DP Site Slowness

Official Statement: The morning of Sept. 11 (PDT), Distributed Proofreaders had an incident with a client IP that had an unusually large number of web server connections open. That incident was resolved without issue.

As part of our response, the database server was stopped (a common preventative measure if there is a chance of data being siphoned off) and later restarted. However, during the normal startup checks of mysql, the db determined that repairs were needed on the past_tallies table, one of the largest on the system. This check is ongoing, must not be stopped, and we have no ETA as to its completion. The site will remain slow and/or unavailable as necessary until this process completes. This was unforeseeable and unfortunate, but is also unavoidable.

Our apologies for the inconvenience.

If you’re unfamiliar with Distributed Proofreaders (DP), there’s a link to the DP Front Page in the sidebar beside this post.

5 Responses to DP Site Slowness

  1. genknit says:

    Thanks for the heads-up! I’m going to let my friend, who is brand-new to DP, know.

    Sue.   Ancestors are the purls in the knitting of one’s life.

    >________________________________ > From: Hot off the Press >To: genknit@yahoo.com >Sent: Wednesday, September 12, 2012 2:26 AM >Subject: [New post] DP Site Slowness > > > WordPress.com >msldavies posted: “Official Statement: The morning of Sept. 11 (PDT), Distributed Proofreaders had an incident with a client IP that had an unusually large number of web server connections open. That incident was resolved without issue. As part of our response, the datab” >

  2. apsen says:

    My browser cannot connect to the website at the moment. Is it down right now?

  3. Louise Hope says:

    How many pgdp users #1 know the blog’s address and #2 tried it in spite of the obvious and reasonable assumption that if the main site is down, then subdomains would be down too?

    Here are the places I looked first:
    pgdp’s raw IP number (to confirm that it isn’t a DNS issue)
    gutenberg.org (silent, of course)
    pgdp.org (the test site, run on a different server in a different part of the country)
    the colo that houses pgdp’s server (to confirm that it wasn’t a bigger problem)

    I think the test site would be a good choice for posting status reports when the real pgdp is down.

    • msldavies says:

      The blog is hosted at WordPress and the URL is redirected through the domain registrar. Completely separate from our main site.

  4. […] This is a followup of yesterday’s post regarding DP Site Slowness. […]

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