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Discussion in 'General' started by KidMod-Southpaw, 28 Dec 2012.

  1. KidMod-Southpaw

    KidMod-Southpaw Super Spamming Saiyan

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    Noticed another little thing that's been happening for the last week and a half or so. When the forum clock strikes midnight or soon after, the servers suddenly become busy for 20- 40 minutes. Always at this time. Can anyone answer my silly little question? :lol:

    Kid
     
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  2. Silver51

    Silver51 I cast flare!

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    It's probably that the automatic forum backup scripts are set to run at midnight.
     
  3. TheDodoKiller

    TheDodoKiller Minimodder

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    It happens to me too, and I've allways assumed it's just some sort of backup. I'll often then decide it's time to go to bed.

    And then forget that, and watch a few youtube videos.

    Then come back on here for another hour.
     
  4. Unicorn

    Unicorn Uniform November India

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    This has been happening for more than the last couple of weeks, it's been happening for at least a couple of years. Trying to post between ~00:20 and ~00:40 always seems to throw the error for me, although that window may increase constantly with the size of the database it's backing up.
     
  5. October

    October Mariachi Style

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    For some reason it's been 0020 when I decide to dander over here almost every night for the last few weeks... My brain is synced to come here the one time of the day I can't do anything :lol:
     
  6. lp rob1

    lp rob1 Modder

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    Well the forum is currently archiving threads from 2002, so no wonder that the database backup takes a while.
     
  7. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    3GB or so obviously taxes it.
     
  8. Guest-23315

    Guest-23315 Guest

    It's because we're teh most uber 1337 site on teh interwebz guys!!11!1!!!1 lol XD JK
     
  9. KidMod-Southpaw

    KidMod-Southpaw Super Spamming Saiyan

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    Lulz. Thought it would be a backup as so. Just curious. Thanks guys. :)
     
  10. IvanIvanovich

    IvanIvanovich будет глотать вашу душу.

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    I've been noticing this for a very very long time, but for me the timing is much less opportune occurring from 18:00-18:30 about my time the forum is pretty much inaccessible.
     
  11. Weekly_Estimate

    Weekly_Estimate Gives credit where its due

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    And it always happens when you've got an idea for a epic thread (or think you do) haha
     
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  12. Unicorn

    Unicorn Uniform November India

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    So you're in a part of the USA that is 6 hours behind us? That would make sense.
     
  13. fuus

    fuus Rocking All Year Christmas

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    Was much quicker today; only 10 mins :)
     
  14. theshadow2001

    theshadow2001 [DELETE] means [DELETE]

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    I can't help but think that if it was changed from 00:00 to something like 03:00 or something it would be less intrusive.
     
  15. fuus

    fuus Rocking All Year Christmas

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    More intrusive for our American cousins though!
     
  16. KidMod-Southpaw

    KidMod-Southpaw Super Spamming Saiyan

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    So we're just taking Geekhack logic and reversing it. ;)

    I kid, I'll always prefer US ANSI.
     
  17. theshadow2001

    theshadow2001 [DELETE] means [DELETE]

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    Well isn't having it at 00:00 (or there about) just as intrusive for Americans? That would put it around 16:00 to 19:00 for them. Depending on where they are.
     
  18. fuus

    fuus Rocking All Year Christmas

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    I'd prefer the downtime at 16:00 when I'm at work, than 19:00, but meh!
     
  19. theshadow2001

    theshadow2001 [DELETE] means [DELETE]

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    Well its a good thing your not living in New York then! :D
     
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  20. fuus

    fuus Rocking All Year Christmas

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    Haaa.
     

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