Site Outage May 13th, 2014

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Site Outage May 13th, 2014

Postby Arcane_Scroll » Tue May 13, 2014 9:51 pm

As many noticed, the site (and the Book site) was down most of the day. This was due to "professionals" who thought it was a great idea to move a database over to a new server 5 days before they transfer the site. The amount of fail in that decision is amazing :ajbemused:

What made it worse is they transferred the backup system over 5 days ago as well. Which ment it was backing up the same out of date database for 5 days... :raritycry:

Thankfully, I was ably to get into the old server and remove the backups it was creating of the current database. They said they would be moving a fresh copy of the database over, but apparently that didn't happen :pipshrug: This was further slowed by the server timing out constantly as I tried to restore the database, requiring me to do it in little chunks at a time... over the last five hours... :applecry:

The good side: All the items, posts, etc have been restored (almost). :twilightsmile:
The bad side: Anything posted after about midnight is lost. Hopefully it wasn't much. :fluttershyouch:

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Re: Site Outage May 13th, 2014

Postby Palm » Wed May 14, 2014 8:02 am

Oh, a new server? Sounds good, hopefully its database wont keep crashing. :twilightsmile:

Thanks for being awesome and running this site! :heart:
I made some tokens to be used for virtual tabletops such as roll20, might be of interest if you like a playing field for your games.

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Re: Site Outage May 13th, 2014

Postby f1r3w4rr10r » Wed May 14, 2014 8:04 am

Oh man. Thanks for your hard work Arcane.

One thing I can say already: The site is quite a lot faster now.

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Re: Site Outage May 13th, 2014

Postby Arcane_Scroll » Wed May 14, 2014 8:23 pm

Palm wrote:Oh, a new server? Sounds good, hopefully its database wont keep crashing. :twilightsmile:

Thanks for being awesome and running this site! :heart:

I really hope it's more stable, the old server was always getting lots of complaignts. Although this site might be part of the cause, such a resource hog...

f1r3w4rr10r wrote:Oh man. Thanks for your hard work Arcane.

One thing I can say already: The site is quite a lot faster now.

Glad to hear it! It had been running at a crawl for so long, nice to see it loading faster now :twilightsmile:


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