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Monthly server maintenance record # 1


> Ubuntu 16LTS hyper-V Guest

BMSworld Virtual Machine checkpoint: created

apt-get upgrades: complete
do-release-upgrade: complete

VHD (vhdx)Inspection: Defrag, chkdsk: complete, no errors

Physical server
Baremetal Host (-hypertAnk)

C: Chkdsk /f : complete
Server 2016 updates applied
Malwarebytes scan: complete
Symantec Endpoint antivirus scan. complete


[Cat: Site.performance] Issues present at one time of day once a week. (Part 1)

Right-o team, we have a problem. My server is aging. I put it together from a piece-meal of parts sourced from the local auction website: (similar to eBay, Amazon, Craigslist etc) It’s got a:: Motherboard: Tyan Dual-Socket S7002 CPU: 2x Xeon X5560’s (2.8 GHZ) RAM: 64GB DDR3-ECC OS HDD: 2x WD Velociraptor Harddrives (Raid 1) Personal Storage: 5x 4TB… Read more →

[ISSUE] BMSworld login error ‘SOLUTION | Error: Cookies are blocked or not supported by your browser. You must enable cookies to use WordPress’

Ahh the dreaded “Cookies are blocked or not supported by your browser. You must enable cookies to use WordPress” I think I’ve finally solved this – turns out that is you 303 redirect things to make other things more secure, you also need to set a cookie on your browser making sure that HTTPS is specified as the cookie domain,… Read more →

A reflection on BMSworld.

BMSworld is like a vinyl record store. There are hidden gem’s throughout the store but you must dedicate some time to finding them and each vinyl you find, you take to the stores’ record player, pop on some headphones and lose yourself in the tune. Navigating BMSworld was always intended to be just like that. If you love the gameplay… Read more →

Known Website issues – 18/06/2019

Hi Team,   There is a known issue with BMSworld and the downloads system implemented. To explain in brief; Downloads used to be hosted on the MEGA.NZ platform – this proved too costly.  Downloads are slowly being moved to the webserver so that they are hosted over HTTP/HTTPS which for some people provides benefits such as 1.) Downloads over HTTP/HTTPS… Read more →

Christchurch Terror Attacks…

My heartfelt sorrow, tears and prayers go out to the Muslim community in Christchurch, New Zealand right now.   This is a massive shock that has rocked New Zealanders and the world to its core. Some of you might know that I live in Christchurch right now.   As a IT Field services engineer, I was driving out to a… Read more →