March 2, 2005 - 19:00 UTC
The building power is still untrustworthy. A diagnostic power outage is going to be scheduled for some time next week.
To clarify our current situation, all of our servers are in fact on UPSs and we suffered no database damage from the power outage this past Monday. What we do not have in place yet is a graceful shutdown system should the power fail and we are not here. We have installed the software on the servers that will enable them to recognize when they are on battery backup. We are waiting on the special communication cables that are necessary to connect the UPSs to the servers. They had to be special ordered and we expect them tomorrow.
While we have been down these last 2 days, we have been doing various maintenance tasks. Currently we are running a database backup. Once that is done, we plan to bring the project up for half a work day or so today. We will shut it down again at 01:00 UTC.
The classic SETI@Home project is currently up (but will also be shut down at 01:00 UTC.)
This from the Classic website:
March 1, 2005
Power Outage Update: Since the cause of the random power outages is still unknown, we are leaving the data server off during the evenings (users will not get workunits/send results at that time, and various web site facilities will not operate correctly). We can handle power outages during the day while we’re at the lab, and are working towards a better system to handle outages at night. Meanwhile, campus is trying to diagnose and fix the problem (which effects the entire building - not just us).
March 5, 2005 - 01:00 UTC
The project is down for the weekend. Although we made some diagnostic progress, the servers are still not able to talk to the UPS’s. The power in the building is still not trustworthy. There will probably be a power outage next week so that campus can track this down
Your machines can’t get units, or upload the ones they have, because we have put UPS hardware on the servers and are therefore playing with cables. The UPS devices work, but the cables don’t. So we’ve taken everyting down for the weekend so we can have some time off.
heh, run out of work is one thing I won’t be doing. But my boincview screens are full of SETI units trying to upload, my whole fleet is continually pinging SETI to try and get a response, and basically it’s a pain…