[dba-SQLServer] Administrivia - List Issues

Darryl Collins darryl at whittleconsulting.com.au
Wed Feb 10 18:54:21 CST 2021

Thanks Bryan.

Sorry to hear about your Mum.   Appreciate you taking the time and effort to keep working on these lists under stressful circumstances.

Best wishes

-----Original Message-----
From: dba-SQLServer <dba-sqlserver-bounces at databaseadvisors.com> On Behalf Of Bryan Carbonnell
Sent: Wednesday, 20 January 2021 5:24 AM
To: administrivia at databaseadvisors.com
Subject: [dba-SQLServer] Administrivia - List Issues

Hey everyone,

Well, as you may or may not have noticed we have been having list/server issues over the last 6-7 weeks or so.

I think we are on the mend finally!

Here is some background on what is/was/has happened.

Around the beginning of December, all the emails from databaseadvisors.com started to be rejected by all the major email "vendors". It was caused by many factors, which hopefully have mostly been resolved now. There are still a couple of mitigation steps I need to take, but I'm working on them,

One of the steps was to upgrade the server OS that the lists were hosted on since we were running on an OS that is no longer supported.

The switch to the new server meant I had to learn a new version of Linux and a new mail server software on the fly. Also Since the server had a new IP address, we ran into the same problem with all the major email "vendors" bouncing DBAs email.

While all this was going on, I lost my Mum due to Covid-19. So that set me back some as well.

Now I've got my feet under me, barely, with the new software and OS and the flagging of DBAs email we appear to be going in the right direction.

There are still a few things I need to do to get the server completely safe from the internet, so that will happen over the next little while.

We may still experience the occasional blip of the emails being rejected as spam, but that will become less and less frequent as more good emails get sent through the lists and as I get the additional changes/tweaks done.

I hope all this downtime hasn't caused you too much grief and aggravation.

So all that to say, we're back up and running, mostly. :)

As always, if you have any questions, concerns or have issues, please let me know offlist, carbonnb at gmail.com or listmaster at databaseadvisors.com

Your Friendly Neighbourhood Listmaster

Bryan Carbonnell - carbonnb at gmail.com
Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting "What a great ride!"
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