THE FIRE PANEL

Well, this is a bit of a long story. You'll just have to bear with me.

On Friday, March 25, 2016, in the evening, a hard drive failed in the hosting company's server. This took down TFP, TFP Forums, and many other sites which were hosted on that hard drive, in that server. When they attempted to replace the bad hard drive, the new drive was DOA and did severe damage to the RAID array causing a lot of websites to get corrupted, including part of mine. Unfortunately, the backup server also failed at the same time and its data was lost. We had no up to date external backups because that system failed silently and nobody knew about it. We will no longer be using that system.

So, this left me with a non-functional website and a damaged (due to partial data loss) database. Over the past week, I worked with the hosting company and the TFP website team and we did our best to recover as much data as we could and resurrect this site on a new server. We were mostly successful. A few records went corrupt and we had an entire table go bad.

Now that we're back up, here is what to keep in mind:

Thank you everyone for being patient as we got through the past week.

Andrew Davis
Administrator