Monthly Archives: August 2019

WoTOni Update 8/6/2019:

Hard Drive replacement was a success! The server restored its data and appears to be working and happy. Question still remains, for how long.

We are still needing to replace the server. We have outgrown it and are maxing out most of its resources. We have trimmed the fat as you would say to allow for some breathing room, but we are still out of resources.

Since my last post, we have had 2 more donations. We are now totaling $350.00.

Here is the list of the people that have donated. I have ordered the list with the largest donations on top and the smallest on the bottom. I see it fit that the larger donations get recognized on the top. I will not give how much each of you have donated as that information is privileged.

Thank you to the following people:

Mark Eaton Sr. 
Sam A.
Anthony G.
Kenneth R.
Shane O.
Mark D.
Jan O.

If you haven’t donated and would like to; here is how you can donate:
Option 1: Go to http://wotoni.com and click the Donate button at the top of the page
Option 2: Go to https://www.paypal.me/wotoni and you can donate from there.

Thanks again for your support and understanding. I know I haven’t played as much as I would like to, but I do enjoy keeping things running for the community. I do want to get a comprehensive map database online for WoT and be able to have them on the WoTOni game servers for you all to enjoy. These are my hopes for the future. If things pan out the way I am hoping they will, the full database will be able to be built after we get a new server in place. There will be another classic game that the folks of ONI had played back in the day as well. More information on that to come.

I know this has been a long post, so I think I will call it here.

Please keep those donations coming! We do greatly appreciate them and it will all go towards a new server.

Thank you all! I will be keeping you all up to date on the server status.

Eric DeBono 
Owner/Operator of WoTOni.com

WoTOni Update 8/4/2019

I was going to get an update out last night, but I ran out of time. 🙁 Here is the latest…

We now have 240.00 in donations. We are getting there! Our goal is still $1500. Here are the people that have donated:

Mark Eaton Sr.
Anthony G.
Kenneth R.
Shane O.
Mark D.

We are going to be replacing the Hard Drive sometime tomorrow (Monday Aug 5). Please be aware that the server will be completely shutdown during this time. When the Hard Drive is replaced, we are hoping that the HD controller will rebuild the RAID array and bring the server back up. I do not know how long this will take. If it does not, we do have a backup plan, but it will take longer to bring up. Days, if not at least a week. Crossing fingers that it will go without a hitch.

We will keep you all posted. Thank you all and lets keep the donations coming.

I have 2 ways setup to donate.

Method 1: Go to http://wotoni.com and click donate at the top of the page.

Method 2: Go to https://paypal.me/wotoni. You can donate from there.

Thanks!

Eric DeBono 
Owner/Operator of WoTOni.com

WoTOni Update 08/02/2019:

Updated Backups have been completed and verified. Sometime this weekend the HD will be replaced. During this time, all services will be down for an unknown amount of time. Hopefully the HD replacement will go without a hitch and the system will recover itself. If it does not, there will be more work that will be needed to restore services.

Donations Update:

We have had $170.00 in donations within the first 5 hours of the post last night. We are still quite a distance away from getting a new server. The hard drive replacement is just a stopgap measure. To donate, go to http://wotoni.com and click on the donate button at the top. Another way to send money if WoTOni.com is down due to the HD replacement, is to go to https://paypal.me/wotoni. All the funds will go towards the server.

I would like to say thank you to the following people for their donations:

Mark Eaton Sr.
Anthony G.
Shane O.

I will keep posting updates as I have them and able to post.

Thank you again for your patience and your donations!

Eric DeBono 
Owner/Operator of WoTOni.com

WoTOni.com and its Game Servers Update 08/01/2019:

Important information regarding WoTOni and the WoT Master Server. Please read to the end.

We are still experiencing issues. The problem is a failing Hard Drive that is in the server.

Good news is that we do have a spare drive and we are working on current backups and after they are completed, we will be replacing the HD and finalize some of the updates that were needed.

Now, here comes the bad news. We need funds to replace the server. This server is sitting at 4+ years old and we have already outgrown it. We are looking at a server that will double (if not quadruple) its current capacity. This will give us more options including a full File Database (something I have been trying to work on) and redirect server. We are also trying to resurrect other classic game servers.

I have fixed the Donations page on WoTOni.com. We are needing at least $1500 USD to replace the server. This does not include our normal operating costs (Domain fees, server hosting fees, maintenance fees).

Any help would be greatly appreciated to keep the Master Server running and operational. To keep the server running, it has been one other friend and myself time and money to keep it running.

For anybody that donates, I will do a shout out on WoTOni.com and on Facebook. I will only use first name and last initial unless you send a private message stating it is OK to use your full name. If I could afford some type of compensation other than a shout out, I would certainly do so.

This is a great community. Unfortunately we are also shrinking in some fashion. I do not want to see it end after all the time, money, and passion involved to keep this great game alive.

I will keep you all posted on all updates as I have them.

Thank you,

Eric DeBono
Owner/Operator of WoTOni.com