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Forum Administration => Glitches, errors, problems => Topic started by: fountainsoflettuce on June 03, 2013, 11:41:24 AM

Title: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
Post by: fountainsoflettuce on June 03, 2013, 11:41:24 AM
Lately, I've noticed the Board is not available around 8:30 a.m. EST for about a half hour on average.  Some days it's longer and some days it's shorter. 
Title: Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
Post by: Shoo on June 03, 2013, 11:43:00 AM
Yes, every single day.  I've come to expect it.
Title: Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
Post by: perpetua on June 03, 2013, 11:44:23 AM
It's like that at 7.30 in the morning UK time till about 8, and again at lunchtimes, usually about 1.15, for anything up to an hour.

Rather annoying when before work and lunchtimes are the times I want to read.
Title: Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
Post by: JenJay on June 03, 2013, 11:44:35 AM
I have that problem, too (same time zone). I usually open another window and browse news sites, coming back to hit refresh on my eHell tab every 5 minutes or so until I can get on.
Title: Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
Post by: cwm on June 03, 2013, 11:44:56 AM
I've noticed this as well. And it's not just the boards for me, it's the main site, too.
Title: Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
Post by: RingTailedLemur on June 03, 2013, 11:45:43 AM
I happens to me every day around 1:30pm BST.
Title: Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
Post by: lowspark on June 03, 2013, 11:47:45 AM
Yup. Sometimes I'll open up several threads on separate tabs so that I can browse through each of them without having to hit a link first. Inevitably, that's the day it works fine, and when I don't do it the next day, it's down again. But yeah. I just end up going to other sites in the meantime.

Worst thing is if I'm in the middle of typing out a reply and then hit preview or post. It's hit or miss whether I lose what I typed so sometimes I'll copy-paste it into word if I think quickly enough.
Title: Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
Post by: rose red on June 03, 2013, 11:49:27 AM
Yeah, it's been happening around a month now.  It goes on and off between 8-10am, and then later around noon but not as long as in the morning.  Sometimes I think it's back, only for it to go out 20 seconds later.
Title: Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
Post by: Outdoor Girl on June 03, 2013, 12:28:57 PM
I've noticed it, too.  Sometimes, it is browser related so for troubleshooting purposes, I'm using IE8 when I have the problems, 8:30 to 10:00 EDT.
Title: Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
Post by: RebeccainGA on June 03, 2013, 12:39:18 PM
I just expect that from somewhere around 8:30AM to somewhere about 10AM, Eastern time, I won't have access. I come in sometimes early and open a half dozen tabs so I won't run out of 'goofing off' material while the board does its daily ablutions. :-)
Title: Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
Post by: Hillia on June 03, 2013, 12:41:45 PM
Me too.  Glad it's not just me.  It seems like this happened several months or a year ago, stopped for awhile, and has been doing it again for a month or two now.
Title: Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
Post by: sparksals on June 03, 2013, 12:59:23 PM
Ditto me. 
Title: Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
Post by: AngelicGamer on June 03, 2013, 01:28:07 PM
I remember the Dame saying something about the server updating in the mornings.  As for the lunchtime downtime, I'm not sure what that is.
Title: Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
Post by: Redwing on June 03, 2013, 01:40:04 PM
Happens to me and I just figure the site is updating.  But it is still a little frustrating!
Title: Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
Post by: rose red on June 03, 2013, 01:42:01 PM
If it's the server updating or if it's too many posters logging into the site at peak times, wouldn't it happen every day continuesly?  What I don't understand is why the site will be fine for many many months or even a year, and then this issue will pop up again.  But I'm no computer expert. 

I'm not really bothered by it since I just go to other websites.  I just don't understand it.
Title: Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
Post by: veronaz on June 03, 2013, 01:46:11 PM
I've had that problem for about a week or so......sometimes I can't get on the site until 10:00 +/-.  ??? :-\  Glad it's not just me.

Thought it was my computer but I have no problem getting onto other sites.
Title: Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
Post by: Cat-Fu on June 03, 2013, 01:53:31 PM
I've been getting that, as well.

I looked back into older threads in this subfolder, and this is what the admin said: http://www.etiquettehell.com/smf/index.php?topic=121555.msg2813973#msg2813973
Title: Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
Post by: Moray on June 03, 2013, 01:56:27 PM
I remember the Dame saying something about the server updating in the mornings.  As for the lunchtime downtime, I'm not sure what that is.

Most likely that poster is in a different time zone.
Title: Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
Post by: Outdoor Girl on June 03, 2013, 01:58:14 PM
It was great for a few months but came back again in the last month or so.  Not sure why.  I haven't had the issues in the afternoon or evening, this time round, though.

It does explain the breakfast and lunch slowdown for the UK/Europe contingent, though.  Early AM here would be breakfast for them and 8-9 am would be just after lunch.
Title: Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
Post by: Ehelldame on June 06, 2013, 07:16:42 AM
I suffer from the same problem.  I've learned to copy my blog posts before hitting the "publish" button because I won't know if I'm in the morning dead zone.   

This is not a server or host provider problem.  It's called "table locking" and had to do with the forum software.   It is not an unknown problem with large forums.   The database table(s) can get so overloaded with requests that  they slow down.  It takes time then for them to "sort it out" and sometimes we help them out by rebooting the server.   A lot of what is happening in the morning is that a lot of you get to work, fire up those computers, check out Ehell and how many unread replies there  and the temporary search results log gets overloaded.   One way to speed up the forum is to disable these notifications of unread replies but I suspect most of you wouldn't like that.

I have begun pruning or disabling other features and logs. For example, I disabled the calendar which did not appear to be used anyway.   I also have deleted members who have not visited the forum in 3 years.   I will also be deleting threads that have not been posted in in years.   These were suggestions for improving the speed of the forum so we'll see how that goes.   
Title: Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
Post by: RebeccainGA on June 06, 2013, 08:00:02 AM
Thanks for your diligence, ehelldame. You rock!
Title: Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
Post by: Ehelldame on June 06, 2013, 08:02:22 AM
No problems this morning for me.   Forum is lightning fast.
Title: Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
Post by: Outdoor Girl on June 06, 2013, 08:15:44 AM
I'm on, too, with no issues.  I do kind of miss the calendar because it was fun to see people's birthdays but there were so many names on there that I didn't recognize, anyway.
Title: Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
Post by: #borecore on June 06, 2013, 08:46:59 AM
I had trouble for about 10 minutes this morning over breakfast.
Title: Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
Post by: Jones on June 06, 2013, 08:58:38 AM
I had trouble for about 10 minutes this morning over breakfast.
Me too, it didn't last long.
Title: Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
Post by: veronaz on June 06, 2013, 09:34:52 PM
I had trouble tonight for an hour - from about 9:20 PM until 10:30 PM EST couldn't get on the site.
Title: Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
Post by: #borecore on June 06, 2013, 10:01:05 PM
I had trouble tonight for an hour - from about 9:20 PM until 10:30 PM EST couldn't get on the site.
Me, too. Closer to 2 hours, actually.
Title: Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
Post by: Ehelldame on June 07, 2013, 12:17:14 AM
I had trouble tonight for an hour - from about 9:20 PM until 10:30 PM EST couldn't get on the site.
Me, too. Closer to 2 hours, actually.

I was deleting old member names and some topics,optimizing tables and cleaning up some logs at that time and it slows everything down when you crack the whip and make the mysql databases work more than usual.
Title: Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
Post by: Outdoor Girl on June 07, 2013, 08:08:42 AM
Working fine for me this morning, at a time I was normally having issues for the last couple of weeks.
Title: Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
Post by: cwm on June 07, 2013, 08:37:19 AM
It was down for about 10 minutes this morning for me, but that's a wait time I can live with.
Title: Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
Post by: Outdoor Girl on June 07, 2013, 08:44:54 AM
I spoke too soon...  I got booted off and wasn't able to get back on for a bit.  Back on now, though, obviously.
Title: Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
Post by: perpetua on June 07, 2013, 09:23:17 AM
Ehelldame, you're talking a lot about the speed of the board and the board being slow; I wonder if you realise that it isn't a case of speed or pages being slow to load, but of being unavailable entirely? It's almost like someone's completely removed the site from the internet or taken the domain name away. At least that's how it is here on this side of the pond (UK).

Additionally, it isn't just the forum that goes down. It's the main EHell site also.
Title: Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
Post by: veronaz on June 07, 2013, 10:04:48 AM
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Additionally, it isn't just the forum that goes down. It's the main EHell site also.

Exactly.
Title: Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
Post by: emwithme on June 07, 2013, 03:50:59 PM
Ehelldame, you're talking a lot about the speed of the board and the board being slow; I wonder if you realise that it isn't a case of speed or pages being slow to load, but of being unavailable entirely? It's almost like someone's completely removed the site from the internet or taken the domain name away. At least that's how it is here on this side of the pond (UK).

Additionally, it isn't just the forum that goes down. It's the main EHell site also.

This is the experience I'm also having (UK).  I have EHell and the forum main page in my favourites bar.  I know not to go to the site OR the forum (but I get the problem more with the forum - both this one and Hells Bells) between 11 am and 1 pm GMT, because otherwise I will just go straight to my ISP's "we can't find that address" page. 
Title: Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
Post by: veronaz on June 07, 2013, 04:00:05 PM
Also - I'm in the US, so it's not a UK problem.
Title: Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
Post by: veronaz on June 12, 2013, 08:12:36 AM
Still a problem opening the site, happened this morning 8:00 – 9:15 EST.  I find it strange that ehell is the only site where the problem persists.  I don’t think it’s just because lots of people are getting to work and trying to get on the site; there are lots of websites and lots of people getting on those sites every morning.  It’s not like the internet shuts down every morning all over the world as people are getting to work.
Title: Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
Post by: Redsoil on June 12, 2013, 08:18:21 AM
Still issues here (Australia).  Long periods of time where the board just tries to load, but can't.  Differing timeframes and lengths of time, from 10 minutes to over an hour.  It's the only website that does this, and it's been going on for as long as I've been on the board.
Title: Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
Post by: MariaE on June 12, 2013, 08:38:12 AM
I experience the same here (Denmark). It's worst in the mornings - 8-10am CEST.
Title: Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
Post by: perpetua on June 14, 2013, 02:12:33 AM
Site was down for me again this morning from 7.50am (UK) when I started trying until 8.10.

Here's the error message:

(http://oi39.tinypic.com/2nir5fo.jpg)
Title: Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
Post by: veronaz on June 19, 2013, 07:59:32 AM
Happened again this morning - 7:00AM - 8:55AM EST.
Title: Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
Post by: Ehelldame on August 05, 2013, 09:02:07 AM
We are experimenting with the software settings this week so let me know how the forum performance is during the mornings.     There will be maintenance down time starting Friday at 6 PM EST.   
Title: Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
Post by: RingTailedLemur on August 06, 2013, 09:59:49 AM
I've been unable to get on a couple of times in the last two days - something about high stress on the server?
Title: Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
Post by: Stormtreader on August 06, 2013, 11:25:48 AM
I had that too today, it was about 1.15pm UK time though so it could have been everyone checking in their lunchbreak maybe?
Title: Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
Post by: Nibsey on August 06, 2013, 12:22:43 PM
I've been finding it much better. Still slow but now I can actually check the site during lunch (1-2pm GMT)
Title: Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
Post by: Outdoor Girl on August 06, 2013, 12:26:12 PM
Last week and the week before, I was not getting on at all or only very sporadically throughtout the day.  I even had issues in the afternoon, EST.  Today, I'm having no problems at all.
Title: Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
Post by: cwm on August 07, 2013, 08:54:44 AM
I've been having relative luck lately, but I'm not usually on until 10 CST or so.
Title: Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
Post by: lowspark on August 07, 2013, 08:58:49 AM
It seems to have gone down for about 30 minutes this morning, although intermittently. I've started copying my posts to word as a precaution before hitting "Post" as twice the "not available" screen came up and obliterated what I'd written.
Title: Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
Post by: Slartibartfast on August 07, 2013, 04:40:02 PM
I've actually had fairly regular problems in the midnight - 2 AM range, also - I take it as a cue it's time to go to bed  :P
Title: Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
Post by: starry diadem on August 07, 2013, 04:41:52 PM
My experience almost ever since I joined this board about three years ago, is that it slows and stops at around 7.30 am (UK time) for a hour or so.  I had always assumed that this was a back up on the servers or something, done at an hour when the US would be sleeping.
Title: Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
Post by: Redsoil on August 08, 2013, 06:05:33 AM
Still having difficulties - started around 11pm, last night.
Title: Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
Post by: Redwing on August 08, 2013, 07:51:47 AM
I have problems regularly between 7:30 and 9 a.m. CST.
Title: Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
Post by: Cherry91 on August 08, 2013, 08:03:07 AM
I'm in the UK, and I often find that the site can't be accessed between 2 and 3 pm. I'm kind of glad I'm not the only one it happens to
Title: Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
Post by: Curly Wurly Doggie Breath on August 08, 2013, 08:09:00 AM
Ehh, I always have problems getting anything from about and around 5-7 PM here. every night.

I have noticed one of the other forums I lurk on also has issues around the same time. That one is a popular UK forum.

It doesn't really bother me, i know that the people whom run these sites are Human and Machines will take over the would soon, via Skynet. Just a matter of time  :P
Title: Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
Post by: RingTailedLemur on August 08, 2013, 08:21:16 AM
But any that come across EHell will at least be well-mannered cybernetic killing machines.
Title: Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
Post by: Ehelldame on August 08, 2013, 08:25:07 AM
Still having difficulties - started around 11pm, last night.

This one is explainable.   In preparation for upgrades, every night I have been pruning messages that have not been posted in in 3 years and last night I executed that right before 11 pm EST.   Depending on the size of the folder being pruned, it bogs down the Mysql database while it grinds through the deletions.  You can expect some slowdowns/delays tonight as well.   

I'll pass on the other times for slow downs being reported to the IT guys.   One setting recently changed was the time that daily forum maintenance was being executed in order to spread it out.   
Title: Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
Post by: lowspark on August 08, 2013, 08:42:21 AM
This morning from about 730 to 745, Central time, clicking links was futile. When it finally did come back, on a click to the Show new replies to your posts. link, I got this message: The server is currently under high stress. Please try again shortly.

It was only about 15 minutes, so no biggie. But I'd never seen that message before yesterday so I wanted to post it here for your reference.
Title: Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
Post by: perpetua on August 11, 2013, 08:05:31 AM

I'll pass on the other times for slow downs being reported to the IT guys.   One setting recently changed was the time that daily forum maintenance was being executed in order to spread it out.

Ah, that might explain the following: I noticed over the last week or so that whereas before I would have difficulty getting to the site between 7-8am and 1-2pm UK time, it suddenly shifted to 8-9am and 2-3pm. During that time the forum can't be accessed at all neither can the main site. I haven't had the trouble since Friday though, so perhaps the upgrade has fixed it.
Title: Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
Post by: Redsoil on August 11, 2013, 08:25:42 AM
Out again for about 15 minutes from 10.50pm
Title: Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
Post by: RingTailedLemur on September 03, 2013, 07:34:21 AM
It happened again a few minutes ago, and the board is really slow for me right now.  I checked on the "Down For Everyone" site to check it wasn't just me.

It seems to happen daily at around 1:20pm BST.
Title: Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
Post by: Psychopoesie on September 03, 2013, 08:23:19 AM
Just happened to me too.
Title: Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
Post by: lowspark on September 03, 2013, 08:36:40 AM
Yeah me too. It's gotten to be a pretty regular daily event. Every morning, I open several windows of different posts when I first get into work (around 7 am central) and then read them each at my leisure. Usually around 730ish, the site goes into "overload" mode which I discover if I hit any links (usually to go to the next page of a thread) so I just tab through all the windows I opened previously and then wait it out after that.

I was hoping that after the maintenance performed over this past weekend this would be remedied but no go.
Title: Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
Post by: RebeccainGA on September 03, 2013, 09:17:55 AM
Yeah me too. It's gotten to be a pretty regular daily event. Every morning, I open several windows of different posts when I first get into work (around 7 am central) and then read them each at my leisure. Usually around 730ish, the site goes into "overload" mode which I discover if I hit any links (usually to go to the next page of a thread) so I just tab through all the windows I opened previously and then wait it out after that.

I was hoping that after the maintenance performed over this past weekend this would be remedied but no go.
Lowspark, I do the same thing, with the same result. Maybe all of us 'read at work' folks are just overloading?
Title: Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
Post by: Ehelldame on September 03, 2013, 04:30:55 PM
The problem is not hardware.  It wouldn't help to upgrade to more RAM/CPU because the server is well endowed as it is.   The problem is that SMF software apparently is not well equipped to efficiently handle very large forums unless optimized out the wazoo.  We've been working through a lengthy list of optimization suggestions and none of them are making significant changes.    Had I known SMF would spazz out at a certain forum size years after founding it, I would have started with vBulletin instead.  And we may still end up with a switch to vBulletin.   If you think you are frustrated with the morning slowdowns, try seeing it from my perspective.   
Title: Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
Post by: AngelicGamer on September 03, 2013, 04:53:08 PM
Dame, thank you so much for answering the why about why the board is slow in the mornings.  I also know that, if you decide to move the forum, I'm moving right with it. 
Title: Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
Post by: Ehelldame on September 03, 2013, 04:57:44 PM
Dame, thank you so much for answering the why about why the board is slow in the mornings.  I also know that, if you decide to move the forum, I'm moving right with it.


It's not an issue of moving TO another forum but switching the mysql databases to work with another software.  I know people have switched from vBulletin and other forum software to SMF but I have not researched yet whether one can do the reverse.   But that is the last resort and we are not there yet. 
Title: Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
Post by: Ehelldame on September 04, 2013, 08:23:46 AM
It's been blisteringly fast for me this morning during the normal slowdown time between 8:15 am EST and 9:00 am EST.   Cross fingers that this latest optimization works.
Title: Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
Post by: lowspark on September 04, 2013, 08:38:18 AM
Me too! No downtime this morning!! Wheee!!
Title: Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
Post by: VorFemme on September 04, 2013, 09:00:19 AM
It's working!

Yay!

I guess it was worth all the downtime....since it does seem to have been FIXED.

Now - can I run a search?

++++

(Tries search in another Window) 

No, I am not allowed to run a search.....

Title: Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
Post by: Curly Wurly Doggie Breath on September 04, 2013, 11:08:41 PM
The board was actually here today :) I am hopeful :)

Thank You for trying to hard, I know It must suck to try so hard and have half/half results.
Title: Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
Post by: Ehelldame on September 05, 2013, 07:32:58 AM
So far , so good this morning.  It's 8:32 amEST and the forum is ripping right along for me.   Keep me posted how it's doing for you.
Title: Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
Post by: Curly Wurly Doggie Breath on September 05, 2013, 07:35:59 AM
Board is still here for me :)
Title: Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
Post by: Nibsey on September 05, 2013, 07:46:04 AM
still working great for me. Thanks Ehelldame.
Title: Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
Post by: cwm on September 05, 2013, 09:18:20 AM
It's working great for me.
Title: Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
Post by: MrTango on September 12, 2013, 08:07:26 AM
All this week, I've had no issues with slowness or the board being unavailable in the morning!

(I usually log in around 8:00am US Central Time)
Title: Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
Post by: lowspark on September 12, 2013, 09:54:58 AM
Same here! No issues lately. Thanks!!!
Title: Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
Post by: veronaz on September 14, 2013, 09:06:11 AM
I haven't had problems in the mornings, but three times this past week I've had problems in the evening - between 9 - 10:30PM EST.  Not able to access the site for over an hour.  Error message:

Connection Problems
Sorry, SMF was unable to connect to the database. This may be caused by the server being busy. Please try again later.
Title: Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
Post by: #borecore on September 14, 2013, 10:13:13 AM
Connectivity problems here about 30 minutes ago and last night, too.
Title: Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
Post by: squeakers on September 21, 2013, 12:54:18 AM
Connectivity problems for the last 2 hours here as well.  Really makes me antsy when I can't get my fix  ;D
Title: Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
Post by: Nikko-chan on September 21, 2013, 12:55:05 AM
Connectivity problems for the last 2 hours here as well.  Really makes me antsy when I can't get my fix  ;D

you too!? That settles it then.. ehell is an addiction!
Title: Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
Post by: Ehelldame on September 21, 2013, 06:43:58 AM
Connectivity problems for the last 2 hours here as well.  Really makes me antsy when I can't get my fix  ;D


Posted at 1:58 am but what time zone?  There are backups that are scheduled in the wee hours of the mornings that can definitely slow down the site...that's why they are scheduled during the hours of least activity online. 
Title: Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
Post by: Curly Wurly Doggie Breath on September 21, 2013, 06:55:47 AM
No issues here. :)
Title: Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
Post by: Psychopoesie on September 21, 2013, 07:03:20 AM
The site was down for me today (Australian Eastern Standard Time) between 2 and 3pm (approximately).

That's between midnight and 1am New York time, if that helps.

 :)

Title: Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
Post by: VorFemme on September 21, 2013, 08:47:42 AM
It went out last night around 9:30pm Central (USA) - I gave up and went to bed early - then read something else for a little while (Feist & Wurtz - Servant of the Empire - for those who want to know).
Title: Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
Post by: veronaz on September 21, 2013, 11:53:27 AM
Again last night 10:00PM - 11:00PM EST. 
Connection Problems
Sorry, SMF was unable to connect to the database. This may be caused by the server being busy. Please try again later.

Don't know if it came up ....my last try was 11:15PM EST.
Title: Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
Post by: squeakers on September 21, 2013, 04:05:08 PM
It went out last night around 9:30pm Central (USA) - I gave up and went to bed early - then read something else for a little while (Feist & Wurtz - Servant of the Empire - for those who want to know).

Same here.. central timezone.

Also, people have been posting on the facebook page when it does go down. It shows a bit of a pattern as to when.
Title: Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
Post by: MariaE on October 31, 2013, 01:26:43 AM
The board has started being down in the mornings again for me. At about 7am GMT+1. Only for about 30-60 minutes - then it's back up again.
Title: Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
Post by: Outdoor Girl on October 31, 2013, 07:35:03 AM
I've been having issues at about 1 to 2 pm Eastern daylight time the last week or so.  It never seems to be down long, though.
Title: Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
Post by: o_gal on September 15, 2014, 07:29:15 AM
Anyone besides me having a sense of deja vu, because it seems to be happening again. It started for me about a week ago - taking either a long time to load pages, or the page won't load and I get this error:

Temporarily Unavailable
Due to high stress on the server the forum is temporarily unavailable. Please try again later.

It's happening at the same time for me as it was the last time - it starts roughly about 8:15am US Eastern Time.
Title: Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
Post by: athersgeo on September 15, 2014, 07:55:28 AM
I haven't had the board be totally unavailable, but it does slow down quite badly around the sort of time you're talking. It doesn't usually last long, though
Title: Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
Post by: Luci on September 15, 2014, 08:57:16 AM
Anyone besides me having a sense of deja vu, because it seems to be happening again. It started for me about a week ago - taking either a long time to load pages, or the page won't load and I get this error:

Temporarily Unavailable
Due to high stress on the server the forum is temporarily unavailable. Please try again later.

It's happening at the same time for me as it was the last time - it starts roughly about 8:15am US Eastern Time.


I don't get the sentence about high stress and it happens about 7:15 central daylight time - I guess that would be the same time.

Title: Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
Post by: lowspark on September 15, 2014, 10:41:06 AM
Yup, same here. Right around 715 am Central. Started some time last week. Definitely happened this morning. I waited about 10 min and tried again and it was ok after that.
Title: Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
Post by: JenJay on September 17, 2014, 07:39:34 AM
I got the "Due to high stress..." message this morning at 7:10a central. I tried again 20 minutes later and everything loaded normally.
Title: Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
Post by: Ehelldame on September 29, 2014, 07:45:23 AM
We fixed something this weekend so let me know if this continues.   
Title: Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
Post by: Luci on September 29, 2014, 08:00:01 AM
Thank you.

I couldn't get on last night about 8PM (9 EDT), but got on just now at a time that is sometimes a problem.
Title: Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
Post by: iridaceae on September 29, 2014, 08:05:15 AM
I got the unavailable high whatever message about 2AM Tucson time. Closed the tab reopened etiquettehell & it was all good.
Title: Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
Post by: Ehelldame on September 29, 2014, 08:41:39 AM
I got the unavailable high whatever message about 2AM Tucson time. Closed the tab reopened etiquettehell & it was all good.


That time most likely was when the daily back-up was occurring and is not unusual.   Data needs to be backed up and it's scheduled for the least traffic time which is around 3 am EST or so. 
Title: Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
Post by: Ehelldame on September 29, 2014, 08:42:21 AM
Thank you.

I couldn't get on last night about 8PM (9 EDT), but got on just now at a time that is sometimes a problem.

Late last night was when we were in repair mode so it should be better now.
Title: Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
Post by: iridaceae on September 30, 2014, 12:40:15 AM

That time most likely was when the daily back-up was occurring and is not unusual.   Data needs to be backed up and it's scheduled for the least traffic time which is around 3 am EST or so.

Good to know! Sometimes I have wondered if it's my Kindle.
Title: Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
Post by: Stormtreader on October 06, 2014, 09:02:33 AM
I got one today at about 1pm GMT
Title: Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
Post by: Luci on October 06, 2014, 09:38:16 AM
7:30 CDT today. (8:30 EDT)
Title: Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
Post by: o_gal on October 16, 2014, 12:37:40 PM
Me too - it does seem to have shifted to around 8:30am EDT.
Title: Re: Board Unavailable In the Mornings
Post by: lowspark on October 22, 2014, 07:32:02 AM
Got this message at 7:26 am Central today:

The server is currently under high stress. Please try again shortly.

I tried again a few minutes later and was in by 7:30.