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    Database Backup
    
    Please wait a minute while our database backup is running. Once completed you will be able to access our boards again.
    
    Page will try to refresh every 10 seconds.
    I just got this message for the last 10 minutes and wouldn't let me access the site

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    it means it's backing up all the messages for archive

    just read what it says

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    Ooh smart!! Let's see...

    "Make me a coffee, with two sugars"






    Hmm well I had to make my own it seems... waited damn near 10 minutes

    Cheers for your input Mr Bond.

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    We backup our database every x days to make sure that we have a working backup for the case that something happens (database crash etc)

    This step takes around 2 - 3 minutes (800 MB backup). To make sure that the backup is not corrupt we disable board access.

    If you backup while people browse or post it will backup a corrupt database which means that it cannot be restored.

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    7th, have you considered a detachable software raid system?

    Effectively, what this means is that you create a mirror of the live system. This takes a few minutes to generate, but is updated at the same time so by the time it has finished they are identical (and both being updated).

    You then take a checkpoint and detach the mirror. If this is scripted, is takes less than a second during which time the system is unavailable. Now you can make a backup of the mirror, which is not corrupt.

    Of course, depending on the underlying system you can get this sort of software for nothing or it can cost you a small fortune.
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    yeah right like u have the money to buy raid controller cards and hdds.....

    wooot...

    it really digs deep down ur wallet...

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    Originally posted by Samurai@14 January 2004 - 01:41
    Ooh smart!! Let's see...

    "Make me a coffee, with two sugars"






    Hmm well I had to make my own it seems... waited damn near 10 minutes

    Cheers for your input Mr Bond.
    Yeah, coffee sounds good - I was just amazed by your answer I love it some ways...

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    Originally posted by james_bond_rulez@14 January 2004 - 00:19
    yeah right like u have the money to buy raid controller cards and hdds.....

    wooot...

    it really digs deep down ur wallet...
    software raid
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