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BeGroovy server mostly back

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Posted by:Ryan on Tuesday, 28 Aug, 2001 @ 1:26 PM
Site News

OK. Some of you (probably a lot of you) noticed that we have been down for nearly a full week. This is the fateful tale of what happened this time, how it was fixed, and why it wont happen again any time soon (hopefully.)

Well, all the downtime before was due to a dying harddisk. We didnt pick up on it in time, and last wednesday, it actually did die. This was obviously not a good thing, and it was even worse considering that I was due to get in my car and go on a sort of “BeOS Road Trip” on Friday. Well, the trip is ongoing, and it is great (To those of you I met.. thanks for the hospitality! You know who you are!) Anyway, while I was away, Site5 put in hours of weekend work, and installed a completely new hard disk for us. They then remounted what they could of the old one, and salvaged almost everything. The only thing that was lost is our email config. This normally isnt an issue, as I can rebuild as I go. But our server also hosts BeMail.org. Needless to say, those people probably arent very happy.

For those of you who use bemail, and havent quit because of the downtime, It should be back for good now, and very stable. It may take some time for the new emails to kick in and get you back up to speed. But things should start flowing by tommorrow for sure.

Anyway, thats the sordid tale of the BeGroovy server. We arent going anywhere, if we can help it. :P

Oh yeah, in a nearly completely unrelated note, I have to give “mad props”(tm) to BeOSJournal for stepping up to bat and getting tons of news up to keep things flowing. And of course, their is BeFaqs who run a BeOS server, and thus dont have our kind of problems (they have all new kinds. :P )

Anyway, we are back, and should be ramping back up very quickly now. Thanks for bearing with us.

16 Responses to “BeGroovy server mostly back”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    all right!

    All right great to see you back up, and good to here other sites coming back and good to see befaqs is back up. now if Benews can just get going again. we can get back to the busness of making up lies about the future of beos. Did you here R6 gets released thursday.

  2. Deej Says:

    In Response To Anonymous @ 08/28/2001 2:10:09 PM

    Re: all right!

    Thursday? I thought it was yesterday, and you only had 24 hours to download it… and with all the news sites down, nobody heard about it unfortunately. :P

  3. Anonymous Says:


    bemail is just a front end for bigmailbox.com.. I simply built a form that submitted(read:action) to http://mail.bigmailbox.com/users/bemailorg/enter.cgi, with 3 form names, un & pw and a hidden type named JS. I’ve been using my bemail account this whole time.

  4. Jedi Be Says:

    Its all in the name

    I was beginning to think the 5 in Site5 stood for the 5 days in a row that you’re down each time ;)
    (Obviously I’m joking.)
    I don’t know what I would do if I was to lose my hard drive on my home machine. I’m horrible when it comes to backing up stuff.

  5. Anonymous Says:

    In Response To Anonymous @ 08/28/2001 2:10:09 PM

    Re: all right!

    Are you so convinced that “here” means what you think it means?

  6. Anonymous Says:

    In Response To Anonymous @ 08/28/2001 4:04:16 PM

    Re: all right!

    You are an expertius mit orthography, caaan you hilp me tu?

  7. Anonymous Says:

    Glad to see ya back !!

    Good to see that BeGroovy is back !!!

    Kudos to BeOSjournal and beforever for keeping up the good work !!


    : o )>

  8. Anonymous Says:

    There was also OSNews

    http://www.OSNews.com reported a bunch of BeOS news lately too…

  9. Anonymous Says:


    The BeGroovy BEOS stockticker is either broken or wildly over-optimistic. As I write this it says 0.220, but actually today BEOS was trading for 15 cents on optimism that a deal might bring home $0.20 for shareholders in a few months time.

    Also, the BeOSRadio link is nice, but ko_je_bio_taj_lom1 must be real long…

    Still, the news and forums here are back, and that’s a good thing for those who like to keep track of BeOS happenings.

  10. Anonymous Says:

    In Response To Deej @ 08/28/2001 2:42:54 PM

    Re: all right!

    Ya, it included OpenGL and Bone and everything WinXP have without the online ativation things. Too bad you cant get it now. :-)

  11. Anonymous Says:

    In Response To Anonymous @ 08/28/2001 4:04:16 PM

    Re: all right!

    I saw the mistake after the post, sorry. I can’t spell very good to begin with. ether whay its pronouced the same. If someone read it to you, you wouldn’t notice. I’m not a fan of the stucture of words in the english language.

    some things to fix

    make I -> i
    is -> iz
    you -> u
    enough -> enuff

  12. Anonymous Says:


    It’s called RAID - it’s been around a while and while there are newer and better ways, including a completely redundant server, it is a very cheap and effective way of preventing a simple failure, such as a hard drive dying, from downing your site for days on end.

  13. Anonymous Says:

    In Response To Anonymous @ 08/28/2001 2:54:26 PM

    Re: Actually..

    Myself also. Of course you didn’t even have to build the form yourself, as without the “enter.cgi” you’ll get a generic login page from bigmailbox.com.

  14. Anonymous Says:

    Is benews.com dead?

    Did I miss the memo on this? Ever since the big sale, I can’t reach benews at home or work. What’s the deal?

  15. Anonymous Says:

    In Response To Anonymous @ 08/29/2001 4:05:36 PM

    Re: Is benews.com dead?

    Nah, BeNews have a problem that they can’t figure out how to fix. It may or may not be a hardware stress problem.

    They’re proposing bringing back BeNews at some point without the forums, because they think the forums might be the cause (or at least they might trigger whatever it is which really causes the server to go down)

    I always figured BeGroovy would die after BeOS Central and leave only BeNews, but it seems to be going the other way.

  16. Nutcase Says:

    In Response To Anonymous @ 08/29/2001 09:39:02 AM


    donate the cash and we will install raid.

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