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    Frustratingly, we had another server event this morning. The only good news was that the glitch only lasted 5 minutes and the excessive server load was only half what it has been during such events in the recent past.

    Sorry for any inconvenience.

    Ian
    Founder and editor of:
    Olympus UK E-System User Group (http://e-group.uk.net)
    Four Thirds User (http://fourthirds-user.com)
    Digital Photography Now (http://dpnow.com)
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      • Re: I'm working on this site's sibling...

        We have been making changes to the server configuration every day this week and the regular daily spike at around 8AM causing gateway time outs has been less regular and less intense.

        This morning - no spike, no time outs

        One day last week was similar, so I can't say for certain it's fixed, but with knowledge of our strategy, I am more optimistic than last week.

        Fingers crossed! (again).

        Ian
        Founder and editor of:
        Olympus UK E-System User Group (http://e-group.uk.net)
        Four Thirds User (http://fourthirds-user.com)
        Digital Photography Now (http://dpnow.com)
        Olympus camera, lens, and accessory hire (http://e-group.uk.net/hire)

        Twitter: www.twitter.com/ian_burley
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        • Re: I'm working on this site's sibling...

          Alas, the gremlin returned just after my previous comment, although an hour and a half later than usual.

          Nevertheless, the changes we're making do seem to be having positive effects, but there is more work to be done.

          Ian
          Founder and editor of:
          Olympus UK E-System User Group (http://e-group.uk.net)
          Four Thirds User (http://fourthirds-user.com)
          Digital Photography Now (http://dpnow.com)
          Olympus camera, lens, and accessory hire (http://e-group.uk.net/hire)

          Twitter: www.twitter.com/ian_burley
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          • Re: I'm working on this site's sibling...

            Originally posted by Ian View Post
            We have been making changes to the server configuration every day this week and the regular daily spike at around 8AM causing gateway time outs has been less regular and less intense.

            This morning - no spike, no time outs

            One day last week was similar, so I can't say for certain it's fixed, but with knowledge of our strategy, I am more optimistic than last week.

            Fingers crossed! (again).

            Ian
            Think you spoke too soon

            I just had Gateway Timeouts around 09:30 for about 10 minutes this morning. Sibling site had same issue.
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            • Re: I'm working on this site's sibling...

              Looks like the best solution will be to have an extra hour or more in bed every morning. Given the average age of the membership, myself included, this shouldn't be a problem

              Jax

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              • Re: I'm working on this site's sibling...

                We have some more things to try...

                Ian
                Founder and editor of:
                Olympus UK E-System User Group (http://e-group.uk.net)
                Four Thirds User (http://fourthirds-user.com)
                Digital Photography Now (http://dpnow.com)
                Olympus camera, lens, and accessory hire (http://e-group.uk.net/hire)

                Twitter: www.twitter.com/ian_burley
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                NEW: My personal BLOG ianburley.com
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                • Re: I'm working on this site's sibling...

                  Should I tempt fate?

                  Server load graph is as flat as a mill pond this morning... (runs and hides...)

                  Ian
                  Founder and editor of:
                  Olympus UK E-System User Group (http://e-group.uk.net)
                  Four Thirds User (http://fourthirds-user.com)
                  Digital Photography Now (http://dpnow.com)
                  Olympus camera, lens, and accessory hire (http://e-group.uk.net/hire)

                  Twitter: www.twitter.com/ian_burley
                  Flickr: www.flickr.com/photos/dpnow/
                  Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/ianburley/
                  NEW: My personal BLOG ianburley.com
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                  • Re: I'm working on this site's sibling...

                    Originally posted by Ian View Post
                    Should I tempt fate?

                    Server load graph is as flat as a mill pond this morning... (runs and hides...)

                    Ian
                    Have you got a ready supply of sandbags to hide behind?
                    I didn’t get where I am today....

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                    • Re: I'm working on this site's sibling...

                      Originally posted by Walti View Post
                      Have you got a ready supply of sandbags to hide behind?
                      Ha!

                      So far so good.

                      To be fair, the changes we made on Wednesday may well have required 48 hours to take effect, so yesterday's event may not have been avoidable. But I need to see several days of stability to declare success.

                      Ian
                      Founder and editor of:
                      Olympus UK E-System User Group (http://e-group.uk.net)
                      Four Thirds User (http://fourthirds-user.com)
                      Digital Photography Now (http://dpnow.com)
                      Olympus camera, lens, and accessory hire (http://e-group.uk.net/hire)

                      Twitter: www.twitter.com/ian_burley
                      Flickr: www.flickr.com/photos/dpnow/
                      Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/ianburley/
                      NEW: My personal BLOG ianburley.com
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                      • Re: I'm working on this site's sibling...

                        Originally posted by Ian View Post
                        Ha!

                        So far so good.

                        To be fair, the changes we made on Wednesday may well have required 48 hours to take effect, so yesterday's event may not have been avoidable. But I need to see several days of stability to declare success.

                        Ian
                        In laymen's terms, what do you think was causing the problem?
                        Was it some kind of external attack on the site or was it something to do with the configuration?
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                        • Re: I'm working on this site's sibling...

                          We're focusing on different ways of managing bots (like search engine spiders).

                          At the same time we've been making the server more efficient at dealing with high loads.

                          We can't rule out a malicious attack. Sadly there are one or two abusive individuals who have targeted us in the past (not members).

                          Ian
                          Founder and editor of:
                          Olympus UK E-System User Group (http://e-group.uk.net)
                          Four Thirds User (http://fourthirds-user.com)
                          Digital Photography Now (http://dpnow.com)
                          Olympus camera, lens, and accessory hire (http://e-group.uk.net/hire)

                          Twitter: www.twitter.com/ian_burley
                          Flickr: www.flickr.com/photos/dpnow/
                          Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/ianburley/
                          NEW: My personal BLOG ianburley.com
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                          • Re: I'm working on this site's sibling...

                            Originally posted by Ian View Post
                            We have some more things to try...

                            Ian
                            What a coincidence, that's exactly what I said to Mrs. Jax the other evening.

                            Her reply was " Would you like to try something you've never done before ? "

                            Putting on my biggest smile I said " Ohhhhh yesss please "


                            Great she said.......






                            Go and wash the dishes.


                            Jax

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                            • Re: I'm working on this site's sibling...

                              Originally posted by Jax View Post
                              What a coincidence, that's exactly what I said to Mrs. Jax the other evening.

                              Her reply was " Would you like to try something you've never done before ? "

                              Putting on my biggest smile I said " Ohhhhh yesss please "


                              Great she said.......






                              Go and wash the dishes.


                              Jax
                              Haha - that's my job anyway - everything from fitting the dishwasher (I did the last two - the last time just last month! (integrated), to stacking it and, wait for it, washing up everything else that doesn't get washed in the dishwasher I also do the cooking.

                              Julia sings my praises - I can't argue!

                              Ian
                              Founder and editor of:
                              Olympus UK E-System User Group (http://e-group.uk.net)
                              Four Thirds User (http://fourthirds-user.com)
                              Digital Photography Now (http://dpnow.com)
                              Olympus camera, lens, and accessory hire (http://e-group.uk.net/hire)

                              Twitter: www.twitter.com/ian_burley
                              Flickr: www.flickr.com/photos/dpnow/
                              Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/ianburley/
                              NEW: My personal BLOG ianburley.com
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                              • Re: I'm working on this site's sibling...

                                Originally posted by Ian View Post
                                Haha - that's my job anyway - everything from fitting the dishwasher (I did the last two - the last time just last month! (integrated), to stacking it and, wait for it, washing up everything else that doesn't get washed in the dishwasher I also do the cooking.

                                Julia sings my praises - I can't argue!

                                Ian
                                No one likes a show off
                                I didn’t get where I am today....

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