August 2015 Outage

Author: Fyron
Date: Aug 29, 2015 7:19 PM
Category: Site News
Posts: 4
The PBW2 server was down for a week and a half in late August 2015. As of August 29, we are back online, with some caveats. Read the full story for details.

Please note that email sending from this site is not yet re-enabled.
Some of our databases became corrupted. Unfortunately, it appears that the backup solution that was in place stopped creating usable backups after April 2014. We were able to fully restore the main database for, but PBW2's backups were not usable. The most recent state that we could restore was from April 2014.

If you registered after April 2014, your account has been lost and you will need to sign up again. If you created a game after April 2014, your game entries in the database are lost.

All of the latest savegame files are still available, however. We have gone through and updated the turn status of all games that are still active since 2014. We set the turn number to the latest file that is available on the server, and reset all player states to "waiting for upload."

For help restoring games created after April 2014, please go to this thread in the support forum.

To avoid autohost shenanigans, all existent games have been set to manual processing. You will need to turn back on automatic processing for your game(s) after everything is set up again.

The "staleness" feature of the games listing page has been temporarily disabled, and all games are now visible. It will be restored in a month or so. Please clean up any old games that are no longer necessary.


Commenter: irrelevant_query
Date: Aug 31, 2015 11:10 AM
August 2015 Outage
Such a bummer to lose so much!
Commenter: Skyburn
Date: Sep 1, 2015 3:44 PM
August 2015 Outage
Thanks for your work here, Fyron.
Commenter: alteron808
Date: Aug 31, 2016 9:17 AM
August 2015 Outage
Long time lurker, thanks for maintaining all of this great Space Empires stuff. I play this game quite a lot and really appreciate having it available.