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Title: Site maintenance
Post by: DJ Garybaldy on April 04, 2020, 03:16:25 PM
My VPS host have messaged me saying that they're transferring me over to a new server at some point today. So if my website isn't available don't worry it'll be back when its back.
Title: Site down
Post by: DJ Garybaldy on June 30, 2020, 04:15:46 PM
SIGH! You may have noticed my website is off line I can only but apologise

It appears I broke the whole thing while trying to fix a problem despite reading through several tutorials from the Vesta CP forums.

Its a self managed VPS so the hosting company aren't even remotely interested in getting it back to where it was they've given me a load of BLURB that I don't really understand.

So if my website is missing in action for a few days its because I'm weighing up my options.

I hate Linux Tutorials on forums. 9 times out of ten they make the problem 100 times worse.

Everything has gone wrong i don't have Webmin access & SFTP won't work either. I'm done.
Title: Re: Site maintenance
Post by: DJ Garybaldy on July 06, 2020, 01:52:10 PM
I'm up a creek without a paddle... The VPS mystery hasn't been solved. whatever I did certainly F***ed it.  >:D

There are files missing from the backups of my WordPress site which I only found out when I went to try and install my site on a local webserver.

I'm screwed, I'm confused, I'm stressed, I'm OUT OF MY DEPTH!  :bash:


I'm about to update the ticket with the hosting company and tell them to stop the VPS and use the $30 credit in my account for charity.
Title: Re: Site maintenance
Post by: packzap on July 10, 2020, 07:10:22 AM
Good luck! Maybe u can start anew with some kind of simpler web editor. ???
Title: Re: Site maintenance
Post by: DJ Garybaldy on July 16, 2020, 11:49:25 AM
I'm getting Frustrated and ticked off now my VPS host seem to be ignoring me so If there's no reply to my latest ticket by tomorrow I'm telling them where to stick the VPS.

I have a backup of my website (I hope) and will be looking at options for hosting next week.


Title: Re: Site maintenance
Post by: Vanlen on July 16, 2020, 12:15:54 PM
Crossing Fingers you get it sorted out
Title: Re: Site maintenance
Post by: stevewa on July 16, 2020, 03:12:42 PM
try this before you kill the vps

https://web.archive.org/web/20200330103841/http://djgarybaldy.co.uk/

https://help.archive.org/hc/en-us/articles/360001834411-Can-I-rebuild-my-website-using-the-Wayback-Machine-

Title: Re: Site maintenance
Post by: DJ Garybaldy on July 16, 2020, 03:23:22 PM
Its not the web serve that's the issue its something to do with the VPS control panel (Vesta)  giving 500 errors Some update borked it and they (the VPS hosting company) haven't been able to get to the bottom of it, they're helping me out as a favour.


I'm hoping that they can at least restore a backup of the VPS taken a few months back. From there I should be able to restore databases etc...
I'm hoping to have a firm answer as to what's happening later as I've just updated the ticket to enquire what's happening
Title: Re: Site maintenance
Post by: stevewa on July 16, 2020, 06:23:28 PM
sorry, I was trying to make the point, that you could try to use the web archive collection to backup all your website pages & content before you gave up and threw away the vps and all your years of effort.

do you have root access to the VPS via a ssh terminal login?
Title: Re: Site maintenance
Post by: DJ Garybaldy on July 16, 2020, 06:31:01 PM
I can only access SSH from my deceased husbands PC which is not hooked up right now.

I was trying to run a command via SSH that got me into trouble so many BAD Linux tutorials out there anyway the Vesta Control panel is throwing 500 errors and I have no way of fixing it. Beyond my programming skills.


I have a backup of my site or at least an .sql file saying backup. I'm sure i will get this issue resolved


I tried learning Linux and ultimately I failed.
Title: Re: Site maintenance
Post by: stevewa on July 17, 2020, 01:20:54 AM
Well if you don’t get it resolved, connect tech monkeys pc so you have ssh access the private msg me so we can look at the log files for the web publishing service, either Apache or Nginx, to determine why your website won’t load
Title: Re: Site maintenance
Post by: DJ Garybaldy on July 22, 2020, 06:31:18 PM
Its back online with a few teething problems which I'm hoping to be able to resolve somehow.

MariaDB doesn't appear to want to start and I have absolutely zero idea how to make it work again.  :bash:

This is giving me gas... My programming skills are extremely limited.

If it can't be solved my mouse may have to hover over the "request cancellation" button.

P.S: It also appear my https cert has ran out and I have no idea how to update that or even where it is on the server .
Title: Re: Site maintenance
Post by: stevewa on July 22, 2020, 07:04:51 PM
good news to start.

do you have root access via ssh now?
what do the MariaDB log files say when it tries to start up?
is the MariaDB log file have today's timestamp on it?

your ssl cert is issued by Let's Encrypt.
in a terminal over ssh, type

letsencrypt renew &> /etc/letsencrypt/le_renewal_results.txt

that will attempt to renew the certif and write the results of the attempt to that text file, so if you have problems, you can copy & paste the results of that txt file for troubleshooting

Title: Re: Site maintenance
Post by: DJ Garybaldy on July 23, 2020, 08:40:17 AM
It was backonline then I went to update some plugins and it went boom again so i give up.

it appears I've lost a lot of work (the last backup(s) weren't taken properly) Looking for another wordpress backup tool as a result any how its back again but for how long who knows. :bash: 
Title: Re: Site maintenance
Post by: DJ Garybaldy on July 23, 2020, 08:50:36 AM

your ssl cert is issued by Let's Encrypt.
in a terminal over ssh, type

letsencrypt renew &> /etc/letsencrypt/le_renewal_results.txt


I get errors when I try and run that line in putty. Its not wanting to update with that command.

Why is it 9 times out of 10 when I'm given some form of solution its always the wrong one that's what got me into this mess in the first place. Badly written Linux tutorials is what screwed over my PC and forced me onto Windows again.
Title: Re: Site maintenance
Post by: DJ Garybaldy on July 23, 2020, 02:43:08 PM
I've well and truly f****d things trying to get the database to update.  >:D

I'm beginning to suspect that my BACKUP plugin for WordPress wasn't taking full backups of the database or if it did it left it riddled with shedloads of errors.

Now filazilla is flat out refusing to upload anything to the server this just gets worse and worse

Anyway DJGarybaldy has had its chips I've had enough I'm getting stressed and my temper has come to the fore.

I guess if people want my website they'll have to use Wayback machine. I'm cancelling the VPS IF this next try still doesn't get things working.

Sorry But I tried. Right now you don't know just how much I'm missing TechMonkey

(can I have less of the sarcasm as please)
Title: Re: Site maintenance
Post by: Jhonny on July 23, 2020, 03:04:32 PM
Of course, in these moments, missing someone is the worst  :'(

But head on, otherwise just start again with the site with a new skin and with some paper where you write what and where you put something so you can find it again.
Title: Re: Site maintenance
Post by: stevewa on July 23, 2020, 05:01:27 PM
i tired ot send you a private msg but it was blocked

as a last ditch effort, before you shutdown the vps, do you want to give me your putty configuration exported for the registry (https://devanswers.co/backup-copy-putty-sessions-another-pc/)  and your ssh private key and vps root user password, so i could connect to your vps & try to fix things to a level where you could run the latest full backup fro wordpress before you start over from nothing?
Title: Re: Site maintenance
Post by: DJ Garybaldy on July 23, 2020, 05:22:41 PM
I've turned pvt messages off... Its too late I've sent the cancellation request.

Like I tried explaining earlier the backup tool I thought had been taking backups wasn't and when you have no backups...

I'm taking time out, Purely for mental health reasons (my anxiety keeps rearing its ugly head).

I'll decide what I'm doing from here  eventually... I just need a few days off from my Brain being deep fried.

I'm locking the topic there's not much else to discuss. I'm sure certain people will be happy my website is offline, lets face it I got lots of abuse for the posts about S*M Broadcaster and its lack of reliability.
Title: Re: Site maintenance
Post by: DJ Garybaldy on August 11, 2020, 04:52:51 PM
I've come up with a temporary blog for the time being.

Having to completely rewrite some blog posts that I've managed to extract from one of the backups.

https://djgarybaldy.blogspot.com/ (https://djgarybaldy.blogspot.com/)

I only started putting posts on there this afternoon so bear with me while I try and retrieve what I can from my old website.
Title: Re: Site maintenance
Post by: DJ Garybaldy on August 13, 2020, 07:45:04 PM
My new blog is growing... I should have a lot more posts on there in the next week or two. Now I have the hang of things on Blogger

Its the best anyone is going to get as I'm damn sure I'm not paying for a blog site. The prices I've seen were crazy.

Suppose you could say Normal service will be resumed ASAP.