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Message 1010086 - Posted: 30 Jun 2010, 20:35:17 UTC

A structural failure at the telescope on February 3rd was partially repaired in March, and we've been observing with reduced motion since then. The next phase of repairs is slated to start July 12th, and may take up to 6 weeks for full implementation and testing.
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Message 1010272 - Posted: 1 Jul 2010, 12:42:09 UTC

Uuh...and what does that mean for SETI@home? No Workunits or are there enough
on the Tapes?

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Message 1010335 - Posted: 1 Jul 2010, 16:38:25 UTC - in response to Message 1010272.

There will still be work - our data collection may be reduce during repair times, but we have enough of a backlog to work on in the meantime. Plus after the repair will see more of the sky again.

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Message 1010340 - Posted: 1 Jul 2010, 16:51:27 UTC - in response to Message 1010335.

Thanks for the updates Matt,

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Message 1010387 - Posted: 1 Jul 2010, 18:25:18 UTC - in response to Message 1010335.

Yes indeed, Thanks for the updates Matt.
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Message 1010415 - Posted: 1 Jul 2010, 20:38:23 UTC - in response to Message 1010335.

Dear Sirs/Madams,

I haven't got any new Seti-data to compute for 2 days now.
Has this something to do with the repairs?

Internet connection is working but I get the (quite common) "Servers may be temporarily down for maintenance" message lines and no workpackages are downloaded.

Is this ok and normal?

Best regards,
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Message 1010416 - Posted: 1 Jul 2010, 20:40:51 UTC - in response to Message 1010415.

Dear Sirs/Madams,

I haven't got any new Seti-data to compute for 2 days now.
Has this something to do with the repairs?

Internet connection is working but I get the (quite common) "Servers may be temporarily down for maintenance" message lines and no workpackages are downloaded.

Is this ok and normal?

Best regards,
Matti K., Finland


Read the main SETI homepage:

Weekly Outage
Every Tuesday morning (Pacific time) we begin a 3 day data distribution outage to focus on database/server maintenance and internal development. The upload/download servers and some web pages are offline during this time.


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Message 1010418 - Posted: 1 Jul 2010, 20:43:05 UTC - in response to Message 1010415.

Hi Matt, welcome to the boards,
Yes, this is a new scheduled outage system they have just started this week. The outage started Tuesday and is just starting to come back online now. It will probably take a few hours before everything gets going good so please be patient.
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Message 1010435 - Posted: 1 Jul 2010, 21:43:13 UTC - in response to Message 1010416.

"Read the main SETI homepage:"
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Thank you for your information Matt, but a (yet another stupid) question follows:

Why dont't you simply put that kind of relevant and rather static information of your project to the messages that we get from your servers while our client software is trying to contact it and do its normal work?

That would prevent a lot of questions and save your the time for scientific and managerial/admin/whatever usage.

Btw. The word "temporarily" to me does not mean to me - as an IT worker for more than 30 years - "several days".

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Message 1010501 - Posted: 2 Jul 2010, 0:44:11 UTC - in response to Message 1010435.
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"Read the main SETI homepage:"
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Thank you for your information Matt, but a (yet another stupid) question follows:

Why dont't you simply put that kind of relevant and rather static information of your project to the messages that we get from your servers while our client software is trying to contact it and do its normal work?

That would prevent a lot of questions and save your the time for scientific and managerial/admin/whatever usage.

Btw. The word "temporarily" to me does not mean to me - as an IT worker for more than 30 years - "several days".

Yours,
Matti K.
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The Boinc software only queries the Upload and Download servers and when it doesn't get a reply post a message that the servers may be down. There is no way for the project to send a message back.

A future Boinc version possibly 6.12.X but more likely 7.X.X will have a News tab and Boinc can collect news specifically posted by project admin's.

The outage schedule is new and temporarily set to 3 days. This may change as they learn how much time is needed to start analyzing the results we have been supplying for the last 11 years and do maintenance work and reorganizing server which has been on hold for a long time. Seti was never intended to be available 24/7, They just don't have the personel or the funds to continue to keep the up times they have had over the past years.
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Message 1010640 - Posted: 2 Jul 2010, 12:30:36 UTC - in response to Message 1010435.

Terve, Matti! Ahoy, shipmates!

Järjestelmässä voi olla katkoja, mutta otetaan tyynesti vain. Uskon, että Berkeleyn porukka tekee kaiken, mitä kohtuudella voi odottaa. Me muut voimme kyllä mennä välillä vaikka kalaan.

(And, as for some strange reason not everybody in this world speaks Finnish, a translation:

There may be hiccups in the system, but let’s take it easy. I believe, that the Berkeley bunch is doing all you can reasonably expect. In the meantime, us others can e.g. go fishing.)

Terveiset, regards ;-)

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Message 1010650 - Posted: 2 Jul 2010, 13:05:38 UTC - in response to Message 1010335.

There will still be work - our data collection may be reduce during repair times, but we have enough of a backlog to work on in the meantime. Plus after the repair will see more of the sky again.

- Matt



Thanks for clarification. :-)
Bigger range to the Sky? Sounds Cool.

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Message 1011503 - Posted: 4 Jul 2010, 4:10:55 UTC - in response to Message 1010086.

Do ya needs a decent maintenence tech? Get me there, I can help. 2 years + in maintenence... good with electromechs, worked in food processing. If it goes wrong there, it goes wrong in a big way...

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Message 1011580 - Posted: 4 Jul 2010, 8:41:01 UTC
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A structural failure?... Ouch!
Repair? That´s really ok!
Workunits? Neeeeeeeeed!!! For minimum 8 Weeks in the Test Phase of the Observatory.

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Message 1012884 - Posted: 6 Jul 2010, 19:03:28 UTC

SEE! You loan something out to a James Bond movie (Golden Eye) and it gets trashed.
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Message 1012929 - Posted: 6 Jul 2010, 20:58:45 UTC

SEE! You loan something out to a James Bond movie (Golden Eye) and it gets trashed.


Well what do you expect with a director linked to a cabbage??? :-)

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Message 1015090 - Posted: 12 Jul 2010, 19:20:32 UTC - in response to Message 1012929.

thanks for the heads up
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Message 1015814 - Posted: 15 Jul 2010, 11:52:19 UTC

Give us a date when we can expect something to work on...

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Message 1015819 - Posted: 15 Jul 2010, 12:14:53 UTC - in response to Message 1015814.

Give us a date when we can expect something to work on...


If you read the front page, you will see the project is down until Friday AM (left coast time). There should be work after that.
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Message 1015935 - Posted: 15 Jul 2010, 18:54:05 UTC - in response to Message 1010418.

i have just start, but i know that tuesday part of the system is down un til fri usa time, has some not seen the info on it, i am the one with the low I.Q and i know lol

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