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JMI
February 22nd, 2007, 22:58
Hello Everyone:

We're finally back. To make a long story short, the server HD took a dump and then the ISP spent about a week attempting to recover some of our data off it, before giving up and installing a new HD.

They then install fairly old server software, including older versions of Apache, PHP, and MySQL than we had been running at the time of the meltdown. We decided that we wanted to update that software before we reopened the Forums and that has taken awhile, since our former set-up was done by someone else, although just recently updated by current active staff.

All of that process took some time and some tweaking and some further tweaking may be necessary in the coming days, as we sort everything out.

Some of the things which were on the server, mostly other peoples data and sites, have not all been fully restored yet. We are still actively working on that process and hope to have it finished shortly.

Fortunately, we had a downloaded copy of a full-database-backup from 01.29.07 and a seperate vBulletin back-up from 02.03.07 off the server. We had weekly and daily back-ups on the server, but had not downloaded the last copies off site, when the crash occurred. From my records, it appears the server went down on Feburary 6, 2007, so we appear to have only lost about 3-4 days worth of Posts, and there weren't that many during that time frame. We were fairly fortunate and Woodmann is looking into automatic back-up software which also automatically downloads the back-ups.

Anyway, welcome back and thanks for you patience while we finish this process. We'll have the rest of the previous materials re-uploaded to the new HD as quickly as we can.

Please report any anomalies you encounter in the operation of the Forums, so we can address them as quickly as possible.

Regards,

wtbw
February 23rd, 2007, 02:12
Thanks for the effort guys, it's appreciated

evlncrn8
February 23rd, 2007, 06:45
yup, nice to see its up again, cheers

eboo
February 23rd, 2007, 15:13
Quote:
[Originally Posted by JMI;64166]welcome back and thanks for you patience

We must say this !!!
Thank you for all your great job.

Regards

dELTA
February 23rd, 2007, 18:55
Ah, home again at last... A BIG thanks to Kayaker, JMI and Woodmann for their hard work!

Now let's get crackin', er... well, you know, in the good way.

linhanshi
February 23rd, 2007, 19:58
Thank you.

sataron
February 23rd, 2007, 22:16
it`s great, Thanks for All.

Aimless
February 24th, 2007, 00:59
I notice the username is now case sensitive. aimless does not work but Aimless does. Can't remember whether this was there in the previous incarnation or not.

Feels good to be back.

Woodmann down? It felt some of my body parts went missing. But I'm glad all my parts are OK now.

Have Phun

Kayaker
February 24th, 2007, 01:23
Quote:
[Originally Posted by Aimless;64198]I notice the username is now case sensitive. aimless does not work but Aimless does. Can't remember whether this was there in the previous incarnation or not.


Hiya,

We're working on that issue, should be fixed shortly

K.

Shub-nigurrath
February 24th, 2007, 03:42
nice to know you're still engaged. Welcome back.

david_hi
February 24th, 2007, 04:35
thanks guys

Silver
February 24th, 2007, 05:03
Welcome back, your work is appreciated.

blabberer
February 24th, 2007, 06:33
great to be back here after what looked like an eternity

thanks a lot for all of your efforts to get this board back

Nacho_dj
February 24th, 2007, 07:55
Happy to see the forum active again, I hope it will work for the next 100 years at least

Nacho_dj

Silkut
February 24th, 2007, 10:23
Thanks for your work guys, it's appreciated.

papo1123
February 24th, 2007, 16:30
thanks for the great job
keep it up

NoLOcKs
February 26th, 2007, 11:16
Wellcome Again !1
Only Links CrackZ donīt work still ! Will be which have news ?

JMI
February 26th, 2007, 15:09
I hadn't finished uploading CrackZ site when the server had a problem again yesterday. I'll start uploading it again now, but it is only current through September, 2006. CrackZ will have to bring it up to date himself, after the upload is finished.

Regards;

bpbuster
February 28th, 2007, 00:38
Just checking but is this why I can’t access www.woodmann.com/crackz/Flexlm.htm

I almost had a heart attack when such a trusted informative resource seems to be down.

Is there somewhere where i can download all of the dongle articles written for reference use? I downloaded the RCE iso but can't seem to find the tutorials and utilities on DESKey and Rainbow.

Then again I haven’t been avidly watching the site, I just check up on latest info when I have a job that needs to be released from its chains.

JMI
February 28th, 2007, 02:29
The upload of the materials fro CrackZ' site is still a work in progress. Upload speeds are not great, running around 40 kB/s. CrackZ had many very large files, some of them copies of CD in his archive and it takes time to get everything back in place. The Starefore folder is finishing as this is written and then there are still 4 more folders of various size and then numerous individual files to finish uploading.

It will finish, when it's finished. I can't tell you when it will be completed, but it is likely to take all of tomorrow, but I just can't be sure.

I repeat again, that the copy being uploaded is only current through the end of August 2006 and CrackZ will have to upload any additional materials which he had uploaded between then and now after this upload in completed. One of the files to be uploaded will overwrite the current 'index' file with CrackZ' original and then his "stuff" will be accessible.

Regards,

JMI
February 28th, 2007, 15:42
The upload of CrackZ' materials is now complete. Please report any problems which you encounter. Remember that it is only complete back to September 2006 and CrackZ will have to bring it current for any later materials.

Regards,

JMI
March 1st, 2007, 16:53
I've just upgraded the Forums to version 3.6.5 because of a reported possible security issue.

Please report any problems/issues with the new version in this Thread.

Regards,

disavowed
March 2nd, 2007, 00:35
I tried doing a quick reply on another thread (from naides) and only the first halves of my posts were getting posted.

kugi
March 2nd, 2007, 04:14
Thank you kindly for your efforts to keep RCE Forums going. Kayaker, JMI and Woodmann you are champions.

Regards

LLXX
March 3rd, 2007, 01:23
Another slight problem: After the first click of the Post button, the server appears to hang. Clicking it again and reposting the data results in the duplicate of a post, will be redirected, etc. message. Has happened twice already.

I'll edit this post with an HTTP transcript if it happens during this one.

edit: it happened.
Code:
POST /forum/newreply.php?do=postreply&t=9873 HTTP/1.0
Accept: application/vnd.ms-excel, application/vnd.ms-powerpoint, application/msword, application/x-shockwave-flash, image/gif, image/x-xbitmap, image/jpeg, image/pjpeg, */*
Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded
Referer: http://www.woodmann.com/forum/newreply.php?do=newreply&noquote=1&p=64329
Accept-Language: en-us,zh;q=0.8,zh-cn;q=0.5,zh;q=0.3
User-Agent: Mozilla/4.00
Host: www.woodmann.com
Content-Length: 547
Pragma: no-cache
Cookie: bblastvisit=1156668401; bblastactivity=0; bbuserid=13870; bbpassword=xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx; vbcodemode=1; bbsessionhash=xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Connection: keep-alive
Accept-encoding: gzip, deflate

Posting 547 bytes...
And then it hangs after posting the data, for 30+ seconds. Second time I hit the Post button it responds:
Code:
POST /forum/newreply.php?do=postreply&t=9873 HTTP/1.0
Accept: application/vnd.ms-excel, application/vnd.ms-powerpoint, application/msword, application/x-shockwave-flash, image/gif, image/x-xbitmap, image/jpeg, image/pjpeg, */*
Referer: http://www.woodmann.com/forum/newreply.php?do=newreply&noquote=1&p=64329
Accept-Language: en-us,zh;q=0.8,zh-cn;q=0.5,zh;q=0.3
Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded
User-Agent: Mozilla/4.00
Host: www.woodmann.com
Content-Length: 547
Pragma: no-cache
Cookie: bblastvisit=1156668401; bblastactivity=0; bbuserid=13870; bbpassword=xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx; vbcodemode=1; bbsessionhash=xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Connection: keep-alive
Accept-encoding: gzip, deflate

Posting 547 bytes...

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Date: Sat, 03 Mar 2007 06:23:40 GMT
Server: Apache/2.2.4 (Unix) PHP/5.2.2-dev
X-Powered-By: PHP/5.2.2-dev
Expires: 0
Cache-Control: private, post-check=0, pre-check=0, max-age=0
Pragma: no-cache
Transfer-Encoding: chunked
Content-Type: text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1

Kayaker
March 3rd, 2007, 02:10
I had similar problems. The post page hung but I checked from another browser window and the post had been posted OK, even though the original posting page was still hung. If that's clear as mud.

I don't remember the problem with the previous vbulletin version, or at least no one complained about it, so...

We're looking at various mysterious settings designed to optimize the server, maybe we can find one that might address this issue.

SiGiNT
March 7th, 2007, 19:34
YAY! were in business again, I'm beginning to dread week-ends! But thanks for getting us back on line again!

SiGiNT

JMI
March 7th, 2007, 19:42
We are looking for better solutions to our ongoing problems and may have better news to report in the near future.

Regards,