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Message 85376 - Posted: 22 Mar 2018, 13:47:06 UTC

Andy Bowery wrote:
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I am going to be taking the CPDN project offline this afternoon (UK afternoon), this is in order to conduct some backend maintenance.

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Message 85381 - Posted: 22 Mar 2018, 17:22:04 UTC

Andy Bowery wrote:
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This work is now completed and the project is up and running again.

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Message 85823 - Posted: 11 Apr 2018, 15:54:39 UTC

CPDN zip files are starting to successfully upload on my computer as of 11 Apr 2018, 15:29:55 UTC. Home web page still seems to be down.
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Message 85825 - Posted: 11 Apr 2018, 17:21:23 UTC - in response to Message 85823.  
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CPDN zip files are starting to successfully upload on my computer as of 11 Apr 2018, 15:29:55 UTC. Home web page still seems to be down.

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https://www.climateprediction.net/
climateprediction.net | The world's largest climate modelling ...
it's the BOINC home web page that still seems to be down.

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the following - copy and paste - from: https://www.climateprediction.net/

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Unscheduled project downtime: a backend issue has come up that needs to be resolved. It will take some days unfortunately to resolve, there is a backup system that will be brought up in-place next week that will enable to the project to be brought back online again. Our apologies for this unscheduled downtime.
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CPDN zip files are starting to successfully upload on my computer as of 11 Apr 2018, 15:29:55 UTC.
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Message 85870 - Posted: 13 Apr 2018, 19:13:18 UTC

Hopefully those don't get lost in the shuffle somewhere. 31 tasks with most of the trickles for those since the site went down.
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Message 85877 - Posted: 14 Apr 2018, 1:03:44 UTC

I would like to join this project.

I am particularly interested in Weather@home ACE-Africa. Is this active?

Thank you
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Message 85885 - Posted: 15 Apr 2018, 11:36:36 UTC

Really hoping CPDN comes back up soon--I have a bunch of WU's to report
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Message 85888 - Posted: 15 Apr 2018, 21:14:42 UTC

Its been 2 weeks of downtime now. At least they upload files, but for the volunteers, if not already for some, we will be soon without tasks to process. An update from CPDN would be appreciated. Thanks
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Message 85893 - Posted: 16 Apr 2018, 8:20:30 UTC - in response to Message 85888.  

… but for the volunteers, if not already for some, we will be soon without tasks to process.

That's been the case for macOS and Linux users since the middle of last year and doesn't look set to change. I'd detach from the project if it weren't for its new "data protection" policy of disassociating ex-contributors from their credit.
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Message 85897 - Posted: 16 Apr 2018, 14:01:12 UTC - in response to Message 85896.  

Only have finished tasks. Reporting for my other project causes cpdn back off times to increase. Is there a way to stop BOINC manager "contacting" the server until cpdn reporting is working?
Sadly, no. One was proposed and even coded, but rejected by the custodians of the central codebase. Don't worry about it - they'll all be reported in one connection once the servers are back up, and the differential timings will help the servers cope with the mad scramble to create and distribute new work.
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Message 85899 - Posted: 16 Apr 2018, 14:57:00 UTC

It should be standard practice for any project to post here when they are online. An update at least once a week on their status is not too much to ask for. But they often don't.
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Message 85901 - Posted: 16 Apr 2018, 20:33:24 UTC

I hate to be a nudge, but, does anyone have any idea when the repairs will be finished and the site back up? I am almost out of work.
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Message 85902 - Posted: 16 Apr 2018, 20:56:29 UTC - in response to Message 85901.  

I am almost out of work.

Rosetta makes a good backup project. You can set it for 0% resource share, so that it picks up work only when you are out of CPDN.
I now set it for 24 hours, and the Windows version seems to be getting about the same points as on Linux on identical i7-3770 machines.
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Message 85903 - Posted: 16 Apr 2018, 22:06:47 UTC
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If you look at
Dates of Term
you'll see that Hilary term finished on 10 March, and Trinity term doesn't start until 22 April. That's next Sunday.

Which means that most of the staff will be on leave, with mostly maintenance people on site.
These people will be working on long planned upgrades, replacements, etc.
When the servers used by cpdn started having increasing problems, the task of upgrading their software was added to the existing work list.
The first part of this involved switching to the backup servers. After that, the rest was/is non-urgent, and will get done when possible.
e.g. Loading software is start and forget. Which means that it can be slipped in between other things.
(Assuming work on server cabinets isn't part of the original maintenance list.)
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Message 85904 - Posted: 16 Apr 2018, 22:44:24 UTC - in response to Message 85902.  
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Thanks, I am presently running Milkyway as a backup project. A quick fix doesn't sound promising.
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Message 85921 - Posted: 18 Apr 2018, 11:38:29 UTC

Andy Bowery wrote:
Hi All,

The project is now back online. There was a major issue with the server on which the master database resides. We are now running the project from the slave server. Over the coming weeks there will have to be brief periods of scheduled downtime to switch back to using the master database machine.

Best regards,

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Message 85925 - Posted: 18 Apr 2018, 14:29:16 UTC - in response to Message 85923.  
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Yes, I have reported all my completed tasks (14 of them), and downloaded two new ones. But not all of the reported ones show on the hostid status page.
I am sure it will take a while to get everything up to speed, but the important stuff is working.
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Message 86018 - Posted: 27 Apr 2018, 16:29:57 UTC

I see that the database server is down again. Let’s just hope that it won’t be down all weekend again.
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Message 86019 - Posted: 27 Apr 2018, 17:26:06 UTC - in response to Message 86018.  

I am not sure of up from down anymore. But I am getting enough stuff to keep me busy. By setting my buffer to 6+1 days, I have enough for the next week, more or less.
They are sending out longer work units also, which helps. I don't care (much) about the statistics; they will get fixed eventually.
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