Forum outage

5/14/2010 by Dave McHale

NEFA-ites... We've submitted a ticket to our hosting company, since the forums appear to be down and our admin tools won't even let us in to view the database to debug the issue ourselves. Spread the word we're working on it and we'll have it back as soon as possible. It's a hosting issue we've seen before, and unfortunately probably will see again.

It does NOT appear that the outage is related to any of the recent upgrades, but is a more generic database issue. Fortunately the main NEFA website and the forums are hosted with two separate providers, which is why this message can get out to people while the forums are down.

We'll post an update when we have more info on when the forums are up, can be expected up, or hopefully know what went wrong so that we CAN prevent this issue in the future. Sorry for the inconvenience and with luck they'll be back soon! 


by JimiiZ on 5/14/2010 at 10:00:22 AM
Thanks for the message Dave !!!

by Jeff W on 5/14/2010 at 10:13:34 AM
Anyone needing their forum fix can go to The Scene and post at the NEFA club site.

by Dave McHale on 5/14/2010 at 11:03:48 PM
Just in case people read the comments and would like to know... after working with the hosting provider, we determined that something, somewhere (yes, very specific) was not releasing database connections properly. After suggesting we "upgrade to the latest version of the forum", which we obviously just DID, their support staff went in and granted us a ridiculously high amount of simultaneous connections to the database which hopefully will resolve the issue for the foreseeable future. If we do run into issues again, we'll tackle that as it comes up.

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