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Message 673178 - Posted: 6 Nov 2007, 22:21:30 UTC

Another Tuesday, another regular weekly database backup outage. The web/data servers were in a funky state for a while there as we encountered some random minor issues. First, some new web code was wrongly accessing the database when the project was explicitly in "no db" mode. Dave fixed that. I also found some typos in the host_venue_action.php script (thanks to bug reports on this forum). I fixed that. And I also rebooted the scheduling servers during the outage to make sure the new load balancing regime worked with intervention upon restart. It did. I also fixed the "connecting clients" page again (hopefully for good this time). Also moved the db_purge archives to a different file system (as planned per yesterday's tech news item). And I effectively thwarted future complaints about our weekly outage starting too early/late by eliminating any mention of exact times. Ha ha.

Other than that, still working on data pipeline automating scripts. Also spent a chunk of time helping the tangentially related CASPER Project upgrade their server's OS to one was supported by our lab-wide data backup servers.

And as for that one post about "setifiler1"... A keen observer found "setifiler1" in all the pathnames relating to various recent errors. This is a red herring - setifiler1 is just a network attached storage server containing, among other things, many home accounts and web pages. So if any possible error shows up anywhere about anything, chances are the string "setifiler1" will appear in the pathname of the script/executable in question.

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Message 673187 - Posted: 6 Nov 2007, 22:32:02 UTC - in response to Message 673178.

... thwarted future complaints ... by eliminating any mention of exact times. Ha ha.

Good stuff! (Batman-Penguin-esq laugh?)

It's all about managing expectations...

The Sciency and development bits are nice also :-)


Keep hacking,

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Message 673192 - Posted: 6 Nov 2007, 22:38:21 UTC

Thanks for the update Matt. The observation about the outage times was not intended as a complaint, it was just that I noticed it during the week when Europe and the USA were out of sync on their TZ differences.

Keith.

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Message 673199 - Posted: 6 Nov 2007, 22:47:39 UTC - in response to Message 673192.

Understood. And yes I admit they were out of sync on their local TZ differences. Anyway yeah "complaint" always seems too strong a word than what I intend.

Thanks for the update Matt. The observation about the outage times was not intended as a complaint, it was just that I noticed it during the week when Europe and the USA were out of sync on their TZ differences.

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Message 673201 - Posted: 6 Nov 2007, 22:57:57 UTC

Hey matt, we still can't delete computers, I've been trying to delete this one since last Saturday and get this message:

Fatal error: Call to a member function delete() on a non-object in /disks/setifiler1/home/boincadm/projects/sah/html/inc/boinc_db.inc on line 136

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Message 673378 - Posted: 7 Nov 2007, 7:27:15 UTC - in response to Message 673201.
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Hey matt, we still can't delete computers, I've been trying to delete this one since last Saturday and get this message:

Fatal error: Call to a member function delete() on a non-object in /disks/setifiler1/home/boincadm/projects/sah/html/inc/boinc_db.inc on line 136

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I also got this error message earlier, but deleting computers seems to work now! Thanks to whoever fixed this!
Now, if the Unicode problem I mentioned in the "Glitches" thread (Q/A section "Web Site") was fixed, everything would be perfect!
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Message 673428 - Posted: 7 Nov 2007, 10:59:59 UTC

Hey Matt, here is a site to help choose the next thread-title from...


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Message 673536 - Posted: 7 Nov 2007, 14:03:40 UTC - in response to Message 673378.

Hey matt, we still can't delete computers, I've been trying to delete this one since last Saturday and get this message:

Fatal error: Call to a member function delete() on a non-object in /disks/setifiler1/home/boincadm/projects/sah/html/inc/boinc_db.inc on line 136

Thanks


I also got this error message earlier, but deleting computers seems to work now! Thanks to whoever fixed this!
Now, if the Unicode problem I mentioned in the "Glitches" thread (Q/A section "Web Site") was fixed, everything would be perfect!


Whoever fixed the glitch must have deleted mine for me. Thanks!!!

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