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Post November 2nd, 2014, 12:17 am

Website Downtime - Database Restore + Maintenance

Harry Potter Forums was down for about one hour today. Upon work to the database, a critical error occurred that resulted in the site being unavailable. A database restore has been successfully applied. The site was reverted back to October 31st. All posts made today were lost and will not be restored.

-Phil
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Post November 8th, 2014, 2:03 am

Re: Website Downtime - Database Restore

On an unrelated note, I am resynchronizing the forums. This will re-establish the true value of posts and topics inside each forum. You might see values decrease or increase, don't be alarmed -- no content is being deleted.

This is an ongoing form of maintenance that will be going on for the next several weeks. Our forum is very old, and over time our database has misinformation in it's statistical displays.

The forum will not be down during this activity.

Thanks for your patience,

-Phil
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Post November 8th, 2014, 3:50 pm

Re: Website Downtime - Database Restore + Maintenance

Update: We're running a script to delete user accounts that have never been logged into. This is another effort to optimize our forum's database and make future upgrades easier.

No impact to site availability or performance is expected

UPDATE:

The script has finished running, all changes were successful.
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