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    Board up, board down

    What is going on? I keep getting Database Error when attempting to refresh.

    Be are server on its last legs?

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    Its probably too many connections and MySQL can't handle it. Perhaps some of the older threads need archiving, or if the server can handle it, up the connection limit.

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    Grrrr, it happens again today!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by cprogramming.com
    Database Error Database error
    The database has encountered a problem.
    Please try the following:

    * Load the page again by clicking the Refresh button in your web browser.
    * Open the cboard.cprogramming.com home page, then try to open another page.
    * Click the Back button to try another link.

    The cboard.cprogramming.com forum technical staff have been notified of the error, though you may contact them if the problem persists.

    We apologise for any inconvenience.

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    Again down today for a while. I realize this is a free service to us, but I would really try and work on this recurring issue.

    EDIT: Make that "was down twice" for a while.
    Last edited by nadroj; 11-22-2009 at 06:22 PM.

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    I would say it was not particularly busy when this happened, but that is just a guess. The server logs would solve that (the traffic level) if the exact nature of the error is not logged by mySQL or whatever the db is.

    Also, apache or vBulletin should limit the number of requests so I am not sure if it will be that. Couple o' more guesses:

    • there is a nasty string somewhere in the db
    • some kind of cron-ish process hogging resources periodically
    C programming resources:
    GNU C Function and Macro Index -- glibc reference manual
    The C Book -- nice online learner guide
    Current ISO draft standard
    CCAN -- new CPAN like open source library repository
    3 (different) GNU debugger tutorials: #1 -- #2 -- #3
    cpwiki -- our wiki on sourceforge

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    There are a couple of the automated scripts that can cause problems. Different scripts have different conditions for when they can cause a problem, so it would have to be nailed down to a specific script, but theres really nothing to be done other than hope the next patch fixes it.
    Until you can build a working general purpose reprogrammable computer out of basic components from radio shack, you are not fit to call yourself a programmer in my presence. This is cwhizard, signing off.

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