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« Reply #240 on: April 09, 2008, 03:30:14 AM »

I just stopped by to say good luck.

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« Reply #241 on: April 09, 2008, 03:31:25 AM »

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I just stopped by to say good luck.


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« Reply #242 on: April 09, 2008, 03:47:43 AM »

Quote from: dbt1949 on April 09, 2008, 03:30:14 AM

I just stopped by to say good luck.



Holy shit, I was just wondering where you've been!!
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« Reply #243 on: April 09, 2008, 05:17:09 AM »

This feels like old times..........way back when.  The gangs all here  nod
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« Reply #244 on: April 09, 2008, 08:38:59 AM »

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I hope you are able to recover Rip.. I see your main website is gone from DNS land too.... Was everything on one system? Anyhow let me know if you need a hand unix/linux wise; you've gotta be getting bagged by now.

Yes, Rip, I would help you too. If you need some advice on RAID arrays, I was a server analyst for Dell and know a lot about it.

Help is always welcome. Even when it comes from the mailman or my mother-in-law. Actually to not tell the whole story yet since I am going to post that as soon as I read the rest of the thread. I am trying to determine what the start sector of the raided drive itself should be on a smart array 4200. I am looking at the images in a utility called raid reconstructor and am trying to figure out the proper metrics otherwise I will likely send the images to Ontrack and let them do it till I can figure it out.
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« Reply #245 on: April 09, 2008, 08:47:42 AM »

id offer help, but it's a given I am pretty much useless.

Sounds like a vicious hard drive failure...  Nothing you can do for the temp while it gets resolved?
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« Reply #246 on: April 09, 2008, 09:36:18 AM »

OK time for an update. Looks like I might exceed last nights four hours sleep so I'll spend a few minutes updating the masses. First let me note that this failure has had little financial impact on me so don't feel the need to be concerned about my well being. I and my family are fine no major impact beyond lack of sleep. If anything I am enjoying the experience I am getting in sytem failures, data recovery, and forensics. ANyway on with what you really want to hear.

On friday morning I discovered my shared hosting server housed the control panels not to mention DNS was locked up. I operate it and a few dedicated servers and some co-location stuff under the brand name of Navigatorhosting. The navigatorhosting domains I bought a few years ago once my network consulting business called Byteguru was operating well. I had started it in October 2003 when oportunity came knocking for me finally. But that is another story that I will save for OO when it comes back. It operates in the red, but I always intended it to just be a finger the ocean of hosting. Anyway I noticed that one of the raid 5 rrays had all of the activity lights solid. Tried doing some card swapping with spares, no joy. At some point the array information stored at the start of the drives became corrupted and the drives would remain offline. I have since made raw images of the 7 total disks that were in the system and have been trying to use some raid reconstruction software to allow me to mount them. If I don't have any luck today I intend to send the to Ontrack Data Recovery who I have a partnership agreement with to have the get what is to be gotten. I have looked at the raw images and see the data so I don't expect to lose much if any data.

Anyway on to the future. Just so happens just before this I had decided to put a lot more resources in the hosting among othe areas of my business. SO I have a new Cisco 4948 Layer 3 switch coming in Thursday and sometime this week or next three 2TB SAN units coming in from Leftahnd Networks. Both of course who I also have partnership relationships with. Actaull that is where I went to a school with when I visited MHS and whats his face, not to mention often immitated but never duplicated Chris Grenard or was it Greenard. SO I doubt we will ever play this game again. I am also moving much of my internal computing as a lot of the hosting to VM technology to not allow server hardware to interrupt anything. We have been planning a server move and forum software upgrade for some time, so I will likely try to go right into that as fast as possible if not right away. I also just happen to have a new fiber connection from another carrier being brought into the building. This has been order some two or three weeks ago. We will jump from 3Mbps to 10Mbps. Install is scheduled for the 21st on that. I am upgrading my company so I intend to do the same with OO. I may throw some money/business resources into putting a little polish and chrome on her.

If you guys would like something to do in the mean time, I could use an HTML page to throw up in the mean time. Discuss what you might like the new improved OO to have or look like. I'm sure the staff would love some ideas as we are probably on the verge of getting together for last minute planing decisions with the new knowledge that resources at our disposal will be at an all-time high.

Can someone check Ron's fridge and see if there is a cold one in there?    ninja2
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« Reply #247 on: April 09, 2008, 09:57:23 AM »

Quote from: Rip on April 09, 2008, 09:36:18 AM

Buncha computer stuff that even made my brain hurt to read...  and:

Can someone check Ron's fridge and see if there is a cold one in there?    ninja2

Damnit, now I need to go get a beer....  asshat... smile
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« Reply #248 on: April 09, 2008, 09:58:15 AM »

Whoa, thanks for the update Rip.  That was definitely a lot to take in smile
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« Reply #249 on: April 09, 2008, 11:56:26 AM »

Sounds like a fancy way of saying the hamster died.
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« Reply #250 on: April 09, 2008, 12:17:10 PM »

Quote from: hitbyambulance on April 09, 2008, 12:20:26 AM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on April 08, 2008, 11:32:32 PM

You guys are welcome for as long as it takes.  smile

and not a minute longer

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« Reply #251 on: April 09, 2008, 12:18:17 PM »

Quote from: tgb1.1 on April 09, 2008, 11:56:26 AM

Sounds like a fancy way of saying the hamster died.

Agreed  nod


Good to hear things are well for you , Rip
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« Reply #252 on: April 09, 2008, 12:19:25 PM »

Quote from: Zero on April 09, 2008, 05:17:09 AM

This feels like old times..........way back when.  The gangs all here  nod

Yep it is nice to have everyone around again (even if I was rudely kicked out the door here awhile ago)....oh and by the way....this is Hetz.  ninja



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« Reply #253 on: April 09, 2008, 12:19:58 PM »

We will rebuild her......faster.......stronger.....

LIKE A PHOENIX RISING FROM THE ASHES OF DESPAIR! OO SHALL LIVE!!! AND YE ALL SHALL TREMBLE AT HER REBORN VISAGE!!!

MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAACK...*cough*

Thanks Rip. That sounds like a sucktacular series of events, but good to hear we'll "turn that frown upside down" and take those lemons life gave us and make us some lemonade. If you need any more annoying optimism cliches, let me know and I will do my best to keep you well-stocked. Remember, the glass is half full and every cloud has a silver lining. Especially considering that it's always darkest before dawn.
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« Reply #254 on: April 09, 2008, 12:34:48 PM »

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Thanks Rip. That sounds like a sucktacular series of events, but good to hear we'll "turn that frown upside down" and take those lemons life gave us and make us some lemonade. If you need any more annoying optimism cliches, let me know and I will do my best to keep you well-stocked. Remember, the glass is half full and every cloud has a silver lining. Especially considering that it's always darkest before dawn.

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« Reply #255 on: April 09, 2008, 01:29:09 PM »

Quote from: Rip on April 09, 2008, 09:36:18 AM

SO I have a new Cisco 4948 Layer 3 switch coming in Thursday and sometime this week or next three 2TB SAN units coming in from Leftahnd Networks.

I also just happen to have a new fiber connection from another carrier being brought into the building. This has been order some two or three weeks ago. We will jump from 3Mbps to 10Mbps. Install is scheduled for the 21st on that. I am upgrading my company so I intend to do the same with OO.


Admit it - this is all necessary to store that huge NSFW Round Robin thread, isn't it?

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« Reply #256 on: April 09, 2008, 01:54:28 PM »

Quote from: Rip on April 09, 2008, 09:36:18 AM


If you guys would like something to do in the mean time, I could use an HTML page to throw up in the mean time. Discuss what you might like the new improved OO to have or look like. I'm sure the staff would love some ideas as we are probably on the verge of getting together for last minute planing decisions with the new knowledge that resources at our disposal will be at an all-time high.

Thanks for the head's up, Rip. I'm very glad to hear you've not been financially impacted by this. It sounds like the proverbial blessing in disguise, and it's good to know we've got a "phoenix" (as Zax put it) on the way.

One thing I'd love to see is new forum software, preferably vBulletin, as it's got some really nice features (like placing a checkmark in the subject line of threads you've participated in. Another subtle feature is the ability to edit your post within 2 minutes without giving you the edited tag.

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« Reply #257 on: April 09, 2008, 02:02:46 PM »

Thanks for the update, Rip.  Those of us who use your hosting are curious as to when you estimate having things back up and running.  Hope it goes smoothly!

~Neal
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« Reply #258 on: April 09, 2008, 02:16:39 PM »

Thanks for the update Rip... thumbsup

Oh the power to hold in your hands the happiness of so many people that you can pull the plug on whenever you damn well please.

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« Reply #259 on: April 09, 2008, 02:18:11 PM »

Thanks for the update.

Boy, am I glad I didn't break out the "Rip LaPorte" smack...
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« Reply #260 on: April 09, 2008, 02:19:56 PM »

Quote from: Rip on April 09, 2008, 09:36:18 AM

Can someone check Ron's fridge and see if there is a cold one in there?    ninja2

* CeeKay looks at empty beer in his hand and hides it behind his back

er... no.... semaj drank it all!

Thanks for the update.  I imagine Lordmortis must be going crazy.



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by the way....this is Hetz.  

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« Reply #261 on: April 09, 2008, 02:26:10 PM »

Quote from: Rip on April 09, 2008, 09:36:18 AM

[the hamster died, and we're getting a new one]
So ... no Piņa Coladas on a beach in the Carribean?  saywhat
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« Reply #262 on: April 09, 2008, 03:10:33 PM »

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Quote from: Rip on April 09, 2008, 09:36:18 AM

[the hamster died, and we're getting a new one]
So ... no Piņa Coladas on a beach in the Carribean?  saywhat

He is going to put stricnine in the guacamole!
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« Reply #263 on: April 09, 2008, 03:15:23 PM »

Thanks, Rip.  Good luck with the reconstruction.  I've found the following tool helpful when dealing with hardware/network issues -- you may want to add it to your arsenal.

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« Reply #264 on: April 09, 2008, 03:19:24 PM »

Let me add my +1 to the 'Thanks for the Update, Rip' comments.

I guess it's good timing for me that OO is down since I have a huge amount of work to do this week... Not that there's anything wrong with GT. I should visit here more often!
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« Reply #265 on: April 09, 2008, 03:26:44 PM »

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« Reply #266 on: April 09, 2008, 04:20:56 PM »

Rip (I will probably mail you this info too), check out the url here on RAID forensics and recovery.  Gives you a rundown on how to pick out the parity, reconstruct the map etc.

I haven't actually done a real honest to goodness investigation involving RAID yet, but that's a good starting point on grabbing the info once imaged.
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« Reply #267 on: April 09, 2008, 04:24:34 PM »

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« Reply #268 on: April 09, 2008, 04:33:03 PM »

Quote from: tgb1.1 on April 09, 2008, 11:56:26 AM

Sounds like a fancy way of saying the hamster died.
I could have told you guys not to let Chaosraven near the hamster.  Geez. icon_eek
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« Reply #269 on: April 09, 2008, 05:01:29 PM »

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Quote from: tgb1.1 on April 09, 2008, 11:56:26 AM

Sounds like a fancy way of saying the hamster died.
I could have told you guys not to let Chaosraven near the hamster.  Geez. icon_eek

he said 'died', not 'missing'.
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« Reply #270 on: April 09, 2008, 05:06:08 PM »

On OO most of us loved Battlestar Galactica....now we're living it.



p.s.  i hereby designate dbt as our Adama

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« Reply #271 on: April 09, 2008, 05:51:45 PM »

<Raises hand>  Oooh! Oooh! Can I be Dr. Gaius? I dream all day about banging hot blonde chicks anyway, so it would be an easy transition!
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« Reply #272 on: April 09, 2008, 05:53:40 PM »

Quote from: YellowKing on April 09, 2008, 05:51:45 PM

<Raises hand>  Oooh! Oooh! Can I be Dr. Gaius? I dream all day about banging hot blonde chicks anyway, so it would be an easy transition!

Dr. Gaius Baltar?  Sure...



good luck bedding down anything that still has sight, though...
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« Reply #273 on: April 09, 2008, 05:56:07 PM »

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If you photoshop a straw hat on his head I'd totally support that.
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« Reply #274 on: April 09, 2008, 05:58:35 PM »

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I just stopped by to say good luck.


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« Reply #275 on: April 09, 2008, 05:58:44 PM »

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If you photoshop a straw hat on his head I'd totally support that.

 icon_lol  i should also photoshop in an outhouse being towed behind one of the craft in the fleet, a guy brandishing a shot gun sitting on the hood of the lead ship, and a goat being dragged along.
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« Reply #276 on: April 09, 2008, 06:25:04 PM »

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« Reply #277 on: April 09, 2008, 07:11:07 PM »

Blah, you old geezers and your old timey Battlestar Galactica. <grumble grumble>

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« Reply #278 on: April 09, 2008, 07:16:38 PM »

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Blah, you old geezers and your old timey Battlestar Galactica. <grumble grumble>





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« Reply #279 on: April 09, 2008, 07:17:00 PM »

 ninja

Wow google can solve the mysteries of the world. For days I thought OO not being there was my computer hating me again.
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