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Downtime explaination

Discussion in 'Announcements/News' started by Damo, Apr 7, 2017.

  1. Damo

    Damo Administrator Staff Member

    Mar 11, 2015
    +182 / 0 / -0
    Hello everyone.

    Some of you may have noticed that the forum has been unexpectedly dropping off the internet for the past 2 days, here's a short explanation of what has happened. The forum uses two servers to function, these two servers are connected to each other using a private network which enables them to communicate safely outside of the internet. The primary server had completely lost it's private network connection, I mean the entire private network controller had just vanished which in result made the forum inaccessible, I've never seen that happen before and I'm not totally sure why or what caused it to happen, it could have been an issue with the hosting provider I'm not entirely sure. In the end, I re-built another machine and migrated the data over to bring ourselves back online.

    As I said, I've never witnessed this ever before so I'm partly learning towards a fault with our hosting provider as I don't recall any changes being made to these servers within the past few days.

    Happy posting . :)

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