Monday, 29 November 2010

Wobbly day, down tonight

After a bit of a crappy slow day, the site's down this evening... or really slow, depending on your luck.  We're working with IT to get it up & running again, so please bear with us :)

I was thinking about the comments we sometimes get when the site's down.  "Move to a better host" being the usual throwaway comment - well, you're unlikely to get a host that will guarantee more than 99% reliability for your site.  When you then calculate that 1% of a year is 3.65 days, you start to realise that our occasional short outages aren't actually that bad... just annoying because we're all addicted!

Monday, 4 October 2010

Planned Maintenance

Hi everyone - our hosts are doing some upgrading of their fibre network, which means that the site will be down for a couple of hours this evening.  Please bear with them, as these things seldom run to plan ;o)

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Same same

The same issue has hit us again within 12 hours of the last one.  I've informed IT Support, and will contact the board software people in the morning to see if there's anything they can do to help prevent it happening again.

Mike.

Monday, 27 September 2010

We're back

Our lovely IT Support have fixed the table in question, and tell me that we're currently using a new server that's not got anyone else on it now, so it should help with speed :o)

Broken table

Hello everyone - the forum has been down for a wee while now while I slept off a bad night with the little boy.  I suspect he's starting teething, so was up a few times last night bless him.

Young Christopher
Anyway - you should be getting an IPS Driver Error as I type this, but it's not the easy to fix kid, so I've had to pass it over to our IT Support folks to deal with.

As soon as it's fixed (I know nothing much about database manipulation), the forum should pop back up, but in the meantime some music...

EDIT: IT Support are already working on the table, which is nice. :o)


Mike

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Up & down

We've had 2 downs this morning, which have included the database server, so I think there might be a connectivity problem on a larger scale than just Britmodeller.  Keep trying every now & then, and it's bound to be up sooner rather than later :o)

Monday, 5 July 2010

Site Down for Maintenance

However, I've not been notified of anything, so I've contacted tech support to see what the score is.  Please bear with us in the meantime :)

UPDATE: A filesystem issue meant the site had to be taken offline, but it is now back online.  There might be a little instability over the next few hours though, so be patient if it hiccups.  make a cup of char, do a bit of modelling, or have a chat with a family member for 10 minutes.

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Database Access Issue

There's a database access issue affecting the site at the moment.  It's taken the lot down, but I'm hoping it'll be back shortly.

Saturday, 16 January 2010

Whore's draws

It seems that disruption to the site comes in waves, and we're down again at the moment.  The site went down just after midnight as I was going to bed, so I switched off thinking it was a transient glitch.  This morning I couldn't access the site, and the d'base server was timing out too, so I'm guessing there's a hitch at the hosts' end.  I've contacted them in case they don't know yet, and now we sit tight... Normal service will be resumed as soon as possible.

EDIT: 12:30pm and we're back.  Looks like a DDOS attack overnight, which our IT bods have been working hard to sort overnight.  They're bleary eyed this morning, and I'm sure you'll all join me in saying "thanks" :o)

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Database server hiccup

You're probably getting an IPS Driver error (Mark Maples has confirmed he is), and I can't log into the DB server to check things, so it looks like the DB Server is a little down.  It usually corrects itself in a few minutes (I woulf imagine that's the time it takes to reboot), so be patient.  If it goes on longer than it takes for me to have my breakfast, I'll drop them an email.

Thursday, 7 January 2010

Database Migration

Our hosts were having a bit of trouble with the database server for our site early this morning, so have opted to replace the hardware, which probably explains why we're getting IPS Driver errors this afternoon.  Once the new server is back up, it should resolve the issue :o)