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  • Whoops, Wrong Button. We're Back!

    Looks like someone flicked the wrong switch.

    To be more specific, we had to run fsck on our server (mandatory according to the host) and it took much longer than expected.

    We're back up and ready to go, hopefully the server performs a bit better than it did before!

    Edit: Looks like we might have lost some data as well. Looks like I'm going to be calling someone and yelling lots tonight.
    Comments 13 Comments
    1. Fameseeker's Avatar
      Fameseeker -
      May or may not be a surprise, but several on IRC still can't connect to the site for some reason.
    1. TraX's Avatar
      TraX -
      Just to let you know that some people (including Sinshroud and Calianna on IRC) can't connect so far

      I'm glad it's running again
    1. Whitewolf's Avatar
      Whitewolf -
      I had this sort of thing happen before.

      If you can, tell them to unplug their routers for a minute.

      (I'm not entirely sure of the techie reason but I suspect that some models buffer some website info to speed things along and if the info changes, they wind up hanging. It happened to me on JMTC a few months back when they switched servers.)
    1. Traumatic's Avatar
      Traumatic -
      Welcome back, Consortium
    1. Belzebutinov's Avatar
      Belzebutinov -
      I was almost worried there. Good to see it up and running!
    1. Qruz's Avatar
      Qruz -
      Just an fyi, there seems to have been a rollback on a lot of things here. I noticed it mainly in my competition entry.
    1. McRaffles's Avatar
      McRaffles -
      Ahha, that explains it, I joined last week and when I tried to log in today I did not exist - No matter, registered again and back in.
    1. Sterling's Avatar
      Sterling -
      Quote Originally Posted by Qruz View Post
      Just an fyi, there seems to have been a rollback on a lot of things here. I noticed it mainly in my competition entry.
      This is the response I got when I asked about our situation:

      I am sorry, your server cl123.justhost.com crashed due to a hardware failure. We are restoring it from our weekly backup with 27 April 2011 now to the latest new server. This is latest version of backup which we have. We do sorry for this unexpected outage. We are doing our best to bring the server back online as soon as possible.
      Terribly sorry .
    1. RavenC's Avatar
      RavenC -
      Thanks for getting the site going again Sterling!

      ...We do sorry for this unexpected outage.
      You think they sell gold too?
    1. Sterling's Avatar
      Sterling -
      Quote Originally Posted by RavenC View Post
      You think they sell gold too?
      I noticed that too, I'm guessing their customer support is outsourced to foreign countries.
    1. Sinshroud's Avatar
      Sinshroud -
      Haha omfg, reading that quote from your host also made me immediately think of gold sellers and power levelers, so sad.
    1. Mugsley's Avatar
      Mugsley -
      See, you piss off Peggy and s/he cuts the cord on the site. Just buy your Trucker Cap with your reward points, look sexy for the ladies, and be on your way.
    1. Vanditor's Avatar
      Vanditor -
      It looks like Consortium is no longer available on my school server, why am I on? Proxy ftw!