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Zombie Escape Turkey Day - November 14th - 27th
It’s not almost Thanksgiving and the pilgrims have started preparing some undead turkeys. That has made the zombies quite mad. In order to quell the dead's unrest you must complete various challenges to calm them. The players who does the most challenges will get to choose some nice rewards. The player who does the most challenges will get first pick then the second and so on. If more than one person has the same amount of challenges it will be randomly decided the order. Send your screenshots to me on the forums along with what challenge you completed in the picture.
-> Be the lone survivor of any map (must be human).
-> Kill a zombie with a CZ-75 Auto.
-> Headshot and kill a zombie with a Shotgun.
-> Infect 8 humans in a single round.
-> Kill 3 SO’s or higher in 1 round OR 1 SO or higher 3 rounds in a row (can be infected or Survivor).
-> Get a kill with a fire-nade/molotov.
-> Get three or more headshots kills in one round.
-> Knife and kill a zombie
-> Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 [Donated by Dette]
-> Game of up to $20 your choice
-> Game of up to $10 your choice
-> 25000 Credits
-> 10000 Credits
-> Custom Animated Spray
-> Custom Title
-> No Exploiting
-> Follow server rules and global guidelines
-> In order to be able to you must be signed up on the forums
-> Only one prize per person, You need screenshots in order to claim prize.
-> Minimum of 15 players on the server
-> Staff are not eligible for prizes
-> Must not be banned during the event
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As you are aware recently (Monday, November 2nd, 2015) our servers have had major outages in services due to a mishap with our database(s) and I am making this announcement to clear up some misconceptions related to the recent downtime. I’ll start off first with the cause of the crash, what was done to recover from the crash, and what we will be doing in the future to prevent such occurrences in the future.
What caused the downtime?
Unfortunately a rogue SQL query was ran which caused the disk space on one of our SSDs to fill up causing data corruption on the disk. At first we believed it was only an issue with the SSD being filled, so we cleared up some space and were able to run temporarily before other issues arose.
After a few hours our database went down again due to corruption causing us to fall back to systems that are not reliant our database. Our servers were moved from admins and bans being handled by SourceBans to being handled by configuration files, and any and all plugins attempting to connect to the database were disabled, including Store, CTBans...etc. Servers such as Warcraft 3 took the brunt of the downtime as it is very reliant on a functioning database to store levels and experience. TeamSpeak was down temporarily until we were able to run it off SQLite and rebuild the server from scratch. Almost all of our web services were down including the forums, SourceBans, MOTD, and our Game Server Panel.
Throughout this time we attempted to be very open about problems occurring with our database through an advertisement message on our servers, and a temporary web page explaining the downtime.
How did we recover?
To put it simply we only recovered our current database thanks to the expertise of Centran and Driz. These two were invaluable and were able to recover a lot of our information and reconfigure our database while the rest of Staff worked toward keeping services running and informing the public about outages and downtime. Unfortunately with our set-up we did not have a reliable system for automated backups meaning we would have lost a considerable amount of data had it not been for them.
Once our database was recovered we were able to start various services again including TeamSpeak, SourceBans, the Forums, Open Game Panel, Store, CTBans, and Warcraft 3 which means we’re basically at the same point we were prior to the downtime. Please let us know if there is anything strange going on with any of the services above.
What will we do in the future?
Our plan for the future is to create automated backups of our database locally, then sync the backed up database(s) at an off-site location to ensure we always have a recent backup of our database. Redundancy comes in the form of the local backup and the off-site backup allowing us to recover from a disaster like this more easily in the future regardless of point-of-failure.
As it stands we have the infrastructure in place for the local backups; however, we are in the process of determining a good host for our off-site database backups and will release an announcement when we have created a system that works.
Currently most of our services are online and we should be able to return to normalcy. Happy gaming!
-Mimic, Chairman of the JCS