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Posted: 02/06/2014 11:58:49
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Having a spot of bother with the server today. Nothing to panic about, a routine update that has gone wrong causing something clever sounding that does the unique web address per mine and photo to break.

Working on it at the moment. Until it's fixed I'm sorry but the mine, album and photo pages will return a "not found" error.

Very sorry about this. Working on it as quickly as I can.
IP: 95.148.15.190 Edited: 02/06/2014 12:16:36 by SimonRL
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Posted: 02/06/2014 12:11:17
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Seems to have effected the date too Innocent

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Posted: 02/06/2014 14:48:00
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All working again as normal now Smile

Phew!
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Posted: 02/06/2014 16:22:46
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If it aint broke fix it till it is! Surrender
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Posted: 02/06/2014 16:24:38
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rufenig wrote:

Smartass
Classic case of
If it aint broke fix it till it is! Surrender


Lol! There's a really booorring technical explanation for what went wrong... I won't bore you with it Thumbs Up
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Posted: 02/06/2014 16:39:06
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Yes and I have been buisy, check out Frongoch
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Posted: 02/06/2014 18:18:30
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SimonRL wrote:

rufenig wrote:

Smartass
Classic case of
If it aint broke fix it till it is! Surrender


Lol! There's a really booorring technical explanation for what went wrong... I won't bore you with it Thumbs Up


Some of us might be interested!

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Posted: 02/06/2014 19:13:53
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No - don't bother. Really. Please don't. Laugh

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Posted: 02/06/2014 19:33:21
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One for, one against Wink IP: 86.134.152.56
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Posted: 02/06/2014 19:53:16
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Do you still need to "boot the stack" or did that go out in 1988? Never to this day knew what it meant but it sounded quite cool... Laugh

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Posted: 02/06/2014 20:00:05
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Well done for getting it sorted - I guess you really didn't need a problem like that at the moment!

Since we're talking about website issues... dunno if you've noticed that photos with "illegal" filenames refuse to show up if you click on someone's vote for one. "Steep..." by Dr J is one current example.

So a virtual slap for anyone who uses anything other than plain text for a photo's title? Guns
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Willy Eckerslyke wrote:

Well done for getting it sorted - I guess you really didn't need a problem like that at the moment!

Since we're talking about website issues... dunno if you've noticed that photos with "illegal" filenames refuse to show up if you click on someone's vote for one. "Steep..." by Dr J is one current example.

So a virtual slap for anyone who uses anything other than plain text for a photo's title? Guns



That's on the list lol! I had spotted it Wink

Actually that will be a very easy fix. Just need to get my arse in gear to add a function call to dejunk the URL of anything non alphanumeric.
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Posted: 02/06/2014 21:26:03
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Peter Burgess wrote:

No - don't bother. Really. Please don't. Laugh


Tongue

I vote again for a detailed explanation. My response to detractors is to not read it!

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Posted: 02/06/2014 21:59:47
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Not terribly exciting... The server AN lives on has - for legacy support of some aged sites - been running IIS in 32 bit mode to continue support for some old school server components that won't work in 64 bit mode.

Bored yet?

I found I Had to switch to 64 bit, partly as part of scheduling a server transfer later this year to a newer and much more powerful box, and partly so I can use .NET 4 (which you can't if running 32 bit). It was planned, and all going to plan, until something called ISAPI Rewrite that does URL rewriting (search engine friendly URLs in plain speak - and rather similar to mod_rewrite on Apache) failed to start after reconfiguration and wouldn't uninstall or reinstall.

Sorted in the end with some helpdesk support.

Reconfiguring IIS on a live server is always a but nervy!

End result, 20 mins downtime while doing the reconfiguration; then 2 hours or so with the site refusing to serve any pages that used the offending bit of software.

But, on the bright side, this has forced a fair amount of work that'll make migrating the site later this year much easier.

You can wake up now Wink
IP: 86.134.152.56 Edited: 02/06/2014 22:04:28 by SimonRL
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Posted: 02/06/2014 22:04:39
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It can't be as bad as my error on Saturday. Building a new server with a raid config similar to my production server. ssh'ed as root into both machines so I could look at the production raid config while working on the new one. Configured raid on new one and rebooted, then noticed I had cocked it up slightly. Easiest way to clean the disks was to overwrite the start of each with zeros:

dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/rwd0d bs=512000 count=1000
dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/rwd1d bs=512000 count=1000

The sad part is I was in the wrong ssh session so I overwrote the label area on the production server. I wondered why my desktop session froze then reality dawned... Fortunately I had a day old complete backup, but rebuilding the system disks from scratch wasted a full day...

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Posted: 02/06/2014 22:09:01
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Good grief. See what you have started...... Innocent

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Posted: 02/06/2014 22:38:03
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I can follow Simons, but very little of Dave's
Now this will have to stop, or I will turn the topic to LEDs
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It's getting like the server room on Arstechnica in here... Wink

Dave, I used to kill the RDP session as a test to make sure I was in the correct one, having seen a colleague do something similar to a live production machine (processing payments, couldn't have picked a worse machine to bring down). Much unhappiness was had by all, and it was nearly a Resume Generating Event for him... Sad

Simon, dragging AN kicking and screaming onto modern silicon Wink

Roy - Dave is basically setting 512K sectors and blanking the drive(s). I hope... or I've forgotten more than I thought...

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IP: 86.146.158.212 Edited: 03/06/2014 08:15:41 by NewStuff
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Configuring computers is like making love to a beautiful woman...


Stop hitting me Big Grin

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