Co-Lo Stability Problems

Unfortunately, our co-lo had some stability problems Friday morning.

First up, they lost all of their connectivity to the facility that holds all of our games. This took them about 40 minutes to diagnose and a bit longer to restore.

Much more astonishingly, they rebooted all of their machines (which means all of our machines) while they were fixing the problem, with no notice. This probably had minimal repercussions on the SkotOS games (Marrach, Ironclaw, Lazarus, and Lovecraft). There may have been a rollback of an hour or two.

TEC and Grendel's Revenge are more troublesome. TEC will suffer a rollback of 10 hours, to midnight (PT) last night, since the unannounced reboot happened one hour before the next backups. GR suffered a more complete failure. We're being forced to restore the entire machine from its backups, then we'll need to restore the game from the backups stored within that backup. The lineup of dates look promising (which is how we laid them out, 'lo these many years ago), so the hope is that we'll only suffer a 7 hour rollback, to the 3am (PT) game backup, but it's a bit dicey at the moment.

Apologies for the inconvenience; we're now making sure everything is stable, and we're looking into whether our most recent upgrades to TEC will support increasing the backups to every 6 hours.

Edit: The GR problem is proving even more intractable than hoped. As best I can tell, our colo is still having some issues because I can't boot the first restore I made of GR and I can't build a new node either. I expect this will just clear when they get their act together, but in the meantime I'm not able to get GR back online until they fix these problems.
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  • Absence

    Hi all.

    I wanted to let those who usually interact with my character or need something from him that I'm taking a short break for personal reasons.

    My mom just lost a short but fierce fight against brain cancer, and passed away earlier this week. I'm generally well, considering the sadness and painful nature of the situation, but it may take some time until I'm finding myself in a mood to frequent these whereabouts again on a regular basis.

    Let me thank all lovely people who have kept me in their thoughts these past few months and those who'll be offering some words of support after this post. I'll catch up with you all once I'm back into proper shape.

    Big love,

    Brohm's P.

  • #2
    Sorry for your loss! Be here when you're ready! Big hugs!
    Merrynn Aduin-Banner
    Junior Equerry to Lady Amoret, Apprentice to the Healers, Carpenter, Apprentice to the Healers


    • #3
      Deepest condolences to you and yours.


      • #4
        So sorry for your loss! Take all the time you need and let us know if we can do anything for you.
        You need power only when you want to do something harmful, otherwise love is enough to get everything done. ~~Charlie Chaplin~~
        No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow. ~~Proverb~~


        • #5
          Having just lost my grandmother, I can partially understand and I'm sorry for your loss. I hope you take all the time you need, we'll be here when you return.

          Apprentice Jeweler
          Royal Purse Bearer
          Royal Librarian
          Honored Guest
          Assistant Dean of the Royal Collegium


          • #6
            My deepest condolences for your loss. I know of losing a parent, so take your time and we'll be here when you are ready to return.
            Meoris Rousseau

            Bodyservant to His Excellency, Lord Boreas

            Junior Steward of the Treasury


            • #7
              So sorry for your loss and thinking of you. *hugs*

              We are here for you, if you need us! <3


              • #8
                I offer you and your loved ones my condolences. Take all the time you need.
                Proud member of: WWMHSBA

                "Why don't you all just go submit some plots where you can get pregnant, give birth to you own alt as an annoying child character, have it grow up to be a drama queen, and then you can use IC/OOC crossover to hide the goods you stole and escape from the dungeon that you're locked in due to a badly run rape plot?!" - Age


                • #9
                  My sincerest condolences. My thoughts are with you and your family. *hugs*


                  • #10
                    I lost my father a couple of months ago. You and your family are in my thoughts. <3


                    • #11
                      To a dear 'Brute' puppeteer - This is the last news I wished to read. My heart is heavy for you in the loss of your mother and I will be praying for your comfort and strength for the days ahead. We are ever available here to support you in any way we possibly can - Including providing that small bit of escape into the mystical world of Marrach when you are ready to return.

                      Much love to you and all those that feel the absence of your mother.

                      Seraphus Indignus

                      Member of Lady Sinvy's Household
                      Member of the Unity of the Arts


                      • #12
                        I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. My condolences to you and your family.