[AG-TECH] Disappearing venue definitions?
chris at vislab.usyd.edu.au
Mon Jan 12 20:04:50 CST 2004
On Tue, 2004-01-13 at 12:31, Randy Groves wrote:
> Has anyone else had this happen? I've been running an AG 2.x Venue server
> for some time now. I left it up over the holidays, but didn't actually
> check on whether it was responsive or not. When I returned, I just assumed
> that it had gone to sleep, although it was still running (the BridgeServer
> was also up), so I restarted both.
> Lo and behold, when I attempted to connect to my venues, I find that they
> had all disappeared! The venue server was back to it's default initial
> state. There was no 'backup' in the VenueServer.dat.bak file - it was
> identical to the main .dat file.
> This has happened before, and those times, I figured it was something that
> I had done in fiddling with the configuration. But definitely NOT this
> time. There is nothing that is obvious in the logs.
> While my venue server is not enormous, re-entering is not a huge pain, but
> a pain, nevertheless.
> But this points up a fairly significant hole in the venue server workings -
> there is no way (that I know of) to back up the server, and if that was
> available, of restoring it if it is trashed. I presume that if a version
> of the .dat file was available, it would be possible to manually restore
> the server, but I have not encountered the instructions for this process,
> if it exists.
Yes, I've had this happen twice.
After the first time, I made a copy of the .dat file in a safe place.
After the second time I brought back the saved .dat file and when the
server was restarted, all the venues were there again (except for a few
which were added after I made my .dat safety copy).
Chris Willing Telephone (61-2) 9351 3914
Sydney Vislab, F09 Fax (61-2) 9351 5955
University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia http://www.vislab.usyd.edu.au
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