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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Cerberus1, Feb 10, 2010.

  1. Cerberus1

    Cerberus1 Administrator Staff Member

    First of all apologies to all members for the downtime over the last 48 hours.

    britsinbrisbane shares the same server as pomsinoz, perthpoms and pomsinadelaide.

    Basically, what happened, was that as a result of the announcements made by Senator Chris Evans a couple of days ago, the traffic to the server went through the roof as members and guests (many of whom were probably amongst the 20,000 who've had their applications cancelled) wanted to discuss the changes. As a result, the server became continually overloaded and despite our best attempts, it proved impossible to keep the forum online. When this became apparent, I hired (on a private consultation basis) a member of the vbulletin support team to investigate the problems. George worked tirelessly last night to rebuild/reconfigure/tune large parts of the server and has got it to the point where we can re-enable the forum.

    The upshot is though, that as the 4 forums have continue to grow, the current server is beginning to struggle, so in the next couple of months we will look at migrating to a more powerful server, so we hopefully won't experience the same sort of downtime again.


  2. cal

    cal Super Moderator

    Thanks Rob ,, we are back up and running now so thats all that matters.
    Thank you to you and the VB guy for staying up all night to get us back on-line,, your a star!

    Cal x
  3. srp

    srp No longer active member

    Its no good Rob, your should have paid the Bill:biggrin:.
    Seriously, Thanks for your hard work and the effort you have had to put in to keep it all running.

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