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sailflat

Super Anarchist
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Huge FAIL.

That is step 1 in any IT project. Don't fuck your users!

A pointless upgrade, waste Scots time and money.

Roll it back to the backup if you can't recover the important stuff. Who cares about 1 days worth of messages complaining about the "upgrade"

FOR GODS SAKE

Loose them and go back to the backup

 

Dawg

Moderator
7,862
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I have asked the IPS guys why the users data (mine included) has been wiped.

I had no idea this was going to happen. Seems kind of stupid.

 

sailflat

Super Anarchist
1,084
2
I have asked the IPS guys why the users data (mine included) has been wiped.

I had no idea this was going to happen. Seems kind of stupid.
I have 20 years experience managing IT deployment/integration projects from 50 machines to 86 thousand machines for Coke.

Cut your losses and roll it back!

I lost PMs containing everything from proof of Weids infidelities and fraud (not so important but interesting)

to

PMs containing weather routing info and links, PHONE NUMBERS and contact info, etc from people who don't come here any longer like LR. (incredibly important which I should - no would have backed up if I had any clue this would happen)

Come on, get that shit back!

 

sailflat

Super Anarchist
1,084
2
I have asked the IPS guys why the users data (mine included) has been wiped.

I had no idea this was going to happen. Seems kind of stupid.
And one more thing...

A little advice perhaps a bit too late.

ALWAYS test before you do it to the live environment!

Test, TEST, and test again!

These days, I am CEO of a very large data base driven web site, many times the size of SA...

WE ALWAYS test even the smallest upgrade in a sandbox before going live with it.

Give VMware a try at least.

I would recommend...

Roll it back...

Install some VMware or perhaps buy some testing time on a cloud...

I can arrange for access to a test cloud at a very good rate.

TEST, TEST, TEST

Fix the user interface too while you are at it. And then...

Apply the update.

Done

 
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Student_Driver

Super Anarchist
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Darien
I checked my setting right away and saw that 'show email address' was selected... seriously doubt that I had that as my previous setting....

 

Zipped

Super Anarchist
1,819
2
Detroit
I have asked the IPS guys why the users data (mine included) has been wiped.

I had no idea this was going to happen. Seems kind of stupid.
I have 20 years experience managing IT deployment/integration projects from 50 machines to 86 thousand machines for Coke.

Cut your losses and roll it back!

I lost PMs containing everything from proof of Weids infidelities and fraud (not so important but interesting)

to

PMs containing weather routing info and links, PHONE NUMBERS and contact info, etc from people who don't come here any longer like LR. (incredibly important which I should - no would have backed up if I had any clue this would happen)

Come on, get that shit back!
you guys all sound like the hopeless cases of people who don't backup anything on their computers and are distraught when they lose everything. Why would anyone trust a free site with data they didn't want to lose? You couldn't afford to put that stuff in a word document and save it on your computer??? Or is the 5 minutes of your time and 30kb of memory too much for you?

 

Dixie

Reporters
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0
SF
I have asked the IPS guys why the users data (mine included) has been wiped.

I had no idea this was going to happen. Seems kind of stupid.
I have 20 years experience managing IT deployment/integration projects from 50 machines to 86 thousand machines for Coke.

Cut your losses and roll it back!

I lost PMs containing everything from proof of Weids infidelities and fraud (not so important but interesting)

to

PMs containing weather routing info and links, PHONE NUMBERS and contact info, etc from people who don't come here any longer like LR. (incredibly important which I should - no would have backed up if I had any clue this would happen)

Come on, get that shit back!

I'm surprised you didn't think of that a few days ago (Tuesday) when the forums crashed. This change was announced earlier this week and it's clear Dawg is on it. The weekends are the lowest use time of the week on SA, so the best time to do upgrades...Seems that he's open to the feedback too. I can't even find my mailbox, but I'm sure if I keep looking it'll turn up. :)

 
I have asked the IPS guys why the users data (mine included) has been wiped.

I had no idea this was going to happen. Seems kind of stupid.
I have 20 years experience managing IT deployment/integration projects from 50 machines to 86 thousand machines for Coke.

Cut your losses and roll it back!

I lost PMs containing everything from proof of Weids infidelities and fraud (not so important but interesting)

to

PMs containing weather routing info and links, PHONE NUMBERS and contact info, etc from people who don't come here any longer like LR. (incredibly important which I should - no would have backed up if I had any clue this would happen)

Come on, get that shit back!
FAIL !!! anyone with 20 years in IT should be anal about redundancy

FAIL !!! anyone with 20 years in IT should be anal about redundancy

FAIL !!! anyone with 20 years in IT should be anal about redundancy

FAIL !!! anyone with 20 years in IT should be anal about redundancy

FAIL !!! anyone with 20 years in IT should be anal about redundancy

unless they work for Coke or Weed :eek: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

 

sailflat

Super Anarchist
1,084
2
I have asked the IPS guys why the users data (mine included) has been wiped.

I had no idea this was going to happen. Seems kind of stupid.
I have 20 years experience managing IT deployment/integration projects from 50 machines to 86 thousand machines for Coke.

Cut your losses and roll it back!

I lost PMs containing everything from proof of Weids infidelities and fraud (not so important but interesting)

to

PMs containing weather routing info and links, PHONE NUMBERS and contact info, etc from people who don't come here any longer like LR. (incredibly important which I should - no would have backed up if I had any clue this would happen)

Come on, get that shit back!
FAIL !!! anyone with 20 years in IT should be anal about redundancy

FAIL !!! anyone with 20 years in IT should be anal about redundancy

FAIL !!! anyone with 20 years in IT should be anal about redundancy

FAIL !!! anyone with 20 years in IT should be anal about redundancy

FAIL !!! anyone with 20 years in IT should be anal about redundancy

unless they work for Coke or Weed :eek: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
You really are an idiot aren't you.

The responsibility for the redundancy lies with the SERVICE PROVIDER.

Do you make copies of all your emails in yahoo or gmail?

I suppose you make back copies of SA, yahoo, google, and every other site you use on a daily basis since you are so smart.

I am sure they(SA) have backups.

Now is the time to use them.

And I don't work for Weed or Coke, can't you read?

 
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Zipped

Super Anarchist
1,819
2
Detroit
I have asked the IPS guys why the users data (mine included) has been wiped.

I had no idea this was going to happen. Seems kind of stupid.
I have 20 years experience managing IT deployment/integration projects from 50 machines to 86 thousand machines for Coke.

Cut your losses and roll it back!

I lost PMs containing everything from proof of Weids infidelities and fraud (not so important but interesting)

to

PMs containing weather routing info and links, PHONE NUMBERS and contact info, etc from people who don't come here any longer like LR. (incredibly important which I should - no would have backed up if I had any clue this would happen)

Come on, get that shit back!
FAIL !!! anyone with 20 years in IT should be anal about redundancy

FAIL !!! anyone with 20 years in IT should be anal about redundancy

FAIL !!! anyone with 20 years in IT should be anal about redundancy

FAIL !!! anyone with 20 years in IT should be anal about redundancy

FAIL !!! anyone with 20 years in IT should be anal about redundancy

unless they work for Coke or Weed :eek: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
You really are an idiot aren't you.

The responsibility for the redundancy lies with the SERVICE PROVIDER.

Do you make copies of all your emails in yahoo or gmail?

I am sure they have backups.

Now is the time to use them.

And I don't work for Weed or Coke, can't you read?
hahaha you may be right but who's the one who's fucked?

 

sailflat

Super Anarchist
1,084
2
I have asked the IPS guys why the users data (mine included) has been wiped.

I had no idea this was going to happen. Seems kind of stupid.
I have 20 years experience managing IT deployment/integration projects from 50 machines to 86 thousand machines for Coke.

Cut your losses and roll it back!

I lost PMs containing everything from proof of Weids infidelities and fraud (not so important but interesting)

to

PMs containing weather routing info and links, PHONE NUMBERS and contact info, etc from people who don't come here any longer like LR. (incredibly important which I should - no would have backed up if I had any clue this would happen)

Come on, get that shit back!

I'm surprised you didn't think of that a few days ago (Tuesday) when the forums crashed. This change was announced earlier this week and it's clear Dawg is on it. The weekends are the lowest use time of the week on SA, so the best time to do upgrades...Seems that he's open to the feedback too. I can't even find my mailbox, but I'm sure if I keep looking it'll turn up. :)
No need to even look... Be assured. It is gone.

 

sailflat

Super Anarchist
1,084
2
I have asked the IPS guys why the users data (mine included) has been wiped.

I had no idea this was going to happen. Seems kind of stupid.
I have 20 years experience managing IT deployment/integration projects from 50 machines to 86 thousand machines for Coke.

Cut your losses and roll it back!

I lost PMs containing everything from proof of Weids infidelities and fraud (not so important but interesting)

to

PMs containing weather routing info and links, PHONE NUMBERS and contact info, etc from people who don't come here any longer like LR. (incredibly important which I should - no would have backed up if I had any clue this would happen)

Come on, get that shit back!
FAIL !!! anyone with 20 years in IT should be anal about redundancy

FAIL !!! anyone with 20 years in IT should be anal about redundancy

FAIL !!! anyone with 20 years in IT should be anal about redundancy

FAIL !!! anyone with 20 years in IT should be anal about redundancy

FAIL !!! anyone with 20 years in IT should be anal about redundancy

unless they work for Coke or Weed :eek: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
You really are an idiot aren't you.

The responsibility for the redundancy lies with the SERVICE PROVIDER.

Do you make copies of all your emails in yahoo or gmail?

I am sure they have backups.

Now is the time to use them.

And I don't work for Weed or Coke, can't you read?
hahaha you may be right but who's the one who's fucked?
YOU, me, Dawg, scott, da-woody, and everyone else here. Are all fucked.

BUT

Not if they do the right thing and roll it back and fix the problem before they upgrade again.

I would be almost willing to bet that during the upgrade process there was even a prompt at some point offering to back up the data.

 
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Zipped

Super Anarchist
1,819
2
Detroit
YOU, me, Dawg, scott, and everyone here.

BUT

Not if they do the right thing and roll it back and fix the problem before they upgrade again.

I would be almost willing to bet that during the upgrade process there was even a prompt at some point offering to back up the data.
not quite, I know computers and back up my shit. In fact, I have 4 backups on my external drive of everything I need

 

sailflat

Super Anarchist
1,084
2
That's a lot of bitching about the "failings" of a free site.
Your quotes are in the wrong place... let me fix that for you...

That's a lot of bitching about the failings of a "free" site.
You clearly don't understand the business model here... noobe... or is it Mr. Puppet

Or the bottom line of the company running this site.

Google is "free" but people sure do a lot of bitching about it.

 

sailflat

Super Anarchist
1,084
2
YOU, me, Dawg, scott, and everyone here.

BUT

Not if they do the right thing and roll it back and fix the problem before they upgrade again.

I would be almost willing to bet that during the upgrade process there was even a prompt at some point offering to back up the data.
not quite, I know computers and back up my shit. In fact, I have 4 backups on my external drive of everything I need
Good for you, got a picture of your tin foil hat too? Make sure you have a backup of that.

Store your external drive in a safety deposit box?

Copy all your your gmail you might possibly need onto that drive?

How about a copy of every topic here that you might need in the future.

Yes I and the company I work for keeps backups of my computers and our site. At a off-site secure location even.

And I am sure that SA keeps backups too. Time to use them.

 
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I have asked the IPS guys why the users data (mine included) has been wiped.

I had no idea this was going to happen. Seems kind of stupid.
I have 20 years experience managing IT deployment/integration projects from 50 machines to 86 thousand machines for Coke.

Cut your losses and roll it back!

I lost PMs containing everything from proof of Weids infidelities and fraud (not so important but interesting)

to

PMs containing weather routing info and links, PHONE NUMBERS and contact info, etc from people who don't come here any longer like LR. (incredibly important which I should - no would have backed up if I had any clue this would happen)

Come on, get that shit back!
FAIL !!! anyone with 20 years in IT should be anal about redundancy

FAIL !!! anyone with 20 years in IT should be anal about redundancy

FAIL !!! anyone with 20 years in IT should be anal about redundancy

FAIL !!! anyone with 20 years in IT should be anal about redundancy

FAIL !!! anyone with 20 years in IT should be anal about redundancy

unless they work for Coke or Weed :eek: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
You really are an idiot aren't you.

The responsibility for the redundancy lies with the SERVICE PROVIDER.

Do you make copies of all your emails in yahoo or gmail?

I suppose you make back copies of SA, yahoo, google, and every other site you use on a daily basis since you are so smart.

I am sure they(SA) have backups.

Now is the time to use them.

And I don't work for Weed or Coke, can't you read?
then why did you say you work for Coke [/look above in RED]

[/take it easy on the DAWG]

I back-up every day

I'm about to take my boat out to shoot a race

before I leave I will back-up my truck

and when I get to the ramp I'll even back-up my truck & trailer

[take it easy on the DAWG]

 




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