If you follow one of the many download links on VirtualR, chances are you´re directed to Nogripracing.com, one of sim racings biggest file repositories. Those of you trying to access NoGrip in the past 24h will most likely have gotten not much more than a blank page as the site is currently experiencing server issues.
Veloce of the NoGrip admin staff has posted the following statement, explaining the situation:
Unfortunately one of the hard drives in the server has decided to start failing, which means we’re back for now, but I expect it will most likely crash again in the next few hours.
We’ll be moving to a new server with a stronger hard drive setup shortly, which means there will be some downtime over the next day or two as I copy the site across and the DNS is reset.
Once we have a new server up I will be closing the current server to prevent it crashing again whilst I copy the data over.
If worst comes to worst we do have backups of the complete site and database that are taken daily and stored on a remote server, so we can restore from one of those without losing more than a few hours of data.
Sorry for the inconvenience.