Test from server

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Test from server

by Mike Bennett

Hello Stuart

This is another test email, this time generated by a program on the server

Cheers

Mike

Reply to Mike Bennett | Mar 18,2019 |

Website outage

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Website outage

by Mike Bennett

Dear Member

We have had a significant outage with the club website and email system, regrettably, it caused considerable inconvenience, not only to our members but also to the members of the committee that use the facilities to run the club, specifically to Neil our editor and Stuart our membership secretary who heavily depend on the emails for the production of MASCOT and administration of the membership.

Without going into too many technical details, the problem started when the server crashed intermittently, just like the problem with an elusive misfire, there could have been a number of causes for these problems and numerous steps were taken to isolate the issue and fix it. Then the server crashed and could not be restarted. The engineers replaced numerous components but, in the end, it was irreparable and a new server was built and installed. The email system restarted and worked well but the website could not be re-instated due to the way in which the new server had been built. The engineers attempted to resolve this but brought down the email service in the process. After a while, it became apparent that this situation was not going to get any better and a new company was found to host a server and they built a new one that had the advantage of being a later model and using newer technology. The new contract also provides for them to manage the hardware and operating system and automatically switch to new hardware should the same problem occur in the future.

With the new server available, the club’s website and email system have been restored and are now operational.

This has been an intense and at times very frustrating episode and I am sorry that it has caused so much inconvenience, but on the positive side, we now have a better platform for our internet technology.

 

Mike Bennett

Webmaster

Reply to Mike Bennett | Mar 16,2019 |

Tatton Park Classic car show 1st & 2nd June 2019

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Tatton Park Classic car show 1st & 2nd June 2019

by Robert Neil McLeod

Hi All ,I have just received the below message from Tatton Park

Good Afternoon Neil,
Thank you so much for your continued support of the Classic & Performance Car show at Tatton Park in June this year.
We have had such an overwhelming response from clubs this year we would like to accommodate as many clubs as possible which will give the show a great variety of cars to be enjoyed by the public.
To achieve this it’s with regret that we will have to ask you to reduce your selection of cars to bring to the show to maximum of 10.
Your club booking is confirmed (Stand D4 10 x 15) and we look forward to receiving your part 2 of the application process
With kind regards .

We do have a list of 11cars wanting to attend ,so should not be a problem as some will only be going one day , If you only would like to attend on one day could you please let me know which day and then we can offer places to other members that might like to go. Disappointing !! as we have had a very big turnout in the last few years.

Cheers Neil

 

 

Reply to Robert Neil McLeod | Mar 15,2019 |

Hooton Park 31st March

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Hooton Park 31st March

by Robert Neil McLeod

Hi All.

If you would like a run out on the 31st March Brian Collinson is willing to take a party to Hooton  Park. Airfield way Ellesmere port CH65 1BQ.

For more info contact Brian , 07976253496

Reply to Robert Neil McLeod | Mar 14,2019 |

Back on line & club meeting to night

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Back on line & club meeting to night

by Robert Neil McLeod

Hi All.

Club website, Mike has been very busy working though the night to get the website up and running after the server crashed, he’s done a brilliant job under very difficult conditions , so a big thanks Mike. See you all at the Kilton for to nights club  meeting. There are quite a few events coming up like the Weekend way in Dumfries ,Gawsworth Hall on the 6th May and Tatton Park Classic Car Show 1st &2nd June ,If you have not already put your name down for any of these events and would like to , please do so to night or ASAP by emailing me.

Cheers Neil

 

 

See you later to night Neil.

Reply to Robert Neil McLeod | Mar 13,2019 |