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Message 1708577 - Posted: 4 Aug 2015, 16:14:49 UTC
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The BOINC forums are back. Still with errors here and there, and a broken CSS it seems. But back.
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Message 1708579 - Posted: 4 Aug 2015, 16:16:52 UTC - in response to Message 1708577.  
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The BOINC forums are back. Still with errors here and there, and a broken CSS it seems. But back.

But the text size, the text size :-)
My eyes, my eyes....

Edit: And lots of messages missing. They must have loaded an old backup or something.
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Message 1708590 - Posted: 4 Aug 2015, 16:25:50 UTC - in response to Message 1708579.  

Edit: And lots of messages missing. They must have loaded an old backup or something.

Maybe for once it's better they are missing. I don't really miss that outburst that was there, do you? And I suspect that the issuer of the outburst doesn't mind either. :)

So not that old a backup, just by an hour or so.
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Message 1708593 - Posted: 4 Aug 2015, 16:28:27 UTC - in response to Message 1708590.  

Edit: And lots of messages missing. They must have loaded an old backup or something.

Maybe for once it's better they are missing. I don't really miss that outburst that was there, do you? And I suspect that the issuer of the outburst doesn't mind either. :)

So not that old a backup, just by an hour or so.


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Message 1708601 - Posted: 4 Aug 2015, 16:43:56 UTC
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Great, the User Wiki is for the moment totally gone.

Forbidden

You don't have permission to access /wiki/Main_Page on this server.

For the rest of the pages, errors, usually the same.
And everywhere else -bar the BOINC forums- I have to log back in.
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Message 1708608 - Posted: 4 Aug 2015, 21:50:34 UTC

And all is back.
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Message 1708846 - Posted: 5 Aug 2015, 13:11:54 UTC

Saving for prosperity. And in case things go down again.

Matt Lebofsky, on BOINC forums wrote:
Just to mitigate some confusion. Jeff and I informally help BOINC out from time to time because of the natural dependencies between BOINC and SETI@home. The BOINC "servers" is actually just one server, which is an old donated frankenstein machine recently prone to crashing. I've been trying to get BOINC moved to another server but a worthwhile stable machine has yet to materialize. Also the time and coordination to disrupt everything to do this migration to whatever new server also has yet to materialize.

Over the weekend the root filesystem got corrupted somehow and was unfixable. I suspect a bad PS caused some fs corruption during various recent unexpected reboots. I was able to get a temporary web server on line, and then on Monday I made this other server the temporary (and perhaps permanent) new BOINC server. This *was* a former compute server for SETI@home, so we're down one machine on the S@h front. So be it.

Of course we do backups of that machine. The mysql database I recovered at first was a red herring - it was an old mysql dir masquerading as the current one (hence all the posts missing since 2013). I had to get a new version pulled from the lab's backup tapes (which took all night as they were in process of doing some maintenance). We could do a *better* job of backing things up so recovery is faster/easier, but the budget line item for my BOINC salary and server hardware upgrades for the past N years has been $0. Anyway, lessons learned, etc.

- Matt

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Message 1708993 - Posted: 5 Aug 2015, 20:41:28 UTC

Wiki User Manual is back. Nothing lost, but more so gained as we had an update of the Mediawiki software.
Compute with BOINC/ Software development wiki is also back.

That leaves Alpha, which is in disarray and where logins don't stick, and BOINC Wide Teams which has errors still on the site.

Still got one mySQL error in my administrator window, but assume that'll get fixed as well.
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Message 1709393 - Posted: 6 Aug 2015, 18:17:28 UTC - in response to Message 1709389.  
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I think BOINC still has some problems as it shows that I have 52 Active tasks and I only show 38 active tasks in both BOINC Manager and Boinc Tasks or am I just looking at something wrong? http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/results.php?hostid=7451398

Resend lost tasks is disable at Setiathome at present.

This thread is about the Boinc Website being down, since recovered, so it's a bit offtopic.

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Message 1709396 - Posted: 6 Aug 2015, 18:24:58 UTC
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As Boinc is now up again I will lock this thread to prevent it being used for posts that would be better answered elsewhere.


OK that didn't last very long did it!! :-)
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Message 1709505 - Posted: 6 Aug 2015, 22:42:07 UTC

Well, it just went down again, without warning.
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Message 1709528 - Posted: 7 Aug 2015, 0:12:17 UTC


I came down with a bad case of i don't give a crap
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Message 1709558 - Posted: 7 Aug 2015, 1:37:09 UTC

Especially on Thursdays!
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Message 1709739 - Posted: 7 Aug 2015, 15:26:57 UTC

And we're back again. Still haven't had an answer from anyone what was going on. Well, did get an answer from Rom, but he didn't know what was going on.
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Message 1709745 - Posted: 7 Aug 2015, 15:32:42 UTC - in response to Message 1709629.  

Any thoughts?

As far as I know, the way that gadget checks if a project is up is by pinging its scheduler and checking to see if it answers. The BOINC web site doesn't have a scheduler. It also happens at times that only the forums are down, but that the rest of the domain is still up. Or that other parts are down.

Now they're planning on putting all sites of BOINC (main, forums, alpha, download site, both Wikis, BWT) in separate virtual machines. Or maybe that's what the outage was for that they've already done that. Anyway, you'll then need a gadget checking the actual sites for life.
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Message 1709754 - Posted: 7 Aug 2015, 16:05:11 UTC - in response to Message 1709752.  

When it doesn't load, chances are high it's down. ;-)
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Message 1709879 - Posted: 7 Aug 2015, 22:30:27 UTC

Well we seem to be back up.

Wonder if that big Seti data copy had anything to do with it?
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