Well most are aware what has happened with the Dedicated Rack Server that we lease from a Data Centre based in the EU.
We didn't expect for an SSD to die like it did, sadly it did and where we were running it in Striping Mode along with the other SSD we lost everything, including my new server-side game code I was working on, so not too happy there.
But on a good note we did at one point do live backups, sadly this was months old, so only a few patches behind for the BNT Code, forums were ok, not had posts for a while, sadly none of my new code was on the server when it was last backed up, so all gone.
The dead SSD was replaced by the Support Team and the hardware was passing all the self-tests so we started to install everything back up, this was also a very good time to install the latest version of Ubuntu Server which was at the time 18.04 LTS, this also allowed for us to install PHP 7.2.x along with MySQL 5.7 which is good news, been waiting to be able to have those versions installed.
Anyhow it seems that the current BNT Code I had running on here before isn't too happy with the new versions of PHP and MySQL, you can see on the status / offline page some of the issues that I had to overcome, I think I have most of the issues resolved, but to be safe I still need to look.
This means the games "should" be back online about 1st November, it would be sooner but I have had loads of medical appointment over the last month or two and next month to be able to put time into fixing code etc.
I have as you can see re-setup the forums with the latest version of phpBB along with a temporary modified Theme until I can find or make a more permanent Theme to suit our needs.
My new Game version called Blacknova Realms has suffered a setback due to the dead SSD, but its not all doom and gloom, I still have different version states on my PC, just not as up-to-date as the ones that was on the server which is a shame.
But until I sit down and take a real look at what I have locally I won't know.
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