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    Catastrophic Database Failure : Ausphotography restored from overnight backup

    ALL MEMBERS

    The Ausphotography site database experienced a catastrophic failure around 5.20 pm yesterday (Sat 8th December). This has meant we have had to restore the site from the overnight backup (done around 3.30am AEDT).

    All threads and posts created from 3.30 am Sat 8th Dec to around 6.00pm Sat 8th Dec will have disappeared..SORRY

    Members who voted on any of our competitions today (since the restore point) will be able to re-vote as your previous vote will no longer exist.
    Apologies for this. If you entered a competition, you will need to re-enter.

    Note that searches will be a bit ‘wacko’ for about 30 minutes as we rebuild the entire site search facilities. Any questions, please feel free to ask in this thread
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    At least the nightly backup works and we could restore.

    The search index has been re-built so New Posts etc should be correct now.
    regards, Kym Gallery Honest & Direct Constructive Critique Appreciated! ©
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    Keep up the great work Rick. Well done for getting the site back up in no time.

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    NOTE: If you entered or voted on a competition TODAY, please re-enter, re-vote!

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    Strange that it coincided with my post of RICKTAS and KYM in a compromising photo
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    Quote Originally Posted by pjs2 View Post
    Strange that it coincided with my post of RICKTAS and KYM in a compromising photo
    Ohh, you visit our 'other' website too! Now I know how you waste your time.

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    Thanks for all the behind-the-scenes work that keeps the site up and running and makes it a nice place to hang out.

    Cheers

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    Hi
    I don't know if it has anything to do with the database failure - but my thread that I put up yesterday re Bush Stone-curlews has disappeared. It did have a couple of responses to it when I last looked. This morning I wanted to thank for the responses and it has gone.
    Gone also are my responses to the Major Mitchell Cockatoo and Bigger Plover.
    Don't know if any of it can be retrieved.
    Thank you for your hard work.
    Lesley

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lesley Bray View Post
    Hi
    I don't know if it has anything to do with the database failure - but my thread that I put up yesterday re Bush Stone-curlews has disappeared. It did have a couple of responses to it when I last looked. This morning I wanted to thank for the responses and it has gone.
    Gone also are my responses to the Major Mitchell Cockatoo and Bigger Plover.
    Don't know if any of it can be retrieved.
    Thank you for your hard work.
    Lesley
    As per the above. All posts and thread from yesterday, after 3.30am and until we recovered from backup (at around 6.00pm) are gone. We cannot retrieve them cause they did not exist in the backup from 3.30am. You will need to repost your Bush Stone-curlew thread again.

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    Sorry Rick - I read it as 3am this morning - doesn't take much to confuse me.
    Lesley

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lesley Bray View Post
    Sorry Rick - I read it as 3am this morning - doesn't take much to confuse me.
    Lesley
    amended first post in this thread to reflect dates..thanks

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    Thanks Rick & Kim for sorting out the big Database failure problem, I thought someone had pinched my finch post Lol ....

    I have this morning posted something different, and things seem fine now

    Cheers Tropix55

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    Whewwwww! That is why we have back-ups. I'm sure that caused a few headaches and lost sleep. Well done to get it back online. Hope you find the cause so as to eliminate any further happenings. Cheers Brian
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    What a Rumper!! Good that not much was lost.

    To all those who didn't get to read my posts: Sorry!
    To all those who did get to read my posts...: just as Sorry!
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    Another good example of why data backups are so important Thanks for the work that went into getting everything going again.

    Haven't the last couple of problems happened on a weekend? Murphy's law at work again...
    Steve


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    Well done on being able to salvage as much as you have especially in such a quick time frame. You guys are great and it is much appreciated.

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