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Public Discussions => General Discussion => Topic started by: Martin Iturbide on September 19, 2017, 10:09:34 pm

Title: Trying to get the forums back.
Post by: Martin Iturbide on September 19, 2017, 10:09:34 pm
Hi.

I'm trying to get the forums back. Sadly this was my latest backup (July) so I'm sorry I was not able to get any newer message.
User that registered after mid July 2017 may experience some issues, please contact me at martin@os2world.com if you can not access the forums.

I'm not sure if everybody is able to login, please reply to this message to see if it works.

Regards
Title: Re: Trying to get the forums back.
Post by: Valery Sedletski on September 19, 2017, 10:29:53 pm
Logged in successfully, trying to post a message ;-)
Title: Re: Trying to get the forums back.
Post by: David McKenna on September 19, 2017, 11:00:09 pm
 Seems to work OK....
Title: Re: Trying to get the forums back.
Post by: Dave Yeo on September 20, 2017, 12:39:51 am
Seem to have logged in fine.
How big is the database, eg the part that needs backing up?
Title: Re: Trying to get the forums back.
Post by: Doug Bissett on September 20, 2017, 12:49:37 am
Looks okay.   :D
Title: Re: Trying to get the forums back.
Post by: Eugene Tucker on September 20, 2017, 01:31:30 am
Good here as well.
Title: Re: Trying to get the forums back.
Post by: R.M. Klippstein on September 20, 2017, 03:27:24 am
Works here!

klipp
Title: Re: Trying to get the forums back.
Post by: Mike La Martina on September 20, 2017, 03:45:43 am
I am good.
Title: Re: Trying to get the forums back.
Post by: Daniel Carroll on September 20, 2017, 04:24:11 am
Yet one more that could log in... after I tracked down my active password. 
Title: Re: Trying to get the forums back.
Post by: Jim Hughes on September 20, 2017, 04:24:30 am
all ok for me
Title: Re: Trying to get the forums back.
Post by: Pete on September 20, 2017, 04:49:21 am
No problem logging in here

Pete
Title: Re: Trying to get the forums back.
Post by: Moritz on September 20, 2017, 09:55:33 am
works for me
Title: Re: Trying to get the forums back.
Post by: Wim Brul on September 20, 2017, 10:38:41 am
Hi.

I'm trying to get the forums back. Sadly this was my latest backup (July) so I'm sorry I was not able to get any newer message.
User that registered after mid July 2017 may experience some issues, please contact me at martin@os2world.com if you can not access the forums.

I'm not sure if everybody is able to login, please reply to this message to see if it works.

Regards

Hi Martin,

I am happy :) :) to have the forums back. Thank you!

Regards,

Wim
Title: Re: Trying to get the forums back.
Post by: Sigurd Fastenrath on September 20, 2017, 01:25:16 pm
Maximum Warp!  ;)
Title: Re: Trying to get the forums back.
Post by: Greg Pringle on September 20, 2017, 01:47:48 pm
It is my understanding that the forum uses MySql for the database. This has been known to not be very robust.
The alternative is to use Postgres. I run huge databases with Postgres without any problems. Yes, the setup and use is different but the database is production strength. Before Postgres I used DB2 which is extremely good but very expensive and not available for OS/2 anymore as far as I know.
The current functioning version of Postgres for OS/2 is an older version. It has a few quirks that could be addressed with a port of the latest Postgres. The new port has had some problems. Paul S. has done some work on the port but problems remain. I have looked at the source but have not been able to fix the issues. What it looks like is there are two problems. One is with the semaphore processing and another is related to time structures.
Even without a new Postgres it should be considered for use.
I never have crashes but continue to spool out the data to files. A simple procedure that is easily automated from scripts.
Title: Re: Trying to get the forums back.
Post by: Martin Iturbide on September 20, 2017, 02:19:03 pm
Thanks for replying. It seems that the forum are back.

Greg, this is the first time I got a database corruption on MySQL in all the years of OS2World (the 2012 big crash was a hard drive failure). But I will also try to understand better Postgres to have it as an alternative.

Regards
Title: Re: Trying to get the forums back.
Post by: Greg Pringle on September 20, 2017, 02:28:09 pm
Sounds good. Postgres can have a steep entry curve.
Title: Re: Trying to get the forums back.
Post by: ivan on September 20, 2017, 02:46:05 pm
Hi Martin,

How is the nightly incremental backup setup and does it backup to an off site NAS?  That is how my old clients were setup and from memory the most lost data was three minutes work.

Maybe the big problem is you being in one country and the server in another.  And thanks for getting back what you have, now I can start on the odd questions again.
Title: Re: Trying to get the forums back.
Post by: guzzi on September 21, 2017, 02:43:47 am
To paraphrase Vladimir Ilich Ulianov: Backup, backup, backup). Thank you for your efforts in keeping this forum running and all the other stuff you do for the OS/2 incarnations. Would you be willing to help out with a funding drive to port the open source QT5.5 to OS/2?
Title: Re: Trying to get the forums back.
Post by: Martin Iturbide on September 21, 2017, 02:01:47 pm
Hi

Yes, I'm discussing the backups with the webmaster, since we need a better way to have them available.

Would you be willing to help out with a funding drive to port the open source QT5.5 to OS/2?

Guzzi, I discussed it with Roderick at Warpstock and there is no problem at all with that. I think that Qt5 and Java 8 are very important for the platform and we all need to help Bitwise works to complete the funding for this.

Regards
Title: Re: Trying to get the forums back.
Post by: Rick C. Hodgin on September 21, 2017, 08:55:26 pm
Maximum Warp!  ;)

LOL! :-)  I like that.
Title: Re: Trying to get the forums back.
Post by: Dave Yeo on September 22, 2017, 01:40:59 am
Maximum Warp!  ;)

LOL! :-)  I like that.

Back in my Apple II days, I was transwarped,  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_II_accelerators#TransWarp_.E2.80.93_Applied_Engineering (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_II_accelerators#TransWarp_.E2.80.93_Applied_Engineering). Replaced the 1Mhz 6502 with a 3.6Mhz 65C02 and included 256MBs of ram. With a bit pf patching, the old Apple II could run Apple //E software at a blazing 3Mhz and access most all the ram. Now I'm running a 2.4Ghz dual core CPU with 4GBs of ram and yet am only warped  :)
Title: Re: Trying to get the forums back.
Post by: Rick C. Hodgin on September 22, 2017, 01:51:40 am
Back in my Apple II days, I was transwarped ... Replaced the 1Mhz 6502 with a 3.6Mhz 65C02 and included 256MBs of ram. With a bit pf patching, the old Apple II could run Apple //E software at a blazing 3Mhz and access most all the ram. Now I'm running a 2.4Ghz dual core CPU with 4GBs of ram and yet am only warped  :)

Well transwarp never did quite work properly for the Federation.  We're pretty much been stuck with warp drive.  Voyager gave us quantum slipstream drive though.
Title: Re: Trying to get the forums back.
Post by: Olafur Gunnlaugsson on September 22, 2017, 02:30:51 am
Back in my Apple II days, I was transwarped,  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_II_accelerators#TransWarp_.E2.80.93_Applied_Engineering (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_II_accelerators#TransWarp_.E2.80.93_Applied_Engineering). Replaced the 1Mhz 6502 with a 3.6Mhz 65C02 and included 256MBs of ram. With a bit pf patching, the old Apple II could run Apple //E software at a blazing 3Mhz and access most all the ram. Now I'm running a 2.4Ghz dual core CPU with 4GBs of ram and yet am only warped  :)

256Mb?

That must have cost a bundle, while it is now some 35 years ago so my memory may be failing, I am fairly sure my Transwarp I only had a 256k cache.
Title: Re: Trying to get the forums back.
Post by: Dave Yeo on September 22, 2017, 03:07:16 am
You're right, 256 KB.
Title: Re: Trying to get the forums back.
Post by: Daniel Carroll on September 22, 2017, 05:58:29 am
Ah! memories. I have (still) an IMSAI which I  modified several times. My original 2 MHz MPUA 8080 CPU card was replaced by a 3 MHz MPUB cpu card. I then replaced the 8085 on that card with a wirewrap card I built with an NSC800 running at 4 MHz. This also needed some inverters to get polarities right and some logic to add wait states to the boot and monitor ROM memory space. But now I could run Z-80 code. Whoopee!

There is also a one Megabyte ramdisk, another large card with battery backup. Unless I lose power for more than eight hours it is still there... dynamic ram. Who could afford static RAM?

This is several years earlier than the previous computers mentioned.
Title: Re: Trying to get the forums back.
Post by: Greg Pringle on September 26, 2017, 02:28:45 pm
I worked at IBM in the early 70s. In the computer room (yes a large room) we had a state of the art mainframe. The computer used by everyone. Most had to submit jobs to a window to be keyed into the machine. A few execs had terminals. In the computer room which was a secure area in a secure building there was an inner room secured also. That is 3 layers of security. The inner most room is where new cpu's were designed on an amber terminal with a light pen. The cpu's were then made at the same facility. The most advanced cpu had 8000 transistors. The memory in the mainframe was the real gem. The core was completely "solid state". You could open the doors on the rows cases and see wires strung top to bottom and left to right. The wires were bare and were held together at the intersections by small rings. Each one was a bit.
Title: Re: Trying to get the forums back.
Post by: Alex Taylor on September 26, 2017, 04:31:59 pm
Has anyone else noticed that, since the restore, logging in on the main page doesn't seem to 'stick' when opening the forums?
Title: Re: Trying to get the forums back.
Post by: Andreas Schnellbacher on September 26, 2017, 08:12:11 pm
logging in on the main page doesn't seem to 'stick'
No difference here before and after the restore: Works for me, if I use OS/2.

With W7, I have to log in on a SMF page to keep me logged in and to get auto-logged in for a new session. With a Joomla page like the main page, even a login for the current session doesn't work (and didn't work since a long time).
Title: Re: Trying to get the forums back.
Post by: Andreas Schnellbacher on October 02, 2017, 11:47:51 am
I've tested the behavior with W7 again and it works now (most likely since the restore) like it does with OS/2.
Title: Re: Trying to get the forums back.
Post by: Alex Taylor on October 02, 2017, 07:55:16 pm
Still refuses to stick here (using OS/2). I have to log in again on the forum page before it remembers that I'm logged in. Haven't tried with Windows.
Title: Re: Trying to get the forums back.
Post by: Andreas Schnellbacher on October 03, 2017, 12:47:17 am
Some ideas:
Title: Re: Trying to get the forums back.
Post by: Alex Taylor on October 07, 2017, 03:50:40 am
Some ideas:
  • Have you allowed cookies from os2world.com?
  • Have you tried it with a new profile?

OK, changing my OS2World.com cookie settings from allow session cookies to allow all cookies seems to have fixed it (knock on wood).

Evidently something changed in the forum settings to require this.
Title: Re: Trying to get the forums back.
Post by: Martin Iturbide on October 07, 2017, 02:51:01 pm
Hi

Thanks for the hints. I will see if I can find something about that on the forum settings.

Regards