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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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  • Viscountess Kilana amusedly glimpses to you, "How long has it been since your last drink?"
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    You mutter.
    >
    You shamefully tell Viscountess Kilana (in Tiger), "Early today, I had two goblets of rum, a mug of spiced milk, a couple shots of vodka, and a sip oh gin."

    A tiny black tuatara passes through the arched door of the locksmith as it is accompanied by a faint ringing.
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    You nod to yourself.
    Viscountess Kilana blinks her wide rose eyes twice at you.
    >
    You grin at Viscountess Kilana's expression (in Tiger), "What?"
    Viscountess Kilana murmurs, "How are you standing.."
    A tuatara peeks at you with wonder.

    You huff at Viscountess Kilana (in Tiger), "We don't ask questions"
    A tiny black tuatara passes through the arched door into the locksmith. A faint ringing accompanies the movement.

    Maena chuckles quietly.
    You shush at Maena.


    >>>Don't judge Flinx and his drinking ways<<<

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    • You light a line of flint.
      A streak of light shoots suddenly up into the air, with a faint trail of smoke following it.
      A large boom is heard overhead, and the sky is lit with a blue explosion.
      You cackle to yourself.

      After a minute the blue sparkles fizzle away entirely leaving the sky calm again.

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      19:19 [Chat|Milli] "I will happily take the blame"

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      Milli.

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      • Mama Florentine says to you, "Can I offer you a mint? It's wafer-thin!"
        Gowther asks Mama Florentine.
        > @ooc"OMG I have literal tears
        OOC -- You say, "OMG I have literal tears"
        OOC -- Jardskjalfti says, "Ahaha"
        OOC -- Gowther says, "Priceless."
        > blow
        You blow.

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