Data Issue

     We had a strange data issue this afternoon.

     Around 16:00-16:15 I saw data flow drop to about half of what it had been averaging, then between 16:15-16.20 it dropped to zero.

     By around 17:00 everything was mostly back to normal.  Our bandwidth graph still is not logging but we can get out to the rest of the world.

     Found out there was a problem with power to an entire breaker panel at the Isofusion Bellevue co-location equipment facility that took out their core router.

Mint Fully Operational

     Rwhod was broken so mint appeared down in ruptime even though it was up.  This has been repaired.  Most of the software previously installed has been re-installed.  Java is version 10, and is the Oracle release as the included jdk-10 was missing libraries.


Mint Repaired

     Mint is essentially repaired.  It works with the following desktop environments: KDE. Gnome, LXDE, LXQT, XFCE, and Mate.

     Gnome is a little bastardized.  The default configuration includes no logout button, obviously a problem.

     Adding one is non-standard.  Instead of the normal ALT+Right Click, Mint’s bastardized Gnome requires Windows+Alt+Right Click to add to a panel.  You can use that to add a Logout button to your panel then you will be good.

     All shells should be operational and most of the mailers on the other .deb derivatives are present on Mint.

Mint Maintenance

     As is oh so typical of Mint, the last in place upgrade to Tara left the graphical environment non-functional, so I will be taking Mint down for a while to perform a fresh re-install from the Tara ISO.


NextCloud Up!

     NextCloud is up and running again, Web Apps -> Nextcloud

     – or –

     I was up all night until after 8am getting this to work, and in the process learned something important about innoDB, you can’t just copy the files like you can MyISAM which means I’m going to have to come up with a different method of backing up the database.  Fortunately, I learned it on our data not yours.

Youtube BBcode in Forums

     In Forums you can now post a youtube video by placing the URL inside of youtube BBCode like this:


     The video will appear in it’s place in your posting.  Also many other new improvements.  A better captcha seems to be stopping spam bots.  Would like someone to test and see if they can apply okay.

NextCloud New Plan

     I’ve got an alternative plan of attack.  Tonight I am going to take the web server down, bring it up under an old backed up images but disable mysql so old database will not be served or altered and new data lost.  Copy the mysql files for nextcloud out, then shut it down, bright up the new, and copy the mysql files for nextcloud in.  It is unfortunately slightly more interrupting than using the command to copy the files out of the old image would have been but I can not remember or find it.