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Message 10185 - Posted: 18 Feb 2012, 15:17:54 UTC

I know it is frustrating when any BOINC project goes down. I am glad, however, that when I have hardware failure, which is inevitable when you run it wide open 24/7, that I don't get a lot of angry messages from the project teams deriding me for not doing a better job. I do the best I can. I just think that if the project is important to me, then it is probably that much more important to those who want to see it succeed. Let's cut them some slack, OK?

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Message 10202 - Posted: 19 Feb 2012, 22:29:03 UTC - in response to Message 10185.  

Dear C@Homers,

Professor Wandelt is currently working on a hardware upgrade and on a quick fix idea that he is trying to implement by tomorrow. We will let you know as soon as we find out how things will turn out.

We thank you for your patience and support, and we understand the frustration that the recent problems have caused some of you. I also would like to report that we are currently interviewing for the system administrator position. We will keep the process going until we ensure that a competent and dedicated person is appointed.

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Message 10221 - Posted: 20 Feb 2012, 12:40:23 UTC - in response to Message 10202.  

I was a system support and admin at UNCG for 7.5 years. I live is North Carolina, but would like to be considered if there is still room to throw my hat in the ring.
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Message 10224 - Posted: 20 Feb 2012, 20:30:34 UTC - in response to Message 10221.  

Mark,

I don't know if there is. But if there is, I've already found that sending Faik or Professor Wandelt a copy of your resume or CV is likely to help.

They've already said that I don't have the right kind of system administrator experience they are looking for, so you may have a better chance than I did.

You might want to mention your experiences with what operating systems, and what computer languages, when you contact them.
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Message 10238 - Posted: 21 Feb 2012, 3:45:02 UTC - in response to Message 10221.  
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Dear Mark,

Originally, we were trying to fill this position by finding an undergraduate student at UIUC. However, recently we have opened it to other categories of people affiliated with the university (graduate students, for example), hoping that this will help us find a qualified individual quicker. I am not sure whether individuals from outside the university community are eligible for it. However, I will bring your interest to Professor Wandelt's attention, and I will let you know if he thinks you are eligible.

As Robert has mentioned, he had talked to him in the past, so I am not sure what he has in mind. I will let you know!

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I was a system support and admin at UNCG for 7.5 years. I live is North Carolina, but would like to be considered if there is still room to throw my hat in the ring.
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Message 10266 - Posted: 22 Feb 2012, 21:24:24 UTC
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Hi everyone -

Just a quick update as I am working on this.

First of all, yes, this is frustrating, and not just for you.

Now for some good news:

1) I managed to get help by a very competent system administrator at Illinois.

2) In the short term the disk space problem has been resolved through a house-cleaning and purging old files. (That was the quick fix idea that I mentioned).

3) I am ordering 4 TB of additional disk space and will have that installed asap.

Now some bad news:

The system administrator has discovered that the team data base needs to be repaired. There is an access problem that we have to solve for him (since the old system administrator set a mysql root password and we are trying to get in touch with him).

Back to the good news:

Once that is done we will be able to resume operations.

Then in the near future there will be a planned downtime for an operating system upgrade and an installation of the new disks.

Again, thank you for your patience and continued support.

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Message 10267 - Posted: 22 Feb 2012, 21:52:37 UTC - in response to Message 10266.  

Thanks for the update! I am back on track here! Looking forward to more good things to come!
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Message 10268 - Posted: 22 Feb 2012, 22:25:13 UTC - in response to Message 10266.  



1) I managed to get help by a very competent system administrator at Illinois.


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Message 10277 - Posted: 23 Feb 2012, 6:02:35 UTC - in response to Message 10267.  

Thank you for letting us know, Rapture!

Now we can move on to more exciting things!

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Thanks for the update! I am back on track here! Looking forward to more good things to come!

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Message 10283 - Posted: 23 Feb 2012, 20:37:21 UTC

Thank you for the update Ben,
Let us know when the outage and disk upgrade will be so that we can plan for it at our end.
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Message 10326 - Posted: 2 Mar 2012, 12:48:18 UTC

HI again -

Another update.

1) As some of you have noticed, in addition to the file system problem, the team database was temporarily corrupted. It is possible that those two events were linked.

2) Thanks to the intervention of the Astronomy system administrator this problem was resolved and the database was repaired.

3) I just ordered 4 TB of new disk space to give us some breathing room in the file system.

4) We will take the disk upgrade as an opportunity to a more substantial upgrade of the BOINC software, which may fix one or two other annoying bugs that people here have had to put up with (that did not affect scientific functioning of the project, but were annoying nevertheless).

5) I will keep you updated and make a news item when the system goes down for the upgrade.

Thanks for all your patience and continuing support.

All the best, and happy crunching!

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Message 21687 - Posted: 24 May 2018, 20:29:24 UTC - in response to Message 10266.  
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Hi everyone -
2) In the short term the disk space problem has been resolved through a house-cleaning and purging old files. (That was the quick fix idea that I mentioned).

3) I am ordering 4 TB of additional disk space and will have that installed asap.

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I had an idea that this old foe had risen again

Cosmo is heading for the third `big bang` ;)

12 Tera byte disks are now available, though cost a bit....
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Message 21689 - Posted: 29 May 2018, 23:11:59 UTC

Ooo server upgrade with more task work.

Preferences page has a lot of errors.
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Message 21692 - Posted: 29 May 2018, 23:38:31 UTC - in response to Message 21689.  

Preferences page has a lot of errors.

Should be fixed now, thanks.
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Message 21694 - Posted: 30 May 2018, 0:45:21 UTC

thankyou for fixing things :)
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Message 21695 - Posted: 30 May 2018, 1:10:53 UTC - in response to Message 21692.  

Preferences page has a lot of errors.

Should be fixed now, thanks.


Looks good now, thanks.
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Message 22127 - Posted: 17 Mar 2019, 3:48:06 UTC

Its broke again
we have filled those new disks
we must find a way to do less work :)

17/03/2019 03:41:50 | Cosmology@Home | [error] Error reported by file upload server: Server is out of disk space
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Message 22128 - Posted: 18 Mar 2019, 6:29:17 UTC - in response to Message 22127.  

Ah...so that's why my wu's are queuing up!

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