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Topic Title: Thank you to Lunis
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Created On: 07/01/2021 08:29 AM
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 Thank you to Lunis   - TomDonovan - 07/01/2021 08:29 AM  
 Thank you to Lunis   - kkkwj - 07/01/2021 11:07 AM  
 Thank you to Lunis   - Lunis Orcutt - 07/01/2021 12:52 PM  
 Thank you to Lunis   - ax - 07/01/2021 03:11 PM  
 Thank you to Lunis   - Lunis Orcutt - 07/01/2021 04:08 PM  
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TomDonovan
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I personally want to thank Lunis for all his hard work and support of this community. This is such an amazing resource. I'm sure the last week has been a real stress on him and I just want to say THANK YOU!!!! I greatly appreciate you.



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 07/01/2021 11:07 AM
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Yes, three cheers for Lunis! And I have come to love his hillbilly jokes, too! I sure missed the forum when it was down.

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Beyond creating temporary downloads on another server, there wasn't much work on my part. It was Marc, our webmaster, who worked day and night. Apparently the RAID controller blew out, took out both hard drives (one automatic backup) and the entire server in the end. Amazon offers a blazing fast backup system but the restore system doesn't seem to be much faster than 300 baud circa 1994. It took over 4 days to trickle in the backup but we are finally back.  Our apologies for taking so long



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 07/01/2021 03:11 PM
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Thanks Lunis for resuscitating a vibrant little sliver of WWW that I actually enjoy visiting and learn from.

Now what took down the "RAID controller", if disclosing doesn't violate any "NDA"?

Redmond's complimentary software upgrade?  7-year-old hardware?  Misdeed from Axis of No Good Countries?  EMP-zapping UFO?  The last entity has been garnering some attention of late.


I am afraid they are going to come after my mission-critical fax modem next ...



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No NDA but we are not qualified to answer this question. Having made that disclaimer... We think the server just gave up the ghost. We should also point out that we are using 2 refurbished servers which typically run about $5000 versus a new server that runs $15,000-$21,000.

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