General error accessing new posts

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General error accessing new posts

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 27 Apr 2018, 11:11pm

Hi,
Seen a number of times, I just use back button and try again its then works.
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Re: General error accessing new posts

Postby mercalia » 28 Apr 2018, 6:51am

NATURAL ANKLING wrote:Hi,
Seen a number of times, I just use back button and try again its then works.

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Re: General error accessing new posts

Postby admin » 30 Apr 2018, 9:28am

That error message means that the database has refused to accept a connection from the website because there are too many connections already in use.

I'll investigate.

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Re: General error accessing new posts

Postby thirdcrank » 30 Apr 2018, 9:33am

Until recently, I only ever saw that message on another forum where the admin is done on a very piecemeal basis. On there, it means that the forum is down for several days till it's fixed. I seem to see it quite often on here now, probably making more impression on me because of that other experience, although a second attempt seems to succeed, so it's probably a borderline situation.

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Re: General error accessing new posts

Postby Psamathe » 30 Apr 2018, 9:42am

https://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=121637
Was it not investigated when previously reported?

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Re: General error accessing new posts

Postby thirdcrank » 12 May 2018, 5:08pm

This has just happened to me with the mould on cotton duck thread. It happened three times in a few minutes: twice when I tried to access it from the Unread posts" screen and then when I tried via "Your posts."

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Re: General error accessing new posts

Postby Vorpal » 12 May 2018, 5:57pm

It seems to be affected by browser. It happens to me occasionally when I am using Explorer, but I don't think I've ever had it happen when I am using Firefox.
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Re: General error accessing new posts

Postby Mike Sales » 12 May 2018, 5:59pm

Vorpal wrote:It seems to be affected by browser. It happens to me occasionally when I am using Explorer, but I don't think I've ever had it happen when I am using Firefox.


Happens to me on Firefox.

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Re: General error accessing new posts

Postby Vorpal » 12 May 2018, 6:21pm

Mike Sales wrote:
Vorpal wrote:It seems to be affected by browser. It happens to me occasionally when I am using Explorer, but I don't think I've ever had it happen when I am using Firefox.


Happens to me on Firefox.

As soon as I said that, it happens to me on Firefox :P
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Re: General error accessing new posts

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 12 May 2018, 8:08pm

Hi,
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Re: General error accessing new posts

Postby admin » 14 May 2018, 10:48am

That's odd, there is 3.9G of free space on the server. Must have been something temporarily taking up masses of space...

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Re: General error accessing new posts

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 14 May 2018, 1:20pm

Hi,
Aliens........or Russians :lol:
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Re: General error accessing new posts

Postby admin » 14 May 2018, 6:30pm

Found the problem. The system log file rotating (house-keeping) was failing, so slowly but surely the disk was filling up. Then a database backup (quite probably the Forum) used up all remaining space before deleting earlier backups.

I've fixed the log rotation, so log files won't grow forever any more.

I've also tweaked the backup script to delete old backups before backing up the current database state.