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Catastrophic Cluster Failure

Discussion in 'Support & Feedback' started by digitalpoint, Jun 3, 2013.

  1. Spoiltdiva

    Spoiltdiva Illustrious Member

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    #81
    I too tend to post with tongue in cheek.;)SEMrush
     
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  2. HostPlanz

    HostPlanz Active Member

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    #82
    I guess DP should implement some "joke tags".
    [joke] this is an example of a joke [/joke]
     
    HostPlanz, Jun 3, 2013 IP
  3. EpicDesignGuy

    EpicDesignGuy Active Member

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    #83
    XD, and i just got a like that allowed me to post on the marketplace.
    kill me now.
     
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  4. Mystique

    Mystique Well-Known Member

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    #84
    Either way I don't know how such issue could be associated with the topic discussed here, leave the past where it belongs, the past time.

    Back on topic, I realized the forum was going slow but unsure why, even thinking it was an Internet connectivity issue on my side but then, kaput! DP was gone for hours and hours and only through Twitter had a slight idea of what was going on, never thought so bad as it really was.

    Fortunately everything is running smoothly now and, yeah, I also lost some important PMs but we must remember than in virtual life like in real life, unexpected things may happen anytime.
     
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  5. RaPeRbOy

    RaPeRbOy Active Member

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    #85
    Not good at all. I had a fake auction user at my auction (other users commented on his profile about that) and I still had to wait like 2 days before I report him. Now I forgot his name and I guess I don`t have any reason to report, since the auction is gone. Aww...
     
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  6. Smyrl

    Smyrl Tomato Republic Staff

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    #86
    Restart auction. Good luck on finding a bidder interested in the site at this time rather than someone who failed to respond and pay.
     
    Smyrl, Jun 3, 2013 IP
  7. echo_unlimited

    echo_unlimited Notable Member

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    #87
    Whenever I find myself in a bad situation, I always say "It could always be worse". Why? I've had friends who have lost limbs and my problems pale in comparison. Never give up & I can see how this must have been extremely tenuous and stressful on you. Good job on getting things back up and running. This issue will be nothing to you in three months time, and all the content will be back where it left off! :)
     
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  8. techdomain

    techdomain Well-Known Member

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    #88
    lol..like your style to shut off people's ranting. (By banning them)....I undst, this happens and its always frustrating (Even the things you need to take care after such issues). This explains why DP remains down sometimes, like past couple of hours ago.
     
    techdomain, Jun 3, 2013 IP
  9. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #89
    It wasn't down a couple hours ago.
     
    digitalpoint, Jun 3, 2013 IP
  10. techdomain

    techdomain Well-Known Member

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    #90
    My bad i suppose then...but sometimes, like 16-17 hrs ago and also few days back too, DP didnt load, nor ur personal homepage, I also confirmed that by some guy by mail (he's in different region), so ..

    anyway, goodluck to recover whatever you can.
     
    techdomain, Jun 3, 2013 IP
  11. puremonopoly

    puremonopoly Active Member

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    #91
    It was in relation to space-time, for those of us that have no real concept of time in comparison to origins. A couple of hours ago to me could have been a couple of years for someone else. For those that live deep within the codes, sometimes time ----->>>/END. :D
     
    puremonopoly, Jun 3, 2013 IP
  12. joecool6101

    joecool6101 Well-Known Member

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    #92
    Sorry this happen to you :/

    I guess the lesson to be learned is make daily/weekly backups as thats what I do with my large forums. Almost silly that your backup before this one was January as thats very noob like 0_o

    Anyways, thanks for the good work over the years keeping the site up with minimal downtime :)
     
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  13. RaPeRbOy

    RaPeRbOy Active Member

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    #93
    I`m not really sure you can make a daily backup on a forum like DP. Unless you hire someone to.
    After any website failure I promise me to make daily backups! That lasts until I actually need to make them, about 2 hours later...
     
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  14. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #94
    Now that the forum is fully in the database cluster, we can make them as often as we want without any downtime and people using the database.
     
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    arrisweb Well-Known Member

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    #95
    good to know. Now I know what's happend with my 20 posts. ha ha
     
    arrisweb, Jun 3, 2013 IP
  16. Mia

    Mia R.I.P. STEVE JOBS

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    #96
    This is where the words CLUSTER F$%K comes from ;)
     
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    #97
    Good to see everything is working smoothly now :)

    I can imagine the burden and frustration you've been through seeing such a catastrophic thing happen. Just wondering how much time does the forum take to back up? I can imagine it runs on a dozen servers?

    :D

    Cheers
     
    evelinawilliams007, Jun 3, 2013 IP
  18. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #98
    Under the new server cluster (now that the database is fully in it), it taks 5 minutes to back up ~125GB worth of databases (8 server cluster).
     
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    #99
    Damn! Hey at least something good came out of this.
     
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    #100
    Shawn the main thing is for you not to stress too much about this. It was an accident and life is full of accidents. We had a similar situation once and it affected me very personally and I ended up in hospital.

    In a couple of weeks, it will be forgotten and life moves on. We are behind you...
     
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