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    Default TOCH Forum Problem

    Hello,
    Looks like the 12 O'Clock High Forum has gone down this morning ?
    Could it be due to the weather or something worse ?

    UPDATE
    MUST HAVE BEEN THE WEATHER ?
    LOOKS BACK TO NORMAL NOW.

    Alex
    Last edited by Alex Smart; 3rd February 2017 at 13:15.

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    Default 12 o'clock High Luftwaffe Forum?

    Hello,
    Anyone else not able to access the 12 o'clock High Luftwaffe forum tonight ?

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    Default Re: TOCH Forum Problem

    Hi,

    Anybody having problems accessing TOCH (http://forum.12oclockhigh.net/forumdisplay.php?f=8) today.
    It was working fine earlier.
    In Firefox I am getting a response indicating a DB issue whereas in Vivaldi I just get a blank page.
    Anyone heard anything?

    Many thanks
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    Andy Mitchell
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    Default Re: TOCH Forum Problem

    This is what I get -

    This page isn’t workingforum.12oclockhigh.net is currently unable to handle this request.
    HTTP ERROR 503

    Alex

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    Default Re: TOCH Forum Problem

    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Smart View Post
    This is what I get -

    This page isn’t workingforum.12oclockhigh.net is currently unable to handle this request.
    HTTP ERROR 503

    Alex
    I'm still getting this error message, I hope it isn't going to be a long term thing.

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    Default Re: TOCH Forum Problem

    I'm getting a slightly different error message in Firefox on my iMac:

    Content Encoding Error

    The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because it uses an invalid or unsupported form of compression.


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    Researching R.A.F. personnel from the North East of England

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    Default Re: TOCH Forum Problem

    I just tried again and got the same error message, this is beginning to look worrying for TOCH
    Does anybody have any positive news ?
    cheers PeteS

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    Default Re: TOCH Forum Problem

    The information about the site database being corrupted is a bit of a concern,

    the Vbulletin forum software (Which this site uses as well) has nearly 200 tables in it - but pretty much all the data you need is concentrated in just 5-6 tables. the most important one being the 'posts' table... if that is corrupted and no back up exists, then the forum is done.

    The Aug 27 snapshot on Wayback machine shows the following stats Threads: 52,955, Posts: 297,696

    Thats pretty much double the size of the content on THIS forum.

    its the table with the 297000 posts that is most important.. rest can be built from scratch.

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    Default Re: TOCH Forum Problem

    Interesting Japan, thank you for explaining. Is the forum posts data backed up somewhere automatically by the Forum software, or does someone need to do it manually every so often and store it ‘off-site’ as it were?

    I’d be worried if they didn’t do regular back-ups…

    Simon
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    Default Re: TOCH Forum Problem

    Someone needs to manually do the backups often and store it off-site.. usually we end up doing a backup once in a quarter, or six months or an year..a nd before you know it, you totally forget about it till something like this reminds you.

    For our forum - we need not worry. for additional peace of mind, we pay the hosting service provider to take weekly backups.. And i can download those anytime i need to. In light of this - i downloaded one copy to my desktop as well.. (who knows if the service provider decides to quit in a hurry!)

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