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Site Outage
« on: July 16, 2018, 04:39:32 PM »
A quick heads-up on the recent outage:

GoDaddy shut us down when our database surpassed 1GB, and it took several calls to support to get it restored. For the meantime, I've disabled the built-in full-text engine (which is used to make searches run more quickly), since it used nearly 600MB worth of DB space. Removing that got us back under the magical 1GB threshold. Because of this, searches will run a little more slowly than usual, and we encourage you to use the google search over the forum search.

Moving forward, we will need to eventually upgrade our hosting plan to a VPS (virtual private server), which is more expensive. But disabling the search indexing buys us time.
Jeff  :-)

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Re: Site Outage
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2018, 04:42:22 PM »
Whatever the cost may be, im pretty sure most of us will contribute.

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Re: Site Outage
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2018, 04:47:09 PM »
Thanks, Jeff. 

How about hosting a "plant and plant material sale" like the rare fruit councils do at meetings with all sale proceeds going towards the increased cost for the virtual server upgrade?  Yes, this will mean people would be "donating" their material but I think many would be up for it.
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Re: Site Outage
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2018, 05:00:12 PM »
Thanks for the update Jeff. Rob, thatís a great idea. Count me in on donating something for fundraising.

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Re: Site Outage
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2018, 05:13:01 PM »
Thanks for the support, guys. Yah, we'll see what Patrick and Sheehan want to do, but that could work. The cost was going to be around $250 for the first year, which isn't horrible. But they also wanted $99 for the migration :-(.
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Re: Site Outage
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2018, 05:47:35 PM »
Thanks for handling that stuff for us ..... keep us posted on your decisions and please include the info on how/who/when/where to contribute

Thanks again

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Re: Site Outage
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2018, 05:55:57 PM »
Thanks for your work Jeff. A simple fundraiser will cover expense.

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Re: Site Outage
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2018, 06:14:12 PM »
Yup I'm happy to throw in a fifty.

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Re: Site Outage
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2018, 06:55:18 PM »
I would glass donate to any upgrade planned

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Re: Site Outage
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2018, 07:06:34 PM »
Thanks Jeff! You're the best! We would honestly be forumless without you.

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Re: Site Outage
« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2018, 07:41:19 PM »
This place has taught me so much..happy to contribute...
always longing for a JA Julie

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Re: Site Outage
« Reply #11 on: July 16, 2018, 08:33:19 PM »
happy to contribute cash and/or plants to our cause. great idea

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Re: Site Outage
« Reply #12 on: July 16, 2018, 09:07:21 PM »
Anything to help, Count me in,  I up for donating!
Thank you for your services Jeff.

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« Reply #13 on: July 16, 2018, 09:30:55 PM »
I would contribute, as well. Thanks for this opportunity to learn so much!

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Re: Site Outage
« Reply #14 on: July 17, 2018, 12:00:07 AM »
Am I the only person who thought maybe I got individually banned. The error message
was new and said something about my address. I thought maybe I pissed someone off???

I had my wife try it and she couldn't get on either then I was really bummed imagining
the end of this forum? I will be glad to pitch in

I also had  just ordered some new seeds, I know I said I wasn't going to start any more projects this
year but I promise this is the last project what's 20 more seeds?



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Re: Site Outage
« Reply #15 on: July 17, 2018, 12:24:09 AM »
Count me in too. I have learned so much from this site.
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Re: Site Outage
« Reply #16 on: July 17, 2018, 12:33:42 AM »
Jeff, thanks for handling this!
And count me in for a contribution
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Re: Site Outage
« Reply #17 on: July 17, 2018, 01:30:49 AM »
Many thanks to the administrators and contributors to this site. Count me in. Chris
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Re: Site Outage
« Reply #18 on: July 17, 2018, 01:38:50 AM »
Am I the only person who thought maybe I got individually banned. The error message
was new and said something about my address. I thought maybe I pissed someone off???

I had my wife try it and she couldn't get on either then I was really bummed imagining
the end of this forum? I will be glad to pitch in

I also had  just ordered some new seeds, I know I said I wasn't going to start any more projects this
year but I promise this is the last project what's 20 more seeds?
I thought I got banned too  ;D. I am also open to helping donate as well. This forum has provided a place to communicate with people around the world about topics which we are all interested in, which would be harder to have without a forum like this.

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Re: Site Outage
« Reply #19 on: July 17, 2018, 01:57:22 AM »
I hope sooner or later that someone can sell tff shirts, decals, keychains & etc as a part of a fundraiser for the forum.

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Re: Site Outage
« Reply #20 on: July 17, 2018, 02:11:10 AM »
I'm in for any kinds of updates to ensure a stable forum.

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Re: Site Outage
« Reply #21 on: July 17, 2018, 09:18:30 AM »
Whatever the cost may be, im pretty sure most of us will contribute.

Yep.  Have done so in the past and would be glad to donate again.  This is one of the best places to link up for tropical growers. 

Appreciate your support Jeff and that of the other admins.

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Re: Site Outage
« Reply #22 on: July 17, 2018, 11:02:14 AM »
Way to go Jeff, thanks for keeping us going! ;)

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Re: Site Outage
« Reply #23 on: July 17, 2018, 02:53:22 PM »
The last few days I have felt withdrawal because the Forum was down. I never realized how much I love this place until it was gone. What a relief it is that itís up. Thatís no joke. Iím very serious.

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Re: Site Outage
« Reply #24 on: July 17, 2018, 02:55:05 PM »
Jeff-- Thanks for taking care of business. Way to gyo!

 

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