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11:12 pm on Oct 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Whew - What an ordeal.

Some day this week when the smoke finally clears, I will give a full accounting of what just occurred.

Moral of the story: we will have a real world workable disaster plan in place by the end of the month. It will specifcy that WebmasterWorld will not be offline for no more than 4 hrs maxium regardless of the circumstances.

11:13 pm on Oct 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Some day this week when the smoke finally clears, I will give a full accounting of what just occurred.

Looking forward to it. It should read like a saga - or maybe a horror story!

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It will specifcy that WebmasterWorld will not be offline for no more than 4 hrs maxium regardless of the circumstances.

Will you pay members for not being able to post pro rata to their estimated lost post count? ;)

BBC TV (UK) today reported a rather strange pick up in IT productivity across the globe...

11:15 pm on Oct 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Thanks - no matter how difficult it was to rewrite about a meg of code, the good news is that we have a new top of the line server that should work considerably better than the old one.

Don't be surprised if you see some glitches this week.

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And I thought it was only the AdSense stats that I checked every hour.

Take WW away for a few days, and I learn that I have two addictions.

Welcome back. You were missed.

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Welcome to the club Brett. Never fun when crap like that happens.
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It will specifcy that WebmasterWorld will not be offline for no more than 4 hrs maxium regardless of the circumstances.

Hope this runs true, great to be back.

11:20 pm on Oct 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Welcome back! My productivity may have incrase over the past few days due to all the lurking that I haven't been doing on WebmasterWorld...
11:21 pm on Oct 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Welcome back Brett.
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Man was I glad to see the home page back up and running.
Every time I tried to get here and got one of the messages it reminded me of the fiasco I went through when an x-host lost my whole site and all of the clients sites in an upgrade.

I had automatic back ups set up by FTP for html and data and recovered in great shape, once I moved all the sites to another host.

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I think it is something we all go through once -- and hopefully only once! Looking forward to reading about the saga. Glad you are back!
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I have got so much work done in the last couple of days.

Welcome back Brett!

11:33 pm on Oct 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

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excellent job! stuff happens to people but you did the best considering the circumstances.
11:37 pm on Oct 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Amended Prenuptial Agreement between Brett_Tabke and Hawkgirl:

Page 7, paragraph 32, subsection B, revised:

WebmasterWorld will not be offline for no more than 4 hrs maxium regardless of the circumstances.
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Way glad to see WW up and running again:) welcome back Brett. and Thanks.
11:40 pm on Oct 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

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This will be a great topic at the forthcoming conference in Las Vegas. [pubcon.com] I think we can all learn something from this.

Well done Brett!

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All right, back in business. Welcome back to the Internet WebmasterWorld!
11:44 pm on Oct 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I feel for you Brett and Hawkgirl. My former hosting facility had a problem and it shut me down for 24 hours. I cant even imagine what you went through.

All the other forums will now be reporting a drastic drop in bandwidth. Seriously, I would love to see how no WW impacted others' traffic.

11:51 pm on Oct 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

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yay! welcome back... this whole ordeal reminded my of when we had our own Mac server... too many sleepless nights watching the first gen iMac get pounded.....
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What doesn't kill you makes you stronger. Thanks to all for all of the hard work under pressure. Did the WW coffee maker break under the heavy load?
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Congratulations Brett!

Not only did you suffer a serious disruption and recover from it, you managed to provide an interim site for WW members to use and presented a reasoned and rational face to the members and the public.

Quite an achievement. Again, congratulations.

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oh, WebmasterWorld was offline...?

rofl :)

12:03 am on Oct 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Welcome back Brett and HawkGirl. Horrible week for you :(
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But I miss the green screens already...lol.

Drags the beer tent behind him....all this moving cutting into my drinking time:)

Welcome back WW.

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Welcome Back! Missed you guys!
12:10 am on Oct 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

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This new server is very snappy.... I predict that in a few weeks WW being offline will be a distant memory and everyone will still be appreciating the speed at which the pages now load.
12:13 am on Oct 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Great news.

Thank you Brett and the Team!

12:19 am on Oct 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Go get some sleep Brett!
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Welcome back all. What a strange time the last few days have been. Now I am really sad about not going to Pubcon......
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I didnt realize how much weekend lurking I did, but now I know - and my bar tabs exponential increase really showed it...

Webmasterworld saves me hundreds of dollars a weekend ;-)

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