Dread is Migrating to a New Host

Dread administrators are actively migrating Dread to a new host and the downtime is “nothing to be be concerned about,” according to a message from one of the admins. An issue with the current host unexpectedly brought Dread down and the host provided “less than adequate responses” when asked about the incident.

Edited to add an update from HugBunter.

Paris wrote, in a message on Envoy (here) and on Dark.Fail (here):

So we got some host problems. Nothing to be be concerned about but we can’t stay with the host the current cluster is on. In one swoop the whole cluster went offline for really no reason. Reaching out and finding out why yielded… less than adequate responses to my tastes.

Simply put I don’t trust them anymore and until I can get the distributed cluster design to work we are stuck with this kind of localized bullshit. Hopefully the next host will be not as much as an asshole as this one is. We are probably going to lose about 4 days of content due to this (unless hug has a more recent full backup). Dread is a free service supported by some good advertisements and of course all ads will be extended ontop of the downtime.

Come and say it with me “DISTRIBUTED HOSTING IS THE FUTURE BECAUSE HOSTS CAN BECOME ASSHOLES”

Cheers,

Paris

So we got some host problems...

So we got some host problems...

In response to a question about the data loss, Paris wrote:

Basically it will be like a time reversal. The site will just go back to the snapshot date when the backup was taken place. So if you created your account made a post or comment in the last four days that information will be lost into the abyss. Shit happens. At least it’s not two weeks this time.

HugBunter posted a message on the DreadAlert subreddit on January 10.

We have experienced a server crash which has affected our whole cluster and we expect to have an extended period of downtime right now, spanning into the weekend.

Currently investigating as to the cause and any damage we may experience due to this. Hopefully there will be no data loss, however it appears there may. We have recent backups which will keep any data loss at a max of 3-4 days. Of course this would still not be a blow that this will soften any further due to the extremely increased user activity Dread has had in recent weeks
due to perfect uptime and platform speed increases. Any accounts, posts, comments from the last few days may be lost.

Sorry for the inconvenience caused, I’ll be pushing a planned feature update once service is restored.

Show Paris' Signed Message
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So we got some host problems. Nothing to be be concerned about but we can't stay with the host the current cluster is on. In one swoop the whole cluster went offline for really no reason. Reaching out and finding out why yielded... less than adequate responses to my tastes.

Simply put I don't trust them anymore and until I can get the distributed cluster design to work we are stuck with this kind of localized bullshit. Hopefully the next host will be not as much as an asshole as this one is. We are probably going to lose about 4 days of content due to this (unless hug has a more recent full backup). Dread is a free service supported by some good advertisements and of course all ads will be extended ontop of the downtime.

Come and say it with me "DISTRIBUTED HOSTING IS THE FUTURE BECAUSE HOSTS CAN BECOME ASSHOLES"

Cheers,
Paris
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We have experienced a server crash which has affected
our whole cluster and we expect to have an extended
period of downtime right now, spanning into the
weekend.

Currently investigating as to the cause and any damage
we may experience due to this. Hopefully there will be
no data loss, however it appears there may. We have
recent backups which will keep any data loss at a max of
3-4 days. Of course this would still not be a blow that
this will soften any further due to the extremely
increased user activity Dread has had in recent weeks
due to perfect uptime and platform speed increases.
Any accounts, posts, comments from the last few days
may be lost.

Sorry for the inconvenience caused, I'll be pushing
a planned feature update once service is restored.
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And in .txt format here and here.

15 Comments

Place your bets

Fri, Jan 10, 2020

Every time Dread goes down a big market goes. Empire or Apollon which one goes this time?

i was about to say that

Fri, Jan 10, 2020

i was thinking that rofl why are comments so censored by the way?

AppleSauceDNM

Fri, Jan 10, 2020

Let’s hope The Dread is up sooner than later as The Dread is a super useful tool for our community.

Be safe,

AppleSauce

'’ Dread is an onion based free speech platform and forum, where you can post, comment and share among tonnes of different communities.

FUCKTHISSHIT

Fri, Jan 10, 2020

god i hate the darknet now everything is so censored and dead i miss the old forums before dread and envoy

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truth

Speaking of censorship (lol, censored, GP.)

FactOrFiction

Sat, Jan 11, 2020

Isn't it strange that Empire moderators photo is leaked on dread, the photo is posted on linx.li, linx.li is now sustaining a massive ddos attack which is a first, the site has years of perfect uptime. Dread goes down the same day where the pictures of empires admin were posted, now all the posts from the last 3 days are magically lost.

Anywhere we can see the mods photo?

Sat, Jan 11, 2020

Anywhere else the mods photo is posted?

FactOrFiction

Sat, Jan 11, 2020

Search for JayPay23 facebook name is Jeffrey Somers

Please Please rePost there pics on every site you can

Sun, Jan 12, 2020

Please Please rePost there pics on every site you can

FuckBoi

Sun, Jan 12, 2020

“FUCKTHISSHIT

god i hate the darknet now everything is so censored and dead i miss the old forums before dread and envoy”

What were the old forums? What made them so much better? I’ve been to Dread a few times, place seems dead. 99% of threads had like 1 single upvote. Always thought the darknet was bigger.

hey FactOrFiction

Sun, Jan 12, 2020

where can i see this mods picture?

fakeass

Mon, Jan 13, 2020

Schwerer Gustav surfaced and started asking for Dread admins to contact them, they probably told them to eat shit and were ddossed offline, then 2 weeks of data got lost with all of the conversations between them, now Schwerer Gustav surfaced again ddossing Monopoly, Bitbazaar and Yellow Brick Road so maybe he has started messing with Dread again, obviously I do not know but the timing seems to make sense. Hopefully Dread comes back online sooner than later and Schwerer Gustav puts his talent to good use and attacks child porn websites instead.

FactOrFiction

Mon, Jan 13, 2020

It doesn't let me post it here, it gets removed for spam. I will upload it back to dread when they are back up

yofakeass

Fri, Jan 17, 2020

apparently gustav runs one of those disgusting sites

TimothyLeary

Wed, Jan 22, 2020

Everyone should avoid Dread at all costs. It is a Honeypot. Notice if you log out your cookies with dread DO NOT clear. Hugbunter will state it is a token from some nginx or some other bullshit. They track your browsing on the darknet. When you signout and switch account Dread knows what account are yours unless you clear all cookies or kill your session. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED

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