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Status of the server.

Postby SucceededKiller » Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:54 pm


So you all know how the server currently is. For the past weeks we've had numerous crashes and now the server is down entirely.

I also realise there's been a lack of communication, which I can only apologise for. When things are broken, for me, it's more important to try figure them out and fix them than write up long posts explaining everything. And I don't have the time I once had. I also know the lack of communication is a big problem, I get told the same at work, but it's just how things work best for me.

I get emails every time something happens with the server. If it goes down, within 5 minutes I get an email; the same with the websites. For the past week or so I've even been restarting the server from work, with SSH on my phone, when needed. You can imagine how much fun that is.

What started as a memory leak that would, at times, use 20GB in less than a minute suddenly became, on Saturday, a missing boot drive that means the server only boots in rescue mode.

The server being remote, I only have so many options available to me.

I've been speaking with Tedde since it started to see if we can figure out what's going on but now there's little investigation we can do as the server doesn't want to start.

Before you all panic, all backups are kept entirely separate from the server and I've already made additional ones so no data is gone.

The hope is to get everything back to normal before Wednesday. I can't promise that, but that's the goal. I terms of compensation we can work something out, especially for those of you that pay for your premium subscription each month to help fund the server.

Off the topic of the current server status, you've no doubt noticed my inactivity. Since I've started working as a SOC Analyst my time has just disappeared.

I have, however, been trying to work with the rest of the staff to set up a role system where people are responsible for certain tasks so nothing is dependent on one person and people have specific duties. You've no doubt started to notice this with the reporting team who deal with reports and bans.

I also have time off in December where I can hopefully finalise everything.

There are a load of things I also want to finish adding that I haven't had the time to, things I think will add a lot more value to exploring the world before we move onto trying to enrich the economy.

As a side note, when things like this happen, please don't jump to conclusions or come up and spread crazy theories.

Canadian blackouts? DDOS attacks? Hackers?

Sometimes I wish it was that simple though...

The staff are not to blame either, they've been as kept in the dark as you all have. I realise it's not the right way to do things but it was the easiest at the time.

Regarding Tedde, a lot of the comments you made are somewhat right. He doesn't have the time for this, he is working on his new startup and as you can imagine that takes priority. Like everyone's actual job does, which you'll all understand one day.

To say he doesn't care though isn't fair. If he didn't he wouldn't be footing the bill for everything each month, as I can tell you that the current premium income doesn't cover it all. He wouldn't be listening to me when I tell him we need to spend more on X or Y and he wouldn't be trying to find people who can help us figure out what happened here.

When I'm home tomorrow I'll answer any questions you have in the replies here if I have time. If you just want to vent some rage then you can do that, I don't blame you.

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Postby MyNameIsSakura » Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:01 pm

Thanks for notifying us all about the current status and thank you for trying to aid the server as much as you can while doing your super busy job
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Postby ~Cookie » Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:02 pm

I wouldn’t mind having a few more adds to help fund the server on here.
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Postby Yootay » Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:12 pm

Thank you for the post SucceededKiller.

Yes communication is key... It keeps the natives calm.

Sorry if I had to stir up the pot so hard but a reaction of some sort was needed.

Looking forward to wednesday (or soon after)... Godspeed!

We are very lucky to still have you around.

Thanks for all your efforts.

Best regards.
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Postby TrumpVoter » Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:15 pm

Thanks for the update!

I hope everything goes alright and I can get back to making money on Wednesday. :P
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Postby _AngelLucy_ » Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:18 pm

Soo we still can't play till Wednesday?? lol just wondering :P
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Postby KingHrothgar » Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:40 pm

Thanks SK
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Re: Status of the server.

Postby Icyluke79 » Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:47 pm

_AngelLucy_ wrote:Soo we still can't play till Wednesday?? lol just wondering :P

There probably will be a few 10 minute times when the server is up between now and Wednesday, but practically yes. (I still don't know how you're going to get it done in 2 days!)
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