More downtime (in General)


AdminJonathan August 31 2007 4:42 PM EDT

The colo facility seems to lose power fairly frequently. Then CB gets pissed because the web server comes up before the database and doesn't know how to deal with that.

I've added logic to the startup to wait for the database. This should mitigate the problem in the future.

QBOddBird August 31 2007 4:52 PM EDT

Glad CB's back up - and glad you've fixed the problem, too. *whew*

lostling August 31 2007 4:55 PM EDT

thank goodness i havent gone to sleep yet when CB came up :) Wb everyone! and gratz to pit :)

QBsutekh137 August 31 2007 4:56 PM EDT

Thanks for all you do, Jonathan!

bartjan August 31 2007 5:00 PM EDT

No UPS and genset?
Maybe it's luck, but in the past 9 years or so that we are hosting at our colo, there have been 0 power failures. During those 9 years, the power structure has been upgraded several times, with no downtime at all.

AdminQBVerifex [Serenity In Chaos] August 31 2007 5:23 PM EDT

9 years with no downtime? What kind of insane colo place are you hosting at?!?!

drudge August 31 2007 5:35 PM EDT

im betting a big huge bank vault in the side of a mountain with acres of batterys

[RX3]Cotillion August 31 2007 5:53 PM EDT

"I've added logic to the startup to wait for the database. This should mitigate the problem in the future." - Jon

Let's just hope that it won't be put to the test any time soon.

Thanks for being as dedicated as you are Jon. I, for one, know that I appreciate you taking time out of your personal life for this game.

To everyone else, Welcome back to CB!.... wOOt

bartjan August 31 2007 5:57 PM EDT

Virtu.nl (current website is in Dutch only).

Their facility is in a former bank building (Dutch National Bank). This includes a bank vault of almost 5000 square feet and an atomic shelter (great for storing backup tapes and file servers, as it qualifies as 'off site'). Since its use as a bank, security was not relaxed, but improved instead. There are 2 penthouses in the building, so it's easier for them to have 24x7 onsite support. The power infrastructure is well thought out and includes 4000 gallons of diesel onsite and the oil company at only half a mile away, so they'd survive any length of power outage.

Given this, I'm not that surprised that we have had no power failures at all. Since it was installed in May 2002, our router was only rebooted once.

Gandalf August 31 2007 7:40 PM EDT

Sounds cool bart heh, Woo CB's back :))

48DangerZone August 31 2007 8:15 PM EDT

Too many downtimes recently..

Eurynome Bartleby [Bartleby's] August 31 2007 8:17 PM EDT

Nobody died though, so it can't be that bad ;)

Lumpy Koala August 31 2007 8:18 PM EDT

I don't have clan bonus though when I should have it since it's just Sat for me and my clan's at first column :P I think it's somehow broken

Lumpy Koala August 31 2007 8:24 PM EDT

ignore me.. LOL it refreshed at a few minutes slower than normal

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] August 31 2007 9:15 PM EDT

Thanks for your hard work Jon, let me know if you need someone to explain things to the colo folks...*smirk*

"Look, there are 400 bloodthirsty people who depend on you doing your job...do you think you can try and do your job? Have you ever seen a what an ELB can do NOC boy?"

ScY August 31 2007 9:36 PM EDT

I think that this is more like a "God created light, and on the seventh day he rested" type of thing. Cb is down every Thursday for the last month -- every 7 days.

No complaints though ;)

sooka September 1 2007 1:20 AM EDT

thnx, Jon
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