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chasgiv3
08-18-2011, 09:21 PM
The MFBA service provider for our server had a failure of their systems which destroyed our server along with others. At this time they are attempting to recover the backups that they store for me as part of my purchase of their servers. Unfortunately at this time they have had some difficulty due to corruption on their backup systems. I'm hoping we can recover the data but at this time I can no longer wait and I'm suggesting we simply start from scratch.

Since I had to start from scratch I've loaded the latest and greatest version of the forum software on here. Lots of new features and functionality. I apologize for the amount of time it took to get us back up and running but I've been fighting with my provider about their mistakes and was hoping they could get me the backups I need for a full recovery. They ended up giving me 4 months of free hosting which paid for our upgrades to vbulletin.

I'll be discussing alternative providers potentially in the future however at this time we're still hosted with them and will be going forward. I'm no longer going to rely on their backups systems as they've failed me once already. Instead I'm backup up through a professional backup service located away from their data center. I'll also periodically be taking the backup and restoring it to a home server for testing in a quarterly basis to verify this won't happen again.

Pwrtrip
08-18-2011, 09:29 PM
That sucks... new is probably better anyways.

thor blackbird
08-18-2011, 10:00 PM
Sucks what happened but hopefully everyone will sign up again. This was and hopefully will still be my favorite fbody forum. We should take this opportunity to make this forum even better than it was before :)

chasgiv3: Thanks for getting the site back up. I can't even begin to imagine the headache this must be for you and all involved.

minty
08-18-2011, 10:02 PM
In first! That SUCKS

Smokn '94 Z
08-18-2011, 10:03 PM
MFBA is BACK!!:)

Thanks Charlie!!

xpndbl3
08-18-2011, 10:04 PM
now its time to steal everyone elses screen names and post for them.... :p

chasgiv3
08-18-2011, 10:07 PM
now its time to steal everyone elses screen names and post for them.... :p
rofl!!!!!!!!

xpndbl3
08-18-2011, 10:12 PM
who should i start with LOL


suggestions?

anniversaryz28
08-18-2011, 10:21 PM
LOL, i got mine before your evil plan unfolded..lol

Thirdgen89gta
08-18-2011, 11:10 PM
SAFE. No one can steal my username.

Thirdgen89gta
08-19-2011, 12:28 AM
As for it being a fresh start. Restoring it would be nice. But if we can't, its a good way to get rid of all that crap that drove people away from the site in the first place. Most of them are gone, however now we don't have all of the information that directed people here from google searches and stuff.

Iggy
08-19-2011, 01:18 AM
I am back! -- Glad to see were open again

NoFear
08-19-2011, 02:49 AM
New format....

lugnuts
08-19-2011, 04:37 AM
this sucks. I had some PM's I needed...

Wrencher
08-19-2011, 04:39 AM
Unreal, @ least it's back up & running :)

Formula WS6
08-19-2011, 04:46 AM
10 years + of posts gone!

Wrencher
08-19-2011, 05:12 AM
10 years + of posts gone!

I know there was A LOT of info in there.
That sux.......:mad:

Vink70
08-19-2011, 05:26 AM
Is it bad I prefer the old style over the new? lol

Thirdgen89gta
08-19-2011, 05:27 AM
The new is just a generic layout. I'm sure that we'll get it looking close to or better than it did before. It'll just take time.

merim123
08-19-2011, 05:35 AM
glad we're back! man i was checking every day :)

Formula WS6
08-19-2011, 05:40 AM
atleast there isn't any evidence to back up a "repost " comment lol

XxApollynxX
08-19-2011, 05:41 AM
Very nice, glad MFBA got a refresh to a modern forum once its all colored/done up it will be awesome! Im sad I losts my posts and my join date though :(

merim123
08-19-2011, 05:51 AM
wrencher - can you send me a text message with your cell # I had it all in Pm's too.

Wrencher
08-19-2011, 06:36 AM
wrencher - can you send me a text message with your cell # I had it all in Pm's too.

Will do....

2QuikTA
08-19-2011, 07:08 AM
When do we let HB know we're back up?


atleast there isn't any evidence to back up a "repost " comment lol

So I'm officially the first person to.....

10

"Nice car. What's the retail on one of those?" "More than you can afford, pal. Ferrari."

Modzilla
08-19-2011, 10:05 AM
Wow starting over again. Had to do this once before about 10 years ago here. LOL

lugnuts
08-19-2011, 01:40 PM
who should i start with LOL


suggestions?

Dan99Hawk :p

BADST 95
08-19-2011, 02:58 PM
Thanks for your efforts in getting this back! :)

Greg90
08-19-2011, 03:24 PM
I'll have to start posting instead of always lurking and reading old stuff :o

Pro Stock John
08-19-2011, 03:32 PM
I registered this name, hope nobody was using it before.

John Kowalski, Indiana

Formula WS6
08-19-2011, 04:03 PM
Whoever took Dan00's name, message him on facebook and give him the password. The last thing we want to do is piss people off

the same applies to pro stock john

anniversaryz28
08-19-2011, 04:25 PM
Yeah, how annoying, way to help us with a fresh start..

Joe
08-19-2011, 04:33 PM
Changed my name from Joe's 86-Z to Joe

Fresh Start!

scrmnwrx
08-19-2011, 06:08 PM
As a result of this, this is going to become an even smaller forum in the aspect of only the core people will re-register and post. I hope we can get this club back to where it was.

Thirdgen89gta
08-19-2011, 06:09 PM
Whoever took Dan00's name, message him on facebook and give him the password. The last thing we want to do is piss people off

the same applies to pro stock john

I'm assuming you simply can't delete the user and let the real Dan and John re-register?

DooD
08-19-2011, 06:33 PM
Well...this all sux...

Also..tried to register with "D Alt-0242 Alt-0243 D" (You know DooD..but with accents on the oo's)
It accepted it..then returned with a username "D".
The kicker? Less than 3 charactor usernames are not supposed to be accepted.

So..not only did my username go goofy...I managed to discover the first hack on this new UBB. Heheheh

So...I guess DooD is dead..
Just call me "D". (shrug)

(Or...admins? change my user name...or delete this account so I can re-register)

Joe
08-19-2011, 06:33 PM
I'm assuming you simply can't delete the user and let the real Dan and John re-register?

The admin can pretty much do whatever they want. I'm guessing they are just trying to be polite about it...

Formula WS6
08-19-2011, 07:05 PM
As of right now, Charlie is the only one who can change user profiles. I have a message into charlie to allow me full access

Magnus
08-19-2011, 08:08 PM
Paul, ask Charlie to add me to the admin list as well and I'll help where I can.

libertyforall1776
08-19-2011, 08:10 PM
Their servers went down, AND their backups are corrupt?! 4 months of service credit doesn't exactly replace years worth of data now, does it? I would ask for more.

So what is the company name, so I can avoid them like the plague? lol

Run far far away from this hosting company!

Pro Stock John
08-19-2011, 10:10 PM
I was just kidding Paul, It's me John with the wonderful '51 Merc. :)

xpndbl3
08-19-2011, 10:28 PM
Ban him! ;)

CMNTMXR57
08-19-2011, 10:59 PM
I can haz re-registered. I know this place wouldn't be the same without me. ;)

Anyway, I know I'll be told, "it's free to you a$$hole!" :D , but both Caddy forums and CHC use this software and it SUCKS! At least through my work internet access!

Formula WS6
08-19-2011, 11:05 PM
I was just kidding Paul, It's me John with the wonderful '51 Merc. :)

Thanks John:) I was about to get midevil up on someone's ass

xpndbl3
08-19-2011, 11:08 PM
medieval paul....grammer police enforce the rules!

Josh 94Z
08-20-2011, 12:19 AM
Good to see the forum back up. I did'nt realize how much I missed it, despite the fact that I lurk more than post...

Skie
08-20-2011, 12:47 AM
Their servers went down, AND their backups are corrupt?! 4 months of service credit doesn't exactly replace years worth of data now, does it? I would ask for more.

So what is the company name, so I can avoid them like the plague? lol

Run far far away from this hosting company!

According to the default page before anything was uploaded, it's GoDaddy. They're probably more concerned with offering cheap services and using their profits for Superbowl ads with what some people consider sexy women.

When the time comes, I would suggest hostgator.com. I'm a customer of theirs and been pretty happy so far. The tech support can be a bit slow at times, but that's what happens when you use a larger hosting company.

Pro Stock John
08-20-2011, 01:17 AM
medieval paul....grammer police enforce the rules!

Oh the irony. ;)

GRAMMAR

xpndbl3
08-20-2011, 01:35 AM
lol did it on purpose john....at least SOMEONE pointed it out

masterbender
08-20-2011, 02:56 AM
Nice to see the MFBA back online. All the counters have been reset. Let's see how many people return. Hopefully, we didn't loose too many.

Thanks to the admins who dedicated their spare time to this. It's got to be a hell of a job getting all of this going again especially when you also have a day job.

LJ93Z28GM
08-20-2011, 03:46 AM
About Fucking Time

Nice to be back up again

I agree that a decent amount of info was lost for local contacts and businesses, plus we are all old now and likely forgot it all

Looks like no filters on here either.

tease
08-20-2011, 02:07 PM
I'm back :)

Toph
08-20-2011, 02:53 PM
Glad things are back up and running. HUGE thanks to all of those who are getting things back on track. Unfortunately I don't know how half this stuff works, so I can't be much help.

G-Body
08-20-2011, 04:55 PM
Glad to see that we are back up and running. Sucks that we lost all of the old data though, I have had this thread http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:-pZUOr7oS2wJ:www.mfba.org/showthread.php%3Ft%3D60278+5.3l+master+power+T70&cd=10&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us&client=firefox-a&source=www.google.com up on my computer now for over a week trying to figure out how to get to the 2nd page. Now I can`t even remember what I was looking for on the 2nd page LOL.

On a side note, when everyone went back to re-register and it had a spot to put the name of the person who referred you to the site did anyone else want to put their own name in there LOL.

horist
08-20-2011, 08:57 PM
new mfba board is prejudice against my mail exchanger config
mx1.mailhop.org

It likes google... i sense a conspiracy

Wrencher
08-21-2011, 09:53 AM
Well...this all sux...

Also..tried to register with "D Alt-0242 Alt-0243 D" (You know DooD..but with accents on the oo's)
It accepted it..then returned with a username "D".
The kicker? Less than 3 charactor usernames are not supposed to be accepted.

So..not only did my username go goofy...I managed to discover the first hack on this new UBB. Heheheh

So...I guess DooD is dead..
Just call me "D". (shrug)

(Or...admins? change my user name...or delete this account so I can re-register)

I put you name to the regular DooD the admin panel is not accepting any Alt codes???
It will not be a problem I'm sure as we get the site up & rebuilt to change/edit it.

Skie
08-21-2011, 10:04 AM
new mfba board is prejudice against my mail exchanger config
mx1.mailhop.org

It likes google... i sense a conspiracy

I never even got the initial registration email. My email provider auto deleted it as spam.

ThreeOhFive
08-21-2011, 01:50 PM
I always wanted to change my username from HBZ28 to ThreeOhFive! Thanks for getting this forum back up and running! Sucks that everything is gone, I was just about to buy some injectors!

BADST 95
08-21-2011, 03:59 PM
I always wanted to change my username from HBZ28 to ThreeOhFive! Thanks for getting this forum back up and running! Sucks that everything is gone, I was just about to buy some injectors!

I know that I can speak for everyone here saying that we are all happy that you found your way back to this site. :)

2QuikTA
08-21-2011, 04:30 PM
I know that I can speak for everyone here saying that we are all happy that you found your way back to this site. :)

I think Mitch has a crush

S8ER01Z
08-21-2011, 08:37 PM
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/18487098/Random.jpg

I had trouble registering... finally figured it out.

Wrencher
08-21-2011, 08:39 PM
LOL Rob !!!

Dan00Hawk
08-21-2011, 11:14 PM
Have you jokers got all the bugs worked out yet?

BADST 95
08-22-2011, 11:32 AM
I think Mitch has a crush

Yes... 305 TBIs> EVERY OTHER ENGINE EVER MADE!

Jano4
08-23-2011, 02:49 PM
10 years + of posts gone!

Sad :(

But at least I decided to finally update my SN. Formerly MadIceV8.

Steve-o94T/A
08-28-2011, 09:07 PM
LOL...for the past 2 weeks I kept going back to my bookmark - ubb.mfba.org...and just assumed it wasn't back up yet.


Formerly Steve-o94T/A.

Dan00Hawk
08-29-2011, 10:45 AM
This was all a big ruse to steer Steve away from the club... On to Plan B, I guess... ;)

Gomatose
08-30-2011, 09:26 AM
Thanks Wrencher!!

PhoenixTA
09-01-2011, 06:22 PM
Yay! Forum is back! Well, the Forum has a new look so I decided to get a new name too. Used to be Ryle

resolutiondjh
09-01-2011, 10:13 PM
I'm in the thread

GTSLOW
09-27-2011, 03:27 PM
Glad to hear we got something back up and running. :)