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Site starting to come back [PLEASE READ]

Posted: Mon Apr 19, 2021 02:16 UTC
by TheMightyDude
Hello All

I hope you are all doing well.
I am just posting an update of what is happening with Blacknova.net at the moment...

Well some of you might already know that there was a huge fire in the datacentre that hosted our Rack Server, image below on how bad the fire was which affected servers that hosted 3.6 million websites, including niche government platforms in France, Britain, Poland and the Ivory Coast.

Thumb image■ OVH Data Centre in France Destroyed by Fire
As you can see it was a huge fire that sadly destroyed our server along with loads of others.
This is not all doom and gloom, we were doing nightly updates, sadly that script failed and we did loose files here and there along with some databases.

We have not long acquired a new more faster server and is currently running Ubuntu 20.04 along with PHP v7.4.3 and MariaDB v10.3.25 and we are now supporting HTTP/2.

I have already got the Dev Blog running, along with the Forums, Games and other sections have yet to be done due to the change of the Database and PHP Version.

This is a very slow process due to I want to do this right and its just me doing all this in my spare time when I have good health days.

I will try to keep you all updated.

Re: Site starting to come back [PLEASE READ]

Posted: Mon Apr 19, 2021 14:54 UTC
by ProCra
Please do not stress or hurry, better to be in good health than anything else.

Re: Site starting to come back [PLEASE READ]

Posted: Mon Apr 19, 2021 15:44 UTC
by thekabal
Glad you are safe, and back!

Re: Site starting to come back [PLEASE READ]

Posted: Mon Apr 19, 2021 18:30 UTC
by TheMightyDude
ProCra wrote: Mon Apr 19, 2021 14:54 UTC Please do not stress or hurry, better to be in good health than anything else.
Thanks, yeah, not rushing to do stuff, at least this should be done right this time round.

Re: Site starting to come back [PLEASE READ]

Posted: Mon Apr 19, 2021 18:48 UTC
by TheMightyDude
thekabal wrote: Mon Apr 19, 2021 15:44 UTC Glad you are safe, and back!
Thanks.
Well funny enough, the email side was a challenging thing, so much you need to setup now days to protect your mail server from spoofing, modification etc.

We our mail server is now using DKIM, SPF, DMARC, SRS, GreyListing and Spamassassin which are now passing tests, blacknova emails will be hit and miss until I speak to Ron, but the emails will / should still be delivered.

Well I think we are a fair bit away from being back, but its a start and work in progress.