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Offline garsut

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Forum Back Up and Running
« on: March 04, 2023, 09:15:50 am »
Glad to see the forum is back up and running again.
I missed the many tips and problem resolution posts.
It really is a great forum so keep up the great work chaps.

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Re: Forum Back Up and Running
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2023, 17:27:24 pm »
Hello

Yes forum is back  ;D

It crashed around the 13th Feb.

Andy restored it from a backup of the 11th Feb so some posts have been lost.

If you changed your password since the 11th, you must use your previous one to login.

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Re: Forum Back Up and Running
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2023, 09:37:48 am »
Glad Andy was able to restore the bulk of the data as it’s a mine of information.
I’m logged in successfully now, thanks.

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Re: Forum Back Up and Running
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2023, 12:42:13 pm »
I hope he performed a 'full image' backup immediately after having gotten the forum up again!

I'm not impugning him, because I don't know what issues he encountered.  But it just seems like 72 hours is WAY too long for even a complete hardware replacement and 'dropback' to a good backup.  Something else must've happened.

One of my ShopSabre 4x8 bed routers has a 2Tb drive.  The system literally SMOKED during an unexpected 'popup' lightning storm. Fortunately, it didn't burn out the stepper motors, but I had to replace everything under the hood, including all three stepper interfaces.  Then I had to drop back to my most recent (very recent) backup.  The entire procedure took under eight hours.

I could have sped that further by keeping a 'clone' of the system, which I now do.  No longer 'just a backup', I keep a complete working copy of both hardware and software, so all it would take is a physical 'swapout'.  Periodically, I do image backups of the running system, and install them on the backup hardware.

That's the way I was taught to do it when I was working in the medical computers field.  Surgeons can't wait for you to figure out problems.  They need to be up and running NOW.

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Re: Forum Back Up and Running
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2023, 10:41:27 am »
t's nice that the forum is available again.
What doesn't work for me is the "forgot password" function. I don't get an email with the password link. Luckily I remembered the old password.
A daily backup makes sense.

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Re: Forum Back Up and Running
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2023, 12:53:40 pm »
YES !!!!!!!!!!
My 2¢

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