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Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
FORUM IS BACK AGAIN! on 05/09/2011 10:44:33 MDT Print View

wow, a two-day outage!! Wonder what happened?

John Nausieda
(Meander) - MLife

Locale: PNW
FORUM IS BACK AGAIN on 05/09/2011 10:46:42 MDT Print View

They might have offended Anonymous.

David Lutz
(davidlutz)

Locale: Bay Area
"FORUM IS BACK AGAIN!" on 05/09/2011 10:47:40 MDT Print View

My wife thought it was shut down for Mother's Day......

George Matthews
(gmatthews) - MLife
Re: "FORUM IS BACK AGAIN!" on 05/09/2011 10:49:30 MDT Print View

Was shut down for the big party. Was great. Free food and drinks. They gave away all kinds of gear. Hope no one missed it.

Sam Haraldson
(sharalds) - MLife

Locale: Gallatin Range
BackpackingLight.com Outage May, 2011 on 05/09/2011 10:51:33 MDT Print View

A power supply failure on the entire rack of servers that BPL is hosted in caused drive failure. The power supplies were not hot-swappable and a backup needed to be transferred from a redundant system located thousands of miles away. That paired with the event occurring over a weekend provided for the major delays. Our aplogies for these delays.

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: FORUM IS BACK AGAIN! on 05/09/2011 10:53:53 MDT Print View

You've emerged from darkness, my old friend

I've come to post on you again
Because the BPL void was creepy
Without the carbon flame war I was sleepy
And the vision that was planted in my brain
Still remains
Within the sound of silence

In restless dreams I hiked alone
With no BPL, chilled to the bone

'Neath the halo of a firefly

I turn my Houdini collar up high
When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a Petzl light
That split the night
And touched the sound of silence

And in the halogen light I saw
Ten thousand hikers, maybe more
People hiking with overloaded packs

These massive mounds were perched upon their backs

And one crazy dude ranting 'bout Tarpents on YouTube
Man what a boob
To disturb the sound of silence

"Fools," said I, "you do not know
Heavy packs like a cancer grows

See these trailrunners that I might teach you
Hold this cuben that I might reach you"

But my words like silent raindrops fell
And echoed
in the wells of silence

And the people bowed and prayed
To the overburdened god they made

It was clad in heavy leather boots
And adorned in an all cotton suit

It shunned an MLD Prophet as it staggered down the trail
We tried to no avail
And instead, whispered in the sound of silence

Nice to have you back BPL.

Matthew Perry
(bigfoot2) - F

Locale: Oregon
Outage on 05/09/2011 10:54:05 MDT Print View

Refunds? :)

Bryce F.
(bster13) - MLife

Locale: Norwalk, CT
Doh on 05/09/2011 10:55:22 MDT Print View

Doh... hopefully your hosting company can get that rack on redundant power supplies.

But thanks for the update, proper backups FTW!

Michael Ray
(topshot) - MLife

Locale: Midwest
Re: Doh on 05/09/2011 10:58:36 MDT Print View

Pretty shocking fore any modern server system to not have redundant PSUs. Guess they ran out of hamster food.

Michael L
(mpl_35) - MLife

Locale: The Palouse
Re: FORUM IS BACK AGAIN! on 05/09/2011 11:07:53 MDT Print View

the outage had to have absolutely killed you Ben!

Dale Wambaugh
(dwambaugh) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: FORUM IS BACK AGAIN! on 05/09/2011 11:27:29 MDT Print View

Hehehe-- had to work this weekend; otherwise, there would have been no choice than going for a HIKE!

Forum withdrawal symptoms are mean :)

Bob Bankhead
(wandering_bob) - MLife

Locale: Oregon, USA
Re: Re: FORUM IS BACK AGAIN! on 05/09/2011 11:32:17 MDT Print View

HEADS WILL ROLL !


The forum addicts must be fed.

Tad Englund
(bestbuilder) - F - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: Re: FORUM IS BACK AGAIN! on 05/09/2011 11:34:09 MDT Print View

I didn't even notice- I guess being outside for the weekend has its advantages.

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: Re: FORUM IS BACK AGAIN! on 05/09/2011 11:37:06 MDT Print View

The outage had to have absolutely killed you Ben!

Actually, the last few days, I've been researching/experimenting with my computer regarding:

o different PC data backup schemes
o loading up a flash drive with portable apps for use when traveling

So I suppose that was a "lucky" escape from FWS (Forum Withdrawal Syndrome) -- although I did notice the site being down and all...

Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
FORUM IS BACK AGAIN! on 05/09/2011 11:40:12 MDT Print View

Only one way to compensate - 25% off sale in the Gear Shop.

Alex H
(abhitt) - MLife

Locale: southern appalachians or desert SW
Brilliant Douglas! on 05/09/2011 11:54:55 MDT Print View

thank you for the wise words.

Michael L
(mpl_35) - MLife

Locale: The Palouse
Re: Re: Re: FORUM IS BACK AGAIN! on 05/09/2011 12:15:40 MDT Print View

ben,

you were lucky. I had nothing going on this weekend and probably checked the boards sometime Sunday afternoon. Once I realized it was down, I had to keep REchecking every hour or so. :)

John S.
(jshann) - F
Re: BackpackingLight.com Outage May, 2011 on 05/09/2011 12:53:49 MDT Print View

Note to self: Always have redundant and hot swappable supply of rack servers?

Joe Geib
(joegeib) - F

Locale: Delaware & Lehigh Valleys
Re: BackpackingLight.com Outage May, 2011 on 05/09/2011 13:42:39 MDT Print View

I think they have an uninterrupted supply of rack servers at Hooters.