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Message 113024 - Posted: 1 Nov 2023, 21:45:35 UTC

Apparently, Milkyway@Home has been offline for a few hours now. Getting messages like 11/1/2023 5:04:08 PM | | Project communication failed: attempting access to reference site.
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Message 113026 - Posted: 2 Nov 2023, 0:20:05 UTC - in response to Message 113024.  
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Received a BOINC notification late yesterday that the system will be offline for approximately 24 hours to perform server upgrade and security updates.

I'm not a a desktop right now to copy/paste the detailed message here.

EDIT... to post the message from MilkyWay
Milkyway@Home: Migrating MilkyWay@home to a New Server
Hello everyone,

We are preparing to migrate MilkyWay@home to a new server on 1 November 2023 at 2 pm UTC. This new server has better hardware (specifically more memory), which we expect will improve the performance of the website and the rate at which you can get new workunits. We are forced to perform this migration at a fast pace due to RPI requiring that we update the server OS to ensure proper security.

We expect that this migration will take one day to complete. If it looks like the downtime will be longer than that, we will update you on our Facebook page. It is possible that the server might experience some unexpected behavior after this migration, but I will be closely monitoring the situation to resolve any issues as they may come up. In particular, I will be watching the message boards closely, and I will make a thread for people to report issues with the new server.

That being said, there were some issues with getting BOINC to recognize the binary up on the new server, so we had to increment the binary version from 1.82 to 1.83. I am not sure what this means for workunits that are awaiting validation after the switch, but I will do what I can to make sure everyone gets as much credit as possible for their work. Unfortunately, it is plausible that you may lose some credit due to the migration, which we apologize for.

I apologize for the short notice and thank you in advance for your patience as I try and make this switch as smooth as possible.

Thank you,
Kevin
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Message 113044 - Posted: 6 Nov 2023, 0:36:10 UTC - in response to Message 113026.  

Hello,

I just saw a notice in my BOINC application about this, so I tried to follow its instructions, removing the Milky Way project and then adding it back again.

However, while trying to add it back, the application showed the "old" URL and, when I pasted the new URL over it, the attempt to add it failed, so I don't know what's happening, why the application still showed the previous URL instead of the new one, and why I can't follow BOINC's specific instructions.

Can someone please advise me/us about this?

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Message 113045 - Posted: 6 Nov 2023, 1:20:26 UTC - in response to Message 113044.  
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... Can someone please advise me/us about this?

At this time and date there is not much us users can do except WAIT UNTIL TOMORROW (MON 2023-11-06) for the project/university IT managers to FIX ON THEIR END and follow up on the projects message board for further guidance.

Look in the News or Number Crunching forums.
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Message 113046 - Posted: 6 Nov 2023, 1:24:53 UTC - in response to Message 113045.  

Thanks for responding, Dr Who Fan, but I think your post got cut off --> "...follow up on the projects message board for"

I'd still be curious to know why they pushed out this notification without making sure that the system would indeed let us use the new URL that they provided.
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Message 113047 - Posted: 6 Nov 2023, 1:30:38 UTC - in response to Message 113046.  

I have updated my post. Wonders of mobile screen and bad clicking.

As to why the **** it up.... That's best to inquire about on the project forums I linked to in my edited post.
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Message 113048 - Posted: 6 Nov 2023, 1:54:21 UTC - in response to Message 113047.  

Thanks, Dr Who Fan. I think I'll pass on going to a second forum to try and get answers...my hope was that my first post here would prompt that (even if on Monday as I'm writing this now on Sunday Evening, ET, GMT-5).

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Message 113050 - Posted: 6 Nov 2023, 18:23:10 UTC

The issues with the migration to new server at MILKYWAY apparently has been FIXED.
SEE https://milkyway-new.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway/forum_thread.php?id=5051&postid=76581
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Message 113051 - Posted: 6 Nov 2023, 18:30:40 UTC - in response to Message 113050.  

Thank you, Dr Who Fan.

I'll try it again tonight and will follow up in that thread if I continue to experience issues.

One curious thing, though, was a comment that said something like either URL (with -new or without it) would work (paraphrasing) "because they're the same thing". If so, then I'd be surprised why BOINC would make a point of having us switch in the first place if it really didn't matter.

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Message 113185 - Posted: 28 Nov 2023, 8:38:25 UTC

Milky Way down and out?



Updates and project page are not available as of 27-28 Nov 2023.

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Message 113192 - Posted: 28 Nov 2023, 18:32:04 UTC - in response to Message 113185.  

Milky Way down and out?
Updates and project page are not available as of 27-28 Nov 2023.

I guessing they are trying to fix the botched server upgrade where they have it configured to a new url/address and caused issues for many people.

I was able to find the OLD home page url https://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway/ is still available but can't get to login or anything else. Nothing mentioned on their Facebook either.

All we can do right now is wait for it to come back on the new or old address.
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Message 113198 - Posted: 29 Nov 2023, 16:18:48 UTC

https://milkyway-new.cs.rpi.edu/

add

128.113.126.54 milkyway-new.cs.rpi.edu

in the host file or the computer (https://www.siteground.com/kb/hosts-file/)

Once this is done (or browsing directly on 128.113.126.54) you will find a discussion about this in the news section of the forum.

Some people claim that boinc could send back work to the project with this change done.
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Message 113202 - Posted: 29 Nov 2023, 22:26:46 UTC - in response to Message 113198.  
Last modified: 29 Nov 2023, 22:28:07 UTC

I had no problem accessing the project web site and logging in using the old/original url/address
https://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway

I'm not near a desktop PC so I don't know if the original url is working on the BOINC program. Hopefully someone else can verify that and post.

Below is a copy of the most recent posting from the project admin stating the ORIGINAL URL (as posted above) IS NOW WORKING CORRECTLY.
We have changed the DNS setting such that milkyway-new no longer exists and the url milkyway.cs.rpi.edu points directly to the server IP and is not longer a cname for the server.
I am going through and changing everything on the server to reflect that change.
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Message 113204 - Posted: 30 Nov 2023, 1:51:22 UTC - in response to Message 113202.  

Hi, again,

I just added the Milky Way project back (I'd removed it after experiencing these issues with the URL) and it seemed to re-attach, using this URL: http://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway.
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Message 113256 - Posted: 11 Dec 2023, 3:56:25 UTC

WuProp has been Down aprox 2 hours now... Database off-line.
Guessing Database backup or Database crash...
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Message 113286 - Posted: 16 Dec 2023, 4:28:01 UTC
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Universe@Home seems to have gone down in the last 15-20 minutes. The only reason I noticed is it sends an "update" of some sort (especially when tasks are running), and it currently has a back off timer of about 10 minutes. Trying to access the front page results in a stalled page load.
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Message 113290 - Posted: 16 Dec 2023, 17:34:42 UTC

Yes the Universe at Home website is still unreachable.

Nothing anyone can do except wait for the website to come back online.
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Message 113294 - Posted: 17 Dec 2023, 23:59:32 UTC

1) Universe @ home still unreachable.

2) Free-dc stats site has been unreachable for at least 8 hours now.
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Message 113295 - Posted: 18 Dec 2023, 7:33:55 UTC
Last modified: 18 Dec 2023, 7:34:05 UTC

According to U@H admin, the site should be back up today.
My blog about Raspberry Pis, BOINC and astrophotography
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Message 113299 - Posted: 18 Dec 2023, 13:12:53 UTC

1) Universe @ home web site & server back on line - PARTIALLY - All that is runnint on server at the moment:
Download server	universeathome.pl	Running
Upload server	universeathome.pl	Running
Scheduler	debian1	Running


2) Free-dc stats site STILL unreachable
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