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Old 02-09-2018, 11:55:57 PM
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Ok we now have a stable mirror for the files we all love so much. CLICK HERE
I was going to post in Twinslan down thread but it has been closed. Big shout out to Zeromedic for help getting the site up and running. It's not exactly 100% at this time but its close. If you have any issues or would like to add content contact either Zeromedic or myself.
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Old 02-10-2018, 12:05:41 AM
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I know I will be using the heck out of it, Thank You both!!!!
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THANK YOU to you Two as well!

I'm sure it was not an easy undertaking
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Old 02-10-2018, 03:08:22 PM
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Ok we now have a stable mirror for the files we all love so much. CLICK HERE
I was going to post in Twinslan down thread but it has been closed. Big shout out to Zeromedic for help getting the site up and running. It's not exactly 100% at this time but its close. If you have any issues or would like to add content contact either Zeromedic or myself.
Ok, things should be working 100% now.
"other gensets" and "Oem manuals" directories have been properly indexed.
They have also been moved to the bottom of the first index page.

Now I'm happy. Two places to find manuals again.

http://onan.xmsi.net/ (thanks farokh) http://www.skilledcrafting.com/onanfiles/ (thanks preskitaz).

I still keep checking to see if Doug Reeds original site -http://www.twinslan.net/~n0nas/manuals/onan/- might come back online. Also thanks to Kevin K for having already copied all these manuals to preskitaz's server.

Here is a link to Doug Reed's google drive. If you click on the upper right link for "list view" it works good.
https://drive.google.com/drive/folde...DZmX19sb1FIN28

All I had to do was conjure up some index files.

Steve

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Old 02-10-2018, 05:12:01 PM
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Thanks to everybody thatís a great set of manuals.
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Old 02-11-2018, 09:39:03 AM
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Data loss can be catastrophic.
what is the total file volume?
the more people with copies the safer we all are.
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what is the total file volume?
A bit less than 4.5Gb. Not a lot by today's standards. It would be a good idea for the regular members on the Onan forum to archive their own copy. Just in case...

I think Mike has more manuals available. With two websites plus Doug's Google drive, I'm not sure how to sync between the repositories.
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Dont know how I missed all the action. Just busy I guess. Thanks Preskitaz and Zeromedic an KevinK. As Kevin mentioned I have more manuals. Is this a mirrored copy of onanmxsmi ? How will we upload manuals and to whom and who will rename them. It will be nice to keep the integrity of the original file system (Naming Doug and I worked on. (Thanks Doug) If you notice we have multiple scanned versions of the same manual and Doug looked them over decided if we keep duplicates or not. Some are huge in size only and I was able to reduce, others are just better quality copies and some are newer versions of the same manual. I left this to Doug. Naming is a time consuming process.

It would be nice as manuals are updated on one site they automatically get updated to the other. This is over my head. Let me know how I can help. I am limited on time as I work full time but dont mind helping with the manuals. As mentioned I have lots more manuals and collected information.
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Old 02-11-2018, 12:10:21 PM
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Hi Mike,

Now I know who "mike" is and who did the work renaming all these manuals. (and Doug)

I have a copy of xmsi, but the Sep2017 mirror of twinslan that KevinK had several hundred more manuals so I created an index-html file for kevin's files. Both appear very similar bur not a straight copy.

On other computers and backup hd's I have my own original copies of the Onan server when it was left wide open a few years ago (fun fun), many parts books from Onan dealer Don Hilman's web site before he had to shut that down.

I also have at least 1 clone of Doug Reed's files besides the copy that Kevin supplied. The great thing about that is the descriptive file names. The originals from Onan only had the manual number as a file name, and the parts books from Hilman's had complete gibberish as file names.

I should have parts books from ghanners with manual numbers as file names.

I'm keeping a local copy of all this on my computer, and using ftp to mirror that to preskitaz's web server. Cloning 1 remote website to another is not something I can do easily.

I'm going to guess that at least 20 and maybe 100 or more members here have personal copies of most of these manuals. Used to be standard for people to ask for help and a regular would email them the manual they needed. twinslan spoiled us, hence my work for more than one server.

If manuals need adding to preskitaz's repository, point me at them and I will get it done. Slowly

Steve
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Old 02-11-2018, 12:50:42 PM
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I have no idea what all this means as to what has been done but, YOU GUYS ARE AWESOME!!!!!
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