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Title: Server/Forum down times
Post by: archer on June 04, 2016, 10:59:22 AM
Server was down due to a dead power supply in an upstream piece of equipment.
Damn, there goes the uptime (gotta love linux): up 980 days
Title: Re: Server/Forum down times
Post by: Morning Sunshine on June 04, 2016, 11:07:13 AM
was wondering what happened
  thanks for the explanation
Title: Re: Server/Forum down times
Post by: chad on June 04, 2016, 12:11:39 PM
I thought the S was starting to HTF....
Title: Re: Server/Forum down times
Post by: Mr. Bill on June 04, 2016, 01:42:55 PM
Server was down due to a dead power supply in an upstream piece of equipment.
Damn, there goes the uptime (gotta love linux): up 980 days

After 980 days I guess we can tolerate one reboot.
Title: Re: Server/Forum down times
Post by: Carl on June 04, 2016, 02:18:46 PM
Server was down due to a dead power supply in an upstream piece of equipment.
Damn, there goes the uptime (gotta love linux): up 980 days

I started to get the shakes,so I listened to a couple of TSP Podcasts and took a nap....and now it works!!!!
Good work guys!
Title: Re: Server/Forum down times
Post by: archer on June 04, 2016, 02:34:12 PM
nap... a good idea.... zzzzzzz
Title: Re: Server/Forum down times
Post by: David in MN on June 04, 2016, 04:31:24 PM
I immediately recognized this as the first step of martial law, donned gas masks, and retreated to my bunker.

Honestly I didn't notice. The page didn't load when I spun up the laptop but I was too busy stripping the stain off my deck to be disappointed.

These things will happen. All things manmade fail from time to time.
Title: Re: Server/Forum down times
Post by: Mr. Bill on January 14, 2018, 04:04:21 PM
Archer and I plan to reboot both of Jack's servers on Monday 1/15/18 some time between 9:45 AM and 12 noon Pacific time.

This will affect
  thesurvivalpodcast.com
  survivalpodcast.net
  grandaddysgun.com
  tspwiki.com
  walkingtofreedom.com
  ninemile.farm
and a few other sites.

Normally this causes only a few minutes of outage, during which you'll receive nothing at all (not even an error message) from the websites hosted on that server.  So don't panic. 8)
Title: Re: Server/Forum down times
Post by: archer on January 15, 2018, 10:20:29 AM
is it time to panic yet? oh wait, i'm not allowed to panic..
Title: Re: Server/Forum down times
Post by: Mr. Bill on January 15, 2018, 10:39:14 AM
You may not panic.  That's my job.
Title: Re: Server/Forum down times
Post by: archer on January 15, 2018, 10:39:36 AM
You may not panic.  That's my job.

oh ok.. darn. i thought you panicked last time?
Title: Re: Server/Forum down times
Post by: archer on January 15, 2018, 10:52:43 AM
uk server done.... seems well and good..
Title: Re: Server/Forum down times
Post by: archer on January 15, 2018, 11:02:16 AM
slc (main server) rebooted... seems good
Title: Re: Server/Forum down times
Post by: Cedar on January 15, 2018, 11:06:33 AM
That was quick!!!

(https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/sonic/images/5/53/Hogg.png/revision/latest/scale-to-width-down/350?cb=20160921224604)

Cedar
Title: Re: Server/Forum down times
Post by: archer on January 15, 2018, 11:07:32 AM
i'm quick....
wait, that did not sound good...
Title: Re: Server/Forum down times
Post by: Mr. Bill on January 15, 2018, 11:13:33 AM
Everything worked right on the first try.

We do have miracles occasionally. ;D
Title: Re: Server/Forum down times
Post by: Mr. Bill on January 15, 2018, 06:16:55 PM
We'll have a few more minutes of downtime (on the forum only) Tuesday 1/16/18 around 10 AM Pacific.  A few people are reporting oddities in their read/unread posts, so I'm going to run some database repair and testing routines.  Oughta take 5 or 10 minutes.
Title: Re: Server/Forum down times
Post by: Mr. Bill on January 16, 2018, 01:40:29 PM
We'll have a few more minutes of downtime (on the forum only) Tuesday 1/16/18 around 10 AM Pacific.  A few people are reporting oddities in their read/unread posts, so I'm going to run some database repair and testing routines.  Oughta take 5 or 10 minutes.

 :facepalm:  Make that Wednesday 1/17/18 around 10 AM Pacific.  (I got distracted this morning and forgot!)
Title: Re: Server/Forum down times
Post by: archer on January 16, 2018, 02:00:43 PM
i was a wondering...
Title: Re: Server/Forum down times
Post by: Mr. Bill on January 17, 2018, 11:17:51 AM
Database repair/cleanup complete.  Let me know if you see anything malfunctioning.
Title: Re: Server/Forum down times
Post by: archer on January 17, 2018, 11:25:16 AM
cool. thx mr bill..
Title: Re: Server/Forum down times
Post by: Mr. Bill on January 22, 2018, 10:36:38 AM
We will be restarting both of Jack's servers AGAIN in a few minutes.  (More updates related to the "Meltdown" and "Spectre" vulnerabilities.)

This will affect
  thesurvivalpodcast.com
  survivalpodcast.net
  grandaddysgun.com
  tspwiki.com
  walkingtofreedom.com
  ninemile.farm
and a few other sites.

Expect a few minutes of outage.


On second thought, maybe we won't. ;D
Title: Re: Server/Forum down times
Post by: Mr. Bill on February 05, 2018, 07:49:48 AM
On second thought, maybe we won't. ;D

Okay, this time for real -- the upgraded software has arrived.

We will be restarting both of Jack's servers AGAIN this morning, around 9:45AM-10:00AM Pacific time, to install operating system updates.

This will affect
  thesurvivalpodcast.com
  survivalpodcast.net
  grandaddysgun.com
  tspwiki.com
  walkingtofreedom.com
  ninemile.farm
and a few other sites.

Expect a few minutes of outage.
Title: Re: Server/Forum down times
Post by: archer on February 05, 2018, 10:48:11 AM
main server rebooted..
Title: Re: Server/Forum down times
Post by: archer on February 05, 2018, 11:00:36 AM
2nd server rebooted. miller time.
Title: Re: Server/Forum down times
Post by: Mr. Bill on February 05, 2018, 11:08:12 AM
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Title: Re: Server/Forum down times
Post by: Carl on February 05, 2018, 11:10:26 AM
Chinese? :P
Title: Re: Server/Forum down times
Post by: archer on February 05, 2018, 11:33:13 AM
he was testing to make sure it worked in Australia. ;)
Title: Re: Server/Forum down times
Post by: Mr. Bill on April 30, 2018, 03:28:08 PM
Time for another server reboot.  Expect several minutes of interrupted service on Tuesday 5/1/18, around 10 AM Pacific / 1 PM Eastern.
Title: Re: Server/Forum down times
Post by: archer on April 30, 2018, 04:55:31 PM
darn it, where is the key to the server.... damn cat stole it again.
Title: Re: Server/Forum down times
Post by: Mr. Bill on May 01, 2018, 11:41:40 AM
We're back, and apparently functional.

We just made another little change, in the way that we block the bad guys from accessing us.  For the past year we've been using a list of "toxic" IP addresses compiled by a spam-monitoring service.  These are sources of 100% evilness, and the list doesn't include any Tor exit nodes or other addresses that are used for some-good/some-bad purposes.

[nerd]We've been blocking this list in .htaccess; starting today we're blocking it in iptables instead.[/nerd]

This ought to make the server run a tiny bit faster.  Dunno if the difference will be noticeable.

Let us know if you notice any problems -- I mean, assuming you can find a way to get a message to us. 8)
Title: Re: Server/Forum down times
Post by: archer on May 01, 2018, 11:48:06 AM
We also updated the kernel.