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Catastrophic Cluster Failure

Discussion in 'Support & Feedback' started by digitalpoint, Jun 3, 2013.

  1. Spoiltdiva

    Spoiltdiva Illustrious Member

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    #101
    Very good post and good advice as well. Your post really hit home with me as most of us tend to get affected by issues at work, believe me I am one of those. There are things more important like our health, both physical and mental.
    SEMrush
     
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    log0008 Active Member

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    #102
    I would have been pissed if a lost likes - and had to start again on that (never got any) :p
     
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  3. Karen May Jones

    Karen May Jones Prominent Member

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    #103
    Sorry for your trouble, and I guess you will be busy catching things up with a few people -- payments and whatever. I think you did a great job getting the forum restored at a "recent" save point. We are grateful for all of your hard work, don't doubt it.
     
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    log0008 Active Member

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    #104
    Yep - no a massive issue, its hard for every1 not just members.... Hopefully the issue is sorted and preventable so it dont occur again!
     
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    ultimat1 Active Member

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    #105
    Wow. After all the time I've spent in the past two weeks on this forum not only helping other members, but writing long (like 1,500, 2,000 word) posts just to see it all disappear. I had my post count up to over 100 and had gotten several new likes as well. I understand that these things happen but still pretty disappointing to say the least.

    I had another member on here ask me the other day why I spent so much time adding content to DP rather than post it on my own blog. I always justified it as being able to reach 5,000 eyeballs a week rather than just a few hundred on my blog, but now I question if it's really the best use of my time considering what just happened. Maybe from now on I'll post on my site and add a short blurb here with a link back to my site to read more.

    Anyway, I totally understand and I'm glad you got everything back up and working again. Thanks for all your hard work and for this great community you guys have here!
     
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    log0008 Active Member

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    #106
    Just remember buddy, a similar issue could happen on your blog - you could loss everything on it after a server issue
     
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    #107
    you've done a good job. disasters can come anytime, hopefully in the future this incident does not happen again.
     
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    ultimat1 Active Member

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    #108
    Yeah, I know. That's why I said I totally understand. I've actually had something similar happen with clients that I was hosting after our server had a RAID failure and lost around 5 days worth of changes that our team had made to client sites. It's disappointing, but things happen.
     
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  9. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #109
    These "hot" backups while the database is fully in-use are pretty sweet. Just doing a test run of the new nightly automatic backup routine right now.
     
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    log0008 Active Member

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    #110
    Great :)

    Must say thanks for the links - Awesome to get likes and over the 3 by getting likes from you :)
     
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  11. Cool Blogger

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    #111
    Did you have mirror server ?

    it will cost but will simplify your work.

     
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    ultimat1 Active Member

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    #112
    Sweet. All in all I think that all the changes are going to make an already awesome site even "awesomer" (my new word... just trademarked that sucker :)).
     
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  13. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #113
    The hardware didn't fail, the cluster software did (ultimately do to human error... mine). And yes, we have a whole bunch of servers. :)

    See this thread: https://forums.digitalpoint.com/threads/new-server-hardware-for-the-geeks.2654797/

    The 2 chassis' with the blue lights are 8 servers (which house the new cluster). 256 Xeon CPU cores, 2TB RAM, 43.2TB drive space across 8 servers in that "small" 4U of space.

    [​IMG]
     
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    ultimat1 Active Member

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    #114

    Nice. That looks pretty beast. WAAAY more awesome than my lil Intel Xeon quad core server @ Limestone, ha ha :rolleyes:
     
    ultimat1, Jun 3, 2013 IP
  15. Cool Blogger

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    #115
    Wow..Awesome spec! you've done a considerable investment here !



     
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    mytechiestuff Well-Known Member

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    #116
    OK so it was not just me!

    I think that I had purchased a couple of sites/scripts over that time and obviously I have not heard from the seller re the same.
    Hope the seller will sooner or later try and contact me again.
     
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    ultimat1 Active Member

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    #117
    Yeah I had a couple Marketplace listings that I lost, along with the inquiries from a few potential buyers. I don't know that the seller will be able to contact you with no record of you messaging him, though.
     
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    #118
    That's different point with old DP version. Although the database crashed, we can still check previous PM on our mail and then resend messages to our buyers.

    many comments in this thread shows that people are dependent on digital point. Thanks God It's back !
     
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    #119
    Agree!!!
     
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    #120
    Thanks for all the hard work.

    I know many of us have been there - when you think that you've lost weeks of work, and get the sinking stomach / sweaty palms feeling. I'm glad that everything worked out.

    Now go have a beer (or 12)!
     
    terrymason, Jun 3, 2013 IP