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PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2006 7:36 pm    Post subject: Downtime, Errors and Such Reply with quote

Pfft, I need another break from coursework, so I thought I'd make this. Razz This thread will explain anything weird that happens, like downtime and great big site errors (however rare they may be). Basically, stuff that doesn't warrant a bloody news post.

Problem
Downtime for an hour or so today as the server crashed. Server came back after a couple of minutes, but it just happened to crash right in the middle of a MySQL transaction, locking the database table in write-mode and not letting the forum access it even after the server had come back up.

Resolution
I deleted and re-installed the session table to get it working again.
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PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2006 11:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice nice
BTW, next time you need a break from coursework, maybe you could upload PoW's crewroster picture I mailed you? Razz
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PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2006 11:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its good to know that when the shit hits the fan, you're right there and ready with an umbrella and some air freshener. Wink
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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2006 12:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or give me a quote? Razz
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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2006 6:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You SO have to use Tax's quote Razz
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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2006 11:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tax's quote? What was that one?
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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2006 6:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

FrayJack wrote:
Tax's quote? What was that one?


The umbrella and air freshner one maybe? Razz
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 7:11 pm    Post subject: Scheduled Dowtime Reply with quote

What?
Forum downtime.

When?
15th of August, 21.00 BST
(25 hours from the time of this post)

How long?
Half an hour, probably. Two hours at most.

Problem
I extended the maximum capacity of people's in-/out-/saveboxes (PMs) too late, and no doubt many PMs have vanished as a result of it, over the course of this forum's existence. I want to get them back, no matter how trivial they might be now.

Resolution
Because there's no way to tell how many PMs people have sent and received (nor when they started vanishing as their inboxes got full) I'm going to grab all my many database back-ups and repopulate the PM database tables with everything that's ever been saved.
Because I'm just putting everything back, there's a chance that if you deleted a PM, it'll magically re-appear. But as the new PM limit is so large there's no reason to delete anything anymore.
Plus, there might be some PMs that never made it into a back-up, in the unlikely event they were created and deleted between back-ups.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2006 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Completed
Everyone should have all their PMs now. Except, as I said, any that were never caught by a back-up (like if you deleted one between back-ups or managed to fill the old quota between back-ups).
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2006 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yay! I got all the missing stuff back. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2007 1:00 pm    Post subject: Crew Management Error Reply with quote

Problem
Discovered a bug in the crew management system. Well, not so much a bug as an omission; ship details wouldn't update! (Meaning the details of the ship, not the profile's of the crew members. They're working fine.)

Resolution
Uh, I actually finished programming the crew management system properly this time. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2007 11:13 pm    Post subject: Formatting Problem Reply with quote

Problem
Journal entries and other content was subject to strict formatting, which would cause lines like

## Terminating Connexion

to become lines in a numbered list.
Actually, the formatting routines were just doing their job, but it meant people couldn't do things like add protocol lines to their entries.
It'd also help if people actually read the formatting guidelines. Razz

Resolution
People can now escape formatting tokens (e.g. # at the start of a line, // to define italics, ** to define bold, etc.) using a backslash, \.

So to start lines with a # but not turn them into numbered items, bung a \ in front of them. To put // in the middle of an italic passage but not terminate the italics prematurely, put a \ between the two slahses: /\/.

The backslashes will obviously not appear in the entry.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2007 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Problem
Server downtime of a couple of hours due to a faulty power supply.

Resolution
Uh, the data centre replaced the power supply? Pretty obvious solution, I'd've thought.
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