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What the heck happened to the site last Saturday (June 15)?

Monday, June 17th, 2013
This page is part of Behind the Scenes and it is not a review about a camgirl.


Just stating the obvious… the server crashed. It didn’t burn or anything like that. It crashed and just needed to be rebooted. After rebooting the server I found out that the crash damaged the databases, which is always possible when a busy system with too many reads/writes crashes like that. I was able to recover most of the databases. However, some tables were missing and some databases were completely empty.

Good news is that there is a backup. So, let’s use the backup to restore the missing data? Sure, let’s do it. Bad news is that the backup is a month old. Dammit!

All the (public) stats were affected. This means that all stats since May 19, 2013 are lost :( But it’s not all bad news. MyFreeCams database is partly mirrored on a second server. This one is the only database that I was able to restore data collected after May 19. It just took a long time because the database is huge.

The hiccups and downtime experienced on Sunday was because I was still restoring some data and tweaking the databases. Bla bla bla (technical stuff)… I couldn’t let people hit the databases while I was working on it, so I had to stop you guys from accessing the site. Otherwise I’d still be sitting here waiting for simple tasks to be done.

If you can’t login…
The user’s tables also couldn’t be recovered, and I also had to restore it from the backup. If you signed up after May 19, you will need to sign up again. Sorry.

If you lost your verified status…
This only affects camgirls who have been verified after May 19. If this is your case, you won’t need to send the verification again. Just sign up again (if your account is gone) and email me. Sorry for the trouble. All profiles verified before May 19 are working fine.

If you requested something…
All the requests from camgirls, again, after May 19, (privacy settings, region block, pictures/comments removal, etc), were reverted during the recovery process. But you don’t need to re-send the request. I read all the requests I got after May 19 and set the things back to how you requested. If the things were set by you through your profile, you will need to login into your account and check if the settings are right.

This problem does not affect images. If you deleted or requested to delete any image, then you don’t need to worry because the images were not restored. It will just show a broken link. I will clean that later.

If you something posted is gone…
If you posted a comment, tagged/rated a model, added a model to CWSW, etc. after May 19, that is also lost. You are welcome to do it again.

I am really sorry for all the trouble. Here are some pictures to make up for it.

Thanks to @Jolene_Brody


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