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So, what happened to the Forum web site over the last 3 days ??

Discussion in 'News & Announcements' started by exitguy, Feb 27, 2017.

  1. exitguy

    exitguy Member

    I was getting withdrawal :( :cry:, no Minix Forum so no place to visit and check what is going on in the Minix world. But it's back and I'm so happy (y) :) :whistle:
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  2. Gh0st

    Gh0st Australia's Finest Since 1981 Administrator

    Server problems... All sorted now :)
  3. Menorca Man

    Menorca Man Active Member Trusted Helper

    Glad it's back online. (y) I initially thought there was something amiss with my computer/home network but after failed attempt using 4G and my smartphone realised it had to be an external problem!! A shame that it took Minix so long to announce anything on their official Facebook page. :(
  4. HardwareGuru

    HardwareGuru Developer Administrator

    There where HDD(data corruption) issues on the server so it went to an automatic "suspend like" mode to prevent any dataloss. All sorted now and 0% dataloss due to raid setup so systems work as they should ;)
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  5. Villa

    Villa Administrator Administrator

    I noticed most comments on Facebook were caught up in the new U9-H and/or the lack of Android Upgrade for the older devices.
    I just messaged MINIX through Facebook as to when the Forum will be up again and got a prompt reply! (y)
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  6. Menorca Man

    Menorca Man Active Member Trusted Helper

    I too left a message via Facebook three days ago but didn't see any acknowledgement from Minix until today!!! Anyway, not to worry, all's well that ends well. :)
  7. Villa

    Villa Administrator Administrator

    I must admit I only sent the message yesterday as I was beginning to get withdrawal symptoms! :confused:
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  8. midnight

    midnight Moderator Moderator

    Now that was scary !:eek: my wife was even beginning to notice that I was not the same and pacing around o_O;)
    Glad to see everyone again and that things are back in order !!(y)
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  9. Snakebite

    Snakebite Active Member

    Great to see the site back guys.. had this feeling of impending doom when I realised it was down... saw announcement of the U9 on Saturday, ordered mine and it will be delivered in the next few hours...

    When this support forum goes down there's a strange realisation of how important the community is... consumers would be running the risk of working blind, sales of the U9 would probably plummet if there was no support available. Minix need to realise the support/guidance is free and it helps them sell their products.

    I was worried it wasn't gonna come back up :-(
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  10. Higgs

    Higgs Yellow Dude Super Moderator

    Must be just me then that enjoyed the weekend off :D
  11. Villa

    Villa Administrator Administrator

    Maybe the Forum should be offline every Weekend! o_O:D

    I was away from home Friday all day and didn't do my usual morning MINIX Forum ritual while having breakfast. :coffee:
    Got home late expecting to see many posts from Thursday night and all day Friday, but just got a blank screen! :eek:
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    ENDRJUPL Well-Known Member Super Moderator

    I thought I got banned for coming back ;)
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  13. dryster

    dryster Active Member

    I thought so soon after me buying my first Minix that it was all over.....
  14. Gh0st

    Gh0st Australia's Finest Since 1981 Administrator

    Never fear, we won't disappear. Even if those of us who run it decide to throw in the towel we won't just dump it, there is a strong community and I'm sure others would gladly step up to take over so we would gladly help with that transition.
    As I said though, that won't happen in the foreseeable future.
    2-3 days downtime in nearly 3 years isn't too bad ;)

    Sent from my C6903 using Tapatalk
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  15. Marm

    Marm Active Member

    Gone? I never noticed. Was offline for a few days. Likely the first time I have been offline that long since 1994. Apparently I have more of a life than I thought. ;) It was nice to have a few days off with my wife, friends and family. Turned my server off too to do some work on it and did not get back to it so it has been off for two weeks. First time I have not had a computer running 24/7 since 1980.

    Glad to see the Forum back. Thanks for all the work and dedication.

    Happy New Year!
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  16. pusb87

    pusb87 Well-Known Member Trusted Helper

    it was nearly a year ago !!
  17. Marm

    Marm Active Member

    lol ADHD, I miss a lot of things.