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sdf123 #268135 02/18/2004 10:50 PM
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MySQL is down at the moment. I've said it before, but this doesn't technically count as down time, although for us, it effectively is.

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eslmix #268136 02/18/2004 10:52 PM
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Jeremy, is this all from the same issue that's been on-going? If so, when will it finally be resolved? If not, quit playing with the server!

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Seems michiganjeepers.com isn't affected by this. Sneaky.

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I'll save Jeremy some time and post what he told me...

[]Rebooting, kernel upgrade. There was an exploit released.[/]

eslmix #268139 02/18/2004 11:01 PM
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There are many more than 1 server with the company, it is just that a majority of threads users are on the one that is having issues lately. But, as I've told a few others... (which hasn't been a public announcement yet) a few new servers are being setup as we speak, and we're phasing out the older servers some of you are on and moving to dual Xeon servers running Fedora linux.

It's becoming too time consuming to keep dealing with the kernel upgrades, cpanel upgrades, etc on the older servers, so we're re-vamping 100%

There is also more staff coming aboard in the next week or so, and without mentioning names sine it isn't official, I think you will recgonize the new staff.

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[]Jeremy said:
There are many more than 1 server with the company, it is just that a majority of threads users are on the one that is having issues lately. But, as I've told a few others... (which hasn't been a public announcement yet) a few new servers are being setup as we speak, and we're phasing out the older servers some of you are on and moving to dual Xeon servers running Fedora linux.

It's becoming too time consuming to keep dealing with the kernel upgrades, cpanel upgrades, etc on the older servers, so we're re-vamping 100%

There is also more staff coming aboard in the next week or so, and without mentioning names sine it isn't official, I think you will recgonize the new staff. [/]

I'm glad to see that you're upgrading, being that MySQL is down...again.

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Yep....MySQL is down.....

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[]DLWebmaestro said:
Yep....MySQL is down..... [/]
Me too

vajraman #268144 02/19/2004 5:16 PM
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Being restored right now. Account and server migrations should begin sometime mid next week.

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Total downage now...

eslmix #268146 02/21/2004 11:11 AM
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MySQL is taking a nap again.

eslmix #268147 02/21/2004 11:38 AM
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Yep same

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OK, I am getting a little worried here. My site has been down off and on for the last week, just like others, and it would atleast come up and display the mysql errors and now it can't find the site. Is it a DNS problem now? Am I getting too worked up about this? I know I paid the domain renewal bill a couple weeks ago

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No worries, and I know this is getting a bit uneasy for a few. BUt for those of you on this server, I have told a few people, but some new hardware (servers) have been ordered already, and will be setup and ready to roll sometime this coming week. All accounts on this server will be moved ASAP.

These issues appear to be with RedHat 9 and some databases on this server. Occasionally a table will become corrupt, and then when trying to access that table, mysql will spin out of control, occasionally just taking down the mysql service, but other times causing a kernel panic which will even kill some other important services to make the site not accessable at all.

I've been working on this for a week and with no matter what kind of configuration, mysql version, etc, I can't seam to find anything that helps. That is why the new servers were ordered, and I'm ditching this box all together. Also, the new hardware will be about triple the machine this one is, so there should also be some nice speed improvements once everyone gets transfered over.

Also, I'm bringing on more staff to help. Our own JoshPet will be coming aboard as a co-owner of the company and system admin. We are, and will be putting a lot of money into these upgrades to ensure issues like this do not arise in the future, and with the new servers going in, they are going to be monitored on-site and in the event of any server issues like we have been experiencing, they will be attended to in under 5 minutes! But those problems should be unlikely once the new infastructure is in place.

So while I'm still working at trying to stabilize some of the accounts on this problematic server, rest assured by this time next week this server will be out of commission and everyone should be successfully moved to their new home, and Josh should be fully up to speed with the company and helping maintain the servers and answer any questions as well.

For those of you who haven't been having any problems and are on my other servers, I guess you are probably wondering what in the heck we're even talking about But it's ok.

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Thanks Jeremy for the heads up and your commitment to quality customer service.

sdf123 #268151 02/27/2004 11:42 AM
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SQL Down again.

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It would be nice to know if there is a way to redirect people when there are SQL errors to another html page that would display something other that the SQL errors. It just freaks out the many users.

sdf123 #268153 02/27/2004 12:35 PM
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well you could temp put up a index.html and rename the index.php or just add a redirect to the .html via htaccess.. then on the index.html put a message like

"Boards temporily down sorry for any inconvience. We are working to get it up as soon as possible. Please check back later and get a life ya bum. Who is reading these boards anyways, when they are suppose to be working? You are such a slacker.."


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Thanks but I was hoping for something automatic. that knows when it can't access the SQL databases. Since I never know when it goes down nor when it turns back on. phpadsnew dose this like this... http://ads.fmforums.com

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well you could tie into index.php and a mysql_connect if it dies script. That way if it can't connect to the mysql database which means it will die something in index.php displays sorry but forums are down.

use something like

<?php
$link = mysql_connect("localhost", "mysql_user", "mysql_password") or die($cant_connect = 1);
mysql_close($link);
?>

then if $cant_connect == 1 you run error page.. and if it's not then you run ubbthreads

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Must be doing the transfers today

My site was down for a while, then up for about 15 minutes and now is down again.

I can't wait until this is done and over as my phone doesn't stop ringing everytime the site is down

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[]oceanwest said:
Thanks but I was hoping for something automatic. that knows when it can't access the SQL databases. Since I never know when it goes down nor when it turns back on. phpadsnew dose this like this... http://ads.fmforums.com [/]

Weelll, this is a standard feature in 6.5. Soooo, if you'd just upgrade already.




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Some server preperations going on last week, causing a bit of unstability, but the majority of the sites should be moving over on monday. It's going to be a tremendous change!

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I hope you let us know here when the change is done and what the name is of the new server I can hardly wait he he he.

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The new server name is "mystic"

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MySQL is down.

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mysql still down...

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I see I'm still on zen and it's Tuesday...

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The server is still not 100% ready, just waiting for the burn-in process to be complete and accounts will begin moving as soon as that is completed.

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What exactly is the "burn-in" process? What does that entail. BTW, when will Josh be officially announced as co owner ( so I can start sending him support tickets )?

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Josh and I are finalizing the deal this evening most likely. I have to sell him 50% of the shares of stock in the corporation, so it gets a little complex, which is why it has taken a while to get the partnership official.

As far as the burn-in process, it is essentially turning the machine on, and letting it run for 24-48 hours, perform various stress tests, and ensure the machine is stable and there are no hardware weaknesses so it can be a production machine

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Oooo when is the stock going public? You gonna be trading on NASDQ?

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LOL now there's some ROI for sure.

I should be officially onboard soon - I'm mailing my check tomorrow.

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The mystic server is up and ready to rock and roll. Accounts will begin migrating late this afternoon or evening, as there are just a few tweaks to finish up.

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Well, looks like the server received more hardware than planned I hope you guys are ready for some blazing threads forums I'm putting some final touches on the server tonight to ensure everything is in perfect shape before moving any live accounts.

I still may begin tonight, but I just want to ensure the DNS and everything is working properly so that you guys will experience no additional downtime than many of you have recently already suffered.

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Define "more hard ware than planned " please

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haha, it was a bit of premature exuberation on my part But it does appear they are using faster disks now as opposed to what I'm used to, so that's still a bonus!

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Great News and thanks for the follow-up !!

Thanks Jeremy

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And just another quick update, Josh will officially be part of the administrative and support team tomorrow (thursday)

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