Archive for August, 2009|Monthly archive page

BCaching Release 0.5.1

This release fixes a couple of GPX file export issues that were causing problems with CacheBerry and BlackStar Navigation.

There is also a new GPX link on the mobile Nearest Caches page that will export geocache data for up to 20 nearest caches at once. If CacheBerry is installed it will process the GPX export automatically without need for an intermediate save.

There are a few other minor changes. Full details are on the forums.

bcaching or www.bcaching?

If you’re using “http://bcaching.com” instead of “http://www.bcaching.com” your browser will be redirected to the www version from now on. You will probably need to login again the first time it happens. Please update any of your bookmarks to use the www. version instead.

Server Outage

You may have noticed BCaching is down Saturday morning (the worst possible time?). The hosting provider had some scheduled maintenance this morning that was supposed to be relatively short but they ran into some unforeseen difficulties. Rest assured they are working to restore the server as soon as possible. I apologize for the inconvenience.

– Update 5:30 pm

Yes, the site is still down. Turns out there was a RAID disk controller failure during the migration from the old disks to the new disks (the new disks were the scheduled maintenance). When the controller failed it caused some corruption and the only way to get the system back up and running is with a “bare metal restore”. As of 3pm MST it had been running for over 6 hours and was 87% complete.

– Update 6:30 pm

And it’s back!! They are proceeding with the disk migration which may cause things to respond a little slower than usual but everything should be functional again.  We cached all day **without** bcaching… it was painful.