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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  • Chronicle of Happenings (19.01.07-19.01.13)

    For the period starting the seventh day of the First Moon, and ending the thirteenth day of the First Moon, Nineteenth Year of the Recent Awakenings;

    In accordance to the will of the Lord Chamberlain, and in upholding the duties charged to the Office of the Chronicler, we hereby submit an accounting of this week's happenings.

    Winter Festival announced
    It has been many years since the Winter Ball, the ultimate of Inner Bailey social events, was heralded by a full Winter Festival, but the Mistress of Entertainments, Mistress Josie, has made quite the plans for a fun-filled week. Full of events that celebrate the beauty of Winter, the festival includes events for both the Inner Bailey and Outer Bailey to enjoy.

    Winter Ball deadlines near
    Deadlines for the Winter Ball, set down by Clothiers and Jewelers, are quickly nearing. Those who wish to arrive in the most forward edges of Courtly style are asked to ensure their orders are delivered in time.

    Queen's warning comes to pass
    Diana, the Royal Surgeon and long-time member of the Winter Court, was demoted of all positions and exiled to the Outer Bailey following a guilty plea to a charge of Consortion. While the crime was not predicted by Her Majesty, just more than two years ago Her Majesty narrowly excused the now sera Diana from being stripped of her rank due to a petition by the Winter Court. Sera Maia, who was arrested many years ago, was also subject to a sentencing by the Chancery and beheaded.

    Lady Charmiam emerges from slumber
    The first of the newly woken of Her Majesty's guests to reach the honour of peerage, Lady Charmiam, has woken from more than fifteen years of slumber. The Lady is eager to learn of the many changes during her rest, and works to become accustomed to the changed roles of those she remembers, and know the many new people who woke during her slumber.

    Everyone can paint!
    Sera Erindrin Cohnlian, a Masque of the Unity of the Arts, has begun holding painting bells in the Outer Bowling Lounge at eight late bells, every Sun's day. Join her for a delightful event. The sera notes that it does not matter if participants have never picked up a paint brush, or have been painting for years; all are welcome.

    Book Club starts new chapter
    The Outer Bailey Library has re-started its Book Club, which is hosted by Junior Librarian, ser Meoris. The inaugural meeting drew in many people, promising an exciting future for the club. Each week, the club meets in the Outer Library to discuss the book of the moon, which they choose at the first meeting of the moon. The meetings are held on Tiu's days at eight late, in the Outer Library.

    This chronicle will be subject to changes and corrections, as we humbly ask that the readers indicate to us through their discretion any falsehood we may have mistakenly communicated. It is by means of the conservation of the Past that we continue to serve Her Majesty and give substance to those that follow.

    In service to Her Majesty Queen Vivienne, the Lord Chamberlain, the Chronicler's Office, and the Denizenry of our Gracious Queen's Realm;

    Chronicler of the Court, sera Euphelia
    Senior Chronicler, seras Roisine, Yazmin
    Junior Chroniclers, seras Caillean, Meryl, Setsuna
    Aspirant Chroniclers, sers Anton, Callais, Caelen