Thursday, June 3rd, 2004
03
JUN
Downtime

GTAGaming.com - General News | @ 03:57 PM MDT | By Zidane
We apologize for the downtime. No, gtagaming is not hitting the dumps, so please stop with the e-mails and IMs! :p

On another note, I put two of the POTD in new order since they weren't shown. So everyone that submitted them, don't worry, we didn't skip yours. :)

Thanks for bearing with us! Now here is some details by Shawn:
This is just a short email about the 46 hours of downtime which began around 8pm June 2nd. It originated as a hardware fault, which took impact on the system while waiting for datacenter techs to fix. That caused a secondary problem that then took quite some time to be pinpointed, which then required a delicate method to fix completely. None of us at Edge Network have physical access to our servers, that is a luxury of larger businesses with money to spend. Sadly, a simple gaming community like us is far from gaining such a thing. We are forced to rely on the technicians at the datacenter, who in their defence are spread across hundreds of servers and support requests daily, making progress extremely slow in cases like ours. Do remember that we operate our own sites here, and feel the sting of downtime like all of you.

Despite the nature of both problems, no data was lost with exception of perhaps anything in serious use when the crashes were occurring (ie. data attempted to be inserted into a mySQL table may have been lost, but not data already in the table). No email is lost, all mail servers attempt outgoing mail for up to 5 days before bouncing. Everything is operational once more as of two hours ago. Thankyou for being patient, and our apologies for the lengthy downtime.
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brokenfish
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yahoo!
06-03-2004 04:02 PM
Guest
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ahhaha hitting the dumps.
06-03-2004 04:03 PM
Guest
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Hmm no new news about san andreas, I was hoping something great about san andreas would be here once the site was back up
06-03-2004 04:29 PM
Guest
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I was SOOOOOOO tempted to get on yesterday!!!
06-03-2004 05:09 PM
Guest
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AW NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!
06-03-2004 06:54 PM
Guest
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Ah, so it wasn't just me.

Err, #5, what are you so upset about? The site's back up...
06-03-2004 09:25 PM
Guest
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i noticed the site was down asshole
06-03-2004 09:34 PM
Guest
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and i wish they posted 5 times a day! more SA info mmmmm....
06-03-2004 09:34 PM
RyanSE
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and quite the downtime it was
06-03-2004 10:51 PM
Guest
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#7

Good lord, man, I just asked why you said that, since the site was back up...asshole.

If you want to be childish, let's talk about your mother.
06-03-2004 11:17 PM
Guest
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I heard in GTA: SA that you will be able to fish in the water like in Zelda for N64. That would be a neat innovation. Well, not really innovative, but nice addition. I also heard that if you shoot down a helicopter, as it is burning and falling to the ground, the people inside will bail out and jump away from the wreck. Awesome.
06-03-2004 11:52 PM
Switch Designs
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well i'm glad we are back up and going again, just wait untill you guys see the nwe bike i have been working on getting into the game your all going to be amazed....
06-04-2004 12:07 AM
RyanSE
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Ive been lucky enough to see a sneak peek at switches new bike.. It is to say "the best bike mod for GTA:VC by far".
06-04-2004 12:54 AM
Guest
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i was thinkin you guys had been hacked again
06-04-2004 02:03 AM
Guest
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Damn, this Websites has more problems than hell
06-04-2004 02:04 AM
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Why has my account disapeared if no data was lost?

.::Mouldy Punk::.
06-04-2004 02:55 AM
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@15, dude, that was like to 1st problem in ages.
06-04-2004 03:15 AM
Guest
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no there were alot of problems by hacking attemps and other stuff

xan
06-04-2004 04:56 AM
Firestorm
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But this site is often down.
06-04-2004 05:15 AM
Guest
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Is this the most popular GTA site?
06-04-2004 05:24 AM
Guest
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YES IT IS. check the stats on http://gtatoplist.com for proof
06-04-2004 06:21 AM
Guest
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yes if no data was lost then y my account wont sign me in??

Panos
06-04-2004 06:41 AM
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maybe they banned you???
06-04-2004 08:34 AM
Guest
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you sign in and your status is that you are not signed in not a ban a developing error

xan
06-04-2004 11:47 AM
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well at least I am not the only one having this problem

.::Mouldy Punk::.
(can't sign in either)
06-04-2004 11:52 AM
Guest
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Glad to see the site back up. I had no idea what was going on.
06-04-2004 01:37 PM
Guest
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^ That was me. looks like I can log in.
06-04-2004 01:42 PM
BC Rich
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Hmm... Well, good thing the site is up now. And to whoever lost their account, I'm not trying to make you feel bad, but I am so glad I still have my account.
06-04-2004 03:10 PM
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ban me for what
06-04-2004 03:10 PM
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[b]i thought it was my computer
viper300000[/b]
06-07-2004 02:42 PM
 

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