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I keep getting 503 errors from GameDev, and then it'll say that GameDev is having troubles communicating with its database server or something like that. I get this error a few times a week, and it usually lasts ~15 minutes-ish. Anyway, I was just wondering if I'm the only one.

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I keep getting 503 errors from GameDev, and then it'll say that GameDev is having troubles communicating with its database server or something like that. I get this error a few times a week, and it usually lasts ~15 minutes-ish. Anyway, I was just wondering if I'm the only one.


I'm guessing the new board's database is just one really big table with a lot of contention over locks. Either that or each query does millions of subqueries each containing complex joins.

No, you are not alone. We're all seeing them.

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What he means is that he's going to migrate the database from his laptop so it doesn't turn off when he goes home for the night. :lol:


I just can't get these damn power save modes to cooperate with running a 24/7 highly available database.

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They still have to take him out to feed him every once in a while ya know.



We just work the Hamsters over until they are exhausted. When one dies though it's kind of like blowing a fuse, but instead of a fuse it's a hamster. I guess what I'm saying is, if you had any idea of the number of hamsters we've blown in the past few weeks.. you'd know why it was time to change things up.

On second thought, that is the worst analogy ever.

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Remember: every time you post, a hamster dies. :'(

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Maybe this excerpt from Wikipedia can shed some light on the likely origin of the GameDev server hamsters:
http://en.wikipedia....t_space_hamster
[Giant space hamsters] ... are brown-bear-sized rodents with thick fur.

Tinker gnomes have a strong connection with the giant space hamsters. Hamsters are domesticated, used as both pets and livestock, and are also used to power gnome sidewheelers, an inefficient form of space ship that is powered by a series of gigantic hamster wheels.

In combat, a giant space hamster will attack with its claws, and also attempt to swallow its opponents whole. They are, however, inclined to run away if given a chance.

Giant space hamsters were first discovered among the tinker gnomes, a race of highly technological creatures who primarily inhabit the world of Krynn. Tinker gnome civilizations are divided into guilds, who each research and develop a different technological field. It was the Animal Breeder's Guild that first bred the giant space hamster.

Characteristically, the tinker gnomes did not stop there, and continued to breed many forms of hamster, including the sabre-toothed giant space hamster, the carnivorous flying giant space hamster ("a regrettable if understandable line of inquiry"), the fire-breathing phase doppelganger giant space hamster, and the miniature giant space hamster (a dwarf variant, indistinguishable from ordinary hamsters).

The most infamous (and to gnomes, most feared) giant space hamster was "Wooly Rupert," the Tyrannohamstersaurus of Ill Omen.[/quote]

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[color=#1C2837][size=2]The truth of the matter is far worse...
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Don't worry. I have found our hero to save us from the Diabolical GameDev Hamster.

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[color="#1C2837"]The truth of the matter is far worse...


Don't worry. I have found our hero to save us from the Diabolical GameDev Hamster.
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Every diabolical hamster has henchmen.

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[color="#1C2837"]Every diabolical hamster has henchmen.[/quote]


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Every hero has a group of allies willing to help.

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It's ok, they're currently beefing up the next round of hamsters. They get installed 10/12 at 9PM EST.

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[color=#1C2837][size=2]It's ok, they're currently beefing up the next round of hamsters. They get installed 10/12 at 9PM EST.[/quote]
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The band is preparing for the celebration of the occasion.

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The new, bigger hamster has now arrived and taken up the wheel, he was just waiting for the bus, which was delayed due to bad weather.


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[color=#1C2837][size=2]The new, bigger hamster has now arrived and taken up the wheel, he was just waiting for the bus, which was delayed due to bad weather.[/quote]
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The weather got exponentially worse, but the server hamster is finding his way here no matter what.
Major delays expected.

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The new, bigger hamster has now arrived and taken up the wheel, he was just waiting for the bus, which was delayed due to bad weather.


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Totoro working as Gamedev.net hamster? I can't wait to see...

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