The new server hardware has arrived, I've put everything together and finished transferring all files to the new disk. Currently working on setting everything up so it works the way it should. swfchan is back online on the old server BUT in a frozen state. [more]
No new files or other content will be added or updated until the new server is ready. This means threads will not be archived but at least new flash files posted during this time will be added manually afterwards on the new system. -- What happened this friday was that the HDD got corrupted so badly after a reboot that the folder holding all of swfchan disappeared. Luckily, after many hours this could be repaired (though the old disk is still corrupted). The recovered files got transferred to the new server, its parts also arrived on friday and was put together during disk repair. I was thinking that maybe I could get the site online quickly on the new server. However, the databases turned out so messed up it will delay work a lot. I decided it was best to just put the site back online on the old server. -- The original plan was to run the site on the backup disk after moving all the files to the new server, but after this last corruption I don't think it's a good idea to risk the backup files being changed. I still don't know if all broken files have been discovered and then the old backup will be good to have around. Since I don't want to copy anything again from the broken disk the site will be in a frozen state until everything is 100% on the new server. I don't know how long it will take, manually fixing these databases will be a pain.