Site downtime July 1, 2008

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Site downtime July 1, 2008

Postby RobertGonzalez » Tue Jul 01, 2008 10:33 pm

Sorry about the downtime we had today. I didn't know about it until late this afternoon. After some research I discovered that we had run out of space on our server.

I cleaned some things out and now the server has enough space to work again. I will be working with the admin and mod teams to figure out a way to prevent this from happening again.

Thank you for your patience and I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
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Re: Site downtime July 1, 2008

Postby jaoudestudios » Wed Jul 02, 2008 3:35 am

just a thought... (which you have probably thought of already)

set up a shell/bash script to run on a cron every night to check disk space and email someone if above 95%?
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Re: Site downtime July 1, 2008

Postby RobertGonzalez » Wed Jul 02, 2008 11:24 am

That is already in discussion in the moderators forums. Thanks for the suggestion though.
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Re: Site downtime July 1, 2008

Postby Kieran Huggins » Wed Jul 02, 2008 4:34 pm

I'll bet it was the apache logs - that got me once already too. They grow fast!
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Re: Site downtime July 1, 2008

Postby RobertGonzalez » Wed Jul 02, 2008 4:39 pm

It was logs, but not so much the apache logs.

Though they do get big in a hurry.
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Re: Site downtime July 1, 2008

Postby Kieran Huggins » Wed Jul 02, 2008 4:40 pm

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Re: Site downtime July 1, 2008

Postby JAB Creations » Mon Jul 21, 2008 7:46 am

I agree, you should reboot a few more times. :mrgreen:

...the site was unresponsive yesterday morning (3~6am Eastern). I kept getting the squid timeout page (after a while).


*EDIT* - AND AGAIN when I tried editing this post this morning directly after I posted it. :banghead:
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Re: Site downtime July 1, 2008

Postby Maugrim_The_Reaper » Tue Jul 22, 2008 2:41 am

cron and whatever log rotator you prefer. If you're really stuck for space, delete the oldest log archives. What level is your Slicehost VPS out of interest?
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Re: Site downtime July 1, 2008

Postby RobertGonzalez » Tue Jul 22, 2008 12:25 pm

Smallest at the moment. But it will be increased shortly.
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Re: Site downtime July 1, 2008

Postby Daedalus Hamid » Fri Jul 31, 2009 11:07 pm

Thats ridiculous. You should be able to make changes on your website and have them show up immediately,with no downtime at all. If your web host can't do any better than they are doing now,then its time to start shopping around for a new host.
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Re: Site downtime July 1, 2008

Postby RobertGonzalez » Wed Jan 13, 2010 3:08 pm

This topic is incredibly old. I am locking it since there really isn't anything else we can add to it to make it useful.
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