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We're good to go -- AT LAST -- read the full story here.

By motortopia

"The routes are working, the routes are working!"

That's how a network engineer expresses glee when the packets of information that make the internet go are flowing, once again, easily from your site to the world.

And that is exactly what we heard from our engineers in various locations who were working to solve our "internet headache" this week.

Wow, what a week!

Early Tuesday morning we started with a major data center upgrade ( to help Motortopia run even better and get ready for some cool new services we will offer you on Motortopia :-) )

And, you know the story--- everything was "supposed" to go just as smooth as cybersilk. UhHuh.

The data center upgrade itself was pretty easy. It took about 4-5 hours to get the systems installed and hooked up. We are now coming to you from our new data center with lots of redundant connections to the internet and some other really cool, starwars looking things.

But, the best data center in the world is not so hot unless you can get your servers to talk with the rest of the world. And to do that, the traffic cops of the internet, routing tables, have to be updated around the globe.

Theoretically (man, I am beginning to hate that word ;-) ) this should only take a few hours. And, for many of our Motortopia friends out there...that it all that it took. But for many others of you, Motortopia just seemed to get lost in Cyberspace.

Just like you track down a short in an electrical system -- it can be maddening sometimes -- we worked with engineers with some of the world's largest internet backbone providers to figure this out. At first, we just kept hearing, well, just wait, just wait, all will be fine. Then we pushed the issue because things were not getting fine. Many of you reported you could still not get to Motortopia on Tuesday night, then Wednesday, then Thursday.

So, we are pulling our hair out.

And, finally, a few smart engineers at ( and we don't necessarily want to give out names but it rhymes with AT &T :-)) tracked down a bug in the way their routing tables were telling the world about where Motortopia was at, fixed the little bug, and now we are back up and running.

Hence, two thumbs up. All is good to go.

Thanks to the guys here at Motortopia who worked day and night since Tuesday to get this all resolved. And thanks to the engineers who finally helped figure this out. To some very large telecommunications companies that rhymes with A T & T, we say.........

and, most important, to all of you, our Motortopia friends, we stay thank you for sticking with us this week. Many of you emailed information and support from around the world. This helped us track down the issues and get things resolved. Your're all the best.

Please leave us some comments....and have a great day!

Team Motortopia!

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Flywheel401
Feb 4, 2008 at 2:43 am
CAPTAIN !! , There's a Vessel , and she a Drift'in
toward's that Worm Hole ! , Yes I see it Socttie ,
Spock ! , on my signal , Transport that Crew Back to
Their to Site on MOTORTOPIA ,before it gets Lost in cyber space , Scottie lay us a course into netual zone.
I'll be in the Lounge if you need me ...........
 
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frank76ta
Feb 3, 2008 at 8:19 pm
The sight is working a lot faster! Great work guys and gals I really enjoy this sight finding many new friends and cool rides.
 
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1977BlackTa
Feb 3, 2008 at 5:00 pm
Good to be back online! WoHoo!
 
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scc24540
Feb 2, 2008 at 10:45 pm
this sites so much better then other car sites ive had the misfortune of being on so thank god we're back to 100%
 
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ausumx
Feb 2, 2008 at 8:11 am
NICE TO HAVE YA BACK!
 
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Nightmare78
Feb 2, 2008 at 1:49 am
couldnt wait for the site to come back up! Glad its back and running again. Good job guys!!!!! 2 thumbs up!
 
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Batmo
Feb 1, 2008 at 7:44 pm
glad to see ur up n running fully ! its great n i love it ! im getting alot off canadains on this site n i hope that ill see more canadains on this site ! thanks alot
 
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andylynn67
Feb 1, 2008 at 7:26 pm
Open the champain
Cheers
 
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JerryandMary
Feb 1, 2008 at 11:41 am
I ought to kick your butt! Just kidding of course. I have been there and done that when it comes to relocating a site that is. It is so frustrating when the unknown factor kicks in.

I do want to congratulate all the staff at MT and thank you as always for being here and allowing us to be here with you.

Take care,
Jerry
 
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alwaysakid
Feb 1, 2008 at 11:40 am
Isn't a little like putting a 350 in a '51 Chevy? The guys that've done it tell you, "Sure it'll fit, no problem! It's easy!" But they don't tell you all the little changes you have to make under the hood and between the firewall and bumper. It becomes repeated search and modify missions. I'm glad you didn't give up.
 

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