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Message 1858644 - Posted: 31 Mar 2017, 17:50:11 UTC - in response to Message 1858508.  

SETI most of all needs patience, if you haven't got it then perhaps your on the wrong project!
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Message 1858645 - Posted: 31 Mar 2017, 17:50:27 UTC

LOL just undergoing my Hardwares some changes, especialy new Graphiccards, and allready wondering why on most of the
new configured systems no Tasks comes in for ATI or Nvidia cards new atached :D
seems it will solve when Data is back online ;) My Androids allready run outa work, PC´s have caged tasks.
Nevermind, hopefully when Data is up again new confs will push me out of 5% to 1% ... good crunching :)
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Message 1858647 - Posted: 31 Mar 2017, 17:52:32 UTC

btw...anyone knows how to get ati-workunits from one pc to the other and Nvidia Tasks from the other to the one without disroying the Tasks allready runing on each system ?
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Message 1858653 - Posted: 31 Mar 2017, 18:03:03 UTC - in response to Message 1858508.  

Lay off the caffeine
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Message 1858654 - Posted: 31 Mar 2017, 18:09:29 UTC

I'm going to be waiting, ready to continue helping
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Message 1858659 - Posted: 31 Mar 2017, 18:21:43 UTC

Gotta love how this always happens on a Friday, eh? Just like kids, always crashing at the worst time ...
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Message 1858664 - Posted: 31 Mar 2017, 18:43:32 UTC - in response to Message 1858633.  

Status update:

The checks are still running but should be finished within a few more hours.

The worst case scenario is probably restoring from a backup either one or two weeks old, so we lose two weeks of processing. I'm still hopeful that we can avoid that. Best case scenario is that we can snip out the problem areas and only lose a few pulses.


The result will probably be somewhere in the middle. For myself, I have no problem waiting for the fix, no matter what it will be. I've seen other glitches over the many years this project has been going on, and they all get resolved, eventually.
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Message 1858668 - Posted: 31 Mar 2017, 19:01:48 UTC - in response to Message 1858664.  

Might have taken thousands of years for a message to have reached us so a couple of weeks of lost data isn't much in the scheme of life :)
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Message 1858675 - Posted: 31 Mar 2017, 20:06:24 UTC - in response to Message 1858668.  

Might have taken thousands of years for a message to have reached us so a couple of weeks of lost data isn't much in the scheme of life :)

Ah, but we have snow in the forecast for tonight and I need the heat ! :) :)
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Message 1858676 - Posted: 31 Mar 2017, 20:10:26 UTC
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I just continued working units after a longer break, now using 2 mac computers. Surprisingly I worked a lot of units compared to earlier times, but I don't think that I created corrupted data. If this is the case, please let me know about the machine. Of course I would even run non- credited test units to check my systems if needed. I'm just running the last couple of stored units and wait for the go- ahead.
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Message 1858678 - Posted: 31 Mar 2017, 20:15:00 UTC

Thanks for the info Eric.

No big deal.
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Message 1858681 - Posted: 31 Mar 2017, 20:20:50 UTC - in response to Message 1858676.  
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I just continued working units after a longer break, now using 2 mac computers. Surprisingly I worked a lot of units compared to earlier times, but I don't think that I created corrupted data. If this is the case, please let me know about the machine.


it was the structure of the science database itself that was corrupted, not the data in it, so nothing that we did.

I am suspecting that the "classic" SETI@Home project (not Green Bank/Breakthrough) reaching the practical limits of what an Informix database can handle is one of the factors motivating Dr. Anderson to initiate closure of it.
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Message 1858684 - Posted: 31 Mar 2017, 20:32:11 UTC - in response to Message 1858681.  
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Mr. Kevvi,
thank you for your statement: it was the structure of the science database itself that was corrupted, not the data in it, so nothing that we did.

My opinion is to better stop a system that is not working as expected than to get it running worse. So the error needs to be found, also something regarding backup needs to be done as I can see from the other comments. I also understand that the technical possibilities are limited. Do whatever is needed to get the system running again, so it can also handle the higher amount of units worked on. Maybe a temporary throttling down of units provided might bridge some time needed... Just an idea..
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Message 1858685 - Posted: 31 Mar 2017, 20:33:13 UTC - in response to Message 1858546.  

This is the third outage in as many weeks. Get your act together !!!!!
Otherwise i won't bother supporting you again. Enough is enough !!!!!

It is all part and parcel of distributed computing if you decide to leave enjoy other projects that you contribute to


. . I am surprised that they are surprised. I thought everyone knew there was an outage every week ...

Stephen

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Yes Stephen I was surprised with the comment hence the reason for my response.
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Message 1858687 - Posted: 31 Mar 2017, 20:40:47 UTC

Mr. Kewi,
... from Kanada :P
LMAO

Back on topic, I hope the problem only goes 2 weeks back, that is no big deal for us really, it's a LOT more of a pain for the SETI team to sort out what is/might be affected.
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Message 1858693 - Posted: 31 Mar 2017, 21:17:06 UTC - in response to Message 1858687.  

Just goes to show what a needle in a hay stack we are up against here.......
Keep going everyone and well done....:-)
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Message 1858695 - Posted: 31 Mar 2017, 21:24:56 UTC - in response to Message 1858467.  

Olá... Desculpe mas eu não estou entendendo o que esta acontecendo e o que eu tenho de fazer, se puder me explicar melhor eu agradeço, Obrigado e um Abraço
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Message 1858700 - Posted: 31 Mar 2017, 21:44:56 UTC - in response to Message 1858695.  

Olá... Desculpe mas eu não estou entendendo o que esta acontecendo e o que eu tenho de fazer, se puder me explicar melhor eu agradeço, Obrigado e um Abraço


O projeto é suspenso devido a um problema de banco de dados. Ele deve estar disponível em breve.

The project is suspended because of a database problem. It should be available soon.
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Message 1858701 - Posted: 31 Mar 2017, 21:46:56 UTC - in response to Message 1858700.  
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The project is suspended because of a database problem. It should be available soon.


I like your signature....:-)
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Message 1858704 - Posted: 31 Mar 2017, 21:48:34 UTC - in response to Message 1858695.  

Olá... Desculpe mas eu não estou entendendo o que esta acontecendo e o que eu tenho de fazer, se puder me explicar melhor eu agradeço, Obrigado e um Abraço

translation: Hello ... Sorry but I'm not understanding what is happening and what I have to do, if you can explain me better I thank, Thank you and a hug


There is nothing you can do except wait for SetiAtHome servers to rebuild.

Translation to Portuguese
Não há nada que você possa fazer a não ser esperar que os servidores SetiAtHome reconstruam.
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