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Choking on ZIPs Saturday Evening

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WGEinWVA
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Choking on ZIPs Saturday Evening

It was locked up again about 1250am Eastern.  Just after midnight, there were about thirty zips submitted with one image per archive and it was choking on them.  I restarted it and gave it a further chance for twenty minutes or so, to ensure that nobody's obs would get trashed, but it wasn't going to happen.  Once the zips were done away with, it processed several dozen fresh live FIT submissions within a few minutes.

I noticed in checking the folders that it had failed a few of the zips before it locked completely, so I don't think anybody missed out on their observations.  Some of the zips are in a folder on the desktop.

Glen

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Chocking on ZIPS?

Hello Glen

I assume your are talking about the Vphot que?  Am I correct?

Its 4:21am, Sunday, EST and the que is completely clear.  In fact I have been watching it all day Saturday from time to time and saw nothing all day.  Finally about 5 pm, I uploaded 3 images to make sure it was working, and it worked fine.  

Can you describe more about what you saw?  How long did you observe an image that did not process?  How big were the ZIPS?  Notice anything else?

Thanks for restarting it;

Thanks

Gary

WGEinWVA
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Photometrica Server was not

Photometrica Server was not responding when I logged in to the server at about 1245am.  Of course, it sometimes looks that way when it is busy.  After grinding away for a few minutes it still hadn't done anything so I restarted it.  I gave it eight minutes to chew on one of the zips and it was not responding again.  I deleted that zip and let it try the next, and it was still choking after ten minutes or so.  So I restarted it again and took care of things.

The zips are on the desktop in a folder labeled "SomeRemovedImages."  They are around 9mb each.  About thirty of them had been submitted around 1220am.

Someone was submitting other images when I got it going again, around 130am, and they went right through.  It is also fine now, at 1115am Eastern Sunday morning.

 

Glen

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Zips

Thanks Glen for the info.

Do I understand that in this case, the pipeline was not able to unzip the images?  Had nothing to do with plate solving?  If so, Any ideas about what would cause that.  I thought zipping-unzipping was a slam dunk--only I had problems with it.  

 

Gary

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I can't say for certain about

I can't say for certain about that.  The phmserver was not responding and it was hard to tell what was going on.  

Glen

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