Mathowie backs up MeFi January 12, 2003 3:04 PM   Subscribe

Success! (I think)

Thanks to some in-person help, I remotely did a backup of the old, corrupted hard drive's web folders and deployed everything onto the new drive. Now that everything's back up, it all seems to be working again (disturbingly smoothly if I must say). If you find any problems, let me know here.
posted by mathowie to Uptime at 3:04 PM (50 comments total)

The comments were broken but are working now. The mail service seems to be stopped.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 3:14 PM on January 12, 2003


Hope it does work, Matt - so far, so good, it seems.

But does this mean you won't have to come out to the East Coast after all?
posted by yhbc at 3:19 PM on January 12, 2003


I get a "500 There is no web application configured to service your request" from time to time.
posted by riffola at 3:28 PM on January 12, 2003


Right now I'm getting this:

Error Executing Database Query.
[Macromedia][SQLServer JDBC Driver][SQLServer]Procedure 'weblog' expects parameter '@timezone', which was not supplied.

The error occurred in C:\metafilter sites\www.metafilter.com\index.cfm: line 152
Called from C:\metafilter sites\www.metafilter.com\index.cfm: line 333
Called from C:\metafilter sites\www.metafilter.com\index.cfm: line 152
Called from C:\metafilter sites\www.metafilter.com\index.cfm: line 333

150 :
151 : exec weblog #session.last_visit#, #lastweek#
152 :

153 :
154 :


But you probably knew that...
posted by jonson at 3:38 PM on January 12, 2003


What jonson said.
posted by elwoodwiles at 3:39 PM on January 12, 2003


Hmmm. Deleted cookies. Working now.
posted by jonson at 3:40 PM on January 12, 2003


I deleted cookies, and "generic" Mefi loaded fine.
But then I logged in, and got the CFM error jonson references.
posted by PrinceValium at 3:54 PM on January 12, 2003


Okay, I just got the whole MeFi page, but without any threads (just blue space), and a single line that reads "Connection Failure" above the "Home, About, Archives ..." line. That wasn't there before.
posted by yhbc at 4:01 PM on January 12, 2003


ok, the index should work now.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 4:02 PM on January 12, 2003


Matt, I've got this terrible itch right in the middle of my back...can you reach it for me?
posted by mr_crash_davis at 4:12 PM on January 12, 2003


I dunno Crash, maybe you should ask a hot single lady from Portland.....
posted by elwoodwiles at 5:13 PM on January 12, 2003


Dammit I just snarked the wrong guy
posted by elwoodwiles at 5:17 PM on January 12, 2003


Don't feel bad, lots of ColdChef's jokes have been getting attributed to other persons lately. It's all part of the overall "cajun ennui" that settles in over time. Nothing to worry about, really.
posted by yhbc at 5:31 PM on January 12, 2003


Plus, I used to date a hot single chick from Portland, and I was beginning to worry she'd tracked me down.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 5:36 PM on January 12, 2003


Occasionally, I have to hit refresh on the main page a couple of times, as none of the threads, nor anything below the textad shows up.

Oh, and just now, when I pressed the spell check button, I got:

Error processing CFX custom tag "CFX_CFX_JSpellCheck".
The CFX custom tag "CFX_CFX_JSpellCheck" was not found in the custom tag database. Please be sure to add custom tags to the database before using them. If you have added your tag to the database then you should check the spelling of the tag within your template to insure that it matches the database entry.

The error occurred in C:\metafilter sites\metatalk.metafilter.com\spellchecker\spell.cfm: line 26

24 : words="#spellCheckContent#"
25 : variable="jsoutput">
26 :
27 : var iterator = -1; //pointer to the current word index
28 : var curpos = 0; //current word position in document



--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Please try the following:
Check the CFML Reference Manual to verify that you are using the correct syntax.
Search the Knowledge Base to find a solution to your problem.


Browser Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)
Remote Address 68.98.130.158
Referrer http://metatalk.metafilter.com/spellchecker/bottom.cfm?jsvar=document.mefi.comment.value
Date/Time 12-Jan-03 05:42 PM

Stack Trace (click to expand)
at cfspell2ecfm1901054147.runPage(C:\metafilter sites\metatalk.metafilter.com\spellchecker\spell.cfm:26)


coldfusion.tagext.CfxTag$CFXClassNotFoundException: Error processing CFX custom tag "CFX_CFX_JSpellCheck".
at coldfusion.tagext.CfxTag.doStartTag(Unknown Source)
at coldfusion.runtime.CfJspPage._emptyTag(Unknown Source)
at cfspell2ecfm1901054147.runPage(C:\metafilter sites\metatalk.metafilter.com\spellchecker\spell.cfm:26)
at coldfusion.runtime.CfJspPage.invoke(Unknown Source)
at coldfusion.tagext.lang.IncludeTag.doStartTag(Unknown Source)
at coldfusion.filter.CfincludeFilter.invoke(Unknown Source)
at coldfusion.filter.ApplicationFilter.invoke(Unknown Source)
at coldfusion.filter.RequestMonitorFilter.invoke(Unknown Source)
at coldfusion.filter.PathFilter.invoke(Unknown Source)
at coldfusion.filter.ExceptionFilter.invoke(Unknown Source)
at coldfusion.filter.ClientScopePersistenceFilter.invoke(Unknown Source)
at coldfusion.filter.BrowserFilter.invoke(Unknown Source)
at coldfusion.filter.GlobalsFilter.invoke(Unknown Source)
at coldfusion.filter.DatasourceFilter.invoke(Unknown Source)
at coldfusion.CfmServlet.service(Unknown Source)
at jrun.servlet.ServletInvoker.invoke(ServletInvoker.java:106)
at jrun.servlet.JRunInvokerChain.invokeNext(JRunInvokerChain.java:42)
at jrun.servlet.JRunRequestDispatcher.invoke(JRunRequestDispatcher.java:241)
at jrun.servlet.ServletEngineService.dispatch(ServletEngineService.java:527)
at jrun.servlet.jrpp.JRunProxyService.invokeRunnable(JRunProxyService.java:198)
at jrunx.scheduler.ThreadPool$DownstreamMetrics.invokeRunnable(ThreadPool.java:348)
at jrunx.scheduler.ThreadPool$ThreadThrottle.invokeRunnable(ThreadPool.java:451)
at jrunx.scheduler.ThreadPool$UpstreamMetrics.invokeRunnable(ThreadPool.java:294)
at jrunx.scheduler.WorkerThread.run(WorkerThread.java:66)

posted by crunchland at 5:43 PM on January 12, 2003


yeah, spell check isn't working. I'll have to fix that.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 6:09 PM on January 12, 2003


spellchecker fixed.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 6:13 PM on January 12, 2003


Damn, Matt, you've been working on this for the past few days...

You rock. Thank you.

Now go get some sleep.
posted by metrocake at 6:34 PM on January 12, 2003


Are we there yet? ::ducks::
posted by riffola at 8:37 PM on January 12, 2003


yeah, a few more service packs have been installed and the required reboots were done.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 8:44 PM on January 12, 2003


Excellent work Matt, and Jason. Thank you.
posted by riffola at 8:55 PM on January 12, 2003


thank you very much matt.
posted by sgt.serenity at 9:06 PM on January 12, 2003


I see Obi-Wan has taught you well.
posted by PrinceValium at 10:10 PM on January 12, 2003


Metafilter: Obi-Wan taught us well.
posted by lazaruslong at 11:35 PM on January 12, 2003


Woohoo! Thanks Matt! I was jonesin' for a MeFix.
posted by me3dia at 8:51 AM on January 13, 2003


The index seemed to not work for me this morning, but it seems fine now.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 9:04 AM on January 13, 2003


yeah, there were some new problems this morning. Hopefully in the next few days we'll work all the kinks out.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 9:07 AM on January 13, 2003


Metafilter: we'll work all the kinks out.
posted by jazon at 9:42 AM on January 13, 2003



posted by mr_crash_davis at 10:25 AM on January 13, 2003


A couple of things I noticed, probably related, neither of them a big deal, just surprising:

- If I change my preferences, I have to log out and log back in to get them to be used.
- Preferences appear to be driven solely by cookies, so if I change my preferences in one browser, then use another browser, I don't see the changed preferences. I would expect the cookies to just hold login credentials and my actual preferences to be retrieved from MetaFilter's user database.
posted by blm at 10:54 AM on January 13, 2003


I keep logging in and finding that a weird bug causes a poster to copy & paste a mundane quote, prefaced with 'MetaFilter:...', as if the repetition of a comment in this format is inevitably and invariably hilarious.


Or is it a feature?
posted by dash_slot- at 11:45 AM on January 13, 2003


MetaFilter: Inevitably and invariably Hilarious
posted by fvw at 12:58 PM on January 13, 2003


MetaFilter: is it a feature?
posted by dg at 2:07 PM on January 13, 2003


Metafilter: Is it a tagline?
posted by lazaruslong at 2:30 PM on January 13, 2003


If only someone could isolate and kill that pancake joke bug, we'd all be a lot better off.
posted by jonson at 3:03 PM on January 13, 2003


MetaFilter: predictable as hell.
posted by dg at 3:11 PM on January 13, 2003


MetaFilter: MetaFilter:
posted by fvw at 4:50 PM on January 13, 2003


MetaFilter: The old jokes are the oldest
posted by Orange Goblin at 5:00 PM on January 13, 2003


in case of difficulty viewing, i have put up a mirror:

MetaFilter::retliFateM
posted by quonsar at 5:03 PM on January 13, 2003


Time before Matt comes in and righteously blasts a pack of peckers for making funny all over a thread in which he asked for legitimate bug reports: 10, 9, 8 ...
posted by yhbc at 5:05 PM on January 13, 2003


MetaFilter: blasts a pack of peckers
posted by quonsar at 5:26 PM on January 13, 2003


I *heart* Mr_Crash_Davis.
posted by ColdChef at 5:35 PM on January 13, 2003


If you folks are done clowning around-I am still getting error messages on and off as I access this site, the last time being a few minutes ago. Thought I would let the Mattster know.

Okay, you may resume your clowning now.
posted by konolia at 8:38 PM on January 13, 2003


So am I... oh maaaaattttttttt....
posted by Lynsey at 11:04 PM on January 13, 2003


MetaFilter: To be or not to be?
posted by gametone at 2:19 PM on January 14, 2003


Whoosh. That was a long day. I'm still getting 500 errors and blank screens (no threads, just the title layout) from time to time.

Oh, and MetaFilter was unaccessible for the whole day. But I bet you knew that.

Which meant the only thing I could amuse (or torture) myself with today was to read the monkeys prattling on about Miguel, personal lubricant and Reba McEntire without joining in. Durn monkeys.
posted by yhbc at 2:34 PM on January 14, 2003


I guess this is what happens when mathowie goes on vacation.
posted by timeistight at 2:38 PM on January 14, 2003


He's still on vacation after an entire year? What are we paying him with, pancakes?
posted by blue_beetle at 3:26 PM on January 14, 2003


yhbc - you could always join the higher order of #mefi if you are stuck for Miguel or personal lubricant conversations - we aren't proud.
posted by dg at 3:28 PM on January 14, 2003


Metafilter: read the monkeys prattling on
posted by feelinglistless at 6:24 AM on January 18, 2003


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