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John 12-29-2017 12:30 AM

(Resolved) GreekChat Recent Outages & Server Issues
For a good part of the day today (and possibly part of yesterday) GC was offline due to multiple crashed database tables. I usually check GC's status on a regular basis but found out sooner thanks to SAEalumnus emailing me about it.

Unsure exactly what caused the issue. The server did reboot around 24 hours ago so it may have been a momentary power disruption which caused crashed tables and/or corruption issues in several databases.

In any case, I spent the majority of the day & evening backing up before and after checking then repairing the database issues.

Everything seems back in order now, but if anyone notices something that is not functioning correctly with GC please let me know and I will check into it.

Titchou 12-29-2017 08:23 AM

Thanks, John!!!!

carnation 12-29-2017 09:22 AM

Thank you so much!

Kevin 12-29-2017 11:27 AM

Thanks John.

AZ-AlphaXi 12-29-2017 11:47 AM

Thank you!!

naraht 12-29-2017 11:59 AM

Thank you so much for your work.

Sciencewoman 12-29-2017 06:53 PM

Thanks, John!! And, Happy New Year!

Cheerio 12-29-2017 07:38 PM

Thank you to John and to all the mods/super mods who make GC stand out in a good way!

NinjaPoodle 12-29-2017 09:49 PM


Cheerio 12-29-2017 10:04 PM

But in looking at all the sudden "new" user names listed (on the left in the box) on GC right now, Jon and the mods may have their hands full repairing any damage or multi-posts the spammers can muster. Good luck to our wonderful mods!

AlwaysSAI 12-29-2017 10:16 PM

I don't post as often as I did a few years ago, but I'm still grateful for all your work on GC, John. Thank you!!!!!

aephi alum 12-30-2017 12:14 AM

John, thank you for all your hard work in keeping this site up and running. I know firsthand what a PITA database corruption is - even with a well-planned backup-and-restore plan, the restore is no picnic.

AnchorAlumna 01-03-2018 01:40 AM

Thank you, John!

John 02-08-2018 06:49 AM

Seems we may have had a repeat of whatever caused the outage at the end of December. ZTAngel & carnation reported some errors and problems logging on to GC in the past 2 days or so.

After looking into everything and getting it all sorted out, it's basically the same as what happened 5/6 weeks ago. Server had been rebooted recently (possibly hard boot due to power disruption, although I'm not certain about it) with resulting database corruption. This time, though, GC's database wasn't so corrupted to take it completely offline but still was causing problems.

Issues have been corrected... everything should be working normally again.

FSUZeta 02-08-2018 07:13 AM

Thank you John.

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