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Printed Date: November-26-2022 at 6:20pm


Topic: Restoring CorrectCraftFan.com
Posted By: Keith
Subject: Restoring CorrectCraftFan.com
Date Posted: August-05-2020 at 6:12pm
As was announced on Facebook earlier this week, CorrectCraftFan.com was on a virtual private server (VPS) that was attacked by Ransomware on July 7th, 2020. It's unclear if CCF was the catalyst of the attack or if it was one of 1,000's of other sites being hosted. Regardless, CCF was a victim and the site went down and has been down for the past 29 days.

Unfortunately, the data on our server was corrupted and we were at the mercy of external resources to restore our server. This problem has been further compounded by the COVID pandemic and a reduced staff dealing with the issue.

At this point, we are back up and running on a new server through a different provider. I have been able to migrate all the data from the Forums and Diaries databases. However, the image files are not yet recovered. The Diaries and For Sale images are still missing, along with some of the files from the Reference section.

We are working to restore those files and although they are not yet available. I'm holding out hope that we will be able to restore those as well.

Nothing like this has happened before in the past 17 years that we have been running CorrectCraftFan.com. Although the site was backed up regularly, I did not have a full copy of the site backed up to a different server.

Hind sight is 20/20 and, needless to say, we will be making significant changes to the backup procedures going forward.

This event has been very difficult for us and we are doing everything possible to resort the site to it's former glory.

While vising the site during this restoration process, please be patient with missing images, reference files or any other 'error' you may encounter.

Thank you,
Keith



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Former:
/diaries/details.asp?ID=6170" rel="nofollow - 97 Sport Nautique
1994 Ski Nautique
86 Silver Nautique
79 Mustang



Replies:
Posted By: Gary S
Date Posted: August-05-2020 at 6:40pm
Well I for one thank you for all you do behind the scenes. That said I think now would be a good time for many of us to make a donation to help out....

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http://www.correctcraftfan.com/diaries/details.asp?ID=1711&sort=&pagenum=1&yrstart=1966&yrend=1970" rel="nofollow - 69 Mustang HM SS
95 Nautique Super Sport


Posted By: 8122pbrainard
Date Posted: August-05-2020 at 8:25pm
As I posted in the other thread:

So glad we have CCfan back. Thanks Keith. I’m sure it’s been frustrating for you as well as many members.

Without my daily CCfan fix, my anxiety level has been overwhelming to the point of getting heart palpitations! I almost called the paramedics to haul me in but decided to leave the hospital space for more important issues like the Covid problem. Well really, I’m doing just fine but sure did miss logging on every day.

With the server problems, a thought crossed my mind. It’s been a while since we have discussed it, but I feel it’s time for a general fund raiser. People, keep in mind CCfan is pretty much up to Keith to keep it going so I’m sure any help is appreciated. Click on the “contribute” at the bottom. I’m sending mine in.


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64 X55 Dunphy

Keep it original, Pete
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Posted By: gravyleg pirate
Date Posted: August-05-2020 at 9:12pm
I will also echo the anxiety I felt over the past few days with not being able to tap into this community! Thank you for all you do and I'll gladly chip in!

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GLP
"If we couldn't laugh we would all go insane"

2000 Air Nautique 216 (for 19 years)
2005 Air Nautique SV211 (2 months and counting...)


Posted By: Faceplant
Date Posted: August-05-2020 at 9:53pm
Thanks Keith . Glad you have the site up and running again. Gladly chip in as well.

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Feels like I am hanging 10 but in reality - probably hanging 6.


Posted By: tryathlete
Date Posted: August-05-2020 at 9:58pm
Hope we can rebuild the troubleshooting tips area especially stringer repair,
Shaft alignment and GT40 guide.


Posted By: scootdogydog
Date Posted: August-05-2020 at 11:09pm
I donated some money. Hopefully we all can donate something to help Keith

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http://www.correctcraftfan.com/diaries/details.asp?ID=7183" rel="nofollow - 1999 Python
1980 Ski Tique
1968 Mustang WIP


Posted By: MrMcD
Date Posted: August-05-2020 at 11:45pm
Thank You Keith. Your efforts are appreciated!

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Posted By: Morfoot
Date Posted: August-06-2020 at 6:05am
Keith.... I think after 29 days of CCFan sobriety we all realized how much we love and appreciate this site and when it's down we all freak out because we cannot get our CCFan fix. You know its pretty bad when you're one of the "Senior" members around here and I get bombarded with texts and FB messenger msgs asking about whats up with the site.
All being said and has other CCFans have mentioned. Keith we appreciate ALL that you do and we all suffered a bit of depression not being able to access the fan. I think this is a hard reminder that we all should throw a few bucks your way because like the Correct Crafts we ALL drive........The site doesn't run on "Thanks". We all should donate money to make sure we keep this site running. It's so awesome to see it back!!!!

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"Morfoot; He can ski. He can wakeboard.He can cook chicken.He can create his own self-named beverage, & can also apparently fly. A man of many talents."72 Mustang "Kermit",88 SN Miss Scarlett, 99 SN "Sherman"


Posted By: uk1979
Date Posted: August-06-2020 at 6:40am
Thanks Keith and site helpers hard work restoring CCF…I have missed it, a good time for the IT/Web experts members to set out a plan going forward, then the rest of us have a target to go fund/donate.

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Lets have a go
56 Starflite
77 SN
78 SN
80 BFN


Posted By: ScottZ
Date Posted: August-06-2020 at 7:01am
Good morning Keith. If there are any files that I or anyone else can contribute please let us know. Glad to see you got this baby back up and running and I will be sending you a donation for all of your great efforts.

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Scott Zuelzke
Lake Mitchell , AL
       
1984 Ski Nautique       
1972 Skier


Posted By: GottaSki
Date Posted: August-06-2020 at 8:13am
Thank you Keith!
Hello homies!

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"There is nothing, absolutely nothing, half so much worthwhile as messing around with boats...simply messing."

River Rat to Mole


Posted By: fanofccfan
Date Posted: August-06-2020 at 8:16am
Ditto what everyone else has said...Thank you!

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2004 196 LE Ski 1969 Marauder 19 1978 Ski


Posted By: 81Sid
Date Posted: August-06-2020 at 9:18am
Thanks for all your hard work getting the site back up! The old saying is true, you never know how much you miss something until its gone! You provide a vital resource for all of us who own these incredible old boats!

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'81 CC 20th Anniversary hull
Making it my own...
'96 Super Sport


Posted By: Mpost
Date Posted: August-06-2020 at 9:18am
+1 to everything said. Cant believe how I have missed my morning cruise thru the topics and questions on CCF. and my concern as the days went by that the information stored on this site would be gone forever.
Nothing , I'm to what you have been going thru Keith dealing with its recovery. I have been thru a couple of web sites I manage that have been hacked.
My donation is on its way.


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84 SN Sold   98 SN    Lund Pro V   1975 Alumacraft


Posted By: Fabcon
Date Posted: August-06-2020 at 11:47am
+2 on what every one has said so THANK YOU KEITH for everything you do and also for everyone on this site that makes it what it is. Like people have said it`s easy to take things for granted till they are gone then you realize how much it really means.   

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1976 Ski Nautique 351 Escort
1984 Barefoot Nautique (Parting Out)


Posted By: flyweed
Date Posted: August-06-2020 at 1:55pm
glad to even see this much back up and running. Thanks so much.


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'93 Ski Nautique NWZ, Air Boom Tower
Drink Tonight..for tomorrow We Ride!


Posted By: MechGaT
Date Posted: August-06-2020 at 2:18pm
Covid-19, murder hornets, riots, and CCFan going down. I wasn’t sure how much more I could take. Glad to see the site back up and running.

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'92 Sport Nautique


Posted By: jimsport93
Date Posted: August-06-2020 at 2:30pm
Thank you Keith for getting the site back up and running.
Threw in my .02 cents and more to go with it !

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http://www.correctcraftfan.com/diaries/details.asp?ID=2798 - 93 Sport Nautique


Posted By: audiodude
Date Posted: August-06-2020 at 2:32pm
Thanks Keith for the hard work in keeping CCF up and running, It really is amazing how much I've missed it. I had to break down and go to that other site just to get a fix,(only once though) but it is nothing like CCF. Just sent my donation.

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1989 Correct Craft 2001

In the words of Milton Berle: "You can lead a man to Congress but you can't make him think"


Posted By: FastMike
Date Posted: August-06-2020 at 3:53pm
I missed you guys! Glad to see things are getting back to normal. Thanks for all that you do.


Posted By: Orlando76
Date Posted: August-06-2020 at 4:02pm
Thanks Keith. I never realized how much I enjoy the constant bickering and inflated egos. Meh, the good knowledge and advice is top notch too.

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Please support The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
1976 Ski Nautique 351 Escort
1993 Ski Nautique purple and black 351 HO PCM


Posted By: AlfaDon
Date Posted: August-06-2020 at 5:45pm
Glad that you’re back online. Thanks for your hard work!!
Let us know if you’re hurting financially


Posted By: 8122pbrainard
Date Posted: August-06-2020 at 6:42pm
Originally posted by AlfaDon AlfaDon wrote:

Let us know if you’re hurting financially


Originally posted by 8122pbrainard 8122pbrainard wrote:

People, keep in mind CCfan is pretty much up to Keith to keep it going so I’m sure any help is appreciated. Click on the “contribute” at the bottom. I’m sending mine in.


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/diaries/details.asp?ID=1622" rel="nofollow -

54 Atom

/diaries/details.asp?ID=2179" rel="nofollow - 77 Tique

64 X55 Dunphy

Keep it original, Pete
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Posted By: AlfaDon
Date Posted: August-06-2020 at 7:05pm
All right Pete. I'll match that and send mine in as well!


Posted By: C_Heath
Date Posted: August-06-2020 at 9:39pm
Originally posted by Keith Keith wrote:

As was announced on Facebook earlier this week, CorrectCraftFan.com was on a virtual private server (VPS) that was attacked by Ransomware on July 7th, 2020. It's unclear if CCF was the catalyst of the attack or if it was one of 1,000's of other sites being hosted. Regardless, CCF was a victim and the site went down and has been down for the past 29 days.

Unfortunately, the data on our server was corrupted and we were at the mercy of external resources to restore our server. This problem has been further compounded by the COVID pandemic and a reduced staff dealing with the issue.

At this point, we are back up and running on a new server through a different provider. I have been able to migrate all the data from the Forums and Diaries databases. However, the image files are not yet recovered. The Diaries and For Sale images are still missing, along with some of the files from the Reference section.

We are working to restore those files and although they are not yet available. I'm holding out hope that we will be able to restore those as well.

Nothing like this has happened before in the past 17 years that we have been running CorrectCraftFan.com. Although the site was backed up regularly, I did not have a full copy of the site backed up to a different server.

Hind sight is 20/20 and, needless to say, we will be making significant changes to the backup procedures going forward.

This event has been very difficult for us and we are doing everything possible to resort the site to it's former glory.

While vising the site during this restoration process, please be patient with missing images, reference files or any other 'error' you may encounter.

Thank you,
Keith




Thank you!!!!!!!!!!

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1979 Calipso Runabout (the boat that got it all started)
1988 Mastercraft ProStar 190 (sold)
2000 Pro Air Nautique/GT40


Posted By: Jonny Quest
Date Posted: August-07-2020 at 10:51am
Keith:

As said above, THANK YOU for all your efforts.  This is a great site and community.

DONATE NOW (or I'll send Pete and KENO over to help you find your American Express card...)

JQ

Donation Sent


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2001 Ski Nautique Open Bow (current)
1994 Ski Nautique Open Bow (sold)
Aqua skiing, ergo sum


Posted By: MrMcD
Date Posted: August-07-2020 at 12:52pm
I donated yesterday but I have been thinking,  why not impose a fee to join this forum?  Many boat owners CC or not come here for solutions and then check out till they break again.
Maybe add a $50 upfront fee to join.  It could help the forum survive.

I notice this forum still uses the HTTP prefix, in business today they warn you not to visit sites with the old HTTP because they are less secure, we are told HTTPS sites are safer?  Is there a way to upgrade?   I don’t understand how they work so I ask out of ignorance but to share what our company pushed on us who used company computers.

It is great to have it back.
Thank You


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Posted By: Keith
Date Posted: August-07-2020 at 1:28pm
HTTPS should be applied within the next day or so.

Thanks,
Keith


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Former:
/diaries/details.asp?ID=6170" rel="nofollow - 97 Sport Nautique
1994 Ski Nautique
86 Silver Nautique
79 Mustang


Posted By: Keith
Date Posted: August-07-2020 at 1:34pm
Thank you to all who have donated over the past couple of days!

It's a tremendous help as we make investments to restore and upgrade CorrectCraftFan.

Thank you again!


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Former:
/diaries/details.asp?ID=6170" rel="nofollow - 97 Sport Nautique
1994 Ski Nautique
86 Silver Nautique
79 Mustang


Posted By: MrMcD
Date Posted: August-07-2020 at 1:50pm
I know of other forums where there is an upfront fee for joining.  $25 upfront for a one year membership, $50 for 5 years or $100 for lifetime membership.   Not sure how all this works financially but obviously it takes someones time to make this work and most reports say Keith is doing the heavy lifting.   Could this be established as a not profit business?

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Posted By: DVskier
Date Posted: August-07-2020 at 5:15pm
Thanks Keith for getting CCF back online.  I was concerned that this would be a lengthy outage. It actually made me appreciate the site even more. Donation made.


Posted By: 67 ski nat
Date Posted: August-08-2020 at 10:33am
Originally posted by MechGaT MechGaT wrote:

Covid-19, murder hornets, riots, and CCFan going down. I wasn’t sure how much more I could take. Glad to see the site back up and running.

Thank you kieth and Allison awesome


Posted By: 99airwarrior
Date Posted: August-08-2020 at 11:55pm
Thank You Keith for all you do 


Posted By: 2001SAN
Date Posted: August-12-2020 at 4:34am
Thanks from Ireland and donation sent!

D


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A little knowledge is a dangerous thing...

2001 Super Air Nautique
1989 Fairline Corniche 31

www.bannrivercruises.co.uk


Posted By: 8122pbrainard
Date Posted: August-21-2020 at 4:03pm
I'd like to bump this thread thinking there are some who may have missed it.

Again, keep in mind:

Originally posted by 8122pbrainard 8122pbrainard wrote:


With the server problems, a thought crossed my mind. It’s been a while since we have discussed it, but I feel it’s time for a general fund raiser. People, keep in mind CCfan is pretty much up to Keith to keep it going so I’m sure any help is appreciated. Click on the “contribute” at the bottom. I’m sending mine in.


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/diaries/details.asp?ID=1622" rel="nofollow -

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/diaries/details.asp?ID=2179" rel="nofollow - 77 Tique

64 X55 Dunphy

Keep it original, Pete
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Posted By: Jonny Quest
Date Posted: August-21-2020 at 10:46pm
Praise the Lord CCF is back up!!!

The other option has too much bubble-gum and not enough meat-and-potatoes.

JQ


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2001 Ski Nautique Open Bow (current)
1994 Ski Nautique Open Bow (sold)
Aqua skiing, ergo sum


Posted By: 8122pbrainard
Date Posted: September-25-2020 at 7:08am
Keith,
Anymore work going on with restoring pictures or are they totally lost? 


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/diaries/details.asp?ID=2179" rel="nofollow - 77 Tique

64 X55 Dunphy

Keep it original, Pete
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Posted By: Keith
Date Posted: September-30-2020 at 8:08am
Hi Pete,
Unfortunately, at this point we should consider all the photos lost. 

Steps have been taken to make sure this does not happen again, including daily backups to AWS but there is nothing we can do for the images that have been lost.

Thanks,
Keith


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Former:
/diaries/details.asp?ID=6170" rel="nofollow - 97 Sport Nautique
1994 Ski Nautique
86 Silver Nautique
79 Mustang


Posted By: 8122pbrainard
Date Posted: September-30-2020 at 9:42am
Thanks Keith. I was just hopeing for the best. 

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54 Atom

/diaries/details.asp?ID=2179" rel="nofollow - 77 Tique

64 X55 Dunphy

Keep it original, Pete
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Posted By: KENO
Date Posted: October-01-2020 at 5:34am
Originally posted by 8122pbrainard 8122pbrainard wrote:

Keith,
Anymore work going on with restoring pictures or are they totally lost? 

Don't fret Pete

If you're looking for any of your old tubing photos, I think I have most of them saved Wink


Posted By: Kristof
Date Posted: October-02-2020 at 4:37am
Originally posted by KENO KENO wrote:

Don't fret Pete

If you're looking for any of your old tubing photos, I think I have most of them saved Wink

LOLLOLLOL


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- Gun control means: using BOTH hands!
- Money doesn't make one happy, but when it rains cats and dogs, it's still better to cry in a Porsche than on a bicycle...




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