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At some point between 19:00 and 20:00 on the 24th nimbus the server that RGL runs on will be rebooted.

This should not take too long but RGL might not be there for a few minutes
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Between the hours of 10:00-12:00 BST on 2012-04-11 the server that the guide is hosted on will be moving physically. Therefore RGL will not be available. The downtime shouldn't be too long.

I have known about this for a week but forgot to post a notice earlier.

[edited to fix date]
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RGL is unavailable! Oh noes!

[personal profile] bob says: "The fact that I can't get to the remote administration console suggests that it's either a nuclear strike or a network failure at our hosting provider. And I suspect we would have noticed a nuclear strike."

So it's not a problem with RGL itself, and hopefully will be resolved soon.

Update: 7 minutes after I post this... it's back!

Re-update: And it's gone again, and back again, and... I think it's time to go to bed.


Oct. 6th, 2010 09:35 pm
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Having found a script with my hostname at and then remembering my numeric user id I have restored and verified a backup of the database from yesterday morning. So the data is safe.

I hope to have a non-editable mirror running on an amazon ec2 instance up soon. Hopefully at some point this evening.
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As you may have noticed, RGL is currently down. This is because nebula, the server it runs on, is having problems, and unfortunately [personal profile] bob is in the middle of a very busy period at work so hasn't been able to sort it out yet. We're very sorry about this.

Hopefully the cause is simply that it's got overwhelmed by a DDOS or something similar (an attempt to bring a website down by sending it too many requests) and is sitting there spinning its gears not knowing what to do — rather than a disk failure which could lose us data. If it does turn out to be the latter, we have relatively recent offsite backups thanks to [ profile] therealdrhyde, and I also have copies of all new pages added since the date of the most recent offsite backup.

Summary: No need to panic, very sorry for the downtime, will keep you updated as and when I have more news.


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