The Truck Forum is Back!

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  1. admin

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    :mtruck:Yes, Our Truck Forum is back!!! :mtruck:
    One of the longest down-times in our history (48 hours) is finally over.

    The cause?
    Catastrophic server hardware failure & data corruption.

    The solution?
    2.5 days of working straight with about 4 hours of sleep.
    Brand New server
    A new, much stronger security system
    Off-site backup Recovery.

    The Effect?
    We'll be limping for the next few days. Expect some slowness for a few days. Lots of little forum features are missing, search is down, the forum is generic looking, etc. I expect some issues with the new security system/upgrade, so do PM or post about errors you receive or blank pages. For the time being I would probably copy any paste before you hit send, just in case. More importantly, we've lost a day and a couple hours of posts, PMs & pictures. I tried really hard to recover them, which only extended the downtime. In hindsight, I probably should have just gone with the backup. Some of you managed to post yesterday in the couple hours we were limping along. Unfortunately anything posted on March 3rd and the couple hours we were up on the 4th is gone. My apologies. But thank heaven the last 10 years of posts are still here and we only lost a day's worth.

    What's NexT?
    Since the goal was to recover the data and get us back up, you can see we're running a plain vanilla version of the truck forum. What comes next is an awesome an accelerated update. Including new classifieds, new forum sections, product reviews, a nicer theme and more useful mobile theme. These will be implemented MUCH faster due to what happened, so at least there is that bright side.

    Welcome back everyone!
     
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  2. dirtrider73068

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    Thanks, it takes alot of work to run a forum, you did a good job keeping this one running and fixing it. Keep up the good work.
     
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    Couldnt agree more. Sorry about the issue and the difficulties getting it back up. If there is anything you need from us....don't hesitate to ask.
     
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    Search is back as well as some other features -- still several more to go!
     
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