All OzCoin miners,
As you all know, we have had a series bad issues, as well as bad luck with the block findings on the pool.
The good news, is that we have acually gotten the back end finally working as it is supposed to, and things "should" be smooth sailing form this point on.
The bad news is, there is a gap of data that we can not recover. We have been trying our damndest to gather what data we could to recover all data. The following is a list of things that lead up to the database crash.
Sept 24th or so, we were getting prepared for the server migration, and got our last valid backup of the database, and moved it to the new server.
Since the server migration, we noticed that the database was acting strange, and we have been digging into it.
We had hourly backups running, so we figured the crash that happened would be recoverable quickly.
On Oct 9th, one of the commands that was run to help repair the database, completely corrupted it. Once we saw that the database was corrupted, we stopped all processes dealing with the database, and started the recovery process.
Upon the startup of the backup recovery, we discovered that the backups were also corrupted!
We spent a good 24 hours digging and scrambling to find ANY good backup that we could restore, and the latest non-corrupted backup was dated Sept 24th, the server migration backup.
Now that the database is back in order, albeit with a gap of data, we have added a process of making sure the hourly backups are validated after the backup, so we will not have this kind of gap of data if the database crashes again.
Due to the gap of missing data, we have no real way to determine what every miner's exact balance was at the time of the crash. The latest value we have is from Sept 24th, and all new from Oct 10th. We have come up with a way to get an estimate of what your payout would have been at the time of the crash, but we will have to handle everyone's accounts on an individual bases. Please join us on the IRC chat channel #ozcoin on the freenode IRC network, so we can deal with you on an individual bases. If you do not know how to get to the IRC network or the channel, you can follow this link. http://ozcoin.net/content/ozcoin-webirc
From looking at the data, all accounts fall into the following categories:
1) The big miners will be least impacted, due to getting faster payouts, and therefore are more or less on target with their payouts
2) The medium miners may or may not be be impacted too much, depending on how often they got their payouts
3) The small miners are the most impacted, since they don't get payouts except for maybe once every few days or even weeks.
We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience that has happened, and we are taking all measures possible so this will never happen again.
The OzCoin Team