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DP Site Down & Maintenance 10/8/2012

We had a little downtime this morning. Our main database was having issues and required some maintenance to fix. This required us taking the site off line for a couple hours.

We appreciate your patience. Let us know if there's any more problems happening on the site.


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I can't believe you don't have a backup system in place. Shows how easily this gathering point of ideas could be shutdown.

NCMarc's picture

we do backup

it's just having a fault tolerant mysql, hot swap system isn't cheap. we're talkin $15k minimum, to do it right. and the error we had, it would have corrupted the backup. so it wouldn't have helped.

We do backup the site twice daily, but I didn't want to lose a few hours of comments and articles. better to fix it.


A great empire, like a great cake, is most easily diminished at the edges. - Ben Franklin

ytc's picture

Thank you, NCMarc, Michael N and the mods!

All the time, energy and resources you are pouring into this site are greatly appreciated!

*** I hope more "users" and "frequent visitors" become PAID SUBSCRIBERs to help fund this effort. ***

Free market of ideas will thrive, only when we freely & voluntarily GIVE and SUPPORT what is valuable to us!

Thank you

Thank you for all of your hard work keeping this site running.

Objectivism, the philosophy of liberty.


I turned on my computer

this morning and my front page had New York's weather and local news. Strange as my setting are for the west coast. Then I tried to look at my email. Verizon said they were having technical difficulties. Okay, I'll check the Daily Paul. By then, I actually felt a little bit of panic when it didn't come up. Thought maybe I had sent one too many eloquent emails over the weekend. The timing of it all does seem odd.


We should start a support group!

I totally got "the 'noids", too....

What would the Founders do?

ytc's picture

Yup, "support" by

SUBSCRIBING! A little stream of income from each of us should help A LOT!

"the man"

Totally agreed, thought DP had been shut down. God Bless America!

It was like the longest two

It was like the longest two hours of my life!

"It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere".

It's hard not to be a menace to society when half the population is happy on their knees. - unknown

Michael Nystrom's picture

Thank you Marc

for your help in getting the site back up and running.

Very much appreciated by me and everyone else here!

Thank you.

Denise B's picture

Glad to know it was your

doing and not something else...one of the dangers of being awake is you can start to see a conspiracy behind almost anything...I was starting to wonder...next time it might be helpful if you let us know before you actually shut down. :-)

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Thought "THEY" had shut us down..