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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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  • not voting = stagnation. Keep the awakeners busy
    VOTE.

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    • Hello all!

      I wanted to kick this back up to the forefront so that we can keep voting, as it does help bring in new players, and we've been slipping to nearly off the front page. (At #20 as I type this).

      I also wanted to bring to everyone's attention that there are a few "Top MUDs" type sites out there, that I've discovered. Some, Castle Marrach is already on, others I'll be working with StoryHost Kurzon to try to get the game put on, so that we can try to vote there and increase our exposure. I ask that you all try to vote as often as possible to keep us on the front page of any sites we come across!

      The other place you can vote for CM can be found here, I voted once and that brought us onto the front page, I'm unsure how well-trafficked this site is, but it can't hurt to try to make it to #1!

      Happy Voting/Gaming!
      Last edited by Husi; 06-09-2017, 08:17 AM. Reason: Making the link easier to find.
      StoryBuilder Husi
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      • Let's keep at it folks! We've only got 10 votes on the MudVerse link and we're already at #6!
        StoryBuilder Husi
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        • Keep voting. Or this bear will find you, and he won't be looking for honey.
          StoryBuilder Husi
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          • New month, new ranking...
            Let us go! Though we know it’s a hopeless endeavor.
            The ties that bind, they are barbed and spined, and hold us close forever.

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            • We are currently sitting at #6. I'm sure everyone is voting but in case you don't, I'm here to remind you that all it takes is typing @vote!

              Also, if you don't vote, I will find you.
              StoryBuilder Husi
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              • Bumping this as we near the beginning of a new month
                Meoris Rousseau


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