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Friday, March 11th, 2011
2:14 pm
[pling]
Server Upgrade Over
The server upgrade is completed now, and everything should be working as you expect!

Please let J or Marble know ASAP if you notice any problems since the upgrade :)
Thursday, March 10th, 2011
3:57 pm
[marble]
Server downtime 11th March 2011
Hi all, just to let you know that we'll be updating a load of software on snowdrift tomorrow (11th March 2011). This may take a while, and we'll be shutting down talkers etc while it's in progress. Try not to panic. We'll have it back up and running as soon as we can.
Sunday, May 4th, 2008
7:51 pm
[pling]
Server Move Complete
The web stuff is up now, so our server move is complete! :)

Please let us know if you have any problems.
5:28 pm
[jarel]
New server!
We've moved to our new server, now!

Both talkers are back up, and you should be able to access them using the normal addresses.

marble's still working on web stuff, so any websites hosted on the server will continue to be unavailable for a while. We'll post another update here when that changes.

Those of you who have shell accounts, check the 'move' page for instructions on getting access to your accounts on the new server.

Current Mood: relieved
1:56 pm
[marble]
downtime
Hi all,

There's going to be a little downtime about now, as we move from igloo, our current server to snowdrift, our new one. DNS records should update shortly after the move is complete, but if not, you can use 'snowdrift.snowplains.org' to ensure you are going to the new server.

Hope to see you again soon... :)
Tuesday, April 10th, 2007
9:34 am
[pling]
Server Issues
Server back up now, no webpages for now.

The server is currently having some issues - so the talkers (and people's server accounts) aren't responding at the moment.

We will get it all running again as soon as we can!

(And I'll edit this post when it's resolved)
Tuesday, November 29th, 2005
11:35 am
[pling]
We just did a kernel update, and the server came back fine. Unfortunately there are currently some problems with starting Snowplains itself which we're working on.

Let you know when it's back by editing this post :)


Snowplains is up again!

In addition to fixing the problem we've gone to backups from midnight, sorry about that.
Thursday, June 24th, 2004
4:12 pm
[marble]
DNS problems
If you're having trouble connecting today, it's probably because ultradns (which handles all .orgs) seems to be slow/broken.

You can temporarily use snowplains.org.uk instead of snowplains.org, which should be OK.
Thursday, May 27th, 2004
10:32 pm
[marble]
And we're back. Some problems found and fixed, don't think it was anything too serious. We'll probably be doing this fairly regularly now, just to be on the safe side, but we'll do so in quiet periods, unless we have specific reason to believe it needs doing.
10:05 pm
[marble]
Down time
We're going to do the maintenance now, so stuff will be down until further notice. Hopefully shouldn't take more than an hour tops.

If you have a shell account on igloo, please do not try to log in until we post the all clear here.
Wednesday, May 26th, 2004
6:28 pm
[marble]
Uhoh
There are some very bad looking things in the igloo logs, so it looks like we'll have some down time again in the near future to run filesystem checks. More info nearer the time.

People with igloo accounts: You have backups, right?

Current Mood: worried
Sunday, May 2nd, 2004
1:14 pm
[pling]
We're up and running again :)
12:41 pm
[pling]
The server (igloo) is going down now (1240 BST) for about an hour, while we run some checks. So none of the talkers on there (SP, Rep, Elite, Unreal) will be running, and you can't get at your email, webpages etc, if you have an account on there.

We'll let you know when it's back up.
9:48 am
[marble]
Downtime coming up
We appear to have some harddisk troubles on igloo, so there'll be some downtime coming while we check the filesystems carefully. Hopefully we can resolve them without too much hassle... (It's not down yet, but will be. If you have an account on igloo make sure you have backups, just in case.)
Saturday, January 17th, 2004
4:26 pm
[marble]
I think I've made it stop crashing now, so it's back up. *crosses fingers*
I still wouldn't do any big room edits or anything until we prove the midnight backups though...
2:42 pm
[marble]
Pants
OK, Snowplains had some kind of problem at midnight and got cranky. Jarel restored backups and kicked it off again, but it seems it's just as cranky when the midday backups happened.

So it's down until we've had a chance to investigate and fix the problem. Sorry.

Current Mood: sleepy
Sunday, June 8th, 2003
3:49 pm
[marble]
Server move
Snowplains is moving server today (or rather just has moved, since I forgot to update here beforehand).

If you're having trouble connecting, try temporarily using the address:

snowplains.org.uk 3456

Snowplains.org 3456 is the proper address, and should point to the new server within an hour.

Other talkers/services are being moved over now, and will appear on the new server shortly. (Republic isn't affected today as it moved a while ago.)
Friday, May 30th, 2003
6:51 pm
[marble]
Oh dear, I seem to be posting here more than I'd hoped. I'm afraid I botched an upgrade of PHP on the server, so weblogins aren't working currently. I am trying to fix it.
Thursday, May 29th, 2003
10:08 pm
[marble]
Seems there's some routing problems, causing some people not to be able to get to Snowplains. (Currently including me, bah!)

I'm afraid there's nothing we can do about this, we just have to sit and wait for them to get sorted.
Wednesday, May 21st, 2003
12:22 pm
[marble]
Hi!
This community is to let us keep people informed, should Bad Things happen to Snowplains, the server it runs on, the company that hosts the server it runs on, etc. Other talkers that run on the Snowplains Server will also be covered (eg. Republic).
Hopefully it'll be low traffic, as that means Bad Things aren't happening...
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