Apologies for the downtime

Discussion in 'GBAtemp & Scene News' started by Costello, May 5, 2011.

  1. Costello
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    Hi everyone, just a quick word to explain and apologize for the downtime that occured today on all our services. Unfortunately our server went down due to a hardware defect, and it couldn't be restarted even by the hosting company themselves. It's been fixed now and let's hope it won't happen again!
    All services are back up and running, including our chatroom (IRC channel, #gbatemp.net on server irc.gbatemp.net:5190) so feel free to join us for a good time with everyone!

    Also a reminder for all 'tempers out there: there are currently two ongoing competitions.
    [​IMG] The GBAtemp Homebrew Bounty (nearly $5,500 up for grabs for your homebrew projects!)
    [​IMG] The GBAtemp Tutorial Competition, write a tutorial and win one of the 25 prizes

     


  2. Rydian

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    IT WASN'T ME I SWEAR.
    >_>;


    But yar, hardware failures, ouch.
     
  3. p1ngpong

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    I blame Rydian. [​IMG]
     
  4. Sir_Voe

    Sir_Voe GBAtemp Fan

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    I noticed dcemu got hacked, and thought maybe the downtime here was related. Good to hear it's wasn't.
     
  5. Lilith Valentine

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    I blame the noobs making stupid topics [​IMG]
     
  6. Miss Panda

    Miss Panda GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    I saw that too. Some Belgian lot. I was panicking (I'm a girl it's allowed) about gbatemp because I heard people saying sony had shut it down.
     
  7. Ikki

    Ikki GBATemp's grumpy panda.

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    I almost had a heart attack. My body is glad the site went back up.

    I blame monkat.
     
  8. Minox

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    I blame Zarcon :>
     
  9. iFish

    iFish Slower than a 90s modem

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    I thought it was you guys banning me. But then I realized that being banned would just make the site not load.

    Also, it was down at school so I thought you guys were out to get me. >__>;;

    Then I also realized my home uses a dynamic IP and I think the school does too so that would be pretty hard...

    Still, I'm glad it's back.

    (I blame Rydian)
     
  10. haddad

    haddad GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Lets all blame Rydian [​IMG] Lol
     
  11. Cyan

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    I was browsing the forum the moment it stopped working, I missed it all the day long ! [​IMG]

    I'm glad it's finally solved and the server could be booted back online without any data loss. [​IMG]
     
  12. Quietlyawesome94

    Quietlyawesome94 GBAtemp Maniac

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    I blame that queer "Loose" that was posting "warning shots" all over last night! [​IMG]
     
  13. ProtoKun7

    ProtoKun7 GBAtemp Time Lord Regenerations: 3

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    You had me worried sick. Why didn't you call and say you'd be out all day? [​IMG]
    Had no idea what the problem was, but all's good now. [​IMG]

    (We are)
     
  14. Issac

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    Was also thinking about some kind of hacker attack or DDOS or something. Glad to hear it wasn't!
    What kind of malfunction was it? I mean, did something break physically on the servers or something?
     
  15. EpicJungle

    EpicJungle stop browbeating me can't you see i'm sexy

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    Wow. I was reading about Anon and how they are hackers, and then when I went to browse here, it was down! So I thought they attacked or something [​IMG]

    But at least it's back [​IMG]
     
  16. iFish

    iFish Slower than a 90s modem

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    Maybe Costello made GBAtemp run off PSN for the day.

    ZING!

    (I'm not funny)
     
  17. hunter291

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    I thought it had something to do with this guy who posted these weird messages about 1 day left and the history of gbatemp or something like that. confusing shit xD glad that the temp is back [​IMG]
     
  18. TehSkull

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    We need a Twitter/Facebook for downtimes like this.

    I see we already have a Twitter, but it's kinda underused.
     
  19. CrimzonEyed

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    I blame me... Tried the power of DOS attack
     
  20. SamAsh07

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    I blame Rydian as well [​IMG]