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Apr. 14th, 2008 @ 09:50 pm If all goes well...
I'm holding a drive in my hands now which, if all goes (or has gone) well, contains a copy of the Alfandria database. I'm hoping to try to dig a copy off it sometime this week, so we can see if someone wants to do something to get it running again.

I'm about 75% sure it's on there, but I can't make any promises yet. I'll be spending tomorrow looking for the files.

(Just got a mail message about it the other day, so thought I'd drop a note here about it. :> )

EDIT:

Some of you are likely wondering what actually happened... Here's the history.

A few years ago, back when it was running on tiger, I suffered the Disk Crash From Hell. Basically, I'd just moved away from the bay area, with all my colo servers still there. The Alf and related machines were on a big, 14-drive RAID array. Well, one of the two power supplies went belly-up, causing half the drives to spin down.

Any *reasonable* RAID controller would have paniced and shut down. The Adaptec HW raid controller I had instead decided to corrupt the rest of the drives, beyond repair. All wasn't lost, however, as just days before I had copied the entire muck's config files to a machine which was being built out as a replacement anyway. That was Jaguar, and it was able to go online relatively quickly because of that.

Last year, sometime late in the year, jaguar fell off the network for unknown reasons. I spent around a month working with the colo folks, but we finally decided the motherboard was dead, and I had the drives FedExed to me sometime around the end of last year. I copied all the user directories off of them, and put them to other uses. I admit, I kind of forgot about the Alfandria stuff...

The config files SHOULD be on the drive I copied all the user directory contents onto, though. I've got that drive installed in a machine now, and hope to be able to access them in the next day or two.

I'll make the same offer I did before. I really don't have the time to manage the system anymore, but do have the resources, so if someone wants to take over management on my systems, I'm happy to make that possible. As you've certainly noticed if you've looked for the server, the "chameleon.net" systems are still there...

So, wish me luck. :>
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From:eredien
Date:April 15th, 2008 02:55 am (UTC)
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Oh, excellent. Thanks, Aeto.
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From:aeto
Date:April 15th, 2008 03:05 am (UTC)
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OK. I swear I posted this reply... Twice... But I don't see it. Let's try again.

I just added an edit which includes a bit of history, as well, if you're interested.
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From:eredien
Date:April 15th, 2008 03:07 pm (UTC)
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Let me talk with my fiancee...we might be able to put the MUCK on our server system. I'll see what she says.
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From:eredien
Date:May 14th, 2008 01:55 am (UTC)
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Hi Aeto. We can put the MUCK on our server system. Is there some way you can get me the data?
Email me, or leave a comment on my latest lj entry. I left my email in a message for you.
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From:aeto
Date:May 14th, 2008 01:57 am (UTC)
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I've been swamped for a couple weeks. I hope to be able to get time to try and pull the data soon.

Sorry it's taken so long.
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From:shade99
Date:April 15th, 2008 02:49 pm (UTC)
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Much luck, fortune and other such things to you!

It's good to hear what happenned, and that there's a good chance Alf is still intact somewhere. :)
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From:rhainor
Date:April 16th, 2008 04:57 pm (UTC)

Question

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Heya. I've been on the newsgroup for a while, but just now found the LJ Community.

Anywho, I've been running a MUCK (latest Win32 version of FuzzballMUCK) on my personal webserver for a while now (although it has practically zero traffic), and I was wondering...what MCUK server software was Alfandria running?
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From:eredien
Date:May 14th, 2008 01:56 am (UTC)

Re: Question

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I feel like it might have been using Fuzzball?
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From:palshife_sakura
Date:May 17th, 2008 10:19 am (UTC)
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Been about a month since, but I just came upon this now, so...good luck, Aeto.

It's pretty much where everything started for me, a bittersweet but no less cherished part of my history in this fandom.
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From:nightlove
Date:July 7th, 2008 07:25 am (UTC)
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It's been a while. Was it there? Has it found a new home? Now I wish I had some kind of hosting capability, or that I really had taught myself MPI and whatnot. 'Cause then I could offer some help. I love Alfandria and really do miss it, wouldn't mind lurking on it and whatnot again. Hope everything goes well. I offer whatever kind of help I can give.

-Suriankathernia
From:skoshun
Date:July 17th, 2008 06:34 am (UTC)
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Shoot, I was going to offer to sponsor at least, put it on a dedicated hosting company like ecigames.com. How large is DB? Looks like the offer was already taken.
I mean, from the looks of it, you were asking for just a manager/system admin. Then possibly another host?
Well, I came back here as I was curious how the community was doing and was sorry to see the MUCK had fallen into hard times. Wish I knew about TinyMUCK though, if it is still TinyMUCK based. I'm only GlowMUCK experienced and that's Fuzzball based.