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j_ung

Jan 15, 2009, 5:29 PM
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Some of you may have noticed that the site was down for some time today.

Gossamer Threads, our hosting company has given me a long and technical explanation that I mostly don't understand. Suffice to say that the server crashed and was taken offline for repairs for a little more than two hours.

I'm sure nobody is thrilled about this, but I assure you, I'm far less thrilled than you are.

More when I have it.


CReW  (D License)

Jan 15, 2009, 5:39 PM
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Who gives a crap if they had to take it off line for a little tune up. Go ahead and do it anytime you want.


wolfriverjoe  (A 50013)

Jan 15, 2009, 5:42 PM
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It's a mechanical device, subject to failure.

That's why we wear reserve chutes.

Maybe you need to get a reserve serverCool


Yes, I'm joking.


Premier skymama  (D 26699)
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Jan 15, 2009, 5:46 PM
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I was good with it, it was like getting a hurricane day off from school! (That's like a snow day for you Yankees Tongue)


normiss  (D 28356)

Jan 15, 2009, 6:16 PM
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Actually, I think you're spot on.
We have had "hot stand by" network devices for years.
Virtual servers are amazing these days.


Tell 'em to pony up and give us clustered, fail-over, or virtual servers!!!


geofoo

Jan 15, 2009, 7:05 PM
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hosting company has given me a long and technical explanation that I mostly don't understand.

Guess you're not qualified for this job then?


wolfriverjoe  (A 50013)

Jan 15, 2009, 7:09 PM
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Actually, I think you're spot on.
We have had "hot stand by" network devices for years.
Virtual servers are amazing these days.


Tell 'em to pony up and give us clustered, fail-over, or virtual servers!!!

Yes, but then they might tell us to "pony up" to pay for all the upgrades.Frown


skysurfcam  (F 446)

Jan 16, 2009, 3:17 AM
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There's 8 advertisements on this page alone. Surely those are paying the way for a failover server...

C8


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d_squared431  (Student)

Jan 16, 2009, 3:48 AM
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I was good with it, it was like getting a hurricane day off from school! (That's like a snow day for you Yankees Tongue)


But with a day off you will have twice the amount of work to catch up on now...Tongue

I didn't mind too much that it was down. I was at work so I actully got work done...Laugh


j_ung

Jan 16, 2009, 6:22 AM
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Here it is in a nutshell. Apparently, our server was the victim of an old bug that popped up once or twice in the distant past, but was never tracked down. This particular bug generates a database query for something that, basically, cannot exist. Efforts to track it and kill it are underway, as are discussions on how to protect against this in the future. Those discussions include additional servers.


Andy9o8  (D License)

Jan 16, 2009, 8:38 AM
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This particular bug generates a database query for something that, basically, cannot exist.

It's like when your girlfriend waits for "just the right moment" to ask, "Can we talk about our relationship?"


j_ung

Jan 16, 2009, 9:28 AM
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Laugh Yeah, basically.


normiss  (D 28356)

Jan 16, 2009, 10:13 AM
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and ..it's probably easier and cheaper to simply replace the girlfriend...AND get the failover one to boot!
Wink


SuFantasma  (D 26267)

Jan 16, 2009, 11:30 AM
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In reply to:
Here it is in a nutshell. Apparently, our server was the victim of an old bug that popped up once or twice in the distant past, but was never tracked down. This particular bug generates a database query for something that, basically, cannot exist. Efforts to track it and kill it are underway, as are discussions on how to protect against this in the future. Those discussions include additional servers.

It's called a Herpes Simplex flare-up.... in non-technological terms.... It's incurable, but manageable... adding partners will not delay the onset of symptoms, it will only spread the bug.....

Yes, I am an IT dude ! ;-)


j_ung

Jan 16, 2009, 1:03 PM
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In reply to:
Here it is in a nutshell. Apparently, our server was the victim of an old bug that popped up once or twice in the distant past, but was never tracked down. This particular bug generates a database query for something that, basically, cannot exist. Efforts to track it and kill it are underway, as are discussions on how to protect against this in the future. Those discussions include additional servers.

It's called a Herpes Simplex flare-up.... in non-technological terms.... It's incurable, but manageable... adding partners will not delay the onset of symptoms, it will only spread the bug.....

Yes, I am an IT dude ! ;-)

LaughLaugh Thanks Ghost. I needed a laugh.


SuFantasma  (D 26267)

Jan 16, 2009, 3:56 PM
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In reply to:
In reply to:
Here it is in a nutshell. Apparently, our server was the victim of an old bug that popped up once or twice in the distant past, but was never tracked down. This particular bug generates a database query for something that, basically, cannot exist. Efforts to track it and kill it are underway, as are discussions on how to protect against this in the future. Those discussions include additional servers.

It's called a Herpes Simplex flare-up.... in non-technological terms.... It's incurable, but manageable... adding partners will not delay the onset of symptoms, it will only spread the bug.....

Yes, I am an IT dude ! ;-)

LaughLaugh Thanks Ghost. I needed a laugh.

Heed the warning from Achmed "The Dead Terrorist" : SILENCE, I'll KILL YOU !

Good luck with the bug.... If you find a solution to " a query for something that, basically cannot exist" I will hook you up with Obama and his balance budget initiative committee (Yikes, of the Speakers Corner this thread goes) ! Angelic


Liemberg  (Student)

Jan 23, 2009, 6:36 PM
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This what happened?

http://pages.cs.wisc.edu/...d/bofh/bofhserver.pl Wink


j_ung

Jan 24, 2009, 3:15 PM
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LaughLaughLaugh Prolly safe to say!


gelliebean

Dec 20, 2010, 5:50 AM
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Some of you may have noticed that the site was down for some time today.

Gossamer Threads, our hosting company has given me a long and technical explanation that I mostly don't understand. Suffice to say that the server crashed and was taken offline for repairs for a little more than two hours.

I'm sure nobody is thrilled about this, but I assure you, I'm far less thrilled than you are.

More when I have it.

well that's not good, hope that it was fix now


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