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A lonely path, an uphill climb

March 23, 2005 @ 9:25pm

I think it was Yogi Berra who said, "No one visits Weblogs, Inc. anymore. It's too crowded."

If I had to choose between having server problems that no one noticed or having server problems that people in other countries blog about, I'll take the one where people notice. Saturday morning we switched to a new database server with fast drives and yesterday at noon the whole platform went south. Dave and I spent eight straight hours yesterday looking for the source of our problems and came up with a few things:

  1. Our database server has anywhere from 220 to 400 open connections that are identified as "AWAITING COMMAND";
  2. Our web server is still having 5 to 30 second long connection outages on its public network card about once an hour; and
  3. We scheduled some new database jobs that we had only done some light testing on before moving to the new server and putting them into constant rotation.

We turned off those new jobs last night at Logicworks' recommendation - and a few other jobs for good measure - and it seemed to help, but as we were doing that it was evening and our traffic curve was dying down.

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