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Thread: Major Site Outage : 30/09/2015

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    Major Site Outage : 30/09/2015

    Hi everyone.

    Overnight we had a complete server failure. We had no access to the server at all and with work from our hosting provider initially, getting our server up and running, and then a heap of work throughout today by @Kym; we have restored the site from the most recent backup copy.

    Thus many recent threads, posts and competition votes no longer exist. If you can access competitions and find you can vote again, then your previous vote has been impacted. Please do vote again. We are holding the Photo of the Week preliminary voting open for longer to allow you to re-vote if affected.

    Our apologies for this, and the time taken to get the site back up and running.

    Thanks @Kym; for all your efforts today restoring the site once we got server access restored.
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    Ta Kym. I could imagine your efforts during the day

    (What'll we say now? "Only in America" now seems obsolete!
    Last edited by ameerat42; 30-09-2015 at 8:08pm.
    CC, Image editing OK.

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    Please report any issues in this thread.

    All posts, comp entries and votes since 2am yesterday (29/Sep/2015) have vaporised.

    We were forced to recover to the nightly backup
    regards, Kym Gallery Honest & Direct Constructive Critique Appreciated! ©
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    COMPETITION UPDATE #1

    I have just got the October 2015 HOSTGEEK Photo of the Month setup, so that will start as per usual at 8.45 pm tonight. The September Photo of the Month will go to voting tonight at 8.45pm also

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    COMPETITION UPDATE #2

    The Photo of the Week #483 voting preliminary round will continue though to 8.30PM tomorrow night (01/Oct/2015), rather than the usual of 8.30pm Wednesday (tonight) to allow all those who's vote was deleted to re-vote. Then final voting will start at 8.30pm tomorrow and the winning will be announced on Sunday (04/Oct/2015) as per usual at 8.30pm.
    Last edited by ricktas; 30-09-2015 at 8:20pm.

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    Well done guys.
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    I've moved the comps by one day. I.e. you have an extra day to enter or vote if the comp was due to change modes tonight
    @ricktas;
    Last edited by Kym; 30-09-2015 at 8:20pm.

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    COMPETITION UPDATE #3

    The BestCanvasPrintsOnline quarterly competition will now close for entries tomorrow night 01/10/15 at 8.00pm, and preliminary voting will begin then. The next quarterly (Oct - Dec) competition will start at the same time (01/10/15 @ 8.00pm).

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    Top stuffWhere would we be without our fix of Ausphotog
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    An update. We were attacked by a ddos (distributed denial of service), At this time we have blocked access to the server and thus the site from Russia, China, India and The Netherlands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kym View Post

    All posts, comp entries and votes since 2am yesterday (29/Sep/2015) have vaporised.
    I made a post last night that may have not been prudent (as did another), so vaporised is a good compromise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark L View Post
    I made a post last night that may have not been prudent (as did another), so vaporised is a good compromise.
    Lasers are set to Stun....

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    (So Mark's to blame for the outage! Hmm!)

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    What a nightmare for you guys. Thanks for all the hard work getting everything back as per usual. However I have had problems just now entering in this week's Open Comp. My file uploads ok but when the photo is shown so that I can confirm, it is a photo belonging to someone else

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    And here's me thinking I upset ricktas, and he throw me off the site.
    I have been taking photos for 50 years. I am now trying to get into Photography


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    Quote Originally Posted by HelenClaire View Post
    What a nightmare for you guys. Thanks for all the hard work getting everything back as per usual. However I have had problems just now entering in this week's Open Comp. My file uploads ok but when the photo is shown so that I can confirm, it is a photo belonging to someone else
    I'll PM my mobile - call me after 9 AM tomorrow and I'll check it out

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    Quote Originally Posted by thegrump View Post
    And here's me thinking I upset ricktas, and he throw me off the site.
    I am all powerful. I can grant your wish.
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    Our hosting company have sent me this link.

    https://www.psychz.net/client/blog/e...ber-crime.html

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    That is a very Interesting read Rick.

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