Server Hard Drive FailurePosted by Tim Young on Wed, Sep 1 2010
Unfortunately, we experienced a fatal hard drive failure on one of our server drives this afternoon. The drive that failed contains some our web site images and other miscellaneous pieces, so please bear with us as we resolve this issue over the next couple of weeks.
Some of the site data was lost also, but only since last night for most data, and since Saturday evening for the support forum messages. We do a full backup, including the very large tables for the support forum messages, on Saturday evenings. If you have posted a message since around 11:30pm Saturday evening (EST -5:00 GMT) and did not receive a response yet, please re-post the message. If you registered as a new user on the web site since 11:30PM last night (August 31st), then please re-register with the same information.
My apologies for any inconveniences this may cause you. Hopefully we will have everything back to normal shortly.
Build Times and the Web Site DownloadsPosted by Tim Young on Sun, Jul 18 2010
As ElevateDB installations continue to grow in size, and with the build times taking longer, I finally had a chance this week to modify our build system and how it interacts with the downloads on the web site. In the past, downloads for ElevateDB and DBISAM would be suspended while the products were built. Now that ElevateDB is taking hours to build for every new build or minor release, this design was no longer feasible and amounted to way too much down time during which no one could download the product. This has now been corrected so that the builds can be done using a newer minor release number/build number while the downloads continue using the most recent minor release number/build number.