Extreme Tech Support is Back

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AWS

ExTS Owner
Nov 19, 2003
Joliet, IL U.S.A.
#1
Extreme Tech Support is back. Well the name is anyway. I had several computer related sites and last year I imported them all into one database. I opened up Tech Help Forum with that data. Feeling nostalgic this weekend while celebrating the 4TH of July Holiday I decided to bring back Extreme Tech Support. The domain was not being used so I changed the name and re-activated the domain.

Welcome to the rebirth of Extreme Tech Support.
 

AWS

ExTS Owner
Nov 19, 2003
Joliet, IL U.S.A.
#2
Just to update this. I was also able to import a good portion of the data from the original ExTS.

There was a catastrophic crash of the database server when 2 drives in the array died at the same time. Rebuilding the array after replacing the drives fragmented the data so I had to reboot the site as new with zero member and posts.

I always kept the bad drives, I don't throw anything away, with the idea of one day attempting to get the data off the drive. I was successfully able to get a good portion of the data back. At the time of the crash the site had 1.5+ million posts and 62 thousand members. While i didn't get all the data back I did get about 200K posts out of the dump I created. Members were a different story. Most of that data was too fragmented to retrieve. I did manage to get a few thousand however.

At some point in time maybe I will be able to get all the data of the drives. For now I can live with the little I was able to get back.
 

Rich-M

Well-Known Member
Jul 13, 2014
Orwigsburg, Pa
#3
Well this is new to me and I look forward to participating with you, its become a habit.
It is so unreal to have 2 drives go down at once in an array, that must have been a real shocker
and great job retrieving anything frankly.
 

AWS

ExTS Owner
Nov 19, 2003
Joliet, IL U.S.A.
#4
The sites that we
Well this is new to me and I look forward to participating with you, its become a habit.
It is so unreal to have 2 drives go down at once in an array, that must have been a real shocker
and great job retrieving anything frankly.
But it took me 9 years to salvage what I did salvage. It wouldn't have been possible if I hadn't met a guy that specializes in data recovery at a convention I attended.
 

Intrepid

Active Member
Feb 8, 2006
#5
I know you had talked about opening the site again. I always knew you were holding on to the domain for a reason. When you told me you did I thought is was a good idea. I see some new faces, but, haven't seen the regulars from before on yet.

I'll help out when I can. And not by posting only security bulletins like last time.