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anthonysemone
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Haven't been able to raise RFF for the last couple days. Anybody else having that problem with
www.rangefinderforum.com ?



Nov 26, 2011 at 01:37 PM
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Yes, it is still down.

EBH



Nov 26, 2011 at 02:16 PM
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thanks, EBH


Nov 26, 2011 at 02:58 PM
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The physical server itself has failed and the hosting facility which is a major hosting facility is pretty much AWOL. I am guessing too much turkey. Probably the worst customer support I have ever seen in the industry. I am almost certain some changes will be coming after this is resolved.


Nov 28, 2011 at 01:12 AM
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holy cow, Jorge, that sounds pretty close to a disaster for the owner of the site


Nov 28, 2011 at 01:26 AM
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I'm dying over here....give me back my RFF!! (although it is probably a good thing that I haven't been able to hit the classifieds for the last few days).


Nov 28, 2011 at 03:42 AM
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Wow, it is still down.

EBH



Nov 29, 2011 at 02:50 AM
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hehe, looks deader than a door nail to me




Nov 29, 2011 at 02:51 AM
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I've had at least 3 questions I've wanted to post for almost a week (Q on a busted Rollei, 5cm elmar, etc). Damn, RFF being down has really shown what a great resource it is.


Nov 29, 2011 at 05:28 PM
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Yup. Still down. Had a couple of questions on the Plustek 7600i since B&H had big discounts (still does until tomorrow) and RFF had a good thread or two on Plustek scanners. Decided to order one anyway.

Hope the hosting service gets their act together. Any idea which company it is/was?



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Still down. The owner is furious with the response from Layeredtech

We are on day 6 now and they can't seem to fix the hardware or have the sense to just bring it up on another server.

My sites are with the same provider and I can tell you that I will be moving them as soon as I find a reliable one.



Nov 29, 2011 at 10:16 PM
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whew, Jorge, I'll bet Stephen is apoplectic!! I sure would be. Are your sites still operating?


Nov 29, 2011 at 11:18 PM
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Oh oh. Layeredtech offers a cloud service, which uses virtualization techniques to save costs. And to save even more costs cloud providers offer varied cloud pricing models. If RFF chose one of the cheaper models, they may have dropped the business/disaster recovery feature, which means that data loss is an acceptable business risk. This has already happened in the past to some clients of major cloud providers, who discover too late that their data is non-recoverable.

I just hope RFF comes back soon, with its data intact.



Nov 30, 2011 at 12:41 AM
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The people running the site should also do their own backups to some other target not on the same server and preferably not the same provider. Everybody knows that.

EBH



Nov 30, 2011 at 02:30 AM
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hmmmm, maybe RFF is making some progress

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/?694bec68



Dec 01, 2011 at 09:51 PM
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This is getting painful! I had no idea a Web hosting business could wipe out a really important Web site for so long. Is this problem common in that industry?


Dec 02, 2011 at 12:42 AM
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Yes it is very common. It is also very common for weak businesses not to have and execute a back plan. The two often go together, for example when a company has insufficient funds/resources and then uses a cut-rate provider. When the site is down they have no other provider and often no up-to-date backup or mirror. Obvioulsy it all depends on money and management. Given the domain name I'm guessing that a forum probably has limited resources.

EBH



Dec 02, 2011 at 01:31 AM
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anthonysemone wrote:
hmmmm, maybe RFF is making some progress

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/?694bec68


I receive an error message.

EBH



Dec 02, 2011 at 01:31 AM
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just clicked the link, EB-1; site is back up. HOOOOOAHHHH

the link I had posted led to a GoDaddy site. I'll betcha Stephen has bagged LayeredTech, but that's only my speculation

anyways, I've gotten to it w/ no problem



Dec 02, 2011 at 01:33 AM
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heheh, now down or perhaps slow connection cause everybody in the world is trying to make up for lost time



Dec 02, 2011 at 02:04 AM
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