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I am sure a lot of you will have noticed that FreeBMD has been offline
for the past week.
This was caused by a hardware problem on one of the disks. After trying
to fix the problem, we took the decision to restore to a new disk.
It has taken us the past few days to get the new site up and running and
to recreate the database.
Unfortunately the database rebuild had problems and we have only got 5.1
million records in the database. The remaining records will be brought
online and the expected time for that is next weekend. Note, that we had
backups of the data and we have recovered all but the last few records
As a result of the problems with the upload, the search is giving
1) There are only 5.1 million records to search so you won't get as many
hits at the moment.
2) The search is returning records in a strange order and is returning
Please do not email us about problems with the search, because we
already know them ! :)
Thanks for being patient while the system was down and please be patient
for another few days :)
Camilla von Massenbach