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Offline curiouscat

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Server Load?
« on: October 26, 2014, 03:05:19 PM »
I was getting this message a lot earlier today:

Connection Problems
Sorry, SMF was unable to connect to the database. This may be caused by the server being busy. Please try again later.


Approx. 06:15am central time in case the logs show something..

False alarm or have we been more popular than usual lately? :)

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Re: Server Load?
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2014, 04:36:28 PM »
Perhaps backup time, or some other event. TBH I don't remember what time they are scheduled (especially in terms of EDT, CDT, WTF - I know they are around 1 p.m. my time), but they do occasionally load the system enough for the forum to stop working. 15 minutes past a full hour looks more or less correct.

Please report if it happens more often.

How long did it take? Shouldn't be longer than a few minutes.
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Re: Server Load?
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2014, 05:04:44 PM »
Perhaps backup time, or some other event. TBH I don't remember what time they are scheduled (especially in terms of EDT, CDT, WTF - I know they are around 1 p.m. my time), but they do occasionally load the system enough for the forum to stop working. 15 minutes past a full hour looks more or less correct.

Please report if it happens more often.

How long did it take? Shouldn't be longer than a few minutes.

Ok, I'll let you know. Not sure how long it was down.  I gave up in like a minute.

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Re: Server Load?
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2014, 07:36:29 AM »
about 10 to 20 min prior to this post I was not able to get on for about 2 min

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Re: Server Load?
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2014, 02:32:15 PM »
about 10 to 20 min prior to this post I was not able to get on for about 2 min

And that you can expect on a daily basis.
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