On Tue, 22 Aug 2000 email@example.com wrote: > > Hello, > > We noticed that your news server was not taking the feed from the Service > Adaptor at your site. When we telnet to the news server on port 119, we > get a message indicating that your news server is full. At your > convenience, could you take a look at this? > > If we can do anything to help, please do not hesitate to contact us at > 301-598-0500 x2424 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We want to work with you to get you the best possible service from the Cidera product. > > Thank you for your assistance, > > Bill Garrett > email@example.com > Cidera Network Operations Center Engineer The server is doing something weird and I don't understand why. It hardly expired any articles the night before last, and now it's been working on an overview expire for 15 hours (something it normally completes in about an hour). Doing a trace on the process it seems to be progressing normally and deleting expired articles from the overview database, as it should, but it is taking a lot longer than it normally doesn't and at present I have no idea why. It has over 1/2 million articles it is trying to remove in one shot. I'm afraid to interrupt the process, for fear it would just waste 15 hours worth of processing that it's already done.