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18 Sep 2021 15:39:54 EDT (-0400)
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From: Ash Holsenback
Subject: Re: Server failure
Date: 17 Mar 2021 13:42:31
Message: <60523f87$1@news.povray.org>
On 3/15/21 6:32 PM, Chris Cason wrote:
> On 16/03/2021 04:04, Ash Holsenback wrote:
>> On 3/15/21 11:11 AM, Chris Cason wrote:
>> last time i touched wikidocgen i was running php7 on my machine so i 
>> have /some/ confidence, however i've not kept up with mediawiki 
>> changes so i don't know what's in store for that... i'm most fearful 
>> of table name changes. didn't that bite us in the ass last time we 
>> upgraded?
> 
> Your memory is likely better than mine, so perhaps there were. I hope 
> there'd be some sort of upgrade script if so.
> 
>> we /do/ have a most recent sql dump correct?
> 
> We have a backup of the DB (not a dump specifically, just the physical 
> DB directory). While I have yet to bring up mysql I don't anticipate 
> problems.
> 
>> on my machine in a while. do you think there's some value in seeing if 
>> i can get that running to see if we can even get it to import?
> 
> Yes, that would be great. I'll get the DB back running and do a dump of 
> all the tables once the machine has been moved back to the data center 
> (hopefully shortly). At the moment it's sitting in an office and has 
> limited outbound bandwidth.
> 
> -- Chris

forged ahead... i have v1.33.4 wiki testbed running


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From: Chris Cason
Subject: Re: Server failure
Date: 17 Mar 2021 21:56:57
Message: <6052b369@news.povray.org>
On 18/03/2021 04:42, Ash Holsenback wrote:
> forged ahead... i have v1.33.4 wiki testbed running

thanks ... As the wiki ran in a jail (kind of like a lite vm with its 
own ip adress, daemons and login accounts), it and other related sites 
like the texlib etc are last on the list of things I have to recover.

[This is primarily because the jailed processed get a clone of pretty 
much the entire server environment and there's no point in cloning it 
until I've finished setting the server up.]

If you need data from the server pre-crash I have the wiki db recovered 
already and dumped to .sql files (10mb compressed), a tarball of the 
http directory (117mb compressed), and a tarball of your home directory 
(1.2gb compressed). Just LMK what you need and I'll email you a link.

[If you need the latter it may need to wait until the machine has been 
moved back to the DC as the outbound bandwidth at the office is a bit 
more limited than the DC.]

-- Chris


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From: Chris Cason
Subject: Re: Server failure
Date: 17 Mar 2021 22:15:04
Message: <6052b7a8$1@news.povray.org>
Current status: The main database (user registrations, front-page news 
items, links, redirects, and a bunch of other stuff) has been recovered 
and upgraded to mysql 5.7. I'm in the process of converting all the PHP 
code that talks to it to use mysqli as PHP 7 dropped the old mysql 
driver. The parts of it that I've done so far seem to work OK.

The news.povray.org forums database has also been dumped and recovered 
in 5.7 and seems OK but I have yet to start on the code conversion.

The povray.org and irtc.org FTP servers are now running again.

The mail server is now accepting mail from outside.

-- Chris


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From: Ash Holsenback
Subject: Re: Server failure
Date: 18 Mar 2021 06:59:49
Message: <605332a5$1@news.povray.org>
On 3/17/21 9:57 PM, Chris Cason wrote:
> On 18/03/2021 04:42, Ash Holsenback wrote:
>> forged ahead... i have v1.33.4 wiki testbed running
> 
> thanks ... As the wiki ran in a jail (kind of like a lite vm with its 
> own ip adress, daemons and login accounts), it and other related sites 
> like the texlib etc are last on the list of things I have to recover.
> 
> [This is primarily because the jailed processed get a clone of pretty 
> much the entire server environment and there's no point in cloning it 
> until I've finished setting the server up.]
> 
> If you need data from the server pre-crash I have the wiki db recovered 
> already and dumped to .sql files (10mb compressed), a tarball of the 
> http directory (117mb compressed), and a tarball of your home directory 
> (1.2gb compressed). Just LMK what you need and I'll email you a link.
> 
> [If you need the latter it may need to wait until the machine has been 
> moved back to the DC as the outbound bandwidth at the office is a bit 
> more limited than the DC.]
> 
> -- Chris

email me a link when you get a moment... all i need for now is wiki db 
and my home directory. i'm also playing with skins for the wiki... 
figured i'd update the /look/ as well


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From: Ash Holsenback
Subject: Re: Server failure
Date: 18 Mar 2021 07:09:01
Message: <605334cd$1@news.povray.org>
On 3/18/21 6:59 AM, Ash Holsenback wrote:
> email me a link when you get a moment... all i need for now is wiki db 
> and my home directory. i'm also playing with skins for the wiki... 
> figured i'd update the /look/ as well

btw: take yer time... i've had enough for a day or two


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From: Cousin Ricky
Subject: Re: Server failure
Date: 18 Mar 2021 20:50:53
Message: <6053f56d$1@news.povray.org>
On 2021-03-14 10:10 PM (-4), Chris Cason wrote:
> Folks,
> 
> The povray.org server had a catastrophic hardware failure on March 9 and 
> it was decided that the best course was to replace it completely.

Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you!

> Finally, I'd like at this point to give a MASSIVE shout-out to Andrew at 
> Netplex Internet in CT, who not only provided us with the replacement 
> server (a HP DL360 G5 that they were no longer using) but also stayed up 
> until 5am on Saturday getting it set up and configured to the point 
> where I could remotely log in and start the setup.

And thank them, too!


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From: Ash Holsenback
Subject: Re: Server failure
Date: 19 Mar 2021 10:38:53
Message: <6054b77d$1@news.povray.org>
On 3/17/21 10:14 PM, Chris Cason wrote:
> Current status: The main database (user registrations, front-page news 
> items, links, redirects, and a bunch of other stuff) has been recovered 
> and upgraded to mysql 5.7. I'm in the process of converting all the PHP 
> code that talks to it to use mysqli as PHP 7 dropped the old mysql 
> driver. The parts of it that I've done so far seem to work OK.
> 
> The news.povray.org forums database has also been dumped and recovered 
> in 5.7 and seems OK but I have yet to start on the code conversion.
> 
> The povray.org and irtc.org FTP servers are now running again.
> 
> The mail server is now accepting mail from outside.
> 
> -- Chris
> 
> 

is see an issue on this page: http://www.povray.org/documentation/

v3.7 seems ok but selecting v3.6 then try to drill down... sends you 
back to choice page

also on http://www.povray.org/download/ ... hover around a bit and 
notice some of text gets under-lined red. style sheet?


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From: Ash Holsenback
Subject: Re: Server failure
Date: 19 Mar 2021 10:41:11
Message: <6054b807$1@news.povray.org>
On 3/19/21 10:38 AM, Ash Holsenback wrote:
> On 3/17/21 10:14 PM, Chris Cason wrote:
>> Current status: The main database (user registrations, front-page news 
>> items, links, redirects, and a bunch of other stuff) has been 
>> recovered and upgraded to mysql 5.7. I'm in the process of converting 
>> all the PHP code that talks to it to use mysqli as PHP 7 dropped the 
>> old mysql driver. The parts of it that I've done so far seem to work OK.
>>
>> The news.povray.org forums database has also been dumped and recovered 
>> in 5.7 and seems OK but I have yet to start on the code conversion.
>>
>> The povray.org and irtc.org FTP servers are now running again.
>>
>> The mail server is now accepting mail from outside.
>>
>> -- Chris
>>
>>
> 
> is see an issue on this page: http://www.povray.org/documentation/
> 
> v3.7 seems ok but selecting v3.6 then try to drill down... sends you 
> back to choice page
> 
> also on http://www.povray.org/download/ ... hover around a bit and 
> notice some of text gets under-lined red. style sheet?

or a tag that didn't get closed


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From: Chris Cason
Subject: Re: Server failure
Date: 19 Mar 2021 23:52:19
Message: <60557173$1@news.povray.org>
On 20/03/2021 01:38, Ash Holsenback wrote:
> is see an issue on this page: http://www.povray.org/documentation/
> 
> v3.7 seems ok but selecting v3.6 then try to drill down... sends you 
> back to choice page

Good catch, thanks! Fixed.

-- Chris


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From: Chris Cason
Subject: Re: Server failure
Date: 19 Mar 2021 23:53:38
Message: <605571c2$1@news.povray.org>
On 20/03/2021 01:41, Ash Holsenback wrote:
>> also on http://www.povray.org/download/ ... hover around a bit and 
>> notice some of text gets under-lined red. style sheet?
> 
> or a tag that didn't get closed

This was indeed due to an <a name="..."> tag not being closed. It's not 
visible on Firefox so I never noticed it, thanks for pointing it out.

-- Chris


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