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[*] posted on 1-21-2021 at 03:30 PM
Potential system issue...


Still evaluating, but believe the primary hard drive of the server may be going bad.

If so, at best I'll need to temporarily turn the site off and then turn the system down to replace the drive. With this, I'd be able to retain all the posts.

If the drive goes bad before that, I'd lose posts from the day it happens. There are nightly backups, and I'd have to restore from one of those backups. Just want to provide a heads-up that posts from a particular day could be at risk of being lost.

That's all the info I have for the moment. I'll update the thread as I gain more info - or the site will go down if there's a more immediate issue. The site will be back up at the earliest opportunity though.

Just fyi...




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[*] posted on 1-21-2021 at 05:28 PM


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[*] posted on 1-21-2021 at 05:33 PM


Fairly certain the site will need to be unavailable to make some hardware/server fixes.

Entirely uncertain right now if that will be a few hours, or a few days. Hopefully will have a solution that will minimize downtime (and data loss).



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[*] posted on 1-21-2021 at 05:52 PM


Thanks Doug... I appreciate all your hard work here.




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[*] posted on 1-21-2021 at 06:19 PM


If we promise to be a little nicer to each other, do you think it would help that poor server hang in a little longer? :?:



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[*] posted on 1-21-2021 at 07:18 PM


Thanks so much for being the administrator on a well used site. Whatever you need to do, take your time and do know that we appreciate your work!
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[*] posted on 1-21-2021 at 10:14 PM


Thanks so much for everything! I hope the issue is easily solved.



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[*] posted on 1-22-2021 at 02:06 PM


I see you are still with us, or should I say we are still with you??

Anyway, appreciate your patience with all this chaff and "stuff"
In the midst of every manure pile there is always something of value
and having a Baja resource is terrific

Thanks Doug!!
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[*] posted on 1-22-2021 at 02:09 PM


Baja Nomad is an invaluable resource for all of us, Doug. Thank you so very much for your time and energy all these years.

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[*] posted on 1-22-2021 at 06:02 PM


Still head and shoulders above any of the Facebook-based sites I go to. Just so easy to find information, indexed by subject, instead of scrolling.............and scrolling............and scrolling.............

Thanks for keeping this valuable site going, Doug.
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[*] posted on 1-22-2021 at 06:50 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Hook  
Still head and shoulders above any of the Facebook-based sites I go to. Just so easy to find information, indexed by subject, instead of scrolling...

I agree, and rarely even go to Facebook because I so despise the interface.

I recently upgraded a website for an artist friend and in my working with current technologies came to realize that for people like her that work exclusively on their cell phone without access to a large screen and keyboard, that social media access paradigm (the endless single column with little typing) may actually be easier to use.

I think it's limiting, though, and sacrifices a huge amount of the potential of the web medium in exchange for ubiquity. Frustrating to develop for that "crippled" interface style after so many years of working with bigger and better screen real estate.

The serious, productive sites I hang out on still use some sort of BBS-type interface where people can actually get work done. I find that really hard to accomplish on Facebook. IMO it's for people with short attention spans.

Eventually we'll have some sort of direct interface from our devices to our brains, but till then I think we're regressing. :no:




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[*] posted on 1-23-2021 at 08:22 AM


Quote: Originally posted by Hook  
Still head and shoulders above any of the Facebook-based sites I go to. Just so easy to find information, indexed by subject, instead of scrolling.............and scrolling............and scrolling.............

Thanks for keeping this valuable site going, Doug.


I so agree... This was my concern when Ron took Talk Baja to Facebook. I was searching and asking for possible solutions to find trip reports, photos, etc. I asked too much, it irritated a moderator, and I was banned! LOL

Now, the positive about Facebook and why I have a Baja group page there; it is very popular and especially so in Mexico. Seems everyone is on it or has their business page on it instead of a unique webpage.

I solve(?) the problem of finding photos or other special posts by using the Albums feature as well as reposting interesting subjects so they are closer to the top.

To find Albums, click onto Media. I have an album for each mission in Baja plus one for my maps, and can make more. The Albums are titled so you can find what you want to see more of in the Albums page and click onto that album.

My Facebook group has over 2,000 members now and a large % are from Mexico. They are really interested in learning more of the history in Baja. While the missions are the main focus, other historic sites are featured as well as travel to those sites.

Check it out, and see the Albums too (under Media): https://www.facebook.com/groups/bajamissions




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