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Offline asyikarea51

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Re: Expect downtime during the coming weekend
For some odd reason when I try to access the site via the hard-light.net name, I keep getting timeouts.

Edited my hosts file as a temporary measure to directly access the IP. Still getting (very) slow load times, but at least I can connect.

edit: shoot, it still don't work. I have to manually change the address to reflect the IP in the Address space...

edit2: Posting stuff also results in bad timeouts...
« Last Edit: November 21, 2006, 03:52:28 am by asyikarea51 »
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Offline Fury

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Re: Expect downtime during the coming weekend
Probably DNS issue, old IP is cached somewhere between your browser and the server. Some software firewalls have DNS caching features for example, or it could be that updated DNS simply has not reached your ISP yet.

 

Offline Gortef

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Re: Expect downtime during the coming weekend
What HLP moved?

Hah, I picked up a great weekend to fiddle my new PC into a working state :D
Habeeb it...

 

Offline Skippy

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Re: Expect downtime during the coming weekend
On Windows, Start, Execute... , type
Code: [Select]
ipconfig /flushdns

This will clear your local DNS cache
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Offline Fury

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Re: Expect downtime during the coming weekend
We need to test automatic backup of HLP MySQL databases. When a database is being backed up, it is locked to prevent writes. All but forums database is done in seconds, but forums may need up to 15 minutes to complete. When forums database is locked, forums won't load. We apologize for inconvenience.

The reason why we need to test backups, is to make sure that current MySQL setup is able to properly export as large tables as 700MB without problems and tweak settings if needed.

 

Offline Fury

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Re: Expect downtime during the coming weekend
Backing up large databases still doesn't go smoothly, meaning further tweaking of MySQL settings is necessary. We'll retry backup test at later time.