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Drop outs?


#1

A few times today I have had the message below from the Spots side of Sotawatch. Don’t know if its anything to worry about. Anyone else seen it?
Q GW3BV

“Sorry, SOTAwatch2 had a problem with the old SOTAwatch database which unfortunately it still is using at the moment.
(Error: Lost connection to MySQL server during query). Please click here to return to the home page.”


#2

Not seen it here


#3

Yes, the error message was meant to convey: Don’t panic but we may need to put up with this until I can ditch the old SOTAwatch database. It’s the same thing that causes the old system to drop out as well at times.

I am still relying on the old system for spots, alerts and users. I have moved across summits, summit info, etc. and will move across users soon.


#4

I have slightly improved matters by executing a web forward to the home page when the database connection breaks.

I think in most cases this will actually revert back to a cached version of the homepage which will then try and refresh again after 30 seconds. So hopefully any problems will pass virtually unnoticed.

Let me know of any strange behaviour.


#5

At the moment I now seem to be getting a posting from WEBMON every minute now
whereas it was not happening before earlier on this morning even allowing for the postings.