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The board is back, more or less

Post by JBaum » Tue Dec 17, 2019 6:43 pm

After some help from a great guy in Netherlands, the board is functioning again. :cheer: :cheer: :cheer:

All but 13 pictures were corrupt and are not recoverable. We still have a remote chance of getting some/most (but not all) of the pictures back. It will take a week or two to get a final determination.

Anyone who still has some of the pictures/files that were posted here as attachments can either post them again or send them to me, and I will put them in the correct places.

A few people became new members on the temporary board I had running: You guys will have to create an account again.

The few messages that our members posted were saved from the temporary board (including pictures) and will be reposted as soon as I get a bit of time. I've pretty well killed the day already, and need to get some work done.
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Post by Bil » Tue Dec 17, 2019 7:30 pm

How far back was recovered? I just saw a post from earlier this year-do you mean all the pics that were on the old board were recovered except a few? :O ...bil
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Post by JBaum » Tue Dec 17, 2019 10:03 pm

No Bil, all of the pictures are GONE except a few. But I'm still working on that, so don't howl in pain up yet. :)

The board crashed around 5 months ago. The board (text) was recovered as far back as it goes (2005?). Literally all the picture files are corrupt (unusable) except for 13 more recent pictures. ALL the other pictures need replaced, as they are permanently gone. I'm working on that.

I've sent an email to Salt6 to see if he has any old backups, he's going to look, so we'll have to wait and see.

This all started when the web server provider moved the board to a different server. It crashed right after the move (I believe files were corrupted when they were moved, and even though it is now on a different server than the one that crashed it, a lot of damage was done.
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Post by JBaum » Wed Dec 18, 2019 10:59 am

We had a new member on the temporary board who posted some good messages. As soon as he rejoins, I'll repost those messages, including pictures, under his username: joe6167
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Post by Blanksguy » Wed Dec 18, 2019 10:36 pm

Great to have the MG42 Board back....back up.
Thanks for all of the hard work.

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Post by JBaum » Wed Dec 18, 2019 11:07 pm

I'm pleased that a guy from Netherlands answered my request for assistance. He's been a member for years of the board that writes the BBS software, and it took him most of the day to get it running. The guy from Netherlands was good, but even he had to walk away a few times and think about it for an hour. Then he'd come back and fix some more. There were multiple problems, (which is why everything I tried didn't work). He managed to get everything operational except the pictures, and just about every one of those files were corrupt. He even felt bad he couldn't save them, but I was pleased that he fixed what he did.

I'll be putting what pictures I have back online, and Salt6 is checking to see if he has any older backups. Anyone who has pictures from a message they put on, repost them in the same forum and I'll move them to where they used to be. I'll likely spend the weekend getting pictures back online myself.
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Post by joe6167 » Thu Dec 19, 2019 5:35 pm

JBaum wrote:
Wed Dec 18, 2019 10:59 am
We had a new member on the temporary board who posted some good messages. As soon as he rejoins, I'll repost those messages, including pictures, under his username: joe6167
Fortunately I managed to join the board just before the crash!

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Post by JBaum » Thu Dec 19, 2019 9:45 pm

joe6167 wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 5:35 pm
JBaum wrote:
Wed Dec 18, 2019 10:59 am
We had a new member on the temporary board who posted some good messages. As soon as he rejoins, I'll repost those messages, including pictures, under his username: joe6167
Fortunately I managed to join the board just before the crash!
Start 4 new messages with just a few letters in each under the MG42 Discussion forum. Once you do that, I'll edit the messages and put the 4 messages you posted on the temporary board there. That way, your username will be shown as the author.

I saved the pics and text from those messages, so once you create the message with your name, I'll copy the old message into it.
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Post by joe6167 » Fri Dec 20, 2019 7:39 am

JBaum wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 9:45 pm
joe6167 wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 5:35 pm
JBaum wrote:
Wed Dec 18, 2019 10:59 am
We had a new member on the temporary board who posted some good messages. As soon as he rejoins, I'll repost those messages, including pictures, under his username: joe6167
Fortunately I managed to join the board just before the crash!
Start 4 new messages with just a few letters in each under the MG42 Discussion forum. Once you do that, I'll edit the messages and put the 4 messages you posted on the temporary board there. That way, your username will be shown as the author.

I saved the pics and text from those messages, so once you create the message with your name, I'll copy the old message into it.
Ok done. 4 New posts created in the MG42 Discussion Forum.

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Post by JBaum » Fri Dec 20, 2019 9:14 am

joe6167 wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 5:35 pm

Ok done. 4 New posts created in the MG42 Discussion Forum.
Your messages have been restored. :)
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Post by Countryboy77 » Fri Dec 20, 2019 9:44 pm

Excellent Job! Well done!

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Post by anjongni » Tue Dec 31, 2019 3:51 pm

Thanks for all your work on this, John. Still the best 34-42 info source!
I probably still have the pictures from my previous posts if anyone needs one ....Phil

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Post by fng33 » Tue Dec 31, 2019 5:26 pm

Thanks to your friend in the Netherlands, and to you. Looking forward to a great New Year for everyone.

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Post by joe6167 » Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:27 pm

Did I miss something? I can't seem to figure out how to edit my posts.

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Post by JBaum » Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:11 am

Editing posts was limited to within 60 minutes after they were initially written. I've changed that to enable editing within 24 hours.

If there's something that needs editing past that time, let me know and I can do it.
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Post by joe6167 » Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:30 pm

JBaum wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:11 am
Editing posts was limited to within 60 minutes after they were initially written. I've changed that to enable editing within 24 hours.

If there's something that needs editing past that time, let me know and I can do it.
I just wanted to update my list of M53 serial numbers.

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Post by JBaum » Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:56 pm

Just post the updated list in a message, and if you want the old message deleted, I can do that.
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Post by DARIVS ARCHITECTVS » Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:33 pm

It SO NICE to be HOME !
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Post by Bil » Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:04 pm

You're still here?:O Nice to see you again! ...bil
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Post by 42rocker » Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:52 pm

"L" extra "L" wait it's Bil with the mssing "L" that's back. Great to see your post.

Later 42rocker

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