Site Access almost impossible

 
  waynes Junior Train Controller

Location: Victoria
Site access at the present time is almost impossible. I have been trying to access for 24 hours and only getting the unavailable message.  This service is now almost always in overload state.

Can we have an update on proposed changes to fix this and what is required (if anything) from us users?

Appreciate you are working on it and it probably involves money and lots of it.

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  michaelgreenhill Administrator That's Numberwang!

Location: Melbourne
Site access at the present time is almost impossible. I have been trying to access for 24 hours and only getting the unavailable message.  This service is now almost always in overload state.

Can we have an update on proposed changes to fix this and what is required (if anything) from us users?

Appreciate you are working on it and it probably involves money and lots of it.
waynes
Press CTRL+F5 when you encounter the outage page; it's usually only a momentary outage but unfortunately the outage page gets cached in your browser.
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
Press CTRL+F5 when you encounter the outage page; it's usually only a momentary outage but unfortunately the outage page gets cached in your browser.
michaelgreenhill
Michael,

The site is working much better this morning, but for the past couple of days it has been slower than an arthritic snail, with the outage page appearing often despite [CTRL+F5] being pressed often...
  woodford Chief Commissioner

Michael,

The site is working much better this morning, but for the past couple of days it has been slower than an arthritic snail, with the outage page appearing often despite [CTRL+F5] being pressed often...
Graham4405

I completely agree with this post, today Railpage is quite slick, prior today though it had all the speed of  a snail on moose tranquilisers.

woodford

On the outage page I have not had it today, this being quite a rare event over the past few months. I found though it was still comming up even if one swapped browsers, in this case Firefox and google  chromium.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Guys we thank you for your patience.  We are aware of the capacity issues and many $1000's has been invested in new hardware and data centre capacity to correct our overloading.

This new setup in Melbourne is almost complete.  We are nearly there.

Why are we wanting to complete the upgrade?  We have capacity problems.  We also want to release our new features to the market which we currently cannot do.

Regards
Brian
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
Guys we thank you for your patience.  We are aware of the capacity issues and many $1000's has been invested in new hardware and data centre capacity to correct our overloading.

This new setup in Melbourne is almost complete.  We are nearly there.

Why are we wanting to complete the upgrade?  We have capacity problems.  We also want to release our new features to the market which we currently cannot do.

Regards
Brian
bevans
Brian and the team,

We are really appreciative of this site and all the funds and hard work that go into making it what it is. It is often very frustrating however! But thanks very much...
  NSWGR8022 Chief Train Controller

Location: From the lands of Journalism and Free Speech
Brian and the team,

We are really appreciative of this site and all the funds and hard work that go into making it what it is. It is often very frustrating however! But thanks very much...
Graham4405

I also wanted to say thanks to all involved in this project.  We are very lucky to have a site and service such as this.  Over the past few weeks I have found it very very hard to get online.  

I hope the plans detailed above by @bevans can be completed and I look forward to any new services the team has planned for us.

I guess in some ways the site is a victim of its own success and I can only image how much this beast costs to maintain and run.
  L1150 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Pakenham Vic.
I've been trying to submit a post in the Victorian section. Using the quick reply is no good since as soon as I press submit, it brings up the "submit a reply" page. If I cut and paste my post into that, when I click on submit it just takes me back to a blank submit a reply page again. I'm just glad I saved my original text in word so after each failure to upload, I have the option of cut and paste the next time I attempt to post!Sad
  L1150 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Pakenham Vic.
Oh, that eventually worked. I'll try again in the Cudgewa  thread.

Nope, that didn't work
  michaelgreenhill Administrator That's Numberwang!

Location: Melbourne
Oh, that eventually worked. I'll try again in the Cudgewa  thread.

Nope, that didn't work
L1150
Which thread?
  L1150 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Pakenham Vic.
Which thread?
michaelgreenhill
Gradient and curve diagram, Cudgewa post 1932 or 1950 by Woodford
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Railpage will be unavailable later today for approximately 5 hours to enable the transition of the site and site database systems to new and faster hardware.  We expect the current systems to be taken offline early evening. When Railpage resumes the will be running on new code and also new hardware at the RDC.

Once the transition is completed we expect all access and overload issues will be a thing of the past.
  X'Trapolis-904M Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
That's just hope!


Anyway i am gone from here!
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Railpage changeover is about to commence. We expect the services to be unavailable for 3 hours.  Keep checking back as we will come back online and have a new site software release.
  railblogger Chief Commissioner

Location: At the back of the train, quitely doing exactly what you'd expect.
Railpage changeover is about to commence. We expect the services to be unavailable for 3 hours.  Keep checking back as we will come back online and have a new site software release.
bevans
I'm guessing the changeover is complete? The site seems a lot faster now and I've noticed a few cosmetic changes too. You guys each deserve a pat on the back. Well done.
  michaelgreenhill Administrator That's Numberwang!

Location: Melbourne
Railpage changeover is about to commence. We expect the services to be unavailable for 3 hours.  Keep checking back as we will come back online and have a new site software release.
I'm guessing the changeover is complete? The site seems a lot faster now and I've noticed a few cosmetic changes too. You guys each deserve a pat on the back. Well done.
railblogger
We're monitoring the situation but yes, everything has been cutover. There'll be a forum post soon showcasing some of the new features Smile
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Michael, is there a thread you would like to use to report issues with this release?
  BigTrain2015 Junior Train Controller

getting this problem when trying to access the home page

The specified homepage module cannot be found
[color=#0066cc]Click here to try again.[/color]

the url of this error is https://www.railpage.com.au/error/500?redir=/
  BigTrain2015 Junior Train Controller

downloads area does not work.  cannot download a file.  get this error

No video library (libav or ffmpeg) was found
/srv/Railpage.com.au/www/public_html/vendor/Railpage/railpagecore/lib/Downloads/Download.php
506
  8077 Chief Train Controller

Location: Crossing the Rubicon
This site is like so quick now.  it is much much better than it has been over the past several months.

The new look is very pleasing.  Looking through the site there are quite a few changes.

To the team. Congratulations!
  Rodo Chief Commissioner

Location: Southern Riverina
I have not had access for weeks but it seems good now.

(touch wood)
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Thanks for all the feedback.  It is much appreciated.

As I have mentioned on the forums previously, this new upgrade represents the largest single investment into Railpage by us.  Please enjoy the site.

As for connections.  This should provide some insight.

  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
Please enjoy the site.
bevans


If I didn't enjoy it I wouldn't visit! Smile Thanks for all the hard work.
  JoppaJunction Chief Train Controller

Location: Banned
I have not had access for weeks but it seems good now.

(touch wood)
Rodo

Try months.  Now very fast.
  mikesyd Chief Commissioner

Location: Lurking
Yes, all very good now.

Presumably Effie the cleaner has been told not to clean anything above floor level.

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