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Recent Server Problems

My host Webhostpython began performing a server upgrade on November 27, replacing the server I’m hosted on with a new, more powerful one. There were problems. Here’s a copy/paste from some of WHP’s e-mails to me, the gist of what’s been going on:

Moments before the final data transfer was to occur, the old DA71 server began to have issues. This caused the server to go down multiple times. After getting the old server up, we then ran the last data transfer which now took longer to complete. 


The server migration for DA71 had been completed 2 days ago. However, shortly after investigating the migration we found that many of the databases that had come over were corrupted. We began trying to repair those databases as the tickets would come in for customers. As the ticket queue continued to grow with these issues, we found that there were far too many issues for us to be able to repair 1 by 1 and that the employee in charge of importing databases did so incorrectly. This morning about at 9am eastern standard time, I authorized the shutdown of the entire database server so that the entire database system could be repaired as almost all of the databases were corrupted and leaving the database server online while doing this would cause more damage.

I’m sorry for the downtime and weirdness! The problems should now be resolved.

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