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Re: Looks like NESCartDB is down (again)...

Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2020 8:46 pm
by lidnariq
The XML file that nesCartDB hosted is the Nestopia cart database format. It's not the full set of data in the actual DB.

Re: Looks like NESCartDB is down (again)...

Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2020 9:37 pm
by Dwedit
The database XML file, from the site. 2017 version.
If you want to do something in C# with this database, you can use some tools to autogenerate C# classes, and deserialze the entire database to a typed object.

Re: Looks like NESCartDB is down (again)...

Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2020 9:55 pm
by Dwedit
lidnariq wrote:
Mon Aug 24, 2020 8:46 pm
The XML file that nesCartDB hosted is the Nestopia cart database format. It's not the full set of data in the actual DB.
Yeah, I noticed it was missing PRG/CHR chip manufacturers and stuff like that.

Re: Looks like NESCartDB is down (again)...

Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2020 4:30 pm
by BootGod
Sorry for the downtime, these problems always seem to come up at the worst times, I've been working away from home a lot lately and when I have been home, just have had to many things to do. I've only had minimal chance to look into problem so far. The ancient PC hosting the site only gets halfway thru booting OS before locking up. Hard drive and data are fine. I will be around this week and weekend (although I still have a ton of other things I need to get done before sitting done with this) so hopefully I can get it up and running again by then, if not, I may need to find someone with some time on their hands to get this up and running again.

I know passing this project on to others is inevitable at this point, I just really didn't want to hand over a giant turd. The site that has been up and running is horrifically outdated code that requires ancient versions of PHP that cannot even run on modern OS's.

I had been working on an updated site which is functionally mostly complete but the database is different and very out of sync with the one online and syncing will not be trivial. I would much prefer to hand off this version of the DB if I can get it synced up!

Re: Looks like NESCartDB is down (again)...

Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2020 2:15 am
by Bregalad
Thank you for the update and for the hard work so far, BootGod.

Re: Looks like NESCartDB is down (again)...

Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:20 pm
by Patnukem
I have server space and experience with databases and PHP if you would like help or a place to store it. Let me know how I can help.

Re: Looks like NESCartDB is down (again)...

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:32 pm
by Xkeeper
running and refurbishing old php stuff is exactly what i do and i'd be more than happy to take whatever 'turd' you think you have and host it. a few people can probably vouch for my ability to do this as well

if you want you can email me at xkeeper at gmail dot com

Re: Looks like NESCartDB is down (again)...

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:36 pm
by BMF54123
Xkeeper and I have been running TCRF for over 10 years now (Xkeeper does all the actual backend and site maintenance stuff) and we'd be more than happy to host this alongside our site.

Re: Looks like NESCartDB is down (again)...

Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2020 4:53 pm
by tepples
If you two were to host NesCartDB, would the origin http://bootgod.dyndns.org:7777/ still be valid in some way? Or would it be a fresh start under a new domain name?

Re: Looks like NESCartDB is down (again)...

Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:21 pm
by TmEE
The original one can be alias of whatever ends up being the new one, so that all old links can still work, or at least I think it is possible to do.

Re: Looks like NESCartDB is down (again)...

Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:41 am
by tepples
In #nesdev on EFnet, tehcloud mentioned nesdir.github.io (source), which uses the last NesCartDB XML as its data source, as a stopgap until NesCartDB can get rehosted.

If this database is brought under the umbrella of TCRF, how would outages (if any) be reported?

Re: Looks like NESCartDB is down (again)...

Posted: Sat Sep 19, 2020 3:23 am
by brizzo
Hey guys,

After the last major outage I had been keeping mirrors of the BootGod's nes cart database. I had been storing all the cart profiles as static html files along with the images. Over the past few weeks I have been working on writing tools to process the html into mysql. There are still a few more things to tweak and clean up, but overall it is looking really good. Currently I am working on the back end code for advanced searches like the original site. When BootGod posted I sent him a message letting him know that I am interested and serious about taking care of the cart database. I had actually stopped working on the code after he gave us an update, but it has been 10 days so I am getting back to work on it as the db is useful to many people.

If time allows over the weekend, I will try to get a beta version of the database online. https://nescartdb.com/

Re: Looks like NESCartDB is down (again)...

Posted: Tue Sep 22, 2020 5:29 pm
by Xkeeper
tepples wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:41 am
In #nesdev on EFnet, tehcloud mentioned nesdir.github.io (source), which uses the last NesCartDB XML as its data source, as a stopgap until NesCartDB can get rehosted.

If this database is brought under the umbrella of TCRF, how would outages (if any) be reported?
same place tcrf ones are: discord and twitter, though we don't have outages all that often
tepples wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 4:53 pm
If you two were to host NesCartDB, would the origin http://bootgod.dyndns.org:7777/ still be valid in some way? Or would it be a fresh start under a new domain name?
the old url will almost certainly go away no matter who does what with it and it's honestly a minor miracle that said url still works, given that dyn has been trying very hard to nuke their free dynamic dns customers. in theory it would be possible to set up a redirect, but the likelihood of that is low given, again, dyn.