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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 19:36 on 22 March 2013.
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It had to happen eventually. At about 17:36 yesterday all the servers I operate were powered off though I didn't discover this until informed by someone trying to access the chat server on Induced IRC.

I was able to remotely restart all but the web server which took another 24 hours to finally get going again. I am still not sure what is wrong though it appears that the processor is about to die so a replacement server will have to be acquired to keep Vintage Radio online.

By the looks of things, there has been a brownout as there are reports of other electrical failures in neighbouring properties. A brownout is where the mains supply voltage falls well below the nominal supply voltage and causes current flow to rise and thus causing damage to sensitive equipment containing electronics or electric motors. My chances of proving this occurred to our greedy supply authorities are well below average though.

That said, my apologies to everyone for the downtime. The damaged server is operating again but I cannot guarantee for how long. In the meantime I will source a suitable replacement and make sure the data backup regime is still working well.


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Brad.

A valve a day keeps the transistor away...


 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 21:48 on 23 March 2013.
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 Location: Maclean, NSW.
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Where is your UPS Brad ?? I have 4 machines here in the country and would not be without one.
I guess it depends on your load vs $$$$


 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 06:58 on 24 March 2013.
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I have a 3kVA UPS though it needs new batteries. It's just the luck of the draw sometimes.


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Brad.

A valve a day keeps the transistor away...


 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 19:08 on 25 March 2013.
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 Location: Maclean, NSW.
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Bummer Brad, and batteries are not cheap either. Win some lose some.


 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 21:31 on 28 March 2013.
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 Location: Wauchope, NSW.
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Good luck with the server Brad. I was wondering why my computer wouldn't load the page for a while earlier in the month. I thought it was just my computer acting up again...

Cheers,

Chris


 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 09:28 on 22 April 2013.
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"A brownout is where the mains supply voltage falls well below the nominal supply voltage and causes current flow to rise and thus causing damage to sensitive equipment containing electronics or electric motors."
I would think it would be mainly the power supply in your server that would take the brunt of the damage. Though data on any hard drives involved might get corrupted if the processors happened to be writing data when the power supply goes south (American for "dying").


 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 18:33 on 16 August 2013.
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 GTC
 Location: Sydney, NSW.
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I would like to suggest FAQ section to cater for, well, frequently asked questions.

And probably the most frequent question I've seen from newbies (and usually one-time posters) is "How much is this radio worth?"

Instead of typing out the usual reply, it would be much easier to refer them to the FAQ section for an answer.

There are probably half a dozen other FAQs that could be catered for, too.


 Return to top of page · Post #: 8 · Written at 18:36 on 16 August 2013.
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^ I tried to fix a typo in my post above using Edit your comment, however the associated update button was greed out and inoperative.


 Return to top of page · Post #: 9 · Written at 18:38 on 16 August 2013.
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 GTC
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Arrrgggh! Make that "greyed out".


 Return to top of page · Post #: 10 · Written at 21:08 on 16 August 2013.
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Hmmm, you want to know something...? We used to have a FAQ page here and I'll be buggered if I know why I no longer link to it.

Looks like I have something to do tomorrow apart from repainting the laundry Smile

I'll try to fix up the edit function too, if I can.


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Brad.

A valve a day keeps the transistor away...


 Return to top of page · Post #: 11 · Written at 21:15 on 16 August 2013.
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I just found the page as curiosity got the better of me. After reading the page I found why I stopped linking to it - it is almost a decade out of date.

Old FAQ Page.


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Brad.

A valve a day keeps the transistor away...


 Return to top of page · Post #: 12 · Written at 23:18 on 16 August 2013.
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 GTC
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Thanks to both.

Perhaps the FAQ link could be on the menu bar, to the right of Tutorials.


 Return to top of page · Post #: 13 · Written at 15:31 on 12 November 2013.
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 GTC
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Has this site being down and up lately? I have not been able to access it a few times over the last 24 hours or so and each time www.websitedown.info has reported it as being "down".


 Return to top of page · Post #: 14 · Written at 16:09 on 19 November 2013.
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Still getting dropouts/disconnects.


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