Almost There! (2018-10-18 update)
Much progress has been made, and finally, the end is in sight! The old database has been restored, and existing torrents are now seeding (10,000 at last count). There are still a few things that need taking care of, such as the registration page, automatic transfer of ownership to the original uploaders, setting up the email system, and optimizing system performance, but none of these things should give us any major issues. FLS, Charlie Team, Interviewers and Archive Team members that are online on IRC have been given an account to the site, in order to get things going. If you are a member of these teams, especially the Archive Team, come to the IRC network as soon as possible and contact Spine or Athena for site access. Today, we have begun to provide early access to some of biggest uploaders, even those who joined after the backup cut-off date. Keep an eye on your IRC PMs if you think you might be one of these people, but please do not ask for access.
Though we make no promises, (this is a volunteer effort after all), the current ETA for opening the site is next Monday. All members that are in the database of June 2017 will be able to register using the details they remember (email address, username, password). If you sign up this way, information such as notifications, bookmarks, votes, collages from the old site will be transferred. Torrents identified in the backup as owned by you will be credited back to you. You will have to re-upload subsequent torrents. YADG will make the task easier, use it!
Where possible, do not alter the torrents in any way, so that other people who snatched them can begin to reseed and join the swarm. Please concentrate on your own torrents first. If you have lots of snatched torrents that are not yet on the site, give the original uploader a month or more to find the time to upload it themselves, then join the swarm.
If you are not in the site's database as of June 2017, you will be able to create an account in either of two ways:
If you are a member of 32P, BTN, EMP, GGN, MTV or PTP, you will be able to use your account on one of these sites to sign up with our automated referral system. This process is simple, and will take you about 3 minutes. If you were not a member of Apollo but you are a member of one of these sites, you are most welcome to join Orpheus.
If you are not a member of the above sites, but were a member of APL at the time it went down, you can supply as much information as possible in the registration page. If everything checks out, Staff will send an invitation link via email. If there is something that needs to be clarified, you will be requested via email to join IRC for an interview.
Note that the referral system does not allow prior account stats to be restored.
We still haven't heard anything from the Apollo sysops (O and W), and we now think that we will never will. This is a pity, since it also means we will never obtain the latest backup. Unless they decide to contact us and transfer the database, there is nothing we can do. We wish them all the best in any future endeavors.
As usual, as soon as we have more news and a more precise ETA, we will update this page.
Everything is changing into something else
Nothing is wrong
Nothing is wrong
Everything is on track
You know, William Blake said
Nothing is lost, nothing is lost
And I, I really believe that
That we all move on