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Re: Problems/Suggestions

Postby Owen » Tue Jan 04, 2011 12:11 pm

That sort of thing doesn't show up on my error logs, so thanks. Always appreciated! Besides, 'only twice' is more times than I would like, especially in such a short timeframe.
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Re: Problems/Suggestions

Postby helios » Fri Jan 07, 2011 9:23 am

My problems with the forum logging me in and out has totally disappeared. Although that's more likely due to my less-than-sporadic internet access.
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Re: Problems/Suggestions

Postby Owen » Fri Jan 07, 2011 11:55 am

Nice! I am glad to hear that.
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Re: Problems/Suggestions

Postby Owen » Sun Jan 09, 2011 9:46 pm

Error 500s again. This is a problem with the database on my hosting, I think. New hosting is definitely in the works.
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Re: Problems/Suggestions

Postby mikekearn » Tue Jan 11, 2011 5:19 am

Holy crap, tons of spam posts showing up.
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Re: Problems/Suggestions

Postby Seamus O'Seamus » Tue Jan 11, 2011 5:24 am

Fried.

It had the courtesy of making new topics instead of posting in old ones, so I didn't have to worry about accidentally deleting threads. Leave the thank-you notes in the smoking hole in its head.
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Re: Problems/Suggestions

Postby mikekearn » Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:28 pm

So... for a little while this morning I couldn't access the forums at all. I wasn't getting any kind of SQL error like before. I was just getting a "Page request timed out" notification.
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Re: Problems/Suggestions

Postby Owen » Mon Feb 14, 2011 3:16 pm

Sorry about that. The hosting company restarted the box at their end without warning me and for some reason the server software didn't restart automatically. The restart took a grand total of nine minutes, but altogether the forums were down for almost an hour and a half :( I'll restart it myself when it's quiet sometime and make sure I've fixed that, since I thought I'd told it to run at system boot. I've also been planning to put in a script to let me know if the server software isn't running when it should be, so I should get that done too (again, when it's quiet, as I'll want to test it by stopping the software).

Meanwhile, I've signed up to get an email next time before they do it - turns out they post scheduled maintenance on a particular page, but you have to opt-in to receive emails.
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Re: Problems/Suggestions

Postby mikekearn » Mon Feb 14, 2011 5:14 pm

Owen wrote:you have to opt-in to receive emails.


That kinda seems like a dumb policy in this case, but I guess they don't want to seem like those services that just spam you with emails against your will.

Anyway, glad to know it wasn't anything too serious. No worries about the testing you have to do - as long as I know it's coming beforehand, I'm less likely to panic. :lol:
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Re: Problems/Suggestions

Postby Owen » Tue Feb 15, 2011 10:57 am

Everything restarted as it should have done this time - apologies to anyone who tried to log on in that few minutes I was testing.

I've also added a script last night which regularly checks the status of the software and try to revive it if necessary. It will let me know if it had to be restarted, and whether it was successful or not :D
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