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Extended maintenance Wednesday

Maintenance window coming Wednesday will be extended, so I can install updates and stuff.


Game was down due to emergency maintenance

Due to vulnerabilities caused by hardware bugs in processors, my VPS kernel needed to be patched and my VPS would need to be restarted by my service provider.

As it was urgent, the email notifying me came basically at the same moment as the reboot.

I have restarted all my services, and the game should be back.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

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Merry Christmas and a Happy Newyear!

Merry Christmas and a Happy Newyears to all of you.

As usual, I find myself with little time to spend here. It's gotten worse since I rediscovered World of Warcraft.

At least I hope you like the new banner I added for Christmas.

All the love,

Weekly maintenance ended

Wweekly maintenance ended. Snapshot made.


Weekly maintenance started

Weekly maintenance started.


Weekly Maintenance

As I mentioned previously the automated snapshots are now turned off.

I plan to institute a weekly maintenance window, to among other things run a manual snapshot.

The weekly maintenance will run on Wednesdays, from 09:00 until 10:00 CET, which is when most gamers here are fast asleep (I hope).

Bear in mind that during those hours the game might not be as responsive or might even be down.


Karchan crashing at night

I have received word that the game would crash or become unresponsive at night, between the hours of 23:00 EST and 02:00 EST.

The time seems to be fairly constant, which was a big help in getting the problem diagnosed.

The service provider I use takes daily snapshots of my server (backups for those who've never heard of snapshots.) They happen to take these snapshots around 05:00 CET every day. After some timezone translation, they seemed to match up.

I have requested that they move the automated snapshot job to another timeslot, but they unfortunately told me that this cannot be done.

So now I have asked to have the automatic snapshots disabled entirely, and this seems to have fixed the problem.

Of course, not having these snapshots is not ideal. I shall mention in a later blogpost today what I plan to do about it.

High regards as always.

Filesystem files corrupted

It never rains, but it pours as they say. After installing new software packages, and starting up the services, the game seemed to be doing quite well.

Unfortunately, Linux detected errors in the filesystem and decided to switch to read-only mode until I manually ran an fsck.

I did that and the errors have been fixed. I don't think any of the filesystem errors were in the game files, but I have no way to make sure. (I do always make backups prior to upgrading software packages or implementing database changes, Relax)

Once again let me know if anything is out of whack immediately.

Server went down

Server went down an hour or two ago. I have no idea what the problem was, but I took the liberty of installing upgrades to all software packages, making backups of the database, and restarting all the services.

Karchan should be back.

Let me know if anything is out of whack.

Photobucket Issues

As some of you have noticed, some photobucket images are not working, especially banners and some rooms. This is because Photobucket is no longer hosting third party images.

I decided to write a blog post about it, as it is more lasting than a public board message.

What this means is, images from Photobucket will not work any longer. It also means that if I (or anyone else) have made you a banner, it may give you an image saying that I need to upgrade.

Please know that I am working on uploading all banners elsewhere. I ask for your patience as I do this. If I am slow, please feel free to send me a MUDmail or email requesting your banner links. I'm trying to go by who is most active first, but I fully intend to give everyone their banners back in a timely fashion. :)

Thanks for reading!


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