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Fawna

Cervid with a Smile
Depends on the point of view. One say it is best to get to know the worst qualities of someone first since then from that point it can go only upwards. Be told random outages for random durations are not really a thing anyone here is surprised by. Grab some popcorn and watch the people throwing mud at eachother :3

That's an interesting way to look at it!
 

seaweed

... is not a piece of flotsam
I'm curious to know how long the site has actually been down for? I'm still going to stick around, I'm eager to get onto the main site and check it out. It is a little disappointing, though!


Its been in read only mode or down about 6 days or so now.. It was running but very slow for at least a few days before that.
 

PheagleAdler

Well-Known Member
"Two of the hard drives that failed earlier have been replaced and the RAID arrays are being rebuilt.
Because of that FA can not yet handle the full load and has to remain in readonly mode for a while longer." -Yak

Can we please get the definition of "a while"?
 

PheagleAdler

Well-Known Member
ugh.
 

Duraji

"That Android Guy"
Can we please get the definition of "a while"?

From Yak? I've never EVER seen him directly answer anyone's questions. Plus I honestly don't know why it would have been so hard to put that on the main page itself. This is precisely what I mean about the communication being pretty unacceptable from the actual admins.
 

GreenReaper

Rambling Norn
In RAID10... Even if you're going at, say, 50Mb/sec, it could take five and a half hours (1000 * 1000 / 50 / 3600).

Hopefully the other drive can be rebuilt in parallel or you're looking at double that. If exceptionally lucky, empty space on the drive doesn't count.

So in your opinion, how long do you think it should take, reasonably? I'm no expert on this, and it sounds like you know what you're talking about. If you're saying five and a half, we should do that multiply by four thing and say another 24 hours *sighs* I hope it's not that long, but I have lowered the bar repeatedly for standards these past few days.
 

GamerFox

Active Member
Maybe we should blame Larry Ellison as well. According to several sites, more bugs have been reported in newer versions of MySQL & InnoDB, probably because Oracle wants everyone using MySQL to move to the more expensive (and proprietary) ORDBMS.
 
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DrakeDragon

New Member
Honestly I wouldn't be surprised if they're just waiting until it's 3 or 4 AM EST before bringing the site back up so it doesn't get flooded again. That's what I'd do, anyway.. XD
 

thoron

Member
Honestly I wouldn't be surprised if they're just waiting until it's 3 or 4 AM EST before bringing the site back up so it doesn't get flooded again. That's what I'd do, anyway.. XD

Furries are patient, tireless creatures. They will wait till the most ungodly hours in the early morning just like Black Friday shoppers.
 
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maxgoof

Active Member
Here we go with no update as to wtf happened over 4 hours ago

They probably decided to let it run in read-only overnight, and will bring it up in the morning. I was chugging in read-only for a while, but now zips through, so, whatever it was doing is now done, I suspect. I start cleaning up my site and get rid of all excess files and notifications in the morning.
 

FoxWolfie

Pee-Stinky Raccoon
Here we go with no update as to wtf happened over 4 hours ago

There was an update just 4 hours ago that said they are rebuilding the RAID arrays for the two drives that previously failed, because FA can not yet handle the full load.

They probably shouldn't have brought the site up while it was trying to rebuild the RAID, as there was no way that it was going to be fast. I imagine they were hoping that it could rebuild the RAID and handle the load of 12,000 users all at once, but that was asking for too much. So they wait until it rebuilds the RAID first, then take it out of read-only mode. Considering how long RAIDs take to rebuild, I'm guessing another 6 to 10 hours from the time they made their last statement 4 hours ago. It isn't likely to be up tonight, as I expect them to get some sleep while it is busy. My best guess it that it will come up in the morning (Eastern Time) when most people in the US are going to work. Once the arrays are rebuilt, it should easily handle the normal load. Morning is probably a good time too, since it's the least active time of the day for FA. That reduces the everyone-at-once rush when it first comes on.
 

Haystack

Sushi Doom
Can we please get the definition of "a while"?

"a while" = please do go put on a kettle of tea, and start up preparing a full holiday meal.

yeah, I do mean to insinuate "Christmas".

I'm a pretty patient, laid-back thingamajiggle,
but this incident has now driven me to sarcasm and hyperbole.

and NO, I am not dogging on Yak, Dragoneer, or anyone else on staff...
because sarcasm and hyperbole on my part are almost always rueful humor.

I look forwards to having My FA back later on today.
thanks for your efforts in setting things right, FA Folks. :3
 
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Meanybeany

New Member
Thought I'd chip in.

Man, so much negativity going on in these threads. You people do realise these guys are doing the best they can, under a lot of stress, for free, right? Sure, it's taking a while, and it sucks that more things broke, but from what I understand, FA has just been getting too big for its britches. Unless people are willing and able to donate a few containers of money to FA (and I personally am not able <.<), we'll just have to accept that sometimes things will go wrong.

I for one am glad and thankful they're glueing the site back together, because I myself sure as hell wouldn't be able to. And yes, I'm one of those people who relies on FA for a steady stream of commissions for rent and food related purposes.

In short, give these guys a break, people.
 

kontonakuma

Member
You people do realise these guys are doing the best they can, under a lot of stress, for free, right? Sure, it's taking a while, and it sucks that more things broke, but from what I understand, FA has just been getting too big for its britches. Unless people are willing and able to donate a few containers of money to FA (and I personally am not able <.<), we'll just have to accept that sometimes things will go wrong.

Except people do donate, and they pay for ad-space, which that money I assume go towards keeping the site running.
 

Fawna

Cervid with a Smile
Since FA has been down for nearly a week now, what other furry-orientated sites do you guys visit? ^_^
 

AmaruKaze

Member
Weasyl and Inkbunny, but I've just been posting art for the most part to those site, not really doing much else.

Before using Inkbunny make sure to use their filter words. Since it really helps and blocks out the nasty stuff you do not want to see, e.g. cub porn or scat or whatever does make you sick. It has the feature and I highly recommend it. Also do not get used to the rather slow paced updates and submissions, if FA ever gets back up this year it really makes you wow.
 
Briefly back up then back in read-only... with no site status? Any info, or are we back to "up whenever"?
 
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