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Hypnos Forum update
« on: July 06, 2020, 01:30:42 PM »
Cross-posting here, since this is the most popular section of the forum...

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Hello everyone,

Many of you probably noticed the Hypnos Forum was unavailable for several days. In the course of a server move, the Forum was originally rendered completely inoperable. I worked on it quite a bit over the weekend and now we have good news and bad news.

First the good news -- functionality has been restored, and I've upgraded the Simple Machines Forum software to the latest version. On the old server, there was no way to update it because of conflicts between some versions of PHP and some versions of the Forum software.

Now the bad news -- unfortunately, there was a problem with the latest forum data backup, so the only way to get this working again was to roll back to the May 31 backup. This means that any posts made during the past 5 weeks, and any new member accounts that signed up during that time, have been lost.

I apologize for this imperfect conversion, but I figured it was better to get it working, with the best possible version of the available data, rather than just throw in the towel and say, "OK, no more Hypnos Forum."

Thank you for your patience while we worked through this.

Also, semi-related, there was a problem with the Hypnos News blog page. Likewise, functionality has been restored, but I'm having a tougher time getting a decent backup loaded in (because the SQL database is so enormous for the blog). At present, blog posts from the past 3 years are unavailable, and we're also temporarily locked out of the blog's administrative interface -- so if you visit the blog page you'll see a hilarious default template, which will be the first thing I'll change once I get that working again.

Once again, thanks for your patience!

Mike Griffin, Hypnos Recordings
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Re: Hypnos Forum update
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2020, 06:47:15 AM »
Thanks very much Mike and Lena !

Bit of a shame that the recent stuff has gone, but it could have been a lot worse.

Thanks again,
Pete

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Re: Hypnos Forum update
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2020, 11:40:28 AM »
Many thanks from my side too. Hypnos is one of a few ambient forums that connects ambient lovers in the world.
I thought the forum had left silently and I am thankful that it had not.

Although not many participate in the discussions, I like the old spirit that one can still feel here.
New things rise up and old things go. I like the old things :)

Great job!

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Re: Hypnos Forum update
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2020, 12:58:38 PM »
Sometimes I drift away for a while, then come back, then don't visit much for a while.
I'll try to check in more often!
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Re: Hypnos Forum update
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2020, 09:55:26 PM »
I suppose the positive side of less postings here, is that less posts were lost!

I still visit every week or so, instead of a few times a day, like way back when.   ;D

Thanks Mike for keeping the ship afloat.