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paul wheaton

Joined: Dec 14, 1998
Posts: 20972

From what I understand, our host, had a hard disk crash on the box that JavaRanch lives on. This particular box did not have a raid drive, but EJIP is now looking into raid drives. They also had some trouble finding the backup. Naturally, all of their people were with their families over the holidays, so it took a while until things could get working again.
Right now the forum category stuff is a bit messed up and I'm trying to fix that.
If you find any other problems, please post them here!

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Jim Hall
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Joined: Nov 29, 2001
Posts: 162
WOW! Down for 5 days. That is an eternity in internet time.
Well, Glad you're back.
Tim Holloway
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Joined: Jun 25, 2001
Posts: 17417

It's all my fault. Every year for the last several years two things have happened: 1, I took my annual vacation. 2, while I was out, the departmental server would blow out.
Two years ago last, we ran RAID 0 and lost one drive.
Last year, I switched it to RAID 5 and we lost TWO disk drives!
This year, ALLTEL laid me off and stuffed the old server in a closet, so when the "Holiday Gremlin" came to town for its annual visit, it must have got frustrated and searched my web browser history for some other server to attack
I'm really very sorry about that. I hope everyone had a great holiday season, from Ramadan to Hari Raya, Christmas to Kwanzaa, Channukah, Yule, or whatever reason for solisticial joy you may have.

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Hema Menon
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Joined: Oct 29, 2000
Posts: 569
Glad to have Javaranch back!
A couple of my posts, posted on Saturday(12/22) seems to be missing. But that's okay. It was in the Meaningless Drivel anyway!

paul wheaton

Joined: Dec 14, 1998
Posts: 20972

I imagine that we are working off of a backup right now. So there would be some loss.
David Weitzman
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Joined: Jul 27, 2001
Posts: 1365
Well, at least the forum's back.
Who am I fooling? I suffered violent tremors and intense nausea without my JavaRanch fix. I hope they managed to break one of those 99% uptime gaurentees or something equally poetically just.
Fei Ng
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Joined: Aug 26, 2000
Posts: 1242
Happy... javaranch is back.!!!
Mark Spritzler

Joined: Feb 05, 2001
Posts: 17276

Here I thought my work had a plot against me. To block my access to JavaRanch. I thought I was about to be fired.
Well I guess not. I am still here and the Ranch is back. But what happened to the Web Developer Exam Forum?

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Madhav Lakkapragada
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Joined: Jun 03, 2000
Posts: 5040

Glad to be back.
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David Weitzman
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Joined: Jul 27, 2001
Posts: 1365
I see the catagory names are back in place now.
David Weitzman
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Joined: Jul 27, 2001
Posts: 1365
I also see that some of the categories/forums appear twice.
R K Singh
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Joined: Oct 15, 2001
Posts: 5382

nice to c all ranchers !!
wish no crash now ...


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