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The forum is back up again and running. We lost a LOT of posts and members however. My old host is the main cause this happened because the idiots at AlphaRacks decided to migrate our VPS server (without telling me) to another node and hosed the whole thing losing all of the data the VPS contained.

I will take the blame for part of it though, I should of had a newer backup than one from clear back on 5/8/18 of this month. I'm working with a friend to setup an automatic backup job which will sync data from this server including the mysql data to another server located at my house. If we get more donations I could probably even setup two VPS servers to run this website with a load balancer and sync jobs to ensure even better uptime!

Anyways, I'm really sorry about the data loss but there isn't anything I can do about it now. I hope whoever has signed up prior can sign up again and join us.

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This website is on it's own VPS server now separate from my photography website which I'm still trying to get back up & running. Both websites suffered a lot of data loss which I can't recover.

I'm still very sorry this happened and will work harder in the future to prevent issues like this.

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Both VPS servers have been restored so Earth Naturists as you know is up but now also is Snap Geek Photography LLC

The new host costs more but I made snapshots of both VPS servers so restore is easy but I'm also looking into starting to use rsync to automatically backup website data to an off-site server.

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Glad both websites are back up and running, but sorry they were lost. Hopefully, having them automatically backing up on different servers, this won't happen again.
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Different host too so that might help

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Glad its back

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My old host got the old vps server back up again and running but mysql on it is in a hard crashed state and I can't get it to start again. Worse yet, looking at the logs it looks like the databases are corrupt anyways so chances of recovery are slim to none.

I wish I knew more about mysql to fix this issue but however I do not so I think we just have to live with lost data.

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t3dus wrote:
Sun May 27, 2018 1:17 am
My old host got the old vps server back up again and running but mysql on it is in a hard crashed state and I can't get it to start again. Worse yet, looking at the logs it looks like the databases are corrupt anyways so chances of recovery are slim to none.

I wish I knew more about mysql to fix this issue but however I do not so I think we just have to live with lost data.
That's too bad. How did the databases get corrupted? It's a loss for sure, but it have been much worse...
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bsbnaked wrote:
Sun May 27, 2018 11:30 am
t3dus wrote:
Sun May 27, 2018 1:17 am
My old host got the old vps server back up again and running but mysql on it is in a hard crashed state and I can't get it to start again. Worse yet, looking at the logs it looks like the databases are corrupt anyways so chances of recovery are slim to none.

I wish I knew more about mysql to fix this issue but however I do not so I think we just have to live with lost data.
That's too bad. How did the databases get corrupted? It's a loss for sure, but it have been much worse...
I'm unsure of how they got corrupted. I could repair them possibly if I could get mysql running on that server but I can't.

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Well, if you can fix them, that would be great, but we all understand, if you don't.
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