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Message 1720691 - Posted: 31 Aug 2015, 21:01:09 UTC

Right now there's a whole bunch of activity taking place regarding the Astropulse database cleanup project. Basically this week all AP activity will be off line (possibly longer than a week) as I'm rebuilding the server/OS from scratch as we're upgrading to larger disks, then merging everything together onto this new system. So all the assimilators and splitters will be offline until this is finished.

The silver lining is we're currently mostly splitting data from 2011 which has already been processed by AP, so it wouldn't be doing much anyway. Good timing.

There will be new data from Arecibo eventually, and progress continues on a splitter for data collected at Green Bank.

Uh oh, looks like the master science database server crashed. Garden variety crash at first glance (i.e. requiring a simple reboot). I guess I better go deal with that...

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Message 1720705 - Posted: 31 Aug 2015, 21:33:26 UTC

What does that mean for APs we still haven't crunched? Uploading won't make use of a database, I know that, but reporting will. So can we just run APs in cache and upload/report those without a problem, and is it just that we can't get new ones?
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Message 1720713 - Posted: 31 Aug 2015, 21:51:30 UTC - in response to Message 1720705.  

Thanks for the news, Matt.

What does that mean for APs we still haven't crunched? Uploading won't make use of a database, I know that, but reporting will. So can we just run APs in cache and upload/report those without a problem, and is it just that we can't get new ones?


Just now uploading and reporting still works.
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Message 1720730 - Posted: 31 Aug 2015, 22:40:43 UTC

As I have mentioned before, long term fixes are much appreciated, even if it means short term shortages. I always crunch anything given to me, and don't care if it is MB or AP.

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Message 1720751 - Posted: 1 Sep 2015, 0:20:08 UTC

Does this mean credit won't be granted until th DB is back?
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Message 1720850 - Posted: 1 Sep 2015, 6:42:25 UTC - in response to Message 1720705.  

What does that mean for APs we still haven't crunched? Uploading won't make use of a database, I know that, but reporting will. So can we just run APs in cache and upload/report those without a problem, and is it just that we can't get new ones?

Reporting and Resends go through the BOINC databases, so APs already in the field should be able to finish, Report, and get Credit, but other than Resends, there probably won't be any new APs until sometime next week.
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Message 1721324 - Posted: 2 Sep 2015, 15:39:18 UTC

Thanks for the news, Matt.
Hope everything goes as planned with the AP DB reunification.

Looking forward to some new Arecibo data as well!!
And of course, moving forward on the Green Bank project.

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Message 1736775 - Posted: 24 Oct 2015, 20:44:59 UTC

Over month since last Technical News?

Several things had happened that time (like fire in colo), but no new news.

For people who don't follow "Panic Mode On (XXX) Server Problems?" -thread this is no good.

Updating Technical News may be small step to S@H staff, but one giant leap for S@H volunteers.
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Message 1737285 - Posted: 26 Oct 2015, 20:36:24 UTC - in response to Message 1736775.  

The problem of course is that enough is happening that whatever tech news item I'm drafting in my mind is rendered moot or outdated by the time I get to posting it. But yes I'm way overdue to come up with a digest of recent items.

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Message 1737288 - Posted: 26 Oct 2015, 20:38:41 UTC

Matt,
Given the blizzard of issues of late don't worry too much about posting news just try and keep on fixing the problems.
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