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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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    Are you interested in learning to fight?
    Do you feel a desire to be something worthwhile?
    Are you interested in service that bears great reward?
    Are you in the city and wondering what to do with your time?

    Write to me, Sir Trevyn Adalhard, of the Doloreaux Embassy. I am currently recruiting for the Doloreaux Guard. I can assure you that the service to a Great House's Embassy is without equal in reward. The familial bonds we forge here are life long and we always support one another. Honor, loyalty, and proud service is the way of life we strive for. I look forward to hearing from all interested applicants.
    Sir Trevyn Adalhard
    Knight of the Doloreaux
    Rittmeister of the Doloreaux Embassy Guard
    Recruiter of the Doloreaux Embassy

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    Sir Trevyn Adalhard
    Knight of the Doloreaux
    Rittmeister of the Doloreaux Embassy Guard
    Recruiter of the Doloreaux Embassy

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      Sir Trevyn Adalhard
      Knight of the Doloreaux
      Rittmeister of the Doloreaux Embassy Guard
      Recruiter of the Doloreaux Embassy

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