Archive for February 14th, 2008

Additional Capacity Live

Posted: Thursday, February 14th, 2008 at 13:31 by Steve Lalonde

Good News!

BT have enabled the next 155 megabits of capacity on central 5 a day early. problems

Posted: Thursday, February 14th, 2008 at 00:17 by Steve Lalonde

As some of you will have noticed the site disappeared tonight, this was down to a server fault.

From the info I have it looks like 1 of the scripts that feeds data to got stuck in a loop and used up all the memory and all the swap space, that made everything grind to a halt and the database server crashed.

I’m going to put a wrapper round the script that looks to be the culprit to stop it running more than 1 copy at a time, that should prevent it happening again.

The server had been up for 119 days  (thats not a long time for a FreeBSD box)