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Re: What Happened This Time?
« Reply #45 on: December 06, 2014, 05:27:07 AM »
That and I am not sure much of what accumulates here reaches the status of data.
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Re: What Happened This Time?
« Reply #46 on: December 06, 2014, 08:54:53 AM »
I only showed a small piece of the data, and CrashPlan highly compresses it's output, so total backup size (last I checked) is about 3GB
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Re: What Happened This Time?
« Reply #47 on: December 07, 2014, 03:28:44 PM »
I only showed a small piece of the data, and CrashPlan highly compresses it's output, so total backup size (last I checked) is about 3GB
So a snapshot would fit on a DVD... :D

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Re: What Happened This Time?
« Reply #48 on: December 07, 2014, 08:42:09 PM »
Jeez if we can compress it down that much maybe we should just start distributing backups among users with the storage overhead. I've got 2TB of space over here.

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Re: What Happened This Time?
« Reply #49 on: December 10, 2014, 12:25:45 PM »
What is different for the members who didn't lose their post count and those of us who did (twice)? 
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Re: What Happened This Time?
« Reply #50 on: December 10, 2014, 12:47:46 PM »
What is different for the members who didn't lose their post count and those of us who did (twice)? 

If I understand what you're asking, the difference is in how long you have been a member.  Because we lost every registration and post since 28 Aug. 2012, counts were reset to what they were on that date.  Anyone who registered after that date had to recreate their account and start again from a post count of zero.  Others who had been members longer lost perhaps thousands of posts but still retained those posts they had made before that date.

I myself lost somewhere in the neighborhood of 6,000 posts in the two resets.

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Re: What Happened This Time?
« Reply #51 on: December 11, 2014, 09:09:00 AM »
Jeez if we can compress it down that much maybe we should just start distributing backups among users with the storage overhead. I've got 2TB of space over here.

That's not a bad idea. We could back up once a month. Have 12 people and that would just be once a year and hold it a year.
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Re: What Happened This Time?
« Reply #52 on: December 11, 2014, 09:16:27 AM »
I intend to start keeping a backup the first of every month and keeping it for at least one month.

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Re: What Happened This Time?
« Reply #53 on: December 11, 2014, 09:45:44 AM »
I intend to start keeping a backup the first of every month and keeping it for at least one month.
I have access to vast amounts of storage so if you need another off site archive facility, I'd be happy to help.
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Re: What Happened This Time?
« Reply #54 on: December 11, 2014, 02:01:19 PM »
Hopefully its just my device but the site is sporadically failing to load today. Not having this issue with other sites.
I'll get a screenshot next time if that would help?

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Re: What Happened This Time?
« Reply #55 on: December 17, 2014, 03:48:03 PM »
Shame about the per episode resources and similar content that is lost when this happens. But I wouldn't actually mind if some websites regularly self-destructed and erased all data. A lot of it doesn't need to stay up forever.

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Re: What Happened This Time?
« Reply #56 on: December 17, 2014, 07:48:04 PM »
And people ask why notebooks, and photographs are still necessary.  :-\
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Re: What Happened This Time?
« Reply #57 on: January 21, 2015, 07:47:12 PM »
I had to tell a DIRTY LIE to reregister (since my initial answer to the "had another account" was "yes" (though Jay's name is "Novella" as far as I know.))

Though I guess arguable it was the same account

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Re: What Happened This Time?
« Reply #58 on: January 28, 2015, 09:55:53 AM »
I am not as consistent as many on here but thank you for all the hard work getting the site back up.
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Re: What Happened This Time?
« Reply #59 on: March 08, 2015, 09:29:46 AM »
internal comment: I guess I will be coming back from time to time after all! :P

I'm mostly sad for these news, for so many reasons... But I'm not sure if I should be happy. I must have been very hated here for my posts and that whole "bad karma" is now gone, I suppose. Still, I do hate to lose any kind of data. Even this. I sure wished I had my backups there.

Jeez if we can compress it down that much maybe we should just start distributing backups among users with the storage overhead. I've got 2TB of space over here.


That's not a bad idea. We could back up once a month. Have 12 people and that would just be once a year and hold it a year.


Some of you will probably remember "my agenda" back then. Well, I just wanted to point it this once more. If you read that, you might agree maybe it'd be a good idea to do something like that to facilitate people making their own backups here as well. Another thing to learn from Discourse, they also offer a way to backup to Amazon S3. Quite a good idea, since that is very cheap, if you use the right tool there. And it's not too complicated to set up. It saved my ass already, although I was not losing as much.

@Belgarath:
I personally use CrashPlan for years, after I've researched many services starting with good advice from Leo: Carbonite. But I never had to restore a backup from them and I've got no idea if they're good for that. I hope they do a good job, but I don't trust any important data on them because of this reason. I highly suggest you try it if that's what you'll rely upon now. Both from their cloud and your machine. Also do keep an eye for their app, as it has bugged out many many times on me, in the past (it did get better in recent months, or maybe years). They do offer some kind of email reporting, so that might help to keep track as well.

In any case, making that backup available for anyone to download might be a good idea for adding redundancy there. Just throwing yet another idea. ;P