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Offline ozzie46

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Problems with Model Engine Maker site?
« on: November 09, 2012, 06:59:18 PM »
 

  I haven't been able to access MEM all day. Keeps saying "server has timed out".

 Any one else having problems with it?


  Ron

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Re: Problems with Model Engine Maker site?
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2012, 07:05:18 PM »
I'm getting the same thing Ron - have been for the last 6 hours or so, don't know what's going on.

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Re: Problems with Model Engine Maker site?
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2012, 07:09:39 PM »
Same problem here in LA.
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Re: Problems with Model Engine Maker site?
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2012, 07:25:52 PM »
Hi

Same thing is happening here in Canada. I was on about noon (6-7 hours ago) and everything seemed normal.

Cheers  :beer:

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Re: Problems with Model Engine Maker site?
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2012, 08:13:33 PM »



    Well at least it's not just me.   Thanks

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Re: Problems with Model Engine Maker site?
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2012, 11:54:02 PM »
Nope, not just you Ron, and it's still out this end

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Re: Problems with Model Engine Maker site?
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2012, 01:27:51 AM »
same in UK

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Re: Problems with Model Engine Maker site?
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2012, 02:22:42 AM »
Still no change here - 11 hours later!

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Re: Problems with Model Engine Maker site?
« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2012, 02:41:32 AM »
Ade  must have forgot to top up the meter before he went off on business  :lol:

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Re: Problems with Model Engine Maker site?
« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2012, 04:11:26 AM »
I'm trying to get hold of Ade... It seems all the web services on his hosting site are down; not only the MEM Forum.

 :scratch: Maybe he did forget to top up the credits  :lol:

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Re: Problems with Model Engine Maker site?
« Reply #10 on: November 10, 2012, 09:05:21 AM »
Thanks Guys :wave:,

I was beginning to my post of the bevel gear cutting had had an adverse effect. :palm:

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Re: Problems with Model Engine Maker site?
« Reply #11 on: November 10, 2012, 10:37:12 AM »
Hi folks,

All back again now, sorry about that. Nothing to do with the meter, I think someone just tripped over the lead & killed it. A hard restart has fixed the problem & MEM is back again....

I'll make sure there are procedures in place to allow for a faster recovery next time, assuming I am not about (because these things only happen when I am away & not able to access t'internet....

Cheers,
Ade.
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Re: Problems with Model Engine Maker site?
« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2013, 04:14:43 PM »
Hi Guys

After a good festive season has the MEM server tripped a fuse?

I haven't been able to get my daily fix yet   :bugeye:

May be Ade might be off on a well deserved holiday,

Bez

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Re: Problems with Model Engine Maker site?
« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2013, 04:19:18 PM »
It was up for me earlier today but is down now.

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Re: Problems with Model Engine Maker site?
« Reply #14 on: January 16, 2013, 05:12:27 PM »
I will look into it when I get home. On the train right now.
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Re: Problems with Model Engine Maker site?
« Reply #15 on: January 16, 2013, 08:00:54 PM »
Almost Good now .. can get to the server but there is a database glitch

thanks  :bow:

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Re: Problems with Model Engine Maker site?
« Reply #16 on: January 16, 2013, 08:11:54 PM »
Almost Good now .. can get to the server but there is a database glitch

thanks  :bow:

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Re: Problems with Model Engine Maker site?
« Reply #17 on: January 16, 2013, 08:47:34 PM »
I bet he used a token instead of a coin last time a and they  :zap: him plus a 100 lines 'I must not use tokens I must use coin of the realm' :)
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Re: Problems with Model Engine Maker site?
« Reply #18 on: January 16, 2013, 09:07:57 PM »
I think the forum mods and admins deserve to be paid in coins instead of tokens   :clap:

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Re: Problems with Model Engine Maker site?
« Reply #19 on: January 17, 2013, 02:58:07 AM »


I may be wrong but Ade was talking about trying to move MEM onto a virtual server, rather than leving it on the old hardware which had needed a number of hard resets of late.

The sooner it is back the better

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Re: Problems with Model Engine Maker site?
« Reply #20 on: January 17, 2013, 03:21:25 AM »


I may be wrong but Ade was talking about trying to move MEM onto a virtual server, rather than leving it on the old hardware which had needed a number of hard resets of late.

The sooner it is back the better

Jo

 
Was that a virtual or physical Ade talking ??
 
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Re: Problems with Model Engine Maker site?
« Reply #21 on: January 17, 2013, 03:21:51 AM »
Still down my end - with the database error message  :zap:

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Re: Problems with Model Engine Maker site?
« Reply #22 on: January 17, 2013, 05:20:44 AM »
Fixed now, sorry again, I forgot to tell Arnold the Db password.... and I was cream crackered yesterday so had sodded off to bed by the time MEM had died. Again.


Jo - currently, MEM is on a Virtual Private Server, i.e. just like a real one, only faked inside a bigger one. The problems are somehow related to the MySQL database & SMF forum software. I had the occasional hard crash when it had just 1 forum on; adding MEM has just made it 100 times worse...

So, the plan is, to find a web host (rather than a dedicated server), with sufficient space for all the attachments, etc., and to move MEM to that. Unfortunatley, it takes time to sort out, which I don't have at the moment. There will be a money cost, but it's minimal and I can deal with that easily.

Currently, I am thinking of staying with Daily, but buying their lower cost web hosting deal, which gives us loads of space, a control panel, and hopefully a lot less crashes (and proper support if it does crash...)
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Re: Problems with Model Engine Maker site?
« Reply #23 on: January 17, 2013, 05:36:45 AM »
Ade I'm sure if you set up a paypal thingee (sorry zee) the members would be happy to help bankroll a site ...with the amount of members it would work out cheap for all and as the way it was set up lets help keep it low cost for the admin as they put countless hours in to keep it running. :headbang: A couple squid, dollars, euros what ever and its done. I don't think you or bogs (John) or anyone else involved with setting up MEM should have to cop it in the wallet for our fix. I'm more than happy to drop a coule bux in.
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Re: Problems with Model Engine Maker site?
« Reply #24 on: January 17, 2013, 07:09:16 AM »
Hi Pete,

You're probably right, but for the time being, I am quite happy to take on the burden. Once the site has been stable for a while, we'll re-evaluate costs.

To give you some idea, the plan I'm looking at costs 210 for 5 years... that's about 81p a week... hardly worth dipping into anyone else's pocket for that little; plus knowing the generosity of the model engineering guys, I reckon we'd end up so far in surplus we'd have a big pile of cash washing around with nothing to do.... IMHO that's too big a risk to take with other people's money.

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