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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    OOC: Rumors are slippery things. Truths, half-truths, or out-right lies: who can tell? Nevertheless, they are good seeds for roleplay, so have fun.

    Want to spread a rumor? Give your plot a kick by spreading a juicy nugget of information (or misinformation) anonymously by simply typing: @rumor "[insert your rumor here]" in your parser.

    Please do not respond to rumors in this thread. Start a new thread if you want to comment on one of the posted rumors or - better yet - do it ICly in the game.
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    The fountain in the courtyard has been reduced to rubble. Such a sad sight to see, I oh so enjoyed the sounds of gurgling water.

    Those who went to the Dreamscape came back a bit…different. The scarred courier said they were in there cutting down children, but Wendy says she heard they saw Her Majesty’s corpse in a coffin covered with ice!

    Lord Mirshan seems to have taken to rest.....Then again, what did Lady Sinvy name that that new vintage she unveiled? Unicorn something...

    I spotted that grimalkin stalking through the courtyard. It always gives me the chills…but maybe that’s just the weather.

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    It seems the Black Dame was seen again. I wonder if her powers are waning, I didn't get angry so much as mildly annoyed.

    I was on scroll duty in the Inner Bailey and some folk were murmuring about Lord Bernier's connections to the Black Dame and the Cats n’ Rats. Is that why he’s staying tucked away in his suite?

    I don’t know how people had the energy to work and fight tirelessly to cleanse the Glade, and then attend the Winter Ball the next day. But I guess that’s why I only pick up trash.

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    StoryPlotter Blerd