LordHavoc wrote:Chip wrote:Hey LH, when is quakedev.com expiring? Are you aware of the exact date? Are you aware if anyone wants to take it back?
I do not know the exact date.
As far as I know no one has offered the next monthly bill to keep the server running.
apolluwn has offered to take over (by migrating the site to a new host and maintaining it).
icculus has offered to archive the entire site in place, but that would not be maintained, simply a frozen archive.
It is my understanding that icculus has made a full backup of the server filesystem (not the user-visible front side but the entire server) a couple weeks ago.
I have a backup of the entire web and svn portions.
I do not know enough about good methods to back up the rest to pursue it.
If you can get me instructions on what files I should archive from the filesystem side, I'll happily grab the forums.
If we are to work out a new maintainership, it had better happen soon.
I can pay the bill a second time if necessary, but I need to be convinced people are going to act on it.
I wanted to take over the forums, maybe even the site for hosting, but without the costly SVN features. I'm a shared hosting reseller and I could afford hosting it, the domain name renewal is 12USD, isn't it? That's the yearly cost of any .com domain.
I don't need the filesystem, I need the SQL database, where all posts and threads and users are stored.
I was thinking of letting the domain expire and purchase it myself (if anyone else wants to do this, let me know). You could make an SQL dump by using phpMyAdmin. If the forums folder is backed up, that's even better. Post attachments are there.
I don't want a frozen archive, that would be no good, it wouldn't be dynamic as in searchable.
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