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Message 960704 - Posted: 5 Jan 2010, 0:14:02 UTC

Hi - just a quick note to say happy new year and we are slowly ramping up services/etc. again after the time away. Well, it wasn't really time away, as Jeff and I (and Eric and Dan) were all around dealing with the planned, massive lab wide power outages during the holidays. Of course there were some glitches, not sure if I'll ever get around to spelling them all out... nothing really all that exciting except one file server keeps coming up in "forced RAID resync" mode despite going down gracefully. This is why we're still keeping the project offline for now. Not so great, but I took the opportunity to do tomorrow's usual outage today. So once the RAID is resync'ed (tomorrow morning, hopefully), we'll turn everything on.

That one mysql database server did crash again, as it usually does, thus getting the replica out of whack. I'm also cleaning that up today.

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Message 960707 - Posted: 5 Jan 2010, 0:19:46 UTC - in response to Message 960704.

Hi - just a quick note to say happy new year and we are slowly ramping up services/etc. again after the time away. Well, it wasn't really time away, as Jeff and I (and Eric and Dan) were all around dealing with the planned, massive lab wide power outages during the holidays. Of course there were some glitches, not sure if I'll ever get around to spelling them all out... nothing really all that exciting except one file server keeps coming up in "forced RAID resync" mode despite going down gracefully. This is why we're still keeping the project offline for now. Not so great, but I took the opportunity to do tomorrow's usual outage today. So once the RAID is resync'ed (tomorrow morning, hopefully), we'll turn everything on.

That one mysql database server did crash again, as it usually does, thus getting the replica out of whack. I'm also cleaning that up today.

- Matt


Thanks for the update Matt. As I said in another post today:

"I'm in no hurry, I'm sure that ET is in no hurry, and the sun will still have a few years worth of fuel too"

As always, I'm deeply impressed with all the time and energy you people put into this. You're all the best of the best in my book.

Happy New Year to all of you.

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Message 960760 - Posted: 5 Jan 2010, 2:16:05 UTC - in response to Message 960704.

Hi - just a quick note to say happy new year and we are slowly ramping up services/etc. again after the time away. Well, it wasn't really time away, as Jeff and I (and Eric and Dan) were all around dealing with the planned, massive lab wide power outages during the holidays. Of course there were some glitches, not sure if I'll ever get around to spelling them all out... nothing really all that exciting except one file server keeps coming up in "forced RAID resync" mode despite going down gracefully. This is why we're still keeping the project offline for now. Not so great, but I took the opportunity to do tomorrow's usual outage today. So once the RAID is resync'ed (tomorrow morning, hopefully), we'll turn everything on.

That one mysql database server did crash again, as it usually does, thus getting the replica out of whack. I'm also cleaning that up today.

- Matt

We'll be here, ET will just have to wait while We crunch.

Glad You had happy New Year Matt.
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Message 960783 - Posted: 5 Jan 2010, 3:55:07 UTC - in response to Message 960704.

Matt,

I have a server-class RAID card that also does that whenever I shutdown from Windows XP.

There are two solutions to my knowledge:
1) Install a battery-backup on RAID card;
2) Reboot (instead of shutdown) and wait at the OS Loader (GRUB) menu for a few seconds. This gives the RAID card plenty of time to write all buffers. If you RAID card is 3WARE/AMCC, be sure the firmware is configured for "Balance" or "Protected". Power-down after all drives are idle.

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Message 960791 - Posted: 5 Jan 2010, 4:28:34 UTC
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Happy New Year to everyone at Berkeley and all crunchers around the world.

Glad things went well for you guys during the outage.

Seems like the new Kepler Space Telescope is doing well.

I am sure ET can wait until things recover before sending a signal to you guys or dropping a few ascii art photons into the Photometer of the KST :-)

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Just realized I am so close to a million credits, hopefully will pass that milestone very soon post outage!
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Message 960857 - Posted: 5 Jan 2010, 8:37:19 UTC

Happy New Year Matt! :-D

All you boys behind SETI can't catch a bloody break which you guys need (and deserve) more than anything right now. Do you guys even sleep at night? This is dedication at it's finest but all humans need sleep!! SLEEEEP!!!

Anyhow I take my hat off to you lot ;-)
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Message 960940 - Posted: 5 Jan 2010, 18:03:08 UTC - in response to Message 960704.

That's what downloading extra tasks is for.

Thanks for your update.

Happy New Year

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Message 960949 - Posted: 5 Jan 2010, 18:31:57 UTC - in response to Message 960704.

... one file server keeps coming up in "forced RAID resync" mode despite going down gracefully. This is why we're still keeping the project offline for now. Not so great...

That can be rather annoying... And dubious if you were to get a disk failure whilst the RAID was rebuilding...

Is that hardware or software raid?

And which OS/version?


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Message 960957 - Posted: 5 Jan 2010, 19:05:56 UTC - in response to Message 960704.

The server status pages says you up and running however i can't upload or download anything messge says servers down . so which is it are they up and running or down
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Message 960959 - Posted: 5 Jan 2010, 19:10:20 UTC - in response to Message 960957.

Hello Glenn, hello everybody,

Happy new year !
I guess the scheduler server, disabled, is blocking the other servers who are running.

Things will come back in a moment. It means a big upload day for everybody.

Bsts rgards.

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Message 960962 - Posted: 5 Jan 2010, 19:15:11 UTC - in response to Message 960959.

Happy new year back . ok i gotta go work hopefulyy things will be back to normal tonight when i get home and my machione will be happliy cruncing again thanks for the quick response i gotta catch a ferry to the city .
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Message 960982 - Posted: 5 Jan 2010, 20:36:16 UTC - in response to Message 960704.

Bambi still broken?

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Message 961051 - Posted: 6 Jan 2010, 0:38:04 UTC

Hi,

"Happy New Decade" to all.

I have similar "upload" problems. Did manage to upload to of the three that were waiting.

If I have got this straight, it is the "scheduler" that is impacting the upload process? Is this a server? which one.

Thanks for all the information you provide on a rather consistent basis. It really helps to have an idea of what is going on and it tends to ease the onus of down time.

Thanks again,

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Message 961175 - Posted: 6 Jan 2010, 10:30:26 UTC

"Happy New Decade" to all.

There are many people that know the new decade doesn't start until next year. Just like the millennium didn't start until 2001. There was no year 0, so 1-10 is the decade. It always starts on the 1.

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Message 961178 - Posted: 6 Jan 2010, 11:35:29 UTC - in response to Message 961175.

"Happy New Decade" to all.

There are many people that know the new decade doesn't start until next year. Just like the millennium didn't start until 2001. There was no year 0, so 1-10 is the decade. It always starts on the 1.


Well a decade is just a period of 10 years. So every year is a new decade. Generally people like to group periods like say the '90's into decades. I think the term I've heard for 2000-2009 is the naughts, & I'm sure people will call 2010-2019 the "teens" even those 10, 11, & 12 are not 'teen numbers.

I personally have been confusing my friends my telling them it's a new century.
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Message 961200 - Posted: 6 Jan 2010, 14:18:10 UTC - in response to Message 961178.

Try dating your checks or other official documents with Y2KX :)
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Message 961204 - Posted: 6 Jan 2010, 14:32:18 UTC - in response to Message 961178.


I personally have been confusing my friends my telling them it's a new century.


I get funny looks when I tell someone I was born in the first half of the last century. (1949)

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Message 961272 - Posted: 6 Jan 2010, 19:33:57 UTC

Actually 2001 was a milestone year:
A new decade (10)
A new century (100)
A new sesquicentennial (150)
A new bicentennial (200)
A new semiquincentennial (250)
A new quadricentennial (400)
A new quincentennial (500)
A bew millennial (1000)
And the first bimillennial (2000)

It was a really awesome year math wise.

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Message 961293 - Posted: 6 Jan 2010, 20:47:09 UTC

Of course, it is common sense (??) to all those people that click the stopwatch to time a 100 metre race at the commencement of the hundredth metre!!!!
They all get much better times than those who finish at the end of the hundredth metre!!!!

But, of course, the whole argument can be solved if all the runners "Get set and Go" a metre behind the starting line.

What incredible logic the whole world was led to believe at the so-called end of the millennium!!!!

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Message 961399 - Posted: 7 Jan 2010, 2:27:33 UTC - in response to Message 961272.

Actually 2001 was a milestone year:

A new sesquicentennial (150)

Not counting from year 1, it wasn’t: the current ‘sesquicentury’ began in 1951 and will end with 2100.

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