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    posted a message on TheOracle - [Residence][Economy][Chest Shop][PvE][Anti-Greif][No Whitelist]
    Update 2, and final update.

    Turns out JJservers who I was hosting from decided to cancel all service and is shutting down. Didn't receive any notice, thankfully I got proactive and have secured all data and server files. Server is back and will be here for the foreseeable future. Only thing is IP for the server had to change as it's a new dedicated server. I just made updates to DNS and will take 1 minute to 48 hours for you to be able to connect with s.theoraclemc.com. If you have me on skype or want to add me on skype I could give you the IP, but am not going to post it here.

    So with 48 hours all will be back to normal for players to be able to play without issue and without worry of loss of maps and things. Happy playing :)

    Poly aka Josh
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    posted a message on TheOracle - [Residence][Economy][Chest Shop][PvE][Anti-Greif][No Whitelist]
    Update 1?

    Spoke with the rep from the company my host was renting from. They got ahold of my host and he is probably going to free them to give me my HDD back for use in a server rented directly from them. Still have not heard from my host and still have a credit of 400+$ with them that needs resolved but at least the maps and data are saved for now.

    Going to predict the server is back online in the next 2-3 days. But this timeline could change.



    Josh aka Poly
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    posted a message on TheOracle - [Residence][Economy][Chest Shop][PvE][Anti-Greif][No Whitelist]
    Hey guys!

    So an update on what is going on with TO. Thursday night I got messaged on Skype that the server had went down. Tried to ssh in and had no access. So opened a service ticket with the company who I host from. I assumed either the dedicated server drove or had a hardware failure. 5 days later now I still have not heard a peep. I have tried calling and emailing without any reply.

    So I did some digging and found that my host is just an affiliate of another company and he just resales the servers. So I contacted their tech support and was informed that the server was reclaimed. I have no idea why or what is going on, but as I don't rent directly from them they can't give me any more information besides that data is stored for 1-2 weeks after a server is reclaimed. They are trying to contact those I rent from directly themselves. As of right now there is a chance that TOs data is going to be saved, also a chance that it is going to never come back to me.

    I am very sad to say any of this. I have been paid up in full and in fact have $464 in credit with the host due to them double invoicing me 3 months. Money is not an issue, the fact that it looks like my host stopped doing any work is the issue and one that I am going and am fighting hard to rectify.

    I am going to try and get a temp server set up today. Will probably have minimum plugins and a fresh map. I will keep you all informed of what happens.



    Josh aka Poly
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    posted a message on TheOracle - [Residence][Economy][Chest Shop][PvE][Anti-Greif][No Whitelist]
    Server is back online!
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    posted a message on TheOracle - [Residence][Economy][Chest Shop][PvE][Anti-Greif][No Whitelist]
    Wasn't really bad customer service so much as just a backlog of hardware change requests. How they are/did fix things was to install a new hard drive with a clean install of Ubuntu and then put the old hard drive in as well. That way I can still retrieve all the server files from the old corrupt install. Because it was hardware and not just a software problem at that point a new ticket had to be created for the hardware changes.

    With all that said, I have started downloading all the old server files and as soon as they are all downloaded I will start configuration of the server and get the server back online. Should be up sometime in 5-10 hours from now. Wanted to back up all files before starting for safeties sake first. Otherwise it would be 2-3 hours. I'd prefer a little longer of a delay in restarting and know all you're builds and such are safe.

    Thanks for the kind words and patience.
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    posted a message on TheOracle - [Residence][Economy][Chest Shop][PvE][Anti-Greif][No Whitelist]
    So they were not able to fix the kernel issues and said that they would install a new hard drive with Ubuntu on it and I could drag files from the old drive onto the new Sunday morning but that the hardware team doesn't work Sundays I guess. I sent a message yesterday and still no reply 36 hours later. Pretty ticked off now as 4 days downtime is understandable with hardware failure, but no communication is not. I have 0 information as to it's current situation and without any contact I can't even get the data and start new someplace else.

    I'll continue to update as I receive info.
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    posted a message on TheOracle - [Residence][Economy][Chest Shop][PvE][Anti-Greif][No Whitelist]
    Ok guys didn't expect a full days downtime, but since that's what it's been I want to share what is going on.

    The dedicated server I use sometime this last 2 weeks (not sure when it was with moving and other things that's been going on) stopped allowing me to connect to it. So contacted the server hosts I use about it and a manual reboot of the hardware was expected to fix the issues. After restarting it was still not responsive to any form of network connection, so they started taking a look at it and the Linux kernel has become corrupt. At this put they are still trying to recover the OS but it is possible that I may have to have a clean install and start fresh. I have been assured that all data is still intact from the minecraft side, but I will have to reinstall programs (for example mysql and other server tools) before I could get the server back online.

    Sorry for all the downtime. Pretty happy that it's been 11 months and this is the first down time we have had of any type that wasn't routine maintenance.
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    posted a message on TheOracle - [Residence][Economy][Chest Shop][PvE][Anti-Greif][No Whitelist]
    Got hit with another big grief group, guess they think it's fun or something. Gonna have to rollback 18 hours, but otherwise all should be good. Will be rolling back in an hour or so as the backups upload. Sorry for any trouble.
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    posted a message on TheOracle - [Residence][Economy][Chest Shop][PvE][Anti-Greif][No Whitelist]
    Quote from Maelstrom21

    Really the griefers could have done much worse, *cough* WorldEdit *cough*

    Quote from LavenderBlonde

    Don't give them ideas, please. o_o


    They used WolrdEdit as they had OP through this exploit. It was just simple to rollback. The server is not a weak server stats wise and 500k edited blocks reversed and all was fine. didn't even hardly lag the server.
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    posted a message on TheOracle - [Residence][Economy][Chest Shop][PvE][Anti-Greif][No Whitelist]
    All spawn signs that were server owned are restored and everything's back to how it was before. Nothing a little rollback can't fix, not sure why these dummies think that taking out some blocks is such fun and is gonna somehow stop us from enjoying ourselves and playing.

    In other news, finally updated the modmin names on main post, not a huge forums user so don't normally get on here much. I vote for Julz Cage Jr myself. ; )
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    posted a message on TheOracle - [Residence][Economy][Chest Shop][PvE][Anti-Greif][No Whitelist]
    Server was massively in spawn last night by some peeps that forced OP with some exploit in the version of bukkit I was using. No real damage done and all's been rolled back to where it was before this idiots came on. only problem with rollback is it doesn't record sign data properly with chestshop and LWC interactions with it, so there is currently no signs in spawn for buying or selling, and no signs in spawn. This will all be fixed tomorrow and I apologize for an inconvenience.
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    posted a message on TheOracle - [Residence][Economy][Chest Shop][PvE][Anti-Greif][No Whitelist]
    Quote from dangerzone92

    Polyyyyy make us hall of famers <3


    Maaaaybeeee ;)

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    So some updates guys. Added Mcmmo and As dangers picture shows MobArena. Been working on both for a bit of time now.

    MA is simple to play, and is a ton of fun. Do /warp MA to find out how to play.

    Mcmmo was something that the community was somewhat divided on. So one of the last elections I had added it to the vote to get a feel for what the community wanted. At the end of the voting 15 were in favor and 5 were against. with 5 people that just didn't care. The biggest complaint against Mcmmo was the combat skills are way to OP and ruin the game. So with this in mind me and INDeeDO (mainly INDeeDO) spent some time adjusting the XP values on everything in Mcmmo, as well as lowering the damage of combat skills. Completely removing unarmed from PVP all together as it's not able to be adjusted. I have tried to give the community what it wanted while also appeasing those that were not happy with it being added.
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    posted a message on TheOracle - [Residence][Economy][Chest Shop][PvE][Anti-Greif][No Whitelist]
    Have had a lot of people asking me so I will state here, NO the map will not be reseting.
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    posted a message on TheOracle - [Residence][Economy][Chest Shop][PvE][Anti-Greif][No Whitelist]
    Quote from Eternalflames

    Sadly no.


    What exactly is happening that you can't connect?

    have you done a complete uninstall of mc and java and tried reinstalling all from scratch?
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