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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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    All are invited to attend the Bisclavret’s Burns Night celebration


    When? – twentyfourth day of Yule, 895 (24th Fri @ 16:00 EST / 21:00 GMT)
    Where – The Barracks room of the Bisclavret manor


    For those unaware, Burns Night is the celebration of Bisclavret tradition, and the life and works of the world famous poet, Laird Rabbie Burns. Expect a relaxed, friendly and informal night of merriment and joviality, but please leave your weapons behind



    Come for the craic, stay for the whiskey!
    Last edited by Ralston; 01-21-2014, 12:30 PM.

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    *shuffled to the fore*

    [Event is today people!]

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      All are invited to attend the Bisclavret’s Burns Night celebration


      When? – twentyfifth day of Yule, 899 (25th Thurs @ 15:00 EST)
      Where – The Bisclavret manor


      For those unaware, Burns Night is the celebration of Bisclavret tradition, and the life and works of the world famous poet, Laird Rabbie Burns. Expect a relaxed, friendly and informal night of, good food (vegetarian option provided), merriment and joviality, but please leave your weapons behind

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        This will be held today, led by Dame Morven in Baron Ralston's absence

        Strength and Honor

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