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Re: Should CLUESFORUM ever get silenced ...

Postby Prescient on June 19th, 2016, 9:54 pm

hoi.polloi wrote:
Prescient wrote:Updated link to the torrent file (one above doesn't work)

http://fakeologist.com/2014/05/02/clues ... rent-file/

Is it time for a new backup torrent? I'm happy to help with seeding.


I agree it is high time for another back up. I have already created a database back up for a snapshot of today, but we should make an HTTrack style interactive snapshot and torrent it again.

Could we get a volunteer with a few gigs of space and a fast connection to use HTTrack to download http://www.cluesforum.info/ ?

Here is the link. https://www.httrack.com/

Anyone with "modern" specs and some free time is capable of letting it run and download our whole site. Just seeing if anyone wants to do this for us so I don't have to.

:P


Hi Hoi

I'm on a mac and couldn't get the free software you recommend working :unsure:
BUT I paid for sitesucker which is busy analysing. I'll shout you when its done.
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Re: Should CLUESFORUM ever get silenced ...

Postby hoi.polloi on June 19th, 2016, 9:59 pm

Prescient wrote:
hoi.polloi wrote:
Prescient wrote:Updated link to the torrent file (one above doesn't work)

http://fakeologist.com/2014/05/02/clues ... rent-file/

Is it time for a new backup torrent? I'm happy to help with seeding.


I agree it is high time for another back up. I have already created a database back up for a snapshot of today, but we should make an HTTrack style interactive snapshot and torrent it again.

Could we get a volunteer with a few gigs of space and a fast connection to use HTTrack to download http://www.cluesforum.info/ ?

Here is the link. https://www.httrack.com/

Anyone with "modern" specs and some free time is capable of letting it run and download our whole site. Just seeing if anyone wants to do this for us so I don't have to.

:P


Hi Hoi

I'm on a mac and couldn't get the free software you recommend working :unsure:
BUT I paid for sitesucker which is busy analysing. I'll shout you when its done.


Prescient, thank you so much!

When you are done, I will send it to Ab Irato of Fakeologist, who creates Torrent keys and things like that. We can torrent the new back up.
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Re: Should CLUESFORUM ever get silenced ...

Postby Prescient on June 19th, 2016, 10:05 pm

Least I can do. I'm happy to help with seeding too.
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Re: Should CLUESFORUM ever get silenced ...

Postby SacredCowSlayer on June 20th, 2016, 6:38 pm

hoi.polloi wrote:
Prescient wrote:
hoi.polloi wrote:
Prescient wrote:Updated link to the torrent file (one above doesn't work)

http://fakeologist.com/2014/05/02/clues ... rent-file/

Is it time for a new backup torrent? I'm happy to help with seeding.


I agree it is high time for another back up. I have already created a database back up for a snapshot of today, but we should make an HTTrack style interactive snapshot and torrent it again.

Could we get a volunteer with a few gigs of space and a fast connection to use HTTrack to download http://www.cluesforum.info/ ?

Here is the link. https://www.httrack.com/

Anyone with "modern" specs and some free time is capable of letting it run and download our whole site. Just seeing if anyone wants to do this for us so I don't have to.

:P


Hi Hoi

I'm on a mac and couldn't get the free software you recommend working :unsure:
BUT I paid for sitesucker which is busy analysing. I'll shout you when its done.


Prescient, thank you so much!

When you are done, I will send it to Ab Irato of Fakeologist, who creates Torrent keys and things like that. We can torrent the new back up.


Hoi,

I have extra space (and I will make the time) if you would like me to help with getting a backup. Iv'e often wondered what I would do if this forum suddenly disappeared. I have been referring a lot of people here, and I have yet to hear back with a coherent argument against CF. Sometimes just silence. I think some people have allowed such an artificial construct to give meaning to their lives that they simply can't allow themselves to live otherwise. But I digress.

I will need a little guidance on how to go about backing up the site, as I don't know how to from a technical standpoint. But I can learn, painful though it may be. :)
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Re: Should CLUESFORUM ever get silenced ...

Postby sharpstuff on June 21st, 2016, 11:50 am

Backing up the site

Just a thought... with my little knowledge of how to do these things.

Has anyone considered using the 'cloud' to back-up this site?

Definitely not DROPBOX as I am assured by my daughter that this is not safe.

I have been using MEGA to store some of my files so that others can access them with ease.

This link takes you to MEGA login (to create a new account).

Free 50GB

[url]mega:///#login[/url]

This link takes you to MEGA Pro

[url]mega:#pro[/url]

This, of course, would cost money.

I have no idea how large Clues form is, so have no idea of the cost per month, etc.

It's pretty obvious that Clues forum costs money to run, already.

However, that aside, it is imperative that this site be available to others in/for the future.

Would it be possible to put this site also into the Internet Archive, or some-such?

I am sure this has been thought of before, so as I said, just a thought...

In relation to costs of storage, I am sure those interested could manage some geld for the costs. I, myself, have only a small pension but would be willing to make an up-front contribution.

Well be.
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Re: Should CLUESFORUM ever get silenced ...

Postby Prescient on June 21st, 2016, 4:30 pm

I have no idea how large Clues form is


A smidge under 4GB.

Hoi, I sent you a PM as the back up as finished - just in case you didn't receive it - as its not showing in my sent folder - the back up is ready. Let me know what to do next. Cheers.
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Re: Should CLUESFORUM ever get silenced ...

Postby hoi.polloi on June 22nd, 2016, 5:27 am

I am asking Ab about it right now. :)
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Re: Should CLUESFORUM ever get silenced ...

Postby hoi.polloi on June 22nd, 2016, 5:33 pm

I did not receive a PM, unfortunately. Concerning. I wonder if nonhocapito understands why that module might break. (Or why trying to use strikeout text results in a Youtube tag. Argh!)

He says just open a peer-to-peer program and seed it. Give the magnet link here and I'll send it to him, and of course, anyone viewing this could click on it themselves and help leech/seed for a while.

So I guess his suggestion is just to get started seeding, if you don't mind, so he can leech it and become a core/reliable seeder.

Are you comfortable doing that?
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Re: Should CLUESFORUM ever get silenced ...

Postby Prescient on June 23rd, 2016, 8:53 am

hoi.polloi wrote:I did not receive a PM, unfortunately. Concerning. I wonder if nonhocapito understands why that module might break. (Or why trying to use strikeout text results in a Youtube tag. Argh!)

He says just open a peer-to-peer program and seed it. Give the magnet link here and I'll send it to him, and of course, anyone viewing this could click on it themselves and help leech/seed for a while.

So I guess his suggestion is just to get started seeding, if you don't mind, so he can leech it and become a core/reliable seeder.

Are you comfortable doing that?


Done. Its seeding now.

magnet:?xt=urn:btih:27ADA6101B31C67D109A570C0BD5FBB5327B134F&dn=www.cluesforum.info

Hoi as an admin - can you see my email address? Could you please send me a (blank) email so I can contact you?
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Re: Should CLUESFORUM ever get silenced ...

Postby hoi.polloi on June 23rd, 2016, 9:45 pm

Awesome, and thank you again. Done.

For future reference, you can also find my email on the SeptemberClues.info contact page.
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Re: Should CLUESFORUM ever get silenced ...

Postby Prescient on June 26th, 2017, 10:55 pm

Time for another backup?
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Re: Should CLUESFORUM ever get silenced ...

Postby hoi.polloi on July 1st, 2017, 4:24 pm

Every day.
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