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Message 966063 - Posted: 27 Jan 2010, 0:01:32 UTC

Happy Tuesday outage day! We're recovering from our regular weekly maintenance downtime now. Jeff and I hoped to replace a potentially bad drive on thumper during the outage, but then realized we hadn't "failed" that drive yet. Upon doing so, this triggered the expected RAID resync, which took 4 hours. That wrapped up just as I was bringing the projects back on line. So we'll replace the drive later. Maybe tomorrow (it doesn't necessarily have to be during a Tuesday outage - we can power down thumper, swap the drive, and bring it back up without interfering with any public workunit/result scheduling or transactions).

Catching up from the weekend... the good news is the secondary science database server finally became operational again. The bad news is that for some mysterious reason it lost contact and fell behind a bit this morning, which in and of itself wasn't a big deal (this happens all the time), but this forced the primary into some quiescent mode which made no sense to us. Ultimately we found the only way to get things straight again was to bounce both database engines. The secondary is still catching up as I write this.

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Message 966102 - Posted: 27 Jan 2010, 5:28:26 UTC - in response to Message 966063.  

Bounce BOINC, that's a good one.

Thanks for the update and the good work.

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Message 966192 - Posted: 27 Jan 2010, 19:29:53 UTC

Do the science database problems have something to do with all the assimilators and splitters being offline?

Hello, from Albany, CA!...
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Message 966227 - Posted: 27 Jan 2010, 23:17:27 UTC

Good to see all that green on the Server Status page, including the return of AstroPulse work (or so it seems).

Well done to the team for winning the battle against the secondary science database.
Stats site - http://www.teamocuk.co.uk - still alive and (just about) kicking.
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