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Message 970937 - Posted: 16 Feb 2010, 23:38:24 UTC

Hello again. Happy President's Day - we had the Monday off, plus I took the whole previous week off to go hang out in Kauai. First real vacation in a while, and last for the foreseeable future.

So what did I miss? Looks like the upload/scheduling servers have been clogged a while due to a swarm of short-runners (workunits the complete quickly due to excessive noise). This should simmer down in due time. Plus we're having the usual outage today so there will be painful recovery from that as well. And things were running a little late today as a permissions problem held up the start of the outage. Patience.

While we did finally get the science database back in working order, we were finding the server still didn't have enough resources to meet our demands. So a new plan is being put into action over the coming weeks: instead of having both SETI@home and Astropulse reside on one server (thumper) and both replicated to another (bambi) - we're going to have SETI@home live on thumper and Astropulse live on bambi, both without replication. This will keep painfully long Astropulse analysis queries from clobbering the SETI@home project (which has been happening a lot lately). We may implement some form of our own replication, but we do back up the database regularly (and store those backups off site), so the replica doesn't buy us that much, especially considering we could double our database power by converting it to another primary server.

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Message 970943 - Posted: 17 Feb 2010, 0:10:41 UTC


Thanks for the update!


Normally if we have the weekly server maintenance, my PCs can easily UL.
Not today.

Now also not possible to UL.

You think this prob will be solved soon?


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Message 970944 - Posted: 17 Feb 2010, 0:11:29 UTC - in response to Message 970937.

So what did I miss? Looks like the upload/scheduling servers have been clogged a while due to a swarm of short-runners (workunits the complete quickly due to excessive noise). This should simmer down in due time.

I think it may be more than that- upload & down load traffic was very light before the outage, and even if extremely heavy before an outage it's still possible to upload results during the outage.
From the looks of things i've been unable to upload for about 24 hours, and still no joy.
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Message 970948 - Posted: 17 Feb 2010, 0:22:02 UTC - in response to Message 970944.
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So what did I miss? Looks like the upload/scheduling servers have been clogged a while due to a swarm of short-runners (workunits the complete quickly due to excessive noise). This should simmer down in due time.

I think it may be more than that- upload & down load traffic was very light before the outage, and even if extremely heavy before an outage it's still possible to upload results during the outage.
From the looks of things i've been unable to upload for about 24 hours, and still no joy.
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Same here on Boinc 6.10.32, No joy on uploads or reporting.
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Message 970951 - Posted: 17 Feb 2010, 0:40:57 UTC - in response to Message 970948.

Same here on Boinc 6.10.32, No joy on uploads or reporting.

Just had a look in my message log,
17/02/2010 9:10:27 SETI@home Scheduler request failed: Couldn't connect to server

Cricket graphs stll showing low traffic volumes. Although after the last couple of outages it took a couple of hours for things to pick up fully once they came back on line so i'll see how it is in 4-6 hours.
If they're still down, then there's more of a problem than just the uploads.
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Message 970956 - Posted: 17 Feb 2010, 0:58:05 UTC - in response to Message 970951.

I've been getting "Temporarily failed upload of (wu#): HTTP Error or connect() failed.

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Project communication failed: attempting access to reference site. Internet access OK - project servers may temporarily be down.

It's been doing this since the 14th for me. I had no check ins all of yesterday. I've rebooted all the systems several times, no luck.

I, personally, think there's something else at play. Others were reporting the same thing in a panic thread yesterday.

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Message 970966 - Posted: 17 Feb 2010, 1:42:45 UTC - in response to Message 970951.

Same here on Boinc 6.10.32, No joy on uploads or reporting.

Just had a look in my message log,
17/02/2010 9:10:27 SETI@home Scheduler request failed: Couldn't connect to server

Cricket graphs stll showing low traffic volumes. Although after the last couple of outages it took a couple of hours for things to pick up fully once they came back on line so i'll see how it is in 4-6 hours.
If they're still down, then there's more of a problem than just the uploads.

Grant, this was happening before the outage too.
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Message 971018 - Posted: 18 Feb 2010, 0:42:30 UTC

Every client I have running has stuck WUs waiting for upload.
Normally, I dont worry about it but, I cant seem to get a single thing uploaded now.
The servers mostly look ok ( a few are down ).. Thumper and Bambi are running OK tho and yet, nothing moving.

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Message 971287 - Posted: 18 Feb 2010, 18:47:12 UTC - in response to Message 970956.

Seeing the same thing with that error message on a couple of PC's i am running on seti.
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Message 971606 - Posted: 19 Feb 2010, 10:38:30 UTC - in response to Message 971287.

i to am having the same comunication problems. i have so many completed work units building up and unable to upload back to the server(project backoff, server may be down). hope the problen is sorted soon

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Message 971702 - Posted: 19 Feb 2010, 16:50:52 UTC

I'm in the same boat...........no uploads for several days now.

Hope they get it going soon.

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Message 971720 - Posted: 19 Feb 2010, 17:16:55 UTC

Hey guys, there is more information on this is the number crunching Forum. They had an a/c breakdown early in the week, and we seem to be still coping with the results of that.
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