Originally Posted by dude_se
i wouldnt say hes knocking back help, hes just being a bit anal about it all.
Originally Posted by muz
For a start that was rfactor not rot13 but whatever , and i am sorry but you are knocking back help because the other day DJ-Chris made an offer for you to send him all the data for the forum and he would put it on his server and see if the errors still occured then but you didnt even comment on this suggestion so that seems to me like you think you can do it on your own without anyones help which if i where you i would take every offer of help people are giving
I would like to believe you are putting effort in but i have seen no evidence and i am not going to defend you when people are saying this if there is no evidence to back up that you are putting effort in sorry but i just dont work like that . In fact this log http://www.computerforums.org/uptime.txt
is the first piece of evidence i have seen that you are putting effort in . Maybe keeping us updated with what you are doing and trying would be great so we at least can see that you are trying and people cant come along and critisise you and saying you arent trying hard enough
Ofcourse I appreicated DJ-chris's offer but I don't think it would be a reliable test for a number of reasons.
1) There would not be a way to test the server under load like the current CF server receives.
2) It wouldn't be very easy to trafer 30GB of data
3) there would be various security issues such as all of the cf passwords being held in that data, and many other security issues including everyones personal information. I'm not saying DJ chris would abuse it but moving it into a public area where 1 person would be able to download it makes me uneasy.
4) its not the data intself thats causing the errors, its been through vbulletin upgrades, mysql upgrades etc each time it would have been reformatted.
I would like to believe you are putting effort in but i have seen no evidence and i am not going to defend you when people are saying this if there is no evidence to back up that you are putting effort in sorry but i just dont work like that . In fact this log
Lets rewind back a couple of months when everyone was going on about upgrades. I too hoped that a vbulletin upgrade would solve the db issues.
So I paid out of my own money to renew the vbulletin license and went about performing the upgrade. Easy to install vbulletin you will all say but you have to go through all the custom files such as the reply button, form logo etc that need changing from the default vbulletin one to the custom one.
Customised template code also needs to be converted.
The vbulletin upgrade didn't solve the db problem so I looked at the database software itself. I installed a newer version and setup and configured it. Bear in mind I run a number of sites with lots of databases. Each table needed to be repair and optimised as the new mysql version stored things different. SQL statements were also change so I had to go through and update the websites with the new mysql 5.x type of statements.
That still didn't solve the db errors so I turned my attention to the HTTP software. I install Apache 2.2.4 and set it up. This did have a posetive effect. There were days when I had to split the backups into 100MB files and use download managers to continue downloading the backup when the connection reset so I had check back every 30 minutes to continue the download and then move on to the next backup file batch. Now I can happily download several GBs of backups in one go.
The DB errors still continued so I turned to PHP. I installed the latest stable version and set it up. Ofcourse some PHP code was now old so I had to modify files that still used the old type and integrade the new PHP version with apache.
After all these upgrades , the db errors continued so I am now having to look closely at the PHP files and SQL queries which meant changing small things and waiting to see how they affected the stability.
Now all the obvious ideas have been worn out I am looking behind the scense at the server itself and the sites actually code.
The most recent change was to put a stop to a project I was working on which does seemed to have made a improvement.
I even created this thread so people can post error details and times to help me track them down. No evidence??
I continually ask people to help me out by posting the times.
so by your logic, because you can phyiscally see me sat at my desk working on the server I can't possibly be putting any effort in?