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New server.

Created by Galactus, 8 mo 22 d ago.

Superhero Database grew out of its server, so I had to migrate to a fresh new, bigger, server.
It took about a week to find a good hosting company, set up the new server and transfer the database and the massive amount of files, profile- and gallery images (over 45,000 images / +30 GB).

The website should run faster, more stable and with less connection errors.

Hopefully I won't have to do this again for the next 15 years :)

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Galactus
Galactus 8 mo 20 d
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Sticky The website was unreachable again... It was (sort of) my own fault.
It was creating an automated backup, but it was too large to fit the server. It won't happen again!

And don't worry, there's plenty of room on the server to let the website grow, just not enough for a full back-up.
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Galactus
Galactus 8 mo 4 d
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The server has just been upgraded.
Hopefully this results in no more downtime.
Galactus
Galactus 8 mo 4 d
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I am aware of the connection issues of the last few hours.
I have been tweaking and updating the server and website since having the new server. A lot of it is new to me (I'm not a server admin), so it takes some time to get it right.
Overall the server feels faster, but there are too many connection issues. The main issue is the memory (RAM, not storage).

The nice thing about the new hosting is that I can easily upgrade the server without having to transfer everything again. And I did just that an hour ago.
Still waiting for the payment to go through, but I've upgraded the server to 2x the CPU power, 2x Memory, 2x Storage,.. 2x everything basically.

This is not just for SHDb, but also for Realm Forger, since it will be running on the same server.

If you want to help out financially, I'd like to point you to the Buy Me A Coffee page. If you don't, that's fine too, SHDb will be free to use forever.
Galactus
Galactus 8 mo 13 d
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There was still a hidden automated backup that started. It flooded the disk making the website unavailable.
sonyablade
sonyablade 8 mo 14 d
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Omg finally even though I’m like 5 days late. 🤕I was starting to get bored but yay🥳. I actually thought the problem was mine alone, being in the country I’m in. Glad to see y’all suffered too (in the nicest way possible)
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Tyrannus
Tyrannus 8 mo 8 d
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What country are you in?
UnusOf2029
UnusOf2029 8 mo 19 d
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I was pretty disappointed to come back from X-mas break to find the Db down, but it's nice to be back after a bout 3 1/2 weeks.
Galactus
Galactus 8 mo 19 d
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I've hooked the UptimeRobot to Discord and Twitter to auto inform of any hiccups of the website.
Follow either or both to stay updated.
Galactus
Galactus 8 mo 20 d
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Server status can now be found here: SHDb System Status
And in the footer of the website.
SonOfGod
SonOfGod 8 mo 20 d
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Really glad to be back, man it felt like a lot of time.
Tigerking2020
Tigerking2020 8 mo 20 d
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@Galactus thank you I notice the profiles are getting their pics back.
Ezio
Ezio 8 mo 20 d
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@Galactus Can you fix profile like Ashura ?tsutsuki, too?
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Galactus
Galactus 8 mo 20 d
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Yes, I will look into it tomorrow.
Not sure why it happened, since both the old and new database have the same character encoding... I'll see if I can somehow copy all those names with '?' again, without messing it up.
BlotskyA
BlotskyA 8 mo 20 d
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It feels so Nice to be back here again, I Hope it Never Happens again
Tigerking2020
Tigerking2020 8 mo 20 d
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Hi @Galactus have you found a way to restore those profile pics that were lost just so we don't have to go through each profile in order to add them in. Also, there are certain profiles that I can't edit profile pics on because they are locked. Thank you.
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Galactus
Galactus 8 mo 20 d
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I was waiting for a reply with some example profiles. So, if you can provide some examples I can see what I can do.
Tigerking2020
Tigerking2020 8 mo 20 d
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@Galactus It's a long list
Galactus
Galactus 8 mo 20 d
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That why I said 'some'.. not all. Three should be enough.
Ezio
Ezio 8 mo 20 d
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Non of them are locked.
Tigerking2020
Tigerking2020 8 mo 20 d
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@Ezio Those are only 3 examples locked or not.
Ezio
Ezio 8 mo 20 d
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So there is no need to unlocked those certain profiles.
Tigerking2020
Tigerking2020 8 mo 20 d
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@Ezio I'll still give you a list of the ones that are locked and have an absent profile.
Galactus
Galactus 8 mo 20 d
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I've moved a bunch of profile pics to the correct folder (and generated new size versions).
The three examples now have a picture. I think I did about 1300 in total. Didn't count them.
Singham
Singham 8 mo 20 d
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Nice
SSpiderGwen
SSpiderGwen 8 mo 21 d
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Yeah you know why? It took so long because of the crappy profiles we don't need. There's going to be thousands of thors, thousands of superman, one day. So yeah probably in the next 15 years @Galactus. Expect a 3-month long period for all those files to come in.
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Jongensoden
Jongensoden 8 mo 21 d
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Chill
Tigerking2020
Tigerking2020 8 mo 21 d
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@Galactus @Ezio I noticed after a switch to a new server that some profiles have lost their profile pic. Do you know how to restore them?
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MoNsTeR
MoNsTeR 8 mo 21 d
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add new profile picture simple or previous picture
MoNsTeR
MoNsTeR 8 mo 21 d
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i did it multiple profiles already
Tigerking2020
Tigerking2020 8 mo 21 d
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@MoNsTeR Although there are some characters that are locked for me that I can't add the profile pic on.
MoNsTeR
MoNsTeR 8 mo 21 d
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i can unlock it tell me names
Galactus
Galactus 8 mo 21 d
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I think I know why that is. I'll try to fix it.
I'll let you know if it worked.
Tigerking2020
Tigerking2020 8 mo 21 d
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@Galactus Thank You
Ezio
Ezio 8 mo 21 d
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They are old profile from when you can vote photos from gallery for profile pic. So a profile picture has never been set for them.
Galactus
Galactus 8 mo 21 d
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Do you have an example (or a few) so I can check if my fix worked?
Tigerking2020
Tigerking2020 8 mo 21 d
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So happy to be back on, I'm glad to find out I wasn't the only one with those problems.
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GivejusticetoKnull
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me too dude, thought i could find help in the subreddit, but the community's very inactive
Tigerking2020
Tigerking2020 8 mo 21 d
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@GivejusticetoKnull There's a Subreddit for this site?
GivejusticetoKnull
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ha, bud, its clearly there on the main page
GivejusticetoKnull
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ok,i saw the issue of this site being a bit slow(rated by other sites) and believed that to be the issue. Anyway i hope its faster now and good to be in touch with this site again
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RavenCraftAG
RavenCraftAG 8 mo 21 d
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Oh thank god were back
RatnikNaSjeveru2005
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Thanks for the info