[2018-03-11] Post-maintenance problems resolved

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[2018-03-11] Post-maintenance problems resolved

Hi everyone,

My sincere apologies for what was essentially 24 hours of downtime. I think we’re back up now and running at normal speed again.

To make a long story short, our server provider scheduled a brief maintenance window about 24 hours ago, which unfortunately coincided with me being out of town and away from a reliable internet connection. I had carefully tested the server before leaving to make sure it would come up reliably after getting automatically rebooted. It did come up, but something (I haven’t yet determined the root cause) made system load spiral out of control, and it got automatically throttled by the server provider, making it even slower.

Again, I’m very sorry for the unfortunate timing of all of these events. I’ll be looking at ways to prevent this from happening again.

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Didn't realize how much I'd miss BLF until I could not get access.  Glad she's up and running again 

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BLF is working great right now!  :BEER:

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Working nicely now! Thank you Smile

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Glad you got it fixed SB. Thumbs Up

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Thanks for your hard work!

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Thanks for letting us know the cause

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Thanks.

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Thanks, I was freaked out when BLF wouldnt load, LOL Facepalm that terrible

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Nice to see it running smooth again! The downtime even forced me to do a boring led test last night that I was certainly planning to postpone for a while if the site was running normally. (Optisolis leds, report later today)

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 Thanks SB for your hard work.., everything is going smooth right now ! Only when you lose something , you realize how important was it in your life ! Thanks again ...

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Thanks SB for getting us up and running again.

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That’s a relief, I thought this site was being run by CPF!

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Thanks sb for bringing things back to normal BlushingCool
Yesterday was boring withouth BLF Oops

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MascaratumB wrote:
Thanks sb for bringing things back to normal BlushingCool
Yesterday was boring withouth BLF Oops

Yeah got a chance to catch up on some sleep! All day long! Big Smile

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KawiBoy1428 wrote:
MascaratumB wrote:
Thanks sb for bringing things back to normal BlushingCool Yesterday was boring withouth BLF Oops
Yeah got a chance to catch up on some sleep! All day long! Big Smile

Eheheh, well, I made the “catch-up” on some series, and …yeah, I went to bed earlier than on the other days !! Innocent Why is that? Big Smile
Glad this is back Blushing