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2016/11/18 - Short Unscheduled Downtime

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JTK Fotheringham
Ducks in Outer Space
#81 - 2016-11-18 13:24:24 UTC
TQ crash salt = best salt.

That is all.
Ariane Gallos
Royal Amarr Institute
Amarr Empire
#82 - 2016-11-18 13:24:30 UTC
ROSLYNN Inkunen wrote:
WHAT THE hell IS VIP MODE, WHY CANT WE LOG INTO IT AREN'T WE OR THE CUSTOMERS IMPORTANT ENOUGH TO eve???????


I see dumb people. Lol
Truevamp
Aliastra
Gallente Federation
#83 - 2016-11-18 13:24:38 UTC
Regulus Hawthorne wrote:
Thomas Gallant wrote:
Quote:
13:04 UTC - TRANQUILITY IS SHUTTING DOWN FOR A DB FAILOVER


hmm? does that mean a hardware failure or rollback or something?


Means they're switching to a backup database since the original one is borked in some way.


Question is, when was the backup made?
ISD Max Trix
ISD Community Communications Liaisons
#84 - 2016-11-18 13:24:55 UTC
VIP Mode is a TEST mode for the server. It allows the DEV/GM test the cluster without screwing up anything the players may be doing.

ISD Max Trix

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Adonei
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#85 - 2016-11-18 13:25:18 UTC
A failover to another clusternode usually takes just a few seconds.
Unless tthey have to restore the database, thats a different stroy.
Derjyn Wyx
Erebus Incorporated
#86 - 2016-11-18 13:25:18 UTC
Failovers are when the primary system can't pass off to a secondary system. In this case, the main database couldn't "pass" off data to the secondary database. With databases as big as those storing the information for an MMO, you have several backups, clones, whatever... Then for performance, you update all these intermittently.

I'm a bit rough on this, but I think that's the gist of it.
Andrew Xadi
Ministry of War
Amarr Empire
#87 - 2016-11-18 13:25:41 UTC
ROSLYNN Inkunen wrote:
WHAT THE hell IS VIP MODE, WHY CANT WE LOG INTO IT AREN'T WE OR THE CUSTOMERS IMPORTANT ENOUGH TO eve???????


VIP = VERY IMPORTANT PERSON, WHICH MEAN THEY ARE FIXING SOMETHING AND HAVE TO CHECK IF IT'S WORKING BEFORE THEY LET PLAYERS IN SO THAT PLAYERS DONT DET KICKED WHEN THEY NEED TO REBOOT THE SERVERS
Shigeru Miyakazuo
Aliastra
Gallente Federation
#88 - 2016-11-18 13:25:53 UTC
refresh...no update yet...
Blinks at screen for two minutes...refresh...nothing yet...
Scratches arm....considers going to play something on console...doesn't actually go anywhere...refresh...


This is me right now...new and hooked...
Joe Turnbull
Stellar Creations
Damned Brotherhood
#89 - 2016-11-18 13:26:15 UTC
Momiji Sakora wrote:
Truevamp wrote:
Thomas Gallant wrote:
Quote:
13:04 UTC - TRANQUILITY IS SHUTTING DOWN FOR A DB FAILOVER


hmm? does that mean a hardware failure or rollback or something?


Sounds like a database issue, could be a hardware failure, data corruption :O


I think it's a situation where the DB failed at some point during TQ being onlined. Not all of it came online so they have to shut down and identify the issue causing the DB to fail. Shouldn't involve data corruption.


one of the DEV's forgot to click the "are you sure you want to complete this action" button Blink
Miss Martin James
FreeTrade Initiative
#90 - 2016-11-18 13:26:24 UTC
Donald Trump Invades Iceland What?Ugh
John WarpingSlow
#91 - 2016-11-18 13:26:27 UTC
ROSLYNN Inkunen wrote:
What the HELL is a DB fail-over special code for we SCREWED up?


Any server "failover" usually refers to the primary server experiencing a serious or catastrophic failure of hardware or data such that all of the tasks/load need to be redirected to an equivalently configured backup server capable of taking over.

Sometimes this can be done live and nobody's the wiser that it even happened. Sometimes it requires an interruption of service (which is what we seem to have here.)

In any event, it's serious, let them work and wish them well.

(Seriously, good luck CCP.)

Logan Jakal
Unforeseen Consequences...
#92 - 2016-11-18 13:26:56 UTC
Is this how the world ends ? Straight
Harmanpreet Singh Mattu
Doomheim
#93 - 2016-11-18 13:27:13 UTC
All you suckers are wasting money, whereas I, an Alpha, am sat here for free Lol
Fuzzy TheBear
Brutor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#94 - 2016-11-18 13:27:28 UTC
went from 1 vip to 2 ... now we're back to offline ..

guess the lava flowing out the server room explains it ..
Amanda Orion
WinterFel
Requiem Eternal
#95 - 2016-11-18 13:27:30 UTC
ROSLYNN Inkunen wrote:
What the HELL is a DB fail-over special code for we SCREWED up?


Two copies (or more) of the database are kept in case of a problem - hardware or software.

Fail-over is the process of switching to the secondary copy after a fault has been discovered in the primary copy.
Tacbat
Alternative Management Solutions
#96 - 2016-11-18 13:27:41 UTC
NP CCP Hope things are ok and back soon.
Smallevils
Association of Commonwealth Enterprises
Goonswarm Federation
#97 - 2016-11-18 13:27:47 UTC  |  Edited by: Smallevils
Why cant i delete my own posts ...

This post in redundant, by the time i wrote it, 3 others had answered the question.


Anyway, Good Luck CCP
Emperor AtreidesIII
Ashaman Directorate
Evermind Empire
#98 - 2016-11-18 13:28:37 UTC
is it time to play yet, mr. alpha seems to need a missile spanking
Cxell Alcassa
Alcassa Family Shop
#99 - 2016-11-18 13:28:38 UTC
VIP Mode and 2 players online.
Who are these players?
Regulus Hawthorne
Hayashima Excavation Corp.
#100 - 2016-11-18 13:28:45 UTC  |  Edited by: Regulus Hawthorne
Truevamp wrote:
Regulus Hawthorne wrote:
Thomas Gallant wrote:
Quote:
13:04 UTC - TRANQUILITY IS SHUTTING DOWN FOR A DB FAILOVER


hmm? does that mean a hardware failure or rollback or something?


Means they're switching to a backup database since the original one is borked in some way.


Question is, when was the backup made?


If CCP's set up their system properly, there should be little to no data loss since the cluster moves practically the whole system to another server and starts it as it were when it was last recorded as running.

...That is, unless the failover somehow transfers an already corrupt system, at which point we're screwed.