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    If you guys see that the site is broken, please email me at eschatus1@yahoo.com I dont know how long it was down before I saw it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SpasticFuctard
    If you guys see that the site is broken, please email me at eschatus1@yahoo.com I dont know how long it was down before I saw it.


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    Not for more than just a few minutes this time, Adam.. What's going on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpasticFuctard
    If you guys see that the site is broken, please email me at eschatus1@yahoo.com I dont know how long it was down before I saw it.


    Adam
    The site has been broken 24/7 since the Christmas holiday. Larry has the details, we're trying to rebuild the forums at an alternate location with the hopes that the various worms we've been infected with won't follow us.

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    The site outage was unintentional; I was running a dump of the database to test an automated backup script that's hasn't been compressing/aging the backups properly. Usually those dumps happen at 4AM EST, and don't prevent access to the database. Now I know better!

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    Larry had some massive gzip process chewing up all the cpu time, and also MYsql had run out of available connections, so I had to cycle that.

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    "My ALT is all over the place! And my MPH KNOTS are going down!"

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    Hey, have you guys done something that would kill my ability to log on from home? Since Friday night, I was only about to bring the forums up once in the wee hours of Sunday morning. Every other time, there were a few "Critical Database Errors" and a whole lot of connection-timing-out-ishness.

    But I can log in just fine from work.

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    Just so everyone knows, we have a nightly database backup that runs at 4AM Eastern... it's likely if you're logging in at that time, you're going to have mixed results, since the backup selectively locks tables while the dump's happening.

    As far as your issue is concerned, can you give me some times? We didn't have any maintenance happening here this weekend (other than the aforementioned backups).
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    This weekend, it was daytime, nighttime, wee hours of the morn', everywhere. The critical database error stuff was mainly in the evenings, but the connection timeouts were all over the clock. The one time I did manage to log in, that session ended with a time-out event and I couldn't get back in.

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    Yikes...

    Well, I told Joe that I was going to try and pick up the pace on the new code. I can't keep popping admin band-aids on the board, as it seems like the issues gets worse each time.

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    Yeah we had some kind of CRAZY login problem over the weekend. I think it was Sunday morning when I checked in and it said there were only 8 people online. That never happens, day or night. Later I was getting e-mails and PM's from people saying they were "timing out" after a minute or two.

    I'm not sure how it got "righted" but it seemed to clear up later that day.

    There are so many bugs and bug patches in this old system now that I have to agree with Larry - let's just get the rebuild running fresh. The way I see it we're lucky we're even running!

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