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VPHOT Offline?

Over the last few hours this afternoon, I have encountered errors when I have tried to enter VPHOT through the AAVSO website.  Is it offline?  Any word about when it will be back?


SXN's picture
Yes, VPHOT is offline

I sent a copy of the error message we are all getting to Geir. With any luck he will see the report and figure out a solution before too long. No estimate on when it will be up. Sorry.

Mike Simonsen

HQA's picture
vphot offline

Hi John,

HQ is aware that VPHOT is offline; we'll get it back online as soon as possible.  We ask that everyone be patient.


kge's picture
And we're back

Sorry about that.

The free space on the server system disk was running low. Note that it is not related to the amount of images uploaded, or even the use of the system. The problem is that for each operating system upgrade a certain amount of disk space is used for backing up changes (this all happens automatically). Over the years this becomes significant, and a manual clean-up is required.

We should be back to normal now.


SXN's picture
VPHOT memory issue again

Looks like we have run into the ceiling of our capacity again. VPHOT will be offline until Geir can clear some space.

Mike Simonsen


Got error 28 from storage engine

Description: An unhandled exception occurred during the execution of the current web request. Please review the stack trace for more information about the error and where it originated in the code. 

Exception Details: MySql.Data.MySqlClient.MySqlException: Got error 28 from storage engine

Source Error: 

An unhandled exception was generated during the execution of the current web request. Information regarding the origin and location of the exception can be identified using the exception stack trace below.

Stack Trace: 

[MySqlException: Got error 28 from storage engine]
MySql.Data.MySqlClient.PacketReader.CheckForError() +153
MySql.Data.MySqlClient.PacketReader.ReadHeader() +233
MySql.Data.MySqlClient.PacketReader.OpenPacket() +122
MySql.Data.MySqlClient.NativeDriver.ReadResult(Int64& affectedRows, Int64& lastInsertId) +21
MySql.Data.MySqlClient.CommandResult.ReadNextResult(Boolean isFirst) +56
MySql.Data.MySqlClient.CommandResult..ctor(Driver d, Boolean isBinary) +41
MySql.Data.MySqlClient.NativeDriver.SendQuery(Byte[] bytes, Int32 length, Boolean consume) +103
MySql.Data.MySqlClient.MySqlCommand.GetNextResultSet(MySqlDataReader reader) +405
MySql.Data.MySqlClient.MySqlDataReader.NextResult() +322
MySql.Data.MySqlClient.MySqlCommand.ExecuteReader(CommandBehavior behavior) +155
MySql.Data.MySqlClient.MySqlCommand.System.Data.IDbCommand.ExecuteReader(CommandBehavior behavior) +4
System.Data.Common.DbDataAdapter.FillInternal(DataSet dataset, DataTable[] datatables, Int32 startRecord, Int32 maxRecords, String srcTable, IDbCommand command, CommandBehavior behavior) +144
System.Data.Common.DbDataAdapter.Fill(DataTable[] dataTables, Int32 startRecord, Int32 maxRecords, IDbCommand command, CommandBehavior behavior) +166
System.Data.Common.DbDataAdapter.Fill(DataTable dataTable) +115
DB.ReadTable(String sql) +82
DataSets.FITSFilesUploaded(Int32 userID, DateTime from, DateTime dateTo) +378
Restricted_Files5.GetImagesByRegDate(DateTime from) +146
Restricted_Files5.btnRefreshUploaded_Click(Object sender, EventArgs e) +147
Restricted_Files5.Page_Load(Object sender, EventArgs e) +2272
System.EventHandler.Invoke(Object sender, EventArgs e) +0
System.Web.UI.Control.OnLoad(EventArgs e) +91
System.Web.UI.Control.LoadRecursive() +74
System.Web.UI.Page.ProcessRequestMain(Boolean includeStagesBeforeAsyncPoint, Boolean includeStagesAfterAsyncPoint) +2207

Version Information: Microsoft .NET Framework Version:4.0.30319; ASP.NET Version:4.0.30319.1016

Things VPhot users can do?

1)  Does it help to make space if VPHOT users download and delete images in their account?

2)  Does it help this issue to donate $$ to support the AAVSO expenses for the cloud storage?  

3)  I know when people use the Amazon link on the homepage banner to go shop at Amazon that the AAVSO makes money it normally applies to the cloud storage.  It is a little thing one can consider doing as part of their online shopping habit to make the AAVSO some $$.

kge's picture
VPHOT back online

VPHOT is back online again.

It will not help deleting images. Donating money might help tough, a server instance with a larger system disk would do the trick :-)


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