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The great Hammo-ing of 2020

Discussion in 'Snow Talk' started by CarveMan, Aug 16, 2020.

  1. CarveMan

    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Looks like we’re back. Short a few posts maybe??
     
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  2. Richard

    Richard Maintenance Dept Administrator

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    And we are back

    that hurt
     
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    absentskier Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    What happened?
     
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    D-eye Photographer and skier Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    "Do not push" <-- ignored :D
     
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    Chowder11 Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    I was lost but now am found
     
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  6. Richard

    Richard Maintenance Dept Administrator

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    I'll tell the story after I've had about three quick beers...
     
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    skimax Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    We entered the Twilight Zone
     
  8. absentskier

    absentskier Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Fair enough!
     
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  9. TOFF

    TOFF Im not the messiah Ski Pass: Gold

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    DJOTD finally broke the system.
    Was always going to happen
     
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  10. Chaeron

    Chaeron OutLiar Ski Pass: Gold

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    Good to be back - Might need a slab, not just 3 coldies!
     
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  11. Chowder11

    Chowder11 Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Mr XC finally crashed the system imo
     
  12. Stratus

    Stratus A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Thought you guys did a runner....

     
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  13. Legs Akimbo

    Legs Akimbo Grumblebum Ski Pass: Gold

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    Bushfires. Floods. Covid. Now this. Enough 2020, enough.
     
  14. currawong

    currawong Old but not so Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    I can't see how beer can help. Spirits are the only answer
     
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  15. J_busworth

    J_busworth One of Us

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    Between COVID, Bushfires, Floods and a low snow base, the momentary disappearance of this forum has been the worst thing to happen all year. 2020 needs to be over, NOW.

    Thanks to Richard and all the team for getting us back online
     
  16. Rick Ross Da Boss

    Rick Ross Da Boss One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Chinese hackers?
     
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    teckel Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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  18. Richard

    Richard Maintenance Dept Administrator

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    no

    self-inflicted
     
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  19. cold wombat

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    2020. Delivering in the style it has become accustomed to.
     
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    Majikthise Sage Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    I hope you paid yourself a significant ransom
     
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    Claude Cat On my bike Moderator Ski Pass: Platinum

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    cold wombat Twitter Contributer Moderator

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    The only thing worse than a self inflicted fubar is a self inflicted fubar that everyone else can see.

    Well done.
     
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    Clearly Richard felt all these addictions needed a bit of an intervention
     
  24. absentskier

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    LOLLOL
     
  25. andrew7

    andrew7 Addicted

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    Russian cyber attack?
     
  26. GS

    GS Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    I don’t understand how Qanon didn’t predict this?
     
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    shark A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Post incident report? Or not. I'm sure you hate "reacting" mode as opposed to planned mode Richard. Well done, we all owe you a weekend :thumbs:
     
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    Doonks Let's cook! Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Did I do something bad?
     
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    :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D
     
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  30. Untele-whippet

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    Lizard people?
     
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  31. Ian D

    Ian D Pool Room Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    Clearly not a beer drinker.
     
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  32. Chaeron

    Chaeron OutLiar Ski Pass: Gold

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    You need to ask?
     
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  33. currawong

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    Not when serious therapy is needed (ok, beer is good for treating heat/exercise exhaustion). Gin, brandy, scotch etc much more effective for stress and most other conditions
     
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  34. Ian D

    Ian D Pool Room Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    After something like this 3 beers is a great starter.
     
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    currawong Old but not so Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Vodka shots more so
     
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  36. echidna

    echidna Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    The rest of us had a great time posting over the weekend, but I think you were given a 48 hour timeout.
     
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  37. Richard

    Richard Maintenance Dept Administrator

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    So,

    As some of you may have noticed, I have not had much time attending to the site for a couple of months, home project plus attending to my father who needed surgery a few weeks back.

    Last week I was able to put a solid week in, cleaned up a bunch of niggles, reconciled all the snowcam changes (amazing how many cams change URL's over the course of a season) and lots of system updates.

    The sever hadn't been rebooted for over two years - it was the original AWS lightsail I set up in 2016 - it's a Bitnami compile of Ubuntu 14 LTS - it's php is still v 5.x and even the perl was out of date. It's been nagging for a reboot for months.

    So, Sat morning I got up early (4am) and tested a reboot on the dev server and also the new production server I've been slowly putting in place for the long promised xenforo upgrade (which is the server we are now on).

    And then I rebooted the orig production server.

    And it never came back up...

    Nor would it allow any connections on any of the usual ports (22, 80, 433, 3306)

    But the real catastrophe was that none of the snapshots would boot after launching from restore. My oldest snapshot being from June 2019. So whatever it was it was baked right in.

    My error was not performing a restore from snapshot first to ensure I had a backup - I haven't done that for over three years (AWS is soooooo easy and smooth to do a new instance from snapshot, which I have done dozens of times for clients - that I have been lulled into a false confidence that it would just would work for me when I needed it)

    I have no idea what the problem with the server would have been, I suspect it might have been either iptables or etc/fstab not having been saved as persistant - but could have been anything.

    So I was left with no choice but to rebuild from scratch from the Git repo and push through the pain of converting everything to php 7.2 compatible.

    Plus, even though a git repo is 98% of the code base all safe and sound -- there was still a bucket of bugs and issues at every turn once I started the process of starting from scratch. So... just time.

    Fortunately, I had long ago created a separate disc mount for the uploaded image storage - which I snapshot regularly and was also not effected by the server crash - so that I was able to copy and remount with relative ease.

    I've still got several hours to clean up the snow report processing for php7 and there may be some other bugs yet to reveal themselves. The reports prob wont be working until after lunch tomorrow - but no-one cares about the actual reports nearly as much as the 'stoke' threads.

    And I'm about to start my 3rd beer..
     
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  38. Crystal

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    Enjoy the beer Richard :)
     
  39. cold wombat

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    You triggered memories. Brutal. I feel for you.
     
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  40. shark

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    I'd move to wine..
     
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  41. Chowder11

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    Wow, I know nothing about internet.
    None of that made sense but massive welldone and big thanks.
     
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    TOFF Im not the messiah Ski Pass: Gold

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    Pffft.
    Schoolboy errors.

    Let’s hope you learn and grow from the experience
     
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    Yep, ditto... and I now have a profile pic that I haven't used since before I dropped out of the forum for five years circa 2013. :confused:
     
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    Ah, yes, mine has also reverted!
     
  46. bluestick

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    IT jargon, another world, but thanks for all your work and back ups. Sounds like a great learning experience, especially for us - the tragic users.
     
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  47. Chaeron

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    Well you got the upgrade out of the way... and everyone’s got incentive to renew their icons/ profile pics ....
     
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    @Richard one bug you need to look at. One of us mentioned on the Facebook page there was an issue over wi-fi. Switch your wi-fi off and use mobile data and it works, fixed it (sounds weird though). I'm using Chrome on Android.
     
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