged downtime of the website for the most part of this week.
This was caused by a double hard disk failure on our root server. The Starport runs on a RAID1 configuration, however, since one hard disk completely failed while the other was also slowly failing, this meant that the website was getting slower and slower until it finally was barely reachable.

Fortunately, the hard disk content could mostly be rescued (except for less than 200 KB of bad block data). Meanwhile, both hard disks have been replaced and the site is running smooth again.

I'm sorry for the downtime and I'm going to take measures so that this will not happen again.

Best,
w0dk4

Posted on: 2014/6/6 12:16
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Thx

Posted on: 2014/6/6 13:52
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Thx. Was already wondering

Posted on: 2014/6/6 14:18
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Glad to see you again. I was afraid Starport had hit a bump
in the FreeLancer road like many of the sites are starting to do. Can't imagine FL ever going out, but RSI will probably start taking a lot of Lancers. I won't, because it will probably be the 4th of Infinity before I can afford a new computer to play.

[Needs quad-core and 8GB with a 1GB video card.].

Anyway, it's good you're still here.

Pascal05

Posted on: 2014/6/6 16:48
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The folks over at Space Sim Central are willing to provide a backup for anything required in case of any other downtime so that nothing's ever lost.

http://spacesimcentral.com/ssc/topic/ ... -the-starportnet-is-down/

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Thx for your work to keep TSP up w0dk4 .

Posted on: 2014/6/10 23:46
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>>> If this is the solution, i want to have my problem back! <<<
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Just unforgivable.

Oh hi btw

Posted on: 2014/6/27 23:38
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You arse

Could've given news every so often at least!

Posted on: 2014/6/30 21:17
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One of our "new" hard disks is already failing so I will let our host change the hard drive some time next week. The downtime should not take longer than a day.

Another note on backups: Our site is now properly backed up, not only via RAID but also on a seperate backup space.

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Can't seem to buy a reliable hard drive these days.

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Nah, Hetzner just doesn't guarantee you'll get new equipment when they replace a hardware failure. We didn't get new HDDs.

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Ya, but to be fair their support is pretty good and they are pretty fast at swapping hard disks.

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Yeah, just gotta hope we're luckier on the lottery this time

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Quote:

w0dk4 wrote:
One of our "new" hard disks is already failing so I will let our host change the hard drive some time next week. The downtime should not take longer than a day.


We were offline during the last hour in which the hard disk was replaced. Seems like this time we got lucky and received a good drive

Oh and check this out: http://the-starport.net/freelancer/fo ... 70&forum=18&post_id=59415

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hi im new here and wanted to know if there is still activity in the forums from the users, is still playing the game?, is community alive? (sorry for the crap english)

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