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Stephen
2007-06-15
  GC Server Outage  

Gc server is up again
*Summary


2007-06-15 9:00 AM

Server is back up again, we have re-configured the backup server to redirect all players back to the main Gc server.

This is what we suspect could have happened:

Microsoft issued an important `windows security update`. When this happens our server will automatically download, install and restart the server. Windows will turn off most of its functions to install the update. However in this case, the update turn off most of the functions of the server but stopped there. It did not install nor restart the server. When this happens our server monitoring does not work, nor do admins or even us have the ability to fix or restart the server. It too us sometime to figure out what went wrong, and to call the data center to restart the server for us.

As a pre-caution we have turn off this auto-update feature in our Gc server to ensure this doesnt happen again anytime soon. All inconvience is deeply regretted. All players have been given special DP.


2007-06-15 8:00 AM

If you are facing problems getting into the server, try connecting to http://spacefed.com/gc/

A complete server crash (this means even we cant access the server) has not happen before on Gc. We have enabled the backup server for Gc in the mean time while we try to fix the server.

We are still looking into the cause of this problem, however it seems from studying other servers that `Microsoft Security Update`* maybe the cause of this problem, as it* has restarted a couple of our other servers and switch off a number of our server monitoring tools.

We will post more information when it becomes available.

Edited by Stephen on 2007-06-15
buonvivodoi
99+ day(s) ago


Edited by Maraudian on 2007-08-08
Solaria
99+ day(s) ago
Oh yeah, blame microsoft, its always microsofts fault isn`t it?

Next it`ll be oh the tooth fairy crashed GC! lolz

so why didn`t UC go down aswell?
qwerty360
99+ day(s) ago
Stormofbladez actually because of apache (which is Unix native and the king of website hosting) most web hosts run Linux/Unix (L.A.M.P. servers)
Baley
99+ day(s) ago
Razgriz
20 hour(s) ago prob cause its cheaper/easier to get

That`s a joke right ?

StormofBladeZ
4 hour(s) ago man windows sucks but sadly its the best.

One more joke huh ? If windows servers are better than unix ones, then why`s not most of the industry using them ? Answer : they are less secure, less stable (just got a pretty good example here), harder to maintain and the list goes on.

Sorry for the troll, I`m not really a linux fan-boy, but I just couldn`t help.
EnderWiggin
99+ day(s) ago
hoorah stephen! thnx for saving GC... do you think tthat you could spend just a fraction of your time on it in the future? :D we miss you. lol
StormofBladeZ
99+ day(s) ago
man windows sucks but sadly its the best.
Lynix is making its way up finally though,
goodluck with the rest
Krimzon
99+ day(s) ago
So that`s why it wouldn`t let me on...
Galactic}{Killer
99+ day(s) ago
thanks stephen so much =),
all the best

Alex
Bladactania
99+ day(s) ago
Actually I think that if this only happens once every four months given the abuse we put on the server with this game, and all it takes is a reboot, then that`s pretty darned good.
LastCrusader
99+ day(s) ago
pfft ... always something from microsoft that messes everything up -_-
EmpoweredKnight
99+ day(s) ago
my is still acting funny
Stephen
99+ day(s) ago
Deiloche, ya you are rite, windows is terrible. the last time this happen on uc2 roughly 4 months back and caused some weird bugs appearing. this was fixed when we restarted the server
Groatland
99+ day(s) ago
Thanks Stephen for the updates
Razgriz
99+ day(s) ago
prob cause its cheaper/easier to get
Deiloche
99+ day(s) ago
Yeah, it WOULD be microsoft... tch, why are you using windows?
StrikeFreedom
99+ day(s) ago
oh man.. microsoft did it again.. lol..
Maraudian
99+ day(s) ago
spamming with double post , tsk :-o
Stephen
99+ day(s) ago
Oppz double posting o_0

Edited by Stephen on 2007-06-15

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