Visceri22
 member, 445 posts
 This is a rather amusing
 and catchy profile quote!
Thu 12 Oct 2017
at 00:47
Site Downage
*poke poke* Is this thing on?

Oh good!

Not sure if I missed something, but was that a planned downtime for the site? And is there somewhere not directly hosted on RPOL itself that gives notifications of such things? I know that we here are notoriously social media unfriendly for a variety of reasons (not being tracked is good!) but if there's a resource out there to be kept in the loop, I certainly want in!
Legbreaker
 member, 438 posts
 If it moves, shoot it.
 If not, use explosives
Thu 12 Oct 2017
at 00:55
Site Downage
Indeed. It was rather frustrating to see the site and the beta, and everything else associated was down with no information available.
Made me think back to the dark days about a decade ago when it was down for weeks! :(
bigbadron
 moderator, 15448 posts
 He's big, he's bad,
 but mostly he's Ron.
Thu 12 Oct 2017
at 02:21
Site Downage
Nope, AFAIK it was not a scheduled downtime.  So no advance notification could be given.
Visceri22
 member, 446 posts
 This is a rather amusing
 and catchy profile quote!
Thu 12 Oct 2017
at 02:32
Site Downage
In reply to bigbadron (msg # 3):

Thanks for the info BBR!
jase
 admin, 3571 posts
 Cogito, ergo procuro.
 Carpe stultus!
Thu 12 Oct 2017
at 09:42
Site Downage
Backups caused a bottleneck which caused all the web requests to queue up.  Then there were so many queued web requests that the server ran out of memory and crashed.  Sorry about that.  Have tweaked the backups further and will look into how I can limit the number of queued web requests (getting some "server too busy" messages is a lot better than the entire server going down).
Legbreaker
 member, 439 posts
 If it moves, shoot it.
 If not, use explosives
Thu 12 Oct 2017
at 09:47
Site Downage
So an effort to save the site from going down permanently, caused the site to go down.
Yup, that'd be irony for you right there....
ShadoPrism
 member, 1132 posts
 OCGD-Obsessive-Compulsive
 Gamer-Disorder
Thu 12 Oct 2017
at 10:26
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How many people (like me) have this site as their home page ?
Varsovian
 member, 1386 posts
Thu 12 Oct 2017
at 16:28
Site Downage
I have a question: do the backups happen regularly around 10 PM CET? Because I tend to be making my posts at that hour and it's not the first time the site was inaccesible (usually for minutes, not hours) for me then.
Starchaser
 member, 438 posts
 GMT+0
 Posts Monday-Friday
Thu 12 Oct 2017
at 16:43
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Hey at least they do backups. There's nothing worse than someone saying "I just accidently deleted all records from table {insert imprtant table name here}. Do we have a backup?" To which the response is blank sad faces. It happens much more often than you think.
bigbadron
 moderator, 15449 posts
 He's big, he's bad,
 but mostly he's Ron.
Thu 12 Oct 2017
at 17:10
Site Downage
Here's a couple of threads that are probably related, from earlier in the year.

link to a message in another game
link to a message in another game