Innuendo aside. I tried to make a backup of all the sites on the IU server I found something startling. The IU Minecraft Server map…Almost 8GB!
NO! That is WAY too damn big! I won’t have such a bloated monstrosity on my site! So I’m taking it down. I don’t know IF or WHEN it will be back. If it does come back, it will not be the one we used before.
I’ve been working on updating the IU logo. I’ve come up with a few possibilities, but right now I’m putting up the latest version I have done. I’ll add other variations I’ve done sometime later.
I just was made aware of a suspicious file in my last server backup by Microsoft Security Essentials. This file was hidden in the forum’s cache on the live site as well.
As such I am going to take the forums down for a while and install a clean copy.
I’ll try to keep everyone up to day here on this post and on Twitter @infiniunreal.
Update 1: I originally contacted Invision Power about it, they said it probably was a hack attempt and to use their steps for cleaning up. I took the scorched-earth method and just deleted the entire forum directory, made an entirely new database setup, and changed EVERYONE’s FTP passwords.
Nothing should have been lost since I backed up the original files and the original database is still intact.
Update 2: I think everything is back up on the forums. I might have missed some images here and there, but I’ll upload those if I find them.
So for the past 5 weeks we’ve been on snapshots. I don’t think the experience was TOO terrible. I think I’ll continue to use snapshots, but run a week behind just incase something game breaking happens. Probably will skip the first snapshot or two depending on stability.
The Minecraft server has been updated to 1.7.8 now. But I also have a question to pose.
Should we switch over to using the 1.8 snapshots, or just stick with the 1.7 releases?