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Tom Westbrook
10-Jul-2011, 05:18
As you likely noticed we had a server outage that lasted a few days due to a data center accident. The LF Home Page site and the LF Forum have been recovered up to 3:00am Wednesday, July 6th--the time of our last backup.

Your action may be needed: Any forum change you made--for example posts, PMs, new registrations, user option changes, marked-as-read posts, etc.--between 3am and about 3PM July 6 was lost and cannot be recovered. You will need to manually redo any forum actions you took during that time period.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

SocalAstro
10-Jul-2011, 09:15
As you likely noticed we had a server outage that lasted a few days due to a data center accident. The LF Home Page site and the LF Forum have been recovered up to 3:00am Wednesday, July 6th--the time of our last backup.

Your action may be needed: Any forum change you made--for example posts, PMs, new registrations, user option changes, marked-as-read posts, etc.--between 3am and about 3PM July 6 was lost and cannot be recovered. You will need to manually redo any forum actions you took during that time period.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Great to have the site back up and running - Thanks for all the hard work guys.

-Leon

Peter Mounier
10-Jul-2011, 09:15
Welcome back!


Peter

Ivan J. Eberle
10-Jul-2011, 09:15
Just delighted to see you got it back up!

daytona
10-Jul-2011, 09:39
great LF web!

Gem Singer
10-Jul-2011, 09:55
Welcome back.

Missed you when you were gone.

cjbroadbent
10-Jul-2011, 09:57
Tom, Thank you. Thank you!

George E. Sheils
10-Jul-2011, 10:09
Tom and everyone at LF Forum - well done on getting the site back up and running.

You were definitely missed!

Mark Sawyer
10-Jul-2011, 10:11
Glad to have the forum back; it's a valuable resource and a favorite waste of time! Thank you, Tom and any others who helped, for your work in getting it up and running again!

Pete Watkins
10-Jul-2011, 10:12
Thank gawd you're back. If you ever want a donation just ask, but please no ads.
Pete.

mhulsman
10-Jul-2011, 10:16
Thanks,

Great job to recover that quickly with new hardware.
I have seen large companies who cannot recover in that time.

jon.oman
10-Jul-2011, 10:16
Man I missed this site!

JamesFromSydney
10-Jul-2011, 10:29
Thanks for all the hard work getting the site back!

Tom Westbrook
10-Jul-2011, 10:30
Thanks, but our server & network bandwidth benefactor, Brian Reid, deserves the lion's share of thanks. He got the new server, built the OS, installed all the needed backend systems in record time. I just restored the Forum DB, which I mostly slept thru ;)

Frank Petronio
10-Jul-2011, 10:32
Who kicked the box over?

Leigh
10-Jul-2011, 10:33
Hooray :)

I can start breathing again. :rolleyes:

Let us know if you need any contributions for the new system.

Thank you very much. Get some sleep.

- Leigh

ndg
10-Jul-2011, 10:39
I didn't realize what a valuable resource this forum was...good to have it back!

Ari
10-Jul-2011, 10:54
Did something happen while I was away? :)

Tom Westbrook
10-Jul-2011, 10:55
Frank: it was the cleaning crew at the data center.

BrianShaw
10-Jul-2011, 10:56
Welocme back! What an awful experience that must have been for you.

Sirius Glass
10-Jul-2011, 11:03
I am really glad your site is back up. I was in serious withdrawal there ...

Kimberly Anderson
10-Jul-2011, 11:10
Oh man I didn't know how much I was an addict. Thanks for the hard work guys. It is very appreciated!

mdm
10-Jul-2011, 11:36
Actually, I think it would be a good idea to take it down on purpose for a few days twice a year to remind us what important is.

RickV
10-Jul-2011, 11:40
Thanks for getting back online so fast. This outage has made me realize what a big part of my life this site, the community and their contribution is.

Mark Sawyer
10-Jul-2011, 11:40
Who kicked the box over?

I bet it was pixies! :rolleyes:

tom thomas
10-Jul-2011, 11:43
The Attach Files option doesnt' seem to be working. Says not a valid jpg file even to files previously accepted.

Tom

dsphotog
10-Jul-2011, 11:48
It was a tough few days for all... I know I really missed this great resource!
To everyone who worked so hard to restore the LF forum so fast... Thank you!

Heespharm
10-Jul-2011, 11:53
Replacing the server must have been expensive... I'm air sure ppl here like me would like to help with the cost ??!

Two23
10-Jul-2011, 12:08
Oh man I didn't know how much I was an addict. Thanks for the hard work guys.


Same here! I got so desperate I went out and took some photos, LOL.



Kent in SD

captivelight
10-Jul-2011, 12:16
Nice work getting the forum back up and running with such haste. Thx

jayabbas
10-Jul-2011, 13:02
Now we can imagine the feeling of loss when the library of Alexandria burned in ancient times -- we as a race are lucky to have harnessed such a powerful technology as computers. This site back up and running in such a short time period is great -- knowledge and resources saved for future use. Good work to the computer gurus.

tangyimail
10-Jul-2011, 13:06
Yay!!! Great to see LFPF up and running again!!!
I've been wandering around on APUG and photo.net.
Great to be back.

Preston
10-Jul-2011, 13:30
Thanks for all the hard working getting our home away from home up and running again!

--P

lenser
10-Jul-2011, 14:51
Thank heaven!! Now when I wake up a three AM, there is something worth while on the computer again. Well done on getting this back so fast. And THANK YOU!!!!!!

Jerry Bodine
10-Jul-2011, 16:30
Dto all of the above. Been homebound babysitting a sick little 12yr-old poodle, nearly deaf, who developed diabetes and is blinded with cataracts as a result. I really missed this site and looked for "good news?" in the newspaper instead (not successful). Happy days are back again. Thanks guys.

David Aimone
10-Jul-2011, 16:35
Thank you for your hard work, and for providing this forum in the first place!!!
:)

jnanian
10-Jul-2011, 18:01
thank you !

( this place is running about 200mph now ! )

john

dupont07
10-Jul-2011, 19:07
Thanks God, our site is back. :D

SeanEsopenko
10-Jul-2011, 20:11
I'm so glad the site's back online, way to go on recovering things guys :)

I had a bunch of bookmarks on certain posts that I had to do without when printing in the darkroom this weekend. I'm going through all the bookmarks and copying the info to my notebook so I have a hard copy just in case...

Merg Ross
10-Jul-2011, 20:29
Thanks.

Merg

Tri Tran
10-Jul-2011, 21:42
Thank you all for your hard work . Greatly appreciated!

MIke Sherck
11-Jul-2011, 05:44
Glad to see the site's back up; thanks to everyone for the hard work doing that. I've been in IT for more than 30 years now and had more than my share of disasters to cope with. My hat's off to you folks!

Mike

bob carnie
11-Jul-2011, 07:16
I am glad we are back up,, thanks to all the behind the scene, administrators, moderators, who make this a great site.

jp
11-Jul-2011, 07:20
Thanks for the repairs!

A nice place to learn and share late at night or on a work break.

Scratched Glass
11-Jul-2011, 08:13
I'm glad it is back online. Great work.

Andrew Plume
11-Jul-2011, 09:01
................and I can only endorse what's been said so far

very best to all who were involved in getting the Forum back on track

:) :) :) :)

eddie
11-Jul-2011, 10:29
thanks everyone!

a special thanks to Brian Reid. thanks brian!

hello again everyone!

renes
11-Jul-2011, 15:36
Best photo forum is back! THANKS!

paulr
12-Jul-2011, 13:17
Welcome back and thanks for the hard work. I trust you replaced it with a proper, very large, analog server.

Steve Goldstein
10-Aug-2011, 08:37
Every time I see the first two words of this on the Forum Page my first impression is that it says "Server Outrage", not "Server Outage". Has anyone else had this experience?