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March 12, 2022 at 8:41 AM UTC

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Resolved after 8h 45m of downtime. March 12, 2022 at 5:26 PM UTC

It looks like our server started experiencing serious issues at about 08:41 on 12 March. I woke up about an hour ago and have been working to figure out what’s going on; I finally resorted to opening a Hetzner support ticket and having one of their technicians plug a KVM switch in so I can have remote console access. Unfortunately, the only switch they had available relies on Java Web Start, a piece of technology that Oracle officially deprecated four years ago. None of the options in Arch Linux’s repositories, neither the official repos nor the user repos, seem to work with this piece of crap so I’m installing Ubuntu 16.04 in a VM. I’ve got the KVM switch reserved for 2 hours and I’ve already used one of them up trying to simply run it. If I’m not able to figure out what’s going on and get SSH working, I’ll have to wait in line until they can get me the next available KVM switch.

tl;dr everything’s broken but I’m working on it and I despise enterprise Java with a burning passion

(16:50 UTC — Mar 12)

Everything’s back up and working again, though I’m still not sure what the root cause is. I have a couple other personal things that take higher priority so I’ll have to look more into that later this evening. (17:26 UTC — Mar 12)

Amolith

Last updated: March 12, 2022 at 6:42 PM UTC