CC Server back online

Discussion in 'Site News and Announcements' started by Shaun, 24 Oct 2007.

  1. Shaun

    Shaun Founder Moderator

    You may notice a lack of new posts this morning, that's because the CycleChat server was unexpectedly shut down last night at 10pm.

    It appears the bracket holding the fan over the CPU snapped, causing the server to overheat and fail.

    An engineer replaced the bracket and fan this morning and the server is now running 40 degrees cooler and up and running again.

    There doesn't appear to be any damage to the file system, or indeed to the data for the various sites I host, so it looks as if things are back to normal.

    Just thought I'd let you all know.

  2. Danny

    Danny Legendary Member

    Thanks for the informative update.
  3. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Thanks mate, when the site goes down (this is the first time I think) it makes you realise how much you value this excellent service you provide for free! :evil::biggrin::biggrin:
  4. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    Sssshhhhh! He'll start charging us if you say things like that!
  5. col

    col Veteran

    I did wonder when i tried to look in, in the early hours,i was still painting the front room.
  6. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    Me too, just got in after painting the town . . . ! xx(
  7. Crackle

    Crackle ...

    Have there been more problems today?
  8. zimzum42

    zimzum42 Legendary Member

    Have been breathing into a paper bag to try and lessen the panic.....
  9. Panter

    Panter Just call me Chris...

    You too?

  10. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    That was not a pleasant experience!
  11. Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Miserable Old Bar Steward

    Yeah, bloody painful.
    Pass me the paper bag !
  12. Resetting the server clock to GMT at ca. 18:00 seems to be causing a bit of mayhem - replies are now much further up the thread than the post they refer to...
  13. OP

    Shaun Founder Moderator

    Yes, there was a glitch yesterday afternoon ... Apache (the web server bit for all you non-techies) had locked-up. I did a remote power-cycle of the server and it seemed to cure it.

  14. LordoftheTeapot

    LordoftheTeapot Veteran

    I thought it was that.... What you said, Shaun.... No really I did :sad:
  15. Crackle

    Crackle ...


    You switched it off and back on again you mean

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