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Why was MSFN down yesterday and why is it still slow?

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MSFN was down yesterday (Jan. 12) for a while. Tried to get in several times over about a 7-hour period, with no success.

 

Any particular reason? I wasn't getting any informational result (like "SQL error" or something), as we sometimes get, but only a browser notice that it couldn't connect to the webpage. Tried it on a couple different computers, without success. Same router, but then I had no trouble getting to other websites via that router.

 

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MSFN has had a heck of a time the last 17 months. I think MSFN has been down at least 15 times during that period. That's an average of almost once a month. Some were hardware related, some were board software updates, and at least one was a DDoS attack. It's strange that all that has happened to MSFN while I'm not aware that either RyanVM or WinCert has been down for any appreciable time during that same period. I think they have been down occasionally, I know WinCert did at least one or two board software updates during that time and they use the same software that MSFN does, but it was brief enough it didn't cause any real impact, while MSFN has been down for over a day at a time in more than one of those instances and the rest of the outages were usually for several hours. I wonder why?

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Yes, I know. We figured out whats causing it. Server primary HDD is in pretty bad condition. Bad sectors, etc. I will need to take server down, swap primary HDD and do OS reload. I will do that today or tomorrow.

It's 5 o'clock CET in the morning here.


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Thanks for your hard work for our benefit.

 

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+1

 

xper, we greatly appreciate all that you do for MSFN. :thumbup  Just the fact that I can still log on in IE8 and have everything work, is amazing.  :)

 

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xper, we greatly appreciate all that you do for MSFN. :thumbup  Just the fact that I can still log on in IE8 and have everything work, is amazing.  :)

 

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Server HDD swapped and OS reloaded. Putting everything back. It was hard ride in the last 72 hours. Will se in the next few days how it's going.

Hopefully no more long downtime's. 


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Thanks, xper.  :)



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I couldn't get into MSFN yesterday, kept getting the following "driver error" message:

 

Attached File  MSFN driver error.jpg   55.77KB   0 downloads

 

Reloading the page didn't help.

 

What was the problem?

 

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EDIT: typo!


Edited by JorgeA, 03 February 2015 - 10:24 AM.


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It was down for at least 4 hours for me.  In case you were not aware of it, a place has been established over at RyanVM were we can keep each other apprised of the status of MSFN when it is down. - MSFN.org state

 

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Thanks, bphlpt. It's too bad that there is a need for such a place, but I'm glad that it exists. I'll add it to my Favorites and hopefully never have to use it.  :)

 

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what was wrong today with msfn?
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For some reason database server looses connection. I just can't figure out what's causing it. The biggest issue is all this happens in the middle of the night. More strange is that I didn't receive message about it. It's just annoying, I know. 


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MSFN was down this afternoon:

 

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MSFN was not down. Site (forum only) was in maintenance mode. Database maintenance.


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