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Old Jan 7 2009, 08:09 AM   #1
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Power just went out at our house, due to an ice storm. I'm not sure how long the forum will stay up on battery back-up, but it'll probably be down within the hour unless our power is quickly restored (which is unlikely given the volume of outages in our county).

If someone can get to AMCF and post this info there, I'd appreciate it. I can't seem to reach their forum right now.
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Old Jan 7 2009, 11:03 AM   #2
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Well, it looks like power came back a little before 10:30, and everything restarted just fine without any help from me.

Now I get to see if I can figure out how to hook my garage door opener back up, since I had to put it on manual this morning.
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By the time I found out, the forum was already down.

There I was wondering whether Cheryl had paid the rent (Ducks and runs very hard since Cheryl's been practicing)
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Old Jan 7 2009, 03:35 PM   #4
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Old Jan 8 2009, 08:07 PM   #5
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Ahh! So thats what happened.

Kept getting a Database Error message yesterday, had me worried for a wee while there. Glad to see things are back up and running.
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Old Jan 8 2009, 08:16 PM   #6
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No, the database crash was entirely seperate from the power outage. That unfortunately happens when our server kicks off a backup while people are actively posting on the forum (not just reading it). Not a common occurence as the backups are supposed to happen around 2-4 am EST, when the forum is usually quiet and therefore it's not an issue, but last night it tried at midnight.
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Bugger!

OK, at least it's back up now.
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Ah, I got the database message too And I suffered from not being able to post Since I do from my office, it helps to pass time between 2 hard tasks
Busy times are harder and harder to set, with all this far away posters with their stupid time difference, right?
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That's okay, I'm trying to work my way through this site. I seem to get lost occasionally. Trying to work it all out.
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