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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Well, just a short sweet post. That other server was finally brought back online at 8:pm my time after being down since 3:ish am. That's almost 17 hours. They did not answer my email this time, but the first time it happened, they answered my email within 90 minutes and had the site back up shortly after that.
I took the opportunity to test upgrading drupal to 4.7 then 4.7.1 and it was much easier than the upgrade from 4.5.8 to 4.6.6 (now 4.6.7). So you know what that means! Yep, I'm gonna be bring tuxmachines down sometime in the near future, probably tonight whiles traffic is low, and do the upgrade. It really didn't take long to get the basic functionality back, so we won't be down long.
Some modules I use aren't available for 4.7 and I'd not be too interested in upgrading except that site caching seems to be working again. That is a big plus for us, especially if are gonna stay here on the slow dsl line.
Had tektonic written and said they had id'd the problem and it shouldn't happen again, I'd sure liked to have given them another chance.