Server Outage

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Server Outage

Postby weasel on Fri Apr 24, 2009 12:45 pm

Hey guys,

Around 3:00AM this morning all of our servers at our hosting company went quiet. That means all - not just Fantastic Contraption related, so it's nothing in our code and nothing to do with traffic. It took us a while to find out what went wrong, but we eventually got our servers back up and running.

During the process all of our permissions had been altered, so our database connection scripts no longer worked. We had to hardcode an alternative solution to get designs and levels saving again for FC.

Since this outage is affecting more than just FC, it's taking a bit longer than our normal response time to get things up and running again - we have a lot of problems to fix!

Things should be up and running shortly, and sorry for the inconvenience. I should have posted something around 8AM when we started working on the problem but I had to take my sick kitters to the vet :3
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Re: Server Outage

Postby BJSwimmer on Fri Apr 24, 2009 12:53 pm

Thanks for the update, weasel. It's always good to know what is going wrong with the best game ever. :worship:
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Re: Server Outage

Postby Foro on Fri Apr 24, 2009 12:56 pm

:argh: no FC designs!
nvm, Thanks weaselo
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Re: Server Outage

Postby VERYDUMBNAME on Fri Apr 24, 2009 12:57 pm

lol, like 5 threads locked about the same thing
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Re: Server Outage

Postby jdelgado06 on Fri Apr 24, 2009 1:17 pm

...and were back :)
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Re: Server Outage

Postby weasel on Fri Apr 24, 2009 1:20 pm

Here's some food for thought:

Kraft makes "Macaroni & Cheese" the US, but in Canada it's known as "Kraft Dinner." The reason is because Canadian advertising standards are more strict, and calling that yellow crud "cheese" is a violation of our laws. Kraft had the option to change the name to "Macaroni & Orange Crud" or to change the name completely.

Other than the name on the box though, the products are identical!
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Re: Server Outage

Postby jdelgado06 on Fri Apr 24, 2009 1:25 pm

Oh no... more of weasel's blatant America Envy

:canada:




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Re: Server Outage

Postby JustADude on Fri Apr 24, 2009 1:28 pm

weasel wrote:Here's some food for thought:

Kraft makes "Macaroni & Cheese" the US, but in Canada it's known as "Kraft Dinner." The reason is because Canadian advertising standards are more strict, and calling that yellow crud "cheese" is a violation of our laws. Kraft had the option to change the name to "Macaroni & Orange Crud" or to change the name completely.

Other than the name on the box though, the products are identical!


I find it particularly interesting that this type of subject was posted at 4:20.

Kind of a munchies thing.

Just sayin'.
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Re: Server Outage

Postby dazzellerr on Fri Apr 24, 2009 2:20 pm

so this is a canadian designed game eh? that explains alot.
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Re: Server Outage

Postby el beef on Fri Apr 24, 2009 5:21 pm

So how's kitters doing?
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Re: Server Outage

Postby jetstone644 on Fri Apr 24, 2009 5:31 pm

thank you sah for getting canadians some respect for their stuff other than hockey
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Re: Server Outage

Postby weasel on Fri Apr 24, 2009 5:37 pm

Mah kitters is doing much better now, she had to have dental surgery! yowch!
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Re: Server Outage

Postby jetstone644 on Fri Apr 24, 2009 5:40 pm

i felt the pain reading that post
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Re: Server Outage

Postby Treacletron on Fri Apr 24, 2009 11:35 pm

I am glad its back!!!!!!
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Re: Server Outage

Postby sanderlennart on Sat Apr 25, 2009 2:56 am

It says i have not paid -.-

EDIT: it works..
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Re: Server Outage

Postby Mity on Sat Apr 25, 2009 6:51 am

Since the time of the outage I have a problem when accessing solutions of any level via the web interface, i.e. http://fantasticcontraption.com/designs/?levelId=[number] . I always get response "403 Forbidden".
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Re: Server Outage

Postby roxbud1 on Sat Apr 25, 2009 11:54 am

Like Mity, I am not able to access solutions either. Is this being fixed too? Sure would be nice to have that feature back!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Server Outage

Postby thelittlejd on Sun Apr 26, 2009 10:21 am

Are you logged in to the site not just the game.
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Re: Server Outage

Postby Mity on Sun Apr 26, 2009 1:27 pm

Sure I am logged in to the site. I can see my profile and my designs and everything. Only the list of designs for given level does not work.
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Re: Server Outage

Postby tes753 on Sun Apr 26, 2009 1:45 pm

Um, I can't access the wiki right now as it gives me an Error 500. Does this relate to the server outage?
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