Sunday, February 15, 2009

A little outage in APRS data collection

While I was at the hosting site adding memory to the second aprs.fi frontend today, I also did maintenance on the Sun Enterprise 4500 server which hosts finland.aprs2.net (the Tier 2 APRS-IS server which aprs.fi uses as the data source) and the aprs.fi backup database. So I configured the primary aprs.fi server to connect to another APRS-IS server while finland.aprs2.net was down, but made a mistake in the configuration, so the APRS-IS data collection broke. I didn't notice the alarms which it triggered, because I was working hard with the memory upgrade and the Sun reboot.

As a result, aprs.fi didn't collect APRS data between 11:35:43 UTC and 14:21:13 UTC. Sorry about that, I'll try to be more careful next time.

The memory upgrade itself went fine. The server should perform quite well for a while now.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi

Noticed that there have been no comment so far...Do not think that it is because we do not appreciate what you you are doing! WE DO! :-)
(the reason I have not left any comments earlier, is that I have no idea what you are doing ;-), but it seems to work!

73
LA9ULA

Erwin said...

You 're doing a great job.
Sometimes it happens that things don't go as planned.
It's a hobby for al of us, and no one's life depends on it :)
I know, I'm a Sytem admin also :)

Keep up the good work !

Anonymous said...

aprs.fi seems to be very intermittent today, other tracker sites seem to work still.
Hopefully it's not some variant of the conflicker virus.....
Jim W5AOX (really addicted to aprs.fi)