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Recent website and forum failure

Discussion in 'Support' started by Steve Fabian, Aug 28, 2009.

  1. Steve Fabian

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    Rex:

    Have all posts accepted by the forum since the recent failure of the website
    and the consequent failure of the forum been sent to email subscribers? The
    only ones I received are 1 in TC plugins, and 3 in TC beta.

    I just reposted the two posts I sent that were never received. One of them
    may be obsolete by now.
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  2. rconn

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    Steve Fábián wrote:

    Yes; I've received all of the copies of your posts.

    Rex Conn
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  3. Steve Fabian

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    rconn wrote:
    | Steve Fábián wrote:
    || Have all posts accepted by the forum since the recent failure of
    || the website and the consequent failure of the forum been sent to
    || email subscribers? The only ones I received are 1 in TC plugins,
    || and 3 in TC beta.
    ||
    || I just reposted the two posts I sent that were never received. One
    || of them may be obsolete by now.

    | Yes; I've received all of the copies of your posts.

    But only the posts I sent this morning came back. I saw at least 3 posts on
    the web forum that have not been distributed by email.
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  4. rconn

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    Steve Fábián wrote:

    The web site, forum, and ftp site were all down Wednesday through
    Thursday. Anything you sent while it was down will never be distributed
    by email.

    Rex Conn
    JP Software
     
  5. Steve Fabian

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    rconn wrote:
    | The web site, forum, and ftp site were all down Wednesday through
    | Thursday. Anything you sent while it was down will never be
    | distributed by email.

    Do you mean that posts emailed to the forum while it was down, and
    browser-made posts between forum restoration and email restoration will not
    be distributed (i.e., emailed)? That stinks!
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  6. rconn

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    Since the mail server was also down, it cannot possibly have sent (or received) anything.
     
  7. Steve Fabian

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    rconn wrote:
    | ---Quote (Originally by Steve Fábián)---
    || rconn wrote:
    ||| The web site, forum, and ftp site were all down Wednesday through
    ||| Thursday. Anything you sent while it was down will never be
    ||| distributed by email.
    ||
    || Do you mean that posts emailed to the forum while it was down, and
    || browser-made posts between forum restoration and email restoration
    || will not
    || be distributed (i.e., emailed)? That stinks!
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    || Steve
    || ---End Quote---
    | Since the mail server was also down, it cannot possibly have sent
    | (or received) anything.

    I realize that while the mail server was down, nothing in / nothing out.
    What I am referring to is that apparently the forum server was up before the
    mail server, and posts made during that interval were not distributed when
    the mail server was restarted.
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  8. rconn

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    That's not quite what happened - the web & forum server was up for a short time, then it went down again for several hours before everything was restored (the mail server last of all).

    But the forum email requires the email server to be up -- if it isn't, the messages do *not* get saved to be sent later.
     
  9. Steve Fabian

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    rconn wrote:
    | That's not quite what happened - the web & forum server was up for a
    | short time, then it went down again for several hours before
    | everything was restored (the mail server last of all).
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    | But the forum email requires the email server to be up -- if it
    | isn't, the messages do *not* get saved to be sent later.

    Couldn't the mail sender scan the forum for messages newer than the last one
    it sent out, and send them out? It could do this only when newly started.
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  10. rconn

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    Steve Fábián wrote:

    It could, but it doesn't. I'll pass that on to the vBulletin
    developers, but I wouldn't expect to see anything soon.

    Rex Conn
    JP Software
     

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