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Hello everyone, Due to a complete failure of the database server, we went down yesterday at about 4PM Pacific Time. With a bit of ingenuity and a bit of luck, I was able to recover all data and provisioned a new server overnight. Everything should be working normally now, with no posts or other data lost. Ironically, it happened while I was working on a better system to back up the database. Thank you for your patience. Skye Nott Webmaster



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Hello everyone, Now that the database upgrade is nearing completion, and I finally have the ability to do "hot backups" without taking the website offline for maintenance, I'd like to give everyone a little bonus. Effective immediately, all Private Message (PM) storage limits are now doubled Free Members: 500 -> 1,000 Silver Members: 750 -> 1,500 Gold Members: 1,000 -> 2,000 Platinum Members: 1,500 -> 3,000 Hope this makes everyone's life a little easier, especially for you vendors out there that use PMs a lot! Thanks for your support, Skye Nott Webmaster



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The new database servers are performing well under load, so I'll be continuing the database conversion process to the new layout for all websites, which will pave the way for better replication and backup systems. Please expect to see the "Scheduled maintenance" message on Friday night, February 17, 2017 starting at 9:00 PM Pacific time. I expect the work to take 4-6 hours as I want to take a full backup of the system for safety before making any changes. Once the websites are back up, there should be no visible difference in the operation or performance of the website. Schedule: Jan...



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Hello everyone, You've probably noticed that this website has had some unplanned downtime lately. I'm not sure about the exact cause, it's probably an intermittent hardware failure as the techs keep finding the main server powered off at the console. I've been rebooting and repairing the database as needed to keep things running, while making plans to transition to brand new servers with updated database, webserver, and firewall software. The good news is I've already run the migration plan on some of my smaller websites, and it's working brilliantly. The bad news is that the frequenc...




 



Martin Dingle Sunbeam Stiletto Project
Martin Dingle, renowned car restorer and former BMX bicycle champion sent us photographs of his restored 13” JAP Magna wheels. He is currently working on a Sunbeam Stiletto restoration and is planning to fit the wheels to it when it is finished. To read more, go to the Latest News section of our website Blog page, or follow this link: http://japearceengineering.com/latest-news/sexy-on-stilettos/




 



1966 Sunbeam Tiger Mk 1A
This is one of several US-based Sunbeam Tigers featured in the Images section of our website fitted with JAP Magna wheels. One kind owner, John Watertor, sent us a copy of the original J.A. Pearce Magna wheel sales brochure which was used by the US distributor (The Motoring Shop of La Jolla, California).




 



The Mini Shrine
Relaunch! For Classic Mini (Austin, Rover, Morris) and New MINI (BMW) Owners: http://www.minishrine.com/ Follow us on Twitter for the latest updates: http://www.twitter.com/MiniShrine "Like" us Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Mini-Shrine/151769508169112 Stop by and say hello in the Forums, add to the Registry, or start a restoration & repair Journal.




 



The Austin Healey Experience
For all 3000, 100, 100-Six and Sprite Owners: http://www.healeyexperience.com/ Follow us on Twitter for the latest updates: http://twitter.com/healeyexp "Like" us Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Austin-Healey-Experience/158219524238296 Stop by and say hello in the Forums, add to the Registry, or start a restoration & repair Journal.




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