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AGN restored

Postby Doctor Azo » Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:52 am

After an OS upgrade made a mess of so many things our server was rendered almost unusable, and recovery was hampered by some obscure bug possibly in the IPMI firmware. In the end I had to go for a fresh reinstall which meant I had to painstakingly install and set up everything again, impeded by new technical issues and changes necessary. Fortunately the forums and site (as well as the game servers which I'll get to next) was backed up and I've successfully restored them and it's looking well so far. But there's some good changes since: 1. We have an updated web-server as well as the Operating System, with PHP XCache which should boost performance (although so far I've not noticed much if any here) and 2. Some minor security improvements especially behind the scenes; there's some more work and checking needed before we may benefit from these updates though. 3. It seems that IPv6 is working off-the-shelf for this instance too so I may attempt that again soon.

Please let me know ASAP if you find any issues and report about performance compared to before. I'm aware of the TF2 scoreboard not working yet as expected, after all that uses a different DB, DB account, etc and I'm not finished yet. :SBallesvoorje Your browser might've also reported the SSL certificate change but few if any would have problems with at....just tell anyone if they're having connectivity issues.

Now about the game servers....I haven't even begun working on them yet but will very soon. They'll take quite a while to set up and test again but upon restoration I shall reward all existing players (besides myself) with $100 on our MC server and double the server-sellable item payments (inc. EXP) for 2+ weeks. The MC server will have priority in rebooting, then the TF2 scoreboard then it's game server. Please remember though there may also be new bugs on there.

I apologise for the prolonged outage and reassure everyone that no important data has been lost. We may now reap the benefits of the upgrades soon however, I just need more time to finish and get used to some of the new tools/environment.

Now in celebration of the most recent successes:

:SByay :cake :SByay

Update: The MC server has been restored, let me know if you find any new issues.

Update #2: The TF2 scoreboard is now working.

Update: #3: The TF2 server is now working but will be left offline until desired again.
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Re: AGN restored

Postby Doctor Azo » Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:01 pm

Our MC server is now back and working! :SByay
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Re: AGN restored

Postby kelico » Sun Feb 25, 2018 6:27 pm

Yay! Great job!!! I was worried, not having our precious AGN! : ) I'm sure it'll be even better now!
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Re: AGN restored

Postby Doctor Azo » Mon Feb 26, 2018 4:54 pm

The TF2 scoreboard has been restored successfully. :[:D]
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Re: AGN restored

Postby dykath » Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:31 pm

woot woot welcome back AGN. we missed you. and new upgrades as well NEAT!
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Re: AGN restored

Postby Doctor Azo » Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:35 am

The TF2 server has been restored and is working again. :SByay It'll still be left offline until required again however.
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