The Ocean is the Ultimate Solution (Nov 14 2007)

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Message 677875 - Posted: 14 Nov 2007, 21:32:32 UTC

In case anybody noticed we had the assimilators/splitters turned off for a bit to test the swap between our primary/secondary science database servers. Everything worked! So that was a valuable test, especially we'll need to do this for realsies in the coming weeks to upgrade the OS on the current primary (thumper).

Any mediawiki nerds out there? I need some assistance... We're trying to wiki-fy parts (or perhaps most) of the SETI@home public web site. However right off the bat I'm hitting an annoying problem: pages with '@' in their title, like, uh, "SETI@home." This is documented everywhere I could find as a "legal" wiki title character, but if I try to edit any page with '@' in the title it fails (saying the page - missing the at sign - doesn't exist - would you like to create it?). So I tried to escape it with '%40' but this also fails (as the software converts the escaped ASCII code to '@' which results in the same problem). What do I need to hack? Title.php? Something else? Google searches have proven useless so far (hard to search for '@' or 'at sign').

Dan and I re-seated this chips on the failing UPS (which I whined about yesterday). Now it works. All three new/used UPS's are charging now. Can't wait to add these to our server closet.

Outage notices: There's gonna be a lab-wide outage later this month. Probably the night of November 29th, but this isn't official yet. Jeff and I will probably have our own full-day server outage prior to that (early next week?) to do some server closet maintenance in preparation for the real outage.

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Message 677925 - Posted: 14 Nov 2007, 23:05:34 UTC

Thank You Sir - for the Update . . . and Good Luck fixing that 'little' problem - i personally don't know - but i'll put a word out for you . . .

keep up the great work Matt & All @ Berkeley . . .

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Message 678089 - Posted: 15 Nov 2007, 4:09:36 UTC - in response to Message 677875.

Sounds good. If you can, please give us some notice of outage times on the home page, so people can download a cache and disable network usage. Thanks.

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