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Discussion in 'Communications' started by Grimby , Sep 2, 2012.

  1. B99

    B99 Force Ghost star 6

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    I guess it happens to other users too.. Around 1am Eastern(Any minute now) the boards go down for me for like a half hour..


    Edit: 1:24am, back up!
     
  2. harpua

    harpua Chosen One star 9

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    So, am I ever going to be able to see my post history again?
     
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  3. Jabba-wocky

    Jabba-wocky Chosen One star 9

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    Are the daily crashes and multiple slow downs an attempt to make Donald Trump feel better by showing other things can be a complete disaster besides his Presidency?
     
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  4. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    Probably not until we upgrade Xenforo. Grahame couldn't find a fix for the current ES issue. You can see recent posts though by selecting the 'Recent Activity' tab in your profile.
     
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  5. DarthTunick

    DarthTunick SfC Part IV Commissioner star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    Like clockwork, the boards are inaccessible from 10-ishpm-11pm every night on my iPhone; is that happening to anyone else?
     
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  6. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    That's the backup taking place. It changed time when the boards moved to the new server. (It's 1 AM-ish NYC time). It wasn't noticed for the first week or so after the move because Grahame was getting the automation to work. He was running the backup manually during the UK morning and I was seeing the same issue. The boards become inaccessible as the backup job has to lock the database tables to get a clean backup copy. I don't see the time changing at this point so I'd just plan on doing something else at that point.
     
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  7. DarthTunick

    DarthTunick SfC Part IV Commissioner star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    Ahhh, okay; on my work nights, I lose 30 minutes of access before having to clock in, but I can manage. :p
     
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  8. Mostlymad

    Mostlymad Jedi Knight star 3

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    Problems this morning? ;)
     
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  9. Grahame

    Grahame Server Admin star 1 Staff Member Administrator

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    Just a few, had to hard reboot the server as I couldn't even get in remotely. Will keep an eye on it.
     
  10. Mostlymad

    Mostlymad Jedi Knight star 3

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    I hate when that happens.
     
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  11. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    Yeah, the boards were pretty much unusable this morning UK time. I came on around 8:45 AM and emailed Grahame when I saw there were issues. However, that's way too early for people in the US to be up unless they work nights. :)
     
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  12. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

    WarmNyota_SweetAyesha Chosen One star 7

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    STOP! [face_rofl] =D= =D= Did notice a minitemporary not loading thingy around 7 a.m. Eastern Time yesterday and today but longer today.
     
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  13. Mostlymad

    Mostlymad Jedi Knight star 3

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    Or coming home late from a concert after a 5 hour drive. :D
     
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  14. TheAvengerButton

    TheAvengerButton Jedi Master star 4

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    Work nights, can confirm that I couldn't access boards this morning for several hours.
     
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  15. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    More hiccups this morning. I've emailed the usual folks but it will be awhile before anyone is awake in the US.
     
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  16. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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    Have you guys found anything you wouldn't describe as "completely ****" about this move?

    The double postings, the daily outages, the loss of a posting history...
     
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  17. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    The daily outages are probably due to the backup. It locks the database tables to take a copy. Hopefully posting history will return after we upgrade and the indexes for the searches are rebuilt.
     
  18. harpua

    harpua Chosen One star 9

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    When will that be happening?
     
  19. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    Your guess is as good as mine at this point..
     
  20. jcgoble3

    jcgoble3 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Sometime between tomorrow and ten years from now. Allegedly.
     
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  21. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    The MF probably did the Kessel run faster..
     
  22. PCCViking

    PCCViking Force Ghost star 10

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    I don't know if I have mentioned this issue before, but...

    Usually, when I finish reading or posting in a thread, that thread disappears from the Unread Thread/Posts page. But sometimes, even when I'm finished reading that page, the thread remains like I haven't read those posts.

    It doesn't happen that often, but it just happened to me the second time in the past few days.

    Edit: The latest issue seemed to be resolved when I posted in it. Weird.
     
  23. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    I've had that happen on the 'What's New' page. I'll read a thread from there, refresh the page, and it's still there. I think it just might be an issue with the database buffers catching up at busy times.
     
  24. Sith-I-5

    Sith-I-5 Force Ghost star 6

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    I just saw a banner about a server move tomorrow; just checking that that was a current advisement, and not something my computer's buffer picked up from somewhere.
     
  25. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    If there is we don't know about it. It might have been an old banner. Do you know where you saw it?