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reply Walter Bright <newshound2 digitalmars.com> writes:
The problem was caused by a failed upgrade to the NNTP software, so Jan Knepper 
reverted it to the previous version.

However, some messages from Jul 27 on were lost. If anyone has the messages on 
their system, save them. If we can't find them on a backup, send them to us and 
we can restore them to the server.

Huge thanks to Jan for getting this back up and running!
Aug 07
next sibling parent Jordan Wilson <wilsonjord gmail.com> writes:
On Monday, 7 August 2023 at 17:28:40 UTC, Walter Bright wrote:
 The problem was caused by a failed upgrade to the NNTP 
 software, so Jan Knepper reverted it to the previous version.

 However, some messages from Jul 27 on were lost. If anyone has 
 the messages on their system, save them. If we can't find them 
 on a backup, send them to us and we can restore them to the 
 server.

 Huge thanks to Jan for getting this back up and running!
Phew, my daily reading is back! Thanks Jan! Jordan
Aug 07
prev sibling parent reply Vladimir Panteleev <thecybershadow.lists gmail.com> writes:
On Monday, 7 August 2023 at 17:28:40 UTC, Walter Bright wrote:
 The problem was caused by a failed upgrade to the NNTP 
 software, so Jan Knepper reverted it to the previous version.

 However, some messages from Jul 27 on were lost. If anyone has 
 the messages on their system, save them. If we can't find them 
 on a backup, send them to us and we can restore them to the 
 server.
forum.dlang.org keeps copies of all messages, and downloads them as soon as they appear. You have SSH access! More concerning is that if the NNTP database was reverted and the server started back up again, that means that some message numbers would now point at entirely different messages. So, now forum.dlang.org's database might become confused as a result as well. It would have been nice to be in the loop so I could have helped avoid this situation; oh well!
Aug 07
parent Walter Bright <newshound2 digitalmars.com> writes:
On 8/7/2023 10:35 PM, Vladimir Panteleev wrote:
 It would have been nice to be in the loop so I could have helped avoid this 
 situation; oh well!
Sorry about that. Will include you next time.
Aug 09