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ORAFAQ flaky or is it just me? [message #574035] Sat, 05 January 2013 14:23 Go to next message
BlackSwan
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Server error
The website encountered an error while retrieving http://www.orafaq.com/forum/m/574032/136107/#msg_574032. It may be down for maintenance or configured incorrectly.
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HTTP Error 500 (Internal Server Error): An unexpected condition was encountered while the server was attempting to fulfill the request.

are others seeing errors like this?
Re: ORAFAQ flaky or is it just me? [message #574038 is a reply to message #574035] Sat, 05 January 2013 15:08 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I didn't mention it but each and every day since about 3 or 4 weeks OraFAQ is unreachable from France from 20h30 to 21h15-30 (UTC+1).
I indeed get a blank page on Forum and the following on Wiki:
./fa/10587/0/

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Re: ORAFAQ flaky or is it just me? [message #574041 is a reply to message #574038] Sat, 05 January 2013 15:23 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Re: ORAFAQ flaky or is it just me? [message #574076 is a reply to message #574038] Sun, 06 January 2013 13:48 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Barbara Boehmer
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That would be around 11:30 a.m. here in California. I had noticed OraFAQ was unavailable occasionally and assumed it was some sort of maintenance as it does become available again shorty thereafter and seemed to be about once per day. I hadn't tried to track the exact time, but that seems about right. I don't recall the exact message and didn't save a screen shot. However, it is now 11:47 a.m., but on a Sunday, and obviously I am able to post.


Re: ORAFAQ flaky or is it just me? [message #574077 is a reply to message #574076] Sun, 06 January 2013 14:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Barbara Boehmer
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OraFAQ has been unavailable from when I posted my previous reply on this thread until now. However, all I got was a blank screen, without any error message.
Re: ORAFAQ flaky or is it just me? [message #574079 is a reply to message #574077] Sun, 06 January 2013 15:16 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I also get a blank page on forum and the error page above on wiki.
Your 2 latest posts were at 20:48 and 21:29 for me which are about the same times than the blackout I had however I didn't try to access OraFAQ this evening.

Regards
Michel
Re: ORAFAQ flaky or is it just me? [message #574189 is a reply to message #574079] Mon, 07 January 2013 14:18 Go to previous messageGo to next message
BlackSwan
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again/still

Server error
The website encountered an error while retrieving http://www.orafaq.com/forum/i/136107/. It may be down for maintenance or configured incorrectly.
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HTTP Error 500 (Internal Server Error): An unexpected condition was encountered while the server was attempting to fulfill the request.
Re: ORAFAQ flaky or is it just me? [message #574190 is a reply to message #574189] Mon, 07 January 2013 14:37 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Will check to see if I can find anything in the logs files...
Re: ORAFAQ flaky or is it just me? [message #574191 is a reply to message #574190] Mon, 07 January 2013 14:40 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Barbara Boehmer
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It was down for me again for a while within the last hour, the usual time, with just a blank screen.
Re: ORAFAQ flaky or is it just me? [message #574192 is a reply to message #574191] Mon, 07 January 2013 14:41 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Same thing here.

Regards
Michel
Re: ORAFAQ flaky or is it just me? [message #574193 is a reply to message #574192] Mon, 07 January 2013 14:44 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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OK, I've changed a parameter. Let's hope for the best.
Re: ORAFAQ flaky or is it just me? [message #574194 is a reply to message #574193] Mon, 07 January 2013 15:04 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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We'll see tomorrow. Smile

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Michel
Re: ORAFAQ flaky or is it just me? [message #574298 is a reply to message #574194] Tue, 08 January 2013 13:55 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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about the same time of day as before

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HTTP Error 500 (Internal Server Error): An unexpected condition was encountered while the server was attempting to fulfill the request.
Re: ORAFAQ flaky or is it just me? [message #574299 is a reply to message #574298] Tue, 08 January 2013 14:12 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I didn't check the forum but the wiki does not answer since 50 minutes (no error, no blank page, just "waiting for www.orafaq.com").

Regards
Michel
Re: ORAFAQ flaky or is it just me? [message #574300 is a reply to message #574299] Tue, 08 January 2013 14:15 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Barbara Boehmer
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I have been experiencing intermittent blank screens for about the last half hour, up and down, running slow.
Re: ORAFAQ flaky or is it just me? [message #574301 is a reply to message #574300] Tue, 08 January 2013 14:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Same thing here for the forum.
Wiki is back now after more than one hour offline.

Regards
Michel
Re: ORAFAQ flaky or is it just me? [message #574351 is a reply to message #574301] Wed, 09 January 2013 07:01 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks for the feedback. I'll check again later today.
Re: ORAFAQ flaky or is it just me? [message #574377 is a reply to message #574351] Wed, 09 January 2013 13:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
BlackSwan
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again again

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The website encountered an error while retrieving http://www.orafaq.com/forum/i/1/136107/. It may be down for maintenance or configured incorrectly.
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HTTP Error 500 (Internal Server Error): An unexpected condition was encountered while the server was attempting to fulfill the request.
Re: ORAFAQ flaky or is it just me? [message #574378 is a reply to message #574377] Wed, 09 January 2013 14:18 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Here's how it looks like for me: I'm opening OraFAQ forum - an empty page opens. Then I press F5 (refresh) once, twice - here it is, the page opens. I don't know whether it has anything to do with the issue, but - have a look at the screenshot I took while the blank page was on (but a moment before it opened):

./fa/10591/0/

[EDIT] I did insert the image into the message body, but - I can't see it. We have had that problem some time ago but Frank Naude fixed it. What might be the problem now?

So, just in case you can't see the image, it says "Downloading data from pagead2.googlesyndication.com". It is the ad at the top of the page, I suppose. Maybe that site experiences difficulties at that time of day?

[EDIT 2] Huh? I can see the image now. Strange ...

[Updated on: Wed, 09 January 2013 14:24]

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Re: ORAFAQ flaky or is it just me? [message #574379 is a reply to message #574378] Wed, 09 January 2013 14:36 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Frank Naude
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It's related to the daily backups.
Mysqldump runs, followed by "Too many connections".
Will experiment with some of the mysqldump options...
Re: ORAFAQ flaky or is it just me? [message #574380 is a reply to message #574379] Wed, 09 January 2013 14:46 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Barbara Boehmer
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I was also experiencing intermittent blank screens during the last hour. Attempts to refresh or reload the page sometimes succeeded and sometimes failed. Several attempts to reply to this thread failed. If it happens again, I will try to experiment with the blank page as Littlefoot did. I am using Firefox browser. I may also experiment with Explorer and see what I get.


Re: ORAFAQ flaky or is it just me? [message #574381 is a reply to message #574378] Wed, 09 January 2013 14:49 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Quote:
Maybe that site experiences difficulties at that time of day?


It is not the problem.
As I said in another topic, my provider block all advert that is everything that comes from Google.
In addition, when I use IE, I put this site in my black list so that this site is not loaded when I am on a site from my trusted sites list (where I put OraFAQ).
With that I have the same problem that everyone, so this site is not the root of it.

Regards
Michel
Re: ORAFAQ flaky or is it just me? [message #574382 is a reply to message #574379] Wed, 09 January 2013 15:09 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Barbara Boehmer
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Frank Naude wrote on Wed, 09 January 2013 12:36
It's related to the daily backups.
Mysqldump runs, followed by "Too many connections".
Will experiment with some of the mysqldump options...


My understanding is that mysqldump only uses one connection, but locks the tables, so that connections received while the tables are locked have to wait, resulting in increasing connections, until there are too many.

One option might be to increase the max_connections.

Another option might be to shut down the website briefly during backup and provide an appropriate message to users.

Another option might be to use another method, such as rsync or mysqlhotcopy instead.



Re: ORAFAQ flaky or is it just me? [message #574403 is a reply to message #574382] Thu, 10 January 2013 00:59 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Frank Naude
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Spot on Barbara! Increasing the max_connections didn't help and I really don't want to shut down the site for backups. I'm currently experimenting with mysqdump options --quick and --single-transaction. Let's see how it goes today.
Re: ORAFAQ flaky or is it just me? [message #574476 is a reply to message #574403] Thu, 10 January 2013 14:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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no repeat of problems today.
Re: ORAFAQ flaky or is it just me? [message #574478 is a reply to message #574476] Thu, 10 January 2013 14:27 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Barbara Boehmer
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No problems during the last hour here either.
Re: ORAFAQ flaky or is it just me? [message #574484 is a reply to message #574478] Thu, 10 January 2013 15:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Everything seems to be OK here as well.
Re: ORAFAQ flaky or is it just me? [message #575068 is a reply to message #574484] Fri, 18 January 2013 17:35 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Barbara Boehmer
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I have been getting the blank screen again, for about the last 15 minutes. This is a few hours later than the previous time.
Re: ORAFAQ flaky or is it just me? [message #575069 is a reply to message #575068] Fri, 18 January 2013 19:11 Go to previous messageGo to next message
BlackSwan
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I experienced similar outage.
It appeared that the virtual server might have crashed; but it has been normal for the last 30 minutes or more.
Re: ORAFAQ flaky or is it just me? [message #575081 is a reply to message #575069] Sat, 19 January 2013 00:54 Go to previous message
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Too late for Europeans (after midnight)? Smile

Regards
Michel

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