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Post by The Amethyst Dragon on Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:50 pm

Sorry folks, but it appears the Aenea server is having a hard drive issue. I'm removing it and having it checked, but for the time being the PW is offline until I can get the hard drive fixed, replaced, or I pick up a cheap/free computer (my dad.'s company often gives used PCs to employees that want them, and he knows I was thinking of one to replace Aenea server anyway).

For those who might be curious just what kind of system has been running the PW, I think it's been rather impressive:
Dell Optiplex GX520 (manufactured Nov. 2005)
running Aenea 24/7 almost nonstop since Jan. 2009

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Re: Houston, we have a problem.

Post by daveyeisley on Thu Jul 05, 2018 3:22 pm

Old Faithful is finally showing its age.

Let us know if you need any support.
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Re: Houston, we have a problem.

Post by Caldor on Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:46 pm

Indeed, Dave!  I'm ready to provide support also.

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Re: Houston, we have a problem.

Post by Eric of Atrophy on Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:43 pm

I'll do my best to help, too - count me in if y'all needs be!
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Re: Houston, we have a problem.

Post by Eric of Atrophy on Sun Jul 22, 2018 11:42 pm

Aloha, The Amethyst Dragon! Just wondering if there was any word on the state of the drive? Inquiring minds, and all that ...
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Re: Houston, we have a problem.

Post by RustyDios on Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:40 am

Having donated to Ol' Faithful originally.. I'm sad to hear she is finally getting burned out. What an impressive machine. I know I completely lack the ability to play NWN right now but if help is needed to restore/buy a new machine please let me know if I can help.

My life is slowly falling back together and I would love nothing more than to have a good ol' time in Aenea once more.
On that note it also looks like the Beamdog NWN:EE might be my route back to NWN... if I were to purchase that would I still be able to conect to Aenea?

I know life has taken me down different paths and I no longer can stop by as often as I would like, but I have very fond memories of this place, those adventures and more importantly ALL of you people. Always in my thoughts. Smile
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Re: Houston, we have a problem.

Post by daveyeisley on Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:48 pm

RustyDios wrote:Having donated to Ol' Faithful originally.. I'm sad to hear she is finally getting burned out. What an impressive machine. I know I completely lack the ability to play NWN right now but if help is needed to restore/buy a new machine please let me know if I can help.

My life is slowly falling back together and I would love nothing more than to have a good ol' time in Aenea once more.
On that note it also looks like the Beamdog NWN:EE might be my route back to NWN... if I were to purchase that would I still be able to conect to Aenea?

I know life has taken me down different paths and I no longer can stop by as often as I would like, but I have very fond memories of this place, those adventures and more importantly ALL of you people. Always in my thoughts. Smile

Huzzah Rusty! Looking back, this place and this playerbase has been an important influence on my life in a time where other events in my life offered little in the way of positive experiences.

The Amethyst Dragon, what are we looking at to get the game running again? Do you have a line on a PC or do we need to work on a donation drive? Do you have your eye on any particular system specs and price tag?
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Re: Houston, we have a problem.

Post by Caldor on Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:10 pm

I'm with you as far as Aenea being an important influence on my life, Dave!  You know the old saying "timing is everything"?  I laid the Harley Sportster down on July 11, but almost went through withdrawals without Aenea during my convalescence.

That said, computer hardware problems are unavoidable and it's great the server hard drive has lasted this long!  I'm still recovering, though, so I will pledge money along with whatever my Aenean compatriots can provide to see the server hard drive, or the entire server, replaced.

I'd gladly make this pledge even if I hadn't wiped out on the bike!  Very Happy

A. D. please let us know what you need in terms of funds!

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Re: Houston, we have a problem.

Post by daveyeisley on Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:55 pm

I should also mention this might be a good time to look into a cheap hosting service, rather than buying a new server.
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Re: Houston, we have a problem.

Post by Eric of Atrophy on Fri Aug 24, 2018 1:34 am

So, has there been any world on what's going on with the server? I am getting a rig up and running, and would love nothing more than to walk the Vale once more!

And I second, third, fourth, all of the things that everyone said in the above posts. Aenea has been one of the greatest online communities i've ever had the opportunity to be a part of - i have more friends here than i have ever had in the real world. Thank you all for that, and thank you, The Amethyst Dragon, for giving us the opportunity to play!

(Out of curiosity - The Amethyst Dragon, did you have backups of everything [module, server vault, etc.]?)
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Re: Houston, we have a problem.

Post by daveyeisley on Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:31 pm

Eric of Atrophy wrote:So, has there been any world on what's going on with the server?  I am getting a rig up and running, and would love nothing more than to walk the Vale once more!

And I second, third, fourth, all of the things that everyone said in the above posts.  Aenea has been one of the greatest online communities i've ever had the opportunity to be a part of - i have more friends here than i have ever had in the real world.  Thank you all for that, and thank you, The Amethyst Dragon, for giving us the opportunity to play!

(Out of curiosity - The Amethyst Dragon, did you have backups of everything [module, server vault, etc.]?)

I am like 99.9 % certain he has everything backed up. And yeah, thanks The Amethyst Dragon for giving us this place to explore and enjoy. When time permits, please let us know how we can contribute.
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Re: Houston, we have a problem.

Post by buddha5442a on Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:55 pm

Any news on the status of the server? I just came back after a long hiatus a few months before the server went down as am looking forward to getting back in there and getting a few of my new voucher items finished. Smile
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Re: Houston, we have a problem.

Post by The Amethyst Dragon on Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:01 am

No status news yet. Still looking into picking up a free computer that will properly run the server software and extensions (from my dad's work source, which replaces office PCs that are a couple years old every few months).

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Re: Houston, we have a problem.

Post by Caldor on Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:46 am

Thank you for the update, A. D.! Very Happy
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Re: Houston, we have a problem.

Post by daveyeisley on Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:59 am

Another option to consider... a fully-managed Virtual Private Windows Server.

I am not sure how costly the current website, domains, and the former antivirus subscriptions might have been... but for somewhere between $12 - $20 per month you can have a Windows environment to run the server which includes patching/maintenance/optimization, and also nightly backups.

Here is one possible option.
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