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PF Database Error

  1. Sep 9, 2011 #1

    cobalt124

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    Just had problems accessing PF with a "Database Error" message. Couldn't access PF for about five minutes (far too long!). Presumably the problems fixed now.
     
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  3. Sep 9, 2011 #2

    cobalt124

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    More weird stuff happening. Just logged in successfully but the "viewer only" page kept reappearing. Rebooted PC and all is OK again!?
     
  4. Sep 9, 2011 #3
    I just altered the cookie domain. Should be fine now.
     
  5. Sep 9, 2011 #4

    cobalt124

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    Thankyou!
     
  6. Sep 12, 2011 #5

    cobalt124

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    Hi Greg, just in case you need to know, the "Database Error" thing happened again whilst a post was updating, came back in a few minutes again, but double posted. It's not a big issue, it's intermitent, and Dr Chinese got double birthday wishes, which are well deserved anyway. Could it be some issue my end?
     
  7. Sep 12, 2011 #6

    Borek

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    Database error is server side.
     
  8. Sep 14, 2011 #7

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    ACK !!! Just finished a short post, submitted it, without making a backup copy (my error) and got a DB error, around 8:35 EST. Grrr... Rhody is not happy right now, that is only the second time I remember that I lost a post due to something that happened with the site. For long posts, I always make a copy because of timeout issues, but not for short ones.
    Live and learn I guess.

    Rhody... :cry:
     
  9. Sep 14, 2011 #8

    Borek

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    Something bad is happening since at least one hour and 15 minutes, forum is sluggish.

    Rhody: no idea what browser do you use, but in such situations check if "back" won't work. It should get you back to previous page - hopefully with edit window containing what you put there.
     
  10. Sep 14, 2011 #9
    I was sending out some emails which took over 6 hours to complete. Unfortunately they weren't done by the time the server got busy again and it choked a bit. Sorry rhody!
     
  11. Sep 14, 2011 #10

    Borek

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    Database error again, a minute ago.
     
  12. Sep 14, 2011 #11
    yes I restarted it
     
  13. Sep 14, 2011 #12

    Borek

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    I wonder if my IP search of a user was not related.
     
  14. Sep 15, 2011 #13

    cobalt124

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    That doesn't work for me in IE. Having been caught out too many times, I do long responses in Notepad. There is a CTRL command to copy the backup and response, can't remember what it was, but I don't think that works after the post has failed.
     
  15. Sep 15, 2011 #14

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    Another database error here :frown:
     
  16. Sep 15, 2011 #15
    It will happen every night, it's the backup
     
  17. Sep 15, 2011 #16

    Hootenanny

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    Oh right, fair enough.
     
  18. Sep 15, 2011 #17

    Borek

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    Another reason to start using a browser :tongue:
     
  19. Sep 15, 2011 #18

    cobalt124

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    Yeah, maybe I'll give Firefox a go one day.
     
  20. Sep 15, 2011 #19

    rhody

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    There seems to be a pattern here, almost everyday between 6:30 - 7:30 EST.
    Happens fairly consistently.

    Rhody...
     
  21. Sep 15, 2011 #20

    Borek

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    There are two maintenance events, one happens somewhere between 8:30-9:00 my time, the other somewhere between 13:00-14:00 my time (6:30-7:00 GMT and 11:00-12:00 GMT, or 2:30-3:00 and 7:00-8:00 EST). From what I understand it is quite probable they don't happen each time on the exactly same hour, also, they shouldn't happen on "round" hours.

    Obviously they both put a strain on the server, and it is not able to correctly deal with the traffic. Sad thing is, the first event is exactly when I switch my computer on, so I can't start my day by reading PF.
     
  22. Sep 15, 2011 #21

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    Borek, FYI Greg,

    I use Firefox, and no the back button does not save your last post. I thought of that too, no dice...

    Rhody...
     
  23. Sep 16, 2011 #22

    Ryan_m_b

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    Last half hour has been really slow for me and now I'm getting the Database error message. Current time is 1144 GMT or 0744 EST.

    That fits with the backup times.
     
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2011
  24. Sep 16, 2011 #23

    cobalt124

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    Thanks for the info on backup times. I can personally live with this one knowing why it is happening and also so far I always manage to log in within five minutes.
     
  25. Sep 16, 2011 #24

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    no, 10.44 GMT …

    11.44 British Summer Time (ends 01.00 am GMT, just after fourth saturday in october) :wink:
     
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  26. Sep 16, 2011 #25

    Borek

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    For the record - today I am running a script that contacts PF now and then, and it crashed with 504 Gateway Time-out at exactly 10:37 GMT.
     
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