Dave N5UP

Dave N5UP
Dave monitoring progress during the server migration June 17, 2010

Dell R710 server

Dell R710 server
A technician at our data center adjusts a rack of Dell R710 servers

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Some server maintenance the week of April 10-13

Well, I had planned to migrate the system over to a new server over the course of this week, methodically and carefully. But all that changed this morning in a matter of minutes when I was rebooting the system after a Windows Update, and the server failed to boot up.

I have thus moved the domains eQSL.cc, eQSL.org, and eQSL.net over to the new server, and it may take a little while for them to all point to the new server. If your favorite domain doesn't go there yet, you can try one of the others. A fourth domain, eQSL.CO has been pointed there for some time already, and is guaranteed to work.

The problem with not doing an orderly and methodical migration is that any user graphics uploaded after February 16 are not on the new system. If you uploaded your license for Authenticity Guaranteed, and you still have not received it, your license image is also lost, so you should upload it again.

Over the next few days, I should be able to synchronize all the graphics files, so that your eQSL graphics are all up-to-date. If you don't want to wait, you can always upload them again right now. I will not overwrite newer files.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Server Outage March 5 2012

The system is back up and running normally again.

We experienced a server outage at around 0930 UTC. You may have seen error messages to the effect of a transaction log being full.

The system was back up at 1100 UTC.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

We are rebooting a server

The system is down for a few minutes while we reboot a server that is misbehaving.

Monday, December 12, 2011

System was down temporarily on Monday

The database server failed to make a transaction log backup. And we had a glitch in the notification system, so it took us longer than usual to notice. But we got everything working in about hour after we discovered what had happened, and the system is back to normal now. Sorry for the outage!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Very short system outage

We are rebooting a server, so the system will be down for a few minutes

Monday, October 24, 2011

Database outage - Fixed

The database outage that began around 5:30am Central Time is now fixed. One of the log files in our database had overflowed and was creating a system outage. We have freed up the necessary disk space, and rebuilt the log.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

We are rebooting the server

The application server hung up, so we are taking this opportunity to install a bunch of Windows updates and reboot it. It should be back up by 1515 UTC at the latest.