Monday, December 29, 2008


Database server issue, should be back soon.

Friday, November 7, 2008


..while I fix replication between the servers. Gimme an hour..

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

OCAU down

database server seems to have run out of memory again, grr.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Currently Up! But probable outage tomorrow afternoon.

So, the server was rebooted (after an uptime of nearly 200 days) and seems happier now, services were restored within abour an hour or so.

However tomorrow I am near the datacentre for other reasons and will drop in to eyeball the servers. Depending on time I should also be able to upgrade the memory in one or both, and if I'm really lucky I'll have time to swap out the "beer" server with the new "bourbon" server. But we'll see.

Down again :(

OCAU is down again. It seems the SQL server has locked up again. I swear these things know when I buy a new server.. they seem to sulk from then on.

Friday, September 12, 2008

OCAU is Up!

We return you to your regularly-scheduled slacking.

OCAU is Down!

Seems to be an issue with the database server at the moment. Hopefully nothing too serious, check back in half an hour or so.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Upgrade to 3.7.2

The forums are down while I upgrade them to the latest version of the forum software. Back soon!

Sunday, May 4, 2008


OCAU will be down for about 20 minutes early this morning while I look at fixing an issue with the search engine on the replication slave.

Thursday, March 27, 2008


All looks good now.

DB Checking..

Lots of database errors this morning and it looks like the server rebooted itself about 4 hours ago. Nothing obvious in the logs, strange. Anyway.. doing database maintenance again..

Wednesday, March 26, 2008


Stuff is back up. Enjoy.

Back soon..

The server has been restarted and has come up cleanly. I'm just running some database maintenance to make sure everything is ok before bringing the forums back up. Normally takes about 20 minutes.

OCAU Down!

Seems to be an issue with the database server. I'll give it a few minutes to sort itself out and then get the datacentre to powercycle it if it hasn't reappeared on the net.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Outage Today

There was an outage today due to an update gone wrong on the database server. All fixed and back to normal now after a visit to the datacentre.

OCAU is currently UP!

OCAU Status Blog

This page (located at will be used to provide info on OCAU outages if and when they occur.