IMPORTANT: Trackmania eXchange Downtime

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IMPORTANT: Trackmania eXchange Downtime

Post by tmx [ATP]Joanna » 13 Sep 2007 18:24

Hello members of the TM Community. My name is Joanna, I am a Coder at TMX. Due to technical difficulties, TMX will be offline until further notice. Technicians are currently working on the problem, however we do not have any estimate on when services will be restored. I will keep all of you up to date with the latest news concerning this problem. The following URL's are affected:

http://www.tm-exchange.com/
http://original.tm-exchange.com/
http://sunrise.tm-exchange.com/
http://nations.tm-exchange.com/
http://united.tm-exchange.com/

If a mod could please make this a sticky, I would appreciate it.

Thank you, and I am sorry for the inconvenience.

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Post by Djoszee » 13 Sep 2007 20:11

Just read it, and posted it on my blog (occasionally people visit :))

I also posted it on the tmu-blog. It's not live but awaiting review, if Jozii thinks it's nescesary to post it he will do so. Anyways, tx for the post and I'm awaiting the update on when all is restored :)

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Re: IMPORTANT: Trackmania eXchange Downtime

Post by smok3y » 14 Sep 2007 14:03

Thnx for the update Joanna - waiting eagerly for the site to come back up :lovetm
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Re: IMPORTANT: Trackmania eXchange Downtime

Post by MrA » 14 Sep 2007 17:38

There is a chance we could be up and running this evening some time (maybe by midnight), but its not for sure.

Thanks for your patience, the problem is 100% server side and essentially out of our control.

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Post by smok3y » 14 Sep 2007 17:56

Wow thats really good news - Love you for the information MrA :lovetm :pil
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Re: IMPORTANT: Trackmania eXchange Downtime

Post by Andree » 14 Sep 2007 18:07

Have been some nice days, had time to do some other stuff in the house. But now i'm looking forward to my favorite site to be online again.

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Post by hoodoothere » 14 Sep 2007 18:12

Yeah, thanks for keeping us "in-the-know" :). Good luck with the interwebs.

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Re: IMPORTANT: Trackmania eXchange Downtime

Post by MrA » 14 Sep 2007 18:30

New news, TMX will not be back very soon.

Its a bit of a disaster, I have alot to do, more information will follow in the comming days.

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Re: IMPORTANT: Trackmania eXchange Downtime

Post by MaB » 14 Sep 2007 23:41

Joanna and MrA: thanks very much for your information!! Hard to find anywhere what's going on. As a daily visitor and participant of the TMU-site it is a bit shocking that it is suddenly down. I hope - as I think we all do - that the site can be active (and without any damage to the database and the good working of the whole structure) soon. Love the site.

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Post by UKR Tornado » 15 Sep 2007 00:10

Just wanted to say thanks for all the work you guys do with TMX, and we hope you're back to normal operations soon. Your site is a massive part of the TM community, so GL with all the fixing, from all in UKR

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Post by joshua123 » 15 Sep 2007 08:48

Thanks for letting us know about the downtime :( guys so i hope to see the site back online soon

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Post by KEV Fan » 15 Sep 2007 15:08

Thanks for giving us an update.
TMX looks so professional that it´s easy to forget that it´s done by addicted trackmaniacs in their free time.
I hope you get it up again as soon as possible :D

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Re: IMPORTANT: Trackmania eXchange Downtime

Post by SabineGoth » 15 Sep 2007 17:21

If there is anything I can do to help to get it back online again, let me know :D

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Re: IMPORTANT: Trackmania eXchange Downtime

Post by MrA » 15 Sep 2007 17:37

Its all got quite complex. But I need to say at this point that there is no technical people working on getting us operational. This is becuase the company via which the server is provided to us is going out of business, so they dont have the ability to call support for the server, which is owned by a different company to them. :?

I dont know whats going to happen at the moment and as its the weekend I won't have much more until Monday.

I don't know if we are going to be able to recover from this situation or not. We might have to start again from scratch, and that gives its own problems due to certain elements of the way TMX works being stored not in the code base (which we have) but in the database (which we dont have).

I'm really sorry this has happoned. But events have been largely out of our control.
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Re: IMPORTANT: Trackmania eXchange Downtime

Post by SabineGoth » 15 Sep 2007 17:40

So it means, we are looking for a decent server at this moment?

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