[AG-TECH] Disappearing venue definitions?

Ursula Eisenblaetter eisenblaetter at imk.fraunhofer.de
Tue Jan 13 04:17:57 CST 2004


> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: owner-ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov 
> [mailto:owner-ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov] Im Auftrag von Randy Groves
> Gesendet: Dienstag, 13. Januar 2004 02:31
> An: ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov
> Betreff: [AG-TECH] Disappearing venue definitions?
> 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.
> Oh, and BTW - I'd check Bugzilla for something like this, but 
> it seems to be not answering its calls at the moment...
> -randy

I have had the same problem. After my holidays VenueServer and BridgeServers
were still running. For another problem - the machine has slowed down very
much - I have rebooted the machine. After that the VenueServer has lost its
config and were back in initial state.

Regards Ursula
Ursula Eisenblaetter                     
Fraunhofer-Institut für Medienkommunikation IMK
Competence Center NetMedia                       
Schloss Birlinghoven                     
D-53754 Sankt Augustin
Tel:   + 49 2241/ 14 1935
Fax:   + 49 2241/ 14 2597
email: Eisenblaetter at imk.fraunhofer.de

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