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And we're back but...

Post by CitroJim » 21 Apr 2014, 08:11

Hi all,

We're back on-line but running on a contingency server restored using Friday backups so some stuff might be lost.

The normal production server has failed and as Xac is away for a week on holiday and could not resolve the problem remotely we took the decision to bring up the contingency which normally hosts the test forum.

It may not be as fast as it's running from my house and my Internet is not that fast. It's running on Apache under Linux on a not very powerful server rather than a beefy Windows Server as it normally does.

We'll advise later when normal service will be restored but it won't be until next week at least...
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Re: And we're back but...

Post by dnsey » 21 Apr 2014, 09:09

FWIW, Jim, the Forum is currently considerably faster for me than it has been of late!
Had the main server been slowing over the past few weeks for some reason?
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Re: And we're back but...

Post by myglaren » 21 Apr 2014, 09:23

I find the same Jim, noticably faster on your server.
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Post by CitroJim » 21 Apr 2014, 09:27

Ohh, that's interesting about the speed.... My Internet is quite slow too...

And the server is only an old HP desktop....

Must be the Linux doing it... :P

BX Club is now back with us too...
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Post by Peter.N. » 21 Apr 2014, 11:53

Its a lot faster than the other one Jim - even when it was working. :-D

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Post by sparksie » 21 Apr 2014, 12:32

Yes, here in the land that time forgot, in rural Ireland, speed is much improved too.
Maybe I've been bombarding my ISP unfairly, over the slow internet speeds.
This is great, right now...
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Re: And we're back but...

Post by Old-Guy » 21 Apr 2014, 12:32

CitroJim wrote:Ohh, that's interesting about the speed.... My Internet is quite slow too...

And the server is only an old HP desktop....

Must be the Linux doing it... :P

BX Club is now back with us too...


Can confirm that the Forum server has been slow of late, compared with almost any other site. Was having problems with my broadband - kept blaming BT Openreach - turned out to be yet another failing AC (switched mode) adaptor. I've had a number (mine and various customers') fail in the last 2-3 years. Mostly just died, but a couple (one Linksys and now a Belkin) that went 'soft' - when the router started working hard for its living, the AC adaptor couldn't supply the current, with the result that the connection would drop out. Did the usual test of connecting a completely different set-up of new or known-good units directly to the Master Socket - fine, a blasting 16Mbps. Started eliminating links in the chain one by one, when I got to the original router (and its AC adaptor), the router's boot sequence halted with all the front LEDs flashing in sequence. Fortunately the AC adaptor for the spare router was compatible - problem solved.

Of course Linux is sooo much faster (and reliable) than Windoze.
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Re: And we're back but...

Post by macAU » 21 Apr 2014, 14:41

I've reached my monthly download limit and am now having my speed throttled back but this page loaded quite quickly compared to others.
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Post by CitroJim » 21 Apr 2014, 15:04

Excellent news on the speed folks :-D

Some of you may have experienced problem logging in whereby you were told you’d exceeded your login attempts and you found you needed to solve a CAPTCHA to log in.

This problem is now foxed...

It was caused by the fact that the forum server proper sits behind a proxy.
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Post by Xaccers » 21 Apr 2014, 18:54

The speed issue were issues with the main server's internet connection, for some reason despite the router reporting decent connection speeds the actual bandwidth available was dropping rather low.
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Post by Welshy_Pete » 21 Apr 2014, 19:24

myglaren wrote:I find the same Jim, noticably faster on your server.


Same here its much faster now.
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Post by citroenxm » 21 Apr 2014, 19:58

Far faster for me too!!!

Was beginning to loose hope, it was so slow, it was no fun looking about!
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Re: And we're back but...

Post by electronmirror » 21 Apr 2014, 21:39

......and another one.

Much quicker in all respects than the main server.
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Post by lexi » 21 Apr 2014, 21:44

Apart from all that Jim, I demand to see you back on the forum on regular basis..........please? :-D
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Re: And we're back but...

Post by CitroJim » 22 Apr 2014, 04:18

lexi wrote:Apart from all that Jim, I demand to see you back on the forum on regular basis..........please? :-D


OK, arm twisted. Demand met. I'll be around a bit more from now on...
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