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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    So currently things are a little bit slow around Arkham, and I'd like to try to do something about that. It seems the best way to do so is to post what times we are most likely to be available in a single thread. Preferably in EST, since that's what game time is in.

    I'm available most days of the week from around 4 PM EST to 3 AM EST, although I'm not always actually on for all that time period. I know there are at LEAST 10 other people who have been active in the last week, but I've been having trouble catching most of you. Saw a bunch of you yesterday, but was too busy at the time to actually respond to anyone and only saw they had passed by in hindsight.

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    I'm a GMT evenings sort of girl, maybe later depending on what's going on in game or what I have on the following day. 2am GMT is probably my cut off.


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      Afternoons and evenings

      I have some free time on my hands at the current moment and would love to run into people. Anytime generally after 4pm EST would be lovely on weekdays. Weekends are more chaotic.