We were down for a couple of hours this morning. From the firewall log:
What happened is this: our primary firewall failed around 7am, and the secondary firewall mostly took over. Servers behind the firewalls were still accessible, but for some as-yet undiagnosed reason requests to THR were no [...]
A surprising problem that developed as part of the move is that viewing threads on THR is much faster than before, as expected. Posting, however, has become a problem.
The quick solution is probably to get the uber-server I bought in January repaired, move the SQL server to it, and let the additional horsepower it [...]
I’ve been doing upgrades and migrations for businesses for a decade. It never goes as planned, and in general I advise clients that change is painful.
Unfortunately THR has undergone major change, and is experiencing the related pain.
What I did was move from a relatively simple setup that was failing due to frequent power [...]
THR is back up. Thanks for your patience.
In the long run we’ll be doing this periodically, like early in the morning on the first day of every month.
We’re doing this one manually though, as the database could really stand to be defragmented after the recent [...]