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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.
     
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