Services Update and Channel Registration Info (May 15th, 2008)
We were unfortunately unable to recover the previous services
database. Therefore, effective on Thursday May 15th, at 10:00pm EDT
(0200 GMT), Channel Registration will once again be open for use to
users. If you run into any problems, /join #anthrochat. Any
registrations made as of now are official. Please be sure to re-register
your nicks (/msg NickServ REGISTER [password] [email]). If you want any
vHosts to be re-implemented, /join #anthrochat to contact an IRCop that
can help you with that (A list of opers can be found on the 'Admins'
page of the site). If you have lost ops in any channels since the
database loss, contact those channels respective owners and admins for
assistance with that.
Anthrochat suffers massive data loss (May 1st, 2008)
I knew we needed to get a backup plan implemented for the entire server,
so I set out to do just that. While moving data around and getting it in
a more sane configuration in which to make backups, I caused a lot of I/O
load on the system bus. Unfortunately, there was a rather nasty bug in
Xen that didn't rear its ugly head until
that kind of load is put on the system. It caused an I/O buffer (SWIOTLB)
to start bouncing and doing disk writes to incorrect locations
on the array.
Anthrochat website V3 is born! (March 9th, 2008)
A new website has been built (as you can plainly see)!
There will be a few new features coming once services have
been re-written to keep our SQL server tables up to date.
Until then, enjoy the same old content in a nice new, eaiser
to read design!