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Posted: November 24, 2013, 10:36 am - IP Logged

First, my apologies to anyone trying to get online Saturday night, starting just after 10:00 pm Eastern Time, and continuing until 6:10 am.

The data center in which the Lottery Post servers are housed had some major network maintenance, except it went way beyond the timeframe they had projected.  To make matters worse, the staff did not configure our network ports correctly, causing an additional 2-3 hours of downtime for Lottery Post.  (USA Mega came back online 2-3 hours sooner than Lottery Post.)

So I basically pulled an all-nighter, trying to help the staff narrow down and fix the problem.  It was pretty miserable, and then I crashed for a couple of hours of sleep after the sun started coming up.

Anyway, now you know why it was offline.  These things happen sometimes, just know that when it does I monitor the situation closely and try to get things back up and running as quickly as I can.

 

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    Posted: November 24, 2013, 10:44 am - IP Logged

    First, my apologies to anyone trying to get online Saturday night, starting just after 10:00 pm Eastern Time, and continuing until 6:10 am.

    The data center in which the Lottery Post servers are housed had some major network maintenance, except it went way beyond the timeframe they had projected.  To make matters worse, the staff did not configure our network ports correctly, causing an additional 2-3 hours of downtime for Lottery Post.  (USA Mega came back online 2-3 hours sooner than Lottery Post.)

    So I basically pulled an all-nighter, trying to help the staff narrow down and fix the problem.  It was pretty miserable, and then I crashed for a couple of hours of sleep after the sun started coming up.

    Anyway, now you know why it was offline.  These things happen sometimes, just know that when it does I monitor the situation closely and try to get things back up and running as quickly as I can.

    Apologies accepted- now go get more Sleep

      Astekblue's avatar - Tarlor
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      Posted: November 24, 2013, 11:21 am - IP Logged

      No   Problem   Todd

       

      We  knew  you  would   be   on   it    Thumbs Up

       

      Get   some    rest    Bed

       

      Good    Job    !!!!!!!

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        Posted: November 24, 2013, 11:26 am - IP Logged

        Apologies accepted- now go get more Sleep

        I Agree! Thumbs Up

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          Posted: November 24, 2013, 11:37 am - IP Logged

          No problem Todd. I knew something was wrong, I tried a few times and finally it worked.Hyper

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            Posted: November 24, 2013, 1:32 pm - IP Logged

            I figured it was a server issue, and I knew you were on working on it. Glad it's going again. Thanks for such a great website.

            When it happens to go down, I feel like I'm going through "withdrawal". LOL. Well, maybe not that...but I miss being able to log on.

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              Posted: November 24, 2013, 3:21 pm - IP Logged

              I have said it before & I will say it again - NO OTHER SITE lets you know whats going on like this, and is as concerned as much about its users.

              THANKS TODD you continue to impress me as a user! 

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                Posted: November 24, 2013, 3:37 pm - IP Logged

                Todd,

                When any part of LP goes down for any reason, do you know about it immediately no matter where it is?  Or would you

                like us to send an email describing what is happening, or letting you know any info we may have on it?  Thanks for letting

                us know.

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                  Posted: November 24, 2013, 4:15 pm - IP Logged

                  I thought i was banned and was trying to figure out what post may have been out of place ?? duhhh.. is like NYSE going ofline !

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                    Posted: November 24, 2013, 4:18 pm - IP Logged

                    I have said it before & I will say it again - NO OTHER SITE lets you know whats going on like this, and is as concerned as much about its users.

                    THANKS TODD you continue to impress me as a user! 

                    I Agree!

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                      Posted: November 24, 2013, 4:19 pm - IP Logged

                      Looks like the staff may need a good supervisor next time they have the scheduled maintenance ....Thanks CHIEF for letting us now.i'm going to get the yearly membership asap b/c i appreciate people who care .

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                        Posted: November 25, 2013, 7:43 pm - IP Logged

                        I thought i was banned and was trying to figure out what post may have been out of place ?? duhhh.. is like NYSE going ofline !

                        I thought that one day, like dang what did I doWhat? lol

                        Thanks TODD for all your hard work.


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                          Posted: November 25, 2013, 8:12 pm - IP Logged

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