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Scheduled Maintenance - 24th - 25th September
24th Sep, 2011 at 12:27am
 
All,

As mentioned on the S.A. news page, I am performing essential maintenance to the source, SAM server over the weekend of the 24th and 25th of September.

This is an essential, annual 'service' to SAM and will involve (amongst other things), backing-up the entire file structure and database, upgrading all of the core applications to the very latest versions and cleaning / replacing a number of the fans.

During this time, there will be intermittent outage of the stream(s). Please do not panic - I will be working continuously and will endeavour to have this essential work completed as soon as possible. I shall also post within this thread, updating as progress is made and confirming once complete.

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Reply #1 - 25th Sep, 2011 at 5:50am
 
Folks,

All is proceeding as planned and without any problems.

The music database back-up has begun and will take some time ... I'll post again once this has finished.

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Reply #2 - 25th Sep, 2011 at 6:37pm
 
All,

SAM's RAID drives are currently being formatted. Once complete, I will be in a position to re-install all of the software and data.

I'll post again when I have more information.

Again, the real time consuming element of this task these days is the sheer size of the music database and the length of time it takes to copy, back-up and restore.

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Reply #3 - 26th Sep, 2011 at 5:54pm
 
SAM's SQL server has been re-formatted and the very latest version of MySQL server - 5.5.16 - has been installed.

Once this has been configured, I'll be in a position to install the SAM software itself and will then start the final configuration.

I'll post again once this has been completed.

Apologies for the downtime, folks.

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Reply #4 - 26th Sep, 2011 at 10:55pm
 
Well, the power outage this evening hasn't really helped in expediting things ...

I've had to re-install the Firewall software and associated definitions.

Realistically, it's going to be tomorrow before everything is functioning as normal again.

As usual, I'll post within this thread when I have further info.

Darran
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Reply #5 - 27th Sep, 2011 at 8:12pm
 
All,

I'm still having some issues with SAM's MySQL server. Hopefully I shall have these ironed-out by the end of this evening and everything will be back online again.

I'll post more in this thread.

Thanks for your patience !

Darran
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Reply #6 - 27th Sep, 2011 at 10:26pm
 
Folks,

Well, I'm delighted to say that all is running as normal again. Smiley

Sincere apologies for the extended downtime, however, I worked as hard and for as long as I could to complete this essential work. SAM has had three fans replaced, an unhealthily large amount of dust removed and an extra Gig of RAM added for good measure.

Also, amongst numerous other software and application upgrades, the MySQL server is now running on the very latest version.

Continue ... to enjoy.

Darran
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Reply #7 - 28th Sep, 2011 at 1:04am
 
Darran -- Thank you for your continued efforts... The music on SA is well worth the wait!

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Reply #8 - 28th Sep, 2011 at 8:18am
 
Congratulations, Darren, hard work you have done, I know what I'm talking about, just restored an SAP server with 3TB database for 3000 users,,,

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Reply #9 - 28th Sep, 2011 at 8:55am
 
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Reply #10 - 28th Sep, 2011 at 10:44pm
 
All,

Due to yet another power cut this evening, both SAM and the MySQL server were unexpectedly switched-off during some essential updates to their respective application(s).

I'm obviously extremely both disappointed and frustrated at this but will resolve to fix the situation and bring things back to normal as soon as possible. Please bear in mind, I have to go to work tomorrow, so it's entirely possible that S.A. will not be brought back-up until tomorrow evening.

Again, apologies for this (totally unexpected) downtime but I'll work as hard and as quickly as possible to have everything back to normal.

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Reply #11 - 29th Sep, 2011 at 12:19am
 
Don't stress D!!  well wait.  Just have to listen to some cds for awhile  Smiley
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Reply #12 - 29th Sep, 2011 at 8:22pm
 
Folks,

As mentioned above, due to yet another power outage yesterday evening, SAM (and the MySQL server) are in more than a bad state.

As I hope you can all already imagine, I have back-ups of everything that is important - music, databases, applications, license keys - the lot.

So, I'm now in the process of restoring everything back to it's former glory but please bear with me, I'm working as quickly and for as long as possible to achieve this.

Essentially, yesterday's power-cut occurred in the middle of core-application updates. As most of you are no doubt aware already, computers don't exactly appreciate power-cuts at the best of times but whilst in the middle of server-wide application upgrades, it really was a death blow, I'm afraid to say.

Please be patient, I shall post again in this thread when I have more information.

Many thanks.

Darran
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Reply #13 - 30th Sep, 2011 at 1:25am
 
Argh! Don't you hate it when that happens?
We're hanging in there with you, D.
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Reply #14 - 30th Sep, 2011 at 5:52pm
 
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