Well, looks like this is it.... Two months of data lost.

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  1. Ski-Whiz

    Ski-Whiz George Halas
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    First off, I would like to say I am sorry! While offering my sincerest apologies, it doesn't recover the lost data.

    The server database server died (the part where the actual site data is located), along with other parts of the server. They rebuilt it back, but had to restore everyone's database. So looks like November 26th is the day we are recovering to.

    This is mostly my fault for not manually backing up DaBears.com. Make no mistake, I lost a LOT of man hours adding things, fixing issues, and tweaking performance. So I am also set back, and FRUSTRATED!

    Here is where I am going from here to prevent this in the future:

    - Conduct backups every two weeks.
    - I'm going to complete backups myself, manually. While this is man power intense, it appears I can't trust the host. No host is perfect. Without spending tons of money, and adding advertisements all over, I need to stick with this hosting company.
    - While deployed or underway (most know I'm STILL in the U.S. Navy), I will have the support folks drop a backup in the file system, and I'll download it when I get back home.

    Again, I've spent a lot of time making this place the best possible place for Bears fans, and I can see I missed a huge piece to ensuring continued success.

    Make no mistake, I lost a lot of man hours and work along with a lot of valued members. Not to mention how many members will need to re-register.

    In order to keep the most up to date, like our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/DaBears

    If you have any questions please let me know. There's not much else I can do from here, other than start updates, fixes, and tweaking; part two.

    Regards and Bear Down,

    Rick
     
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    Does that mean the thousands of photos I posted are gone? Well thanks a lot! LOL
     
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  3. Ski-Whiz

    Ski-Whiz George Halas
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    I did it specifically to wipe out those pictures.

    Your welcome.
     
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    No problems Ski. Besides, given what I'm paying for the privilege of reading and posting on this website (nothing), do I really have a right to complain? (I didn't think so either.)

    I can however, understand your frustration. You have my sympathies there.

    I am very happy to see the site is operational again.
     
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    Thanks for getting it back together. I was having withdrawals.



    P.S. Packers suck.
     
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    I just appreciate having this messageboard to talk with fellow Bears fans. It's a first-class board. I appreciate all the hard work the staff puts in here.
     
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    It's all good Ski. You da man!!
     
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    does this mean its late November again, and we can hope that horrendous late December game vs the evils of Green Bay never happened?
     
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    Two months? Man thats a lot of news I missed. So...did the Bears make the playoffs?
     
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    The last two month? Meh...99% of that bitchin' and infighting over Cutler...no great lose...
     
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