Forum outage

Yesterday @Ryan_Heise notified me that the forum wasn’t accessible. I’m not sure how long it was offline for, which is pretty bad in my opinion.

Going forward I’ll be doing the following to prevent this from happening again:

  • Add extra monitoring to automatically notify me when there are issues with the forum.
  • Update the forum server to a more recent operating system (networking issues happened this time due to using a version of Debian no longer supported by Linode)
  • Once again attempt to migrate the forum to use the same infrastructure as the rest of Tadoku. I was unsuccessful in doing so last year due the complexity of the forum software.

Hopefully that will prevent the same issue from happening (undetected) again in the future.