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Old August 15, 2006, 01:05 PM   #1
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Why is TFL down so often?

Seems like once or twice a week for a day or so TFL is having problems or is down. Other forums don't seem to have this problem, at least not to this degree. What continues to be the problem?
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Old August 15, 2006, 04:15 PM   #2
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Ask the Rich Lucibella
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Old August 15, 2006, 06:47 PM   #3
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Uhh... That's pretty much what he's doing here, pointer.

Rich or Tyme will be able to answer the question better than me, but I know it has something to do with servers, hosting, co-location and other technical terms that I don't completely understand.

Clear as mud?

Glad I could help.

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Old August 27, 2006, 09:08 PM   #4
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Perhaps you're right, but it's been a while and the answer hasn't appeared...
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Old August 27, 2006, 09:23 PM   #5
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In my estimation, there hasn't been a problem with TFL being down lately.

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Old August 27, 2006, 10:05 PM   #6
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The glorious speed and reliability lately is directly related to the lack of keyword searching for going on 1.5 weeks now.
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Old August 27, 2006, 10:27 PM   #7
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I was wondering where that went...any ballpark eta on when that function might return?
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Old August 28, 2006, 05:56 AM   #8
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In June we had a problem with our CoLo host company. They basically went belly up and it took an attorney and 10 weeks to get our servers back.

During that time we were on a borrowed server; between setup, tweaking and the fact that it was not a barn burner, we saw our share of problems and shut downs. About two weeks ago, tyme reinstalled our own server into the new CoLo....naturally that took some tweaking also.

The basic problem we face now, as I understand it, is the database that vBulletin runs on (MySQL) and the manner in which vB performs searches. The search function is ugly and the database has not met its promise in terms of handling large volumes....that's why most sites our size archive old threads.
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Old September 4, 2006, 11:19 PM   #9
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Shoot. Sounds like y'all are just having one problem after the other. Sorry to hear y'all are having so much trouble.
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