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UnrealAdmin.Org down?

Post by Fuzz_Ball » Sat Apr 23, 2011 9:14 pm

I was reading posts today and then got a
Database Error.
With so many UT sites closing, I hope someone didn't decide it's time to quit. :???:
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Re: UnrealAdmin.Org down?

Post by Creavion » Sat Apr 23, 2011 9:22 pm

Fuzz_Ball wrote:I was reading posts today and then got a
Database Error.
With so many UT sites closing, I hope someone didn't decide it's time to quit. :???:
Well, I could name you now 5 other ut-sites which were not accessible due to hard disk or mysql errors in the past, including the page you currently posted at. So, that is a hardware or software issue, something is wrong the hosting server. This is not a "we close/give up" case. Most likely the site will be online again within the next hours.
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Re: UnrealAdmin.Org down?

Post by Meindratheal » Sun Apr 24, 2011 1:10 am

This happened yesterday as well, but it was up again within about 6-8 hours

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Re: UnrealAdmin.Org down?

Post by anth » Sun Apr 24, 2011 3:01 am

It happens every now and then. An MPUK tech usually fixes it before anyone even notices it. They're probably a bit slow on fixing it due to easter now though.

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Re: UnrealAdmin.Org down?

Post by Feralidragon » Sun Apr 24, 2011 10:56 am

And guess what...
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it's up again. :mrgreen:

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Re: UnrealAdmin.Org down?

Post by Fuzz_Ball » Sat May 07, 2011 3:52 am

And guess what...
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it's DOWN again. :noidea
(and it's been down for at least 24 hours.) :nonono:
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Re: UnrealAdmin.Org down?

Post by JackGriffin » Sat May 07, 2011 4:03 am

If UA finally goes tits-up then that's really bad for UT at large. I contacted an old friend at Multiplay and it seems no one wants to step up and assume control of UA. What a shame but I guess in the end apathy wins most times anyway.
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Re: UnrealAdmin.Org down?

Post by Fuzz_Ball » Sat May 07, 2011 4:13 am

Really would be a shame.
UA is too valuable a resource to be left for dead.
Too busy? SHARE YOUR WORKLOAD!
I'm not immersed in UT all the time but I, at the very least look to see if my game server and website are running.
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Re: UnrealAdmin.Org down?

Post by JackGriffin » Sat May 07, 2011 4:32 am

UA isn't like this forum or yours or mine. It's constantly probed, attacked and messed with, not to mention no one has been doing behind-the-scenes upkeep like it should be done. We are watching UA dying and no one seems to want to take the reins. The old group is gone now for some time and I guess to a great extent took the keys with them. Unless someone with the cache' of Anthrax or his level of respect steps up and petitions MP to assume the day-to-day of UA I think it may be coming to an end. I don't think MP really wants to have to work on UA, they have their own internal issues but I think they will be quite hesitant to hand over the forums to just anyone. It would be nice if they would at least transfer the file repository to a couple of other sites but it wouldn't surprise me at all if UA stutters a few more times then just never comes back after one of these episodes.
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Re: UnrealAdmin.Org down?

Post by Fuzz_Ball » Thu May 12, 2011 5:58 am

WTH - Don't these guys give a rat's ass anymore?
At least L4Y is giving fair warning of their closing.
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Re: UnrealAdmin.Org down?

Post by Feralidragon » Thu May 12, 2011 7:53 am

Fuzz_Ball wrote:WTH - Don't these guys give a rat's ass anymore?
At least L4Y is giving fair warning of their closing.
I think they don't want to close and they have indeed a problem they're simply delaying rather than fixing.
They need to "fix" the problem, and aparently someone is just goes there and does something so it can stay working for just a few more days until it f*cks up and another error happens.

That or there's some sort of hardware limitation they need to upgrade and they're simply lazy or have no means currently to, or some tenician (we call fake "technicians" without the "ch") is handling it, if you know what I mean.

As none of the UnrealAdmin staff gives us what's going on, it's hard to say how they could fix it. The last thing I heard was that the disk was full, and if that's indeed the issue, they either buy a new small one and cancel file uploads for a while (there's filefront, moddb (which uses filefront and other repos, but they keep them forever unlike a regular user)), or free about 10Gb for data and again, cancel the uploads for a while.

The best solution for this however would be to clean the database from useless or duplicate data, and get a new big disk, but again none is sure if this is indeed the issue, but there's clearlly an issue that must be "FIXED" properlly.

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Re: UnrealAdmin.Org down?

Post by JackGriffin » Thu May 12, 2011 1:04 pm

I think the main issue is access Ferali. The old guard is gone and the current staff is simply admin in name but not management. You should petition MultiPlay to see if you could take over the day-to-day and maybe merge UT99 with UA somehow. It looks like no one is stepping up to do that. My guess is they would love someone to do that since they are probably getting hammered with "WTH!?" emails about right now.
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Re: UnrealAdmin.Org down?

Post by anth » Thu May 12, 2011 2:41 pm

I don't think that would be a good idea. UA.org generates a MASSIVE amount of traffic (partially due to all the subdomains it has). I'll see if I can talk to azazel to get this resolved.
JackGriffin wrote:You should petition MultiPlay to see if you could take over the day-to-day and maybe merge UT99 with UA somehow.

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Re: UnrealAdmin.Org down?

Post by JackGriffin » Thu May 12, 2011 3:06 pm

I'm right with you Anth but what's going on now just isn't working. UA is too damn important to the health of UT for it to be doing this. I can't believe someone hasn't stepped up and fixed this by now. Up/Down/Up/Down only hurts the continuation of the game. This isn't like some fringe forum having outages, UA is arguably the center point of what's left of online players. It's quite disheartening to not see guys circling the wagons around it since there is obviously trouble.

If this is a matter of equipment/finances tell Az to let me know and I'll arrange delivery of whatever is needed.
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Re: UnrealAdmin.Org down?

Post by anth » Thu May 12, 2011 3:49 pm

It does indeed seem to be a capactity problem.
JackGriffin wrote:I'm right with you Anth but what's going on now just isn't working. UA is too damn important to the health of UT for it to be doing this. I can't believe someone hasn't stepped up and fixed this by now. Up/Down/Up/Down only hurts the continuation of the game. This isn't like some fringe forum having outages, UA is arguably the center point of what's left of online players. It's quite disheartening to not see guys circling the wagons around it since there is obviously trouble.

If this is a matter of equipment/finances tell Az to let me know and I'll arrange delivery of whatever is needed.

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