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Database doesn't want to play

Remember the inconsistencies after the last restore? Turns out they are technical not possible but still exist and while trying to fix them the database did not liked that at all. Last week we had no time whatsoever to take care about it. We are now looking into it. More updates soon. Thanks for your understanding.

Written on October 13, 2021 at 01:09 PM

Database alive

Holy moly, the import took 3 weeks to finish! After that, the most recent data salvaged from the crashed database was applied and we're finally back.However, there are some inconsistencies, so I needed to rebuild a table manually and I'm still checking on the overall data integrity. For example, you have unlocks from a game you don't own - I'm currently working on that.But anyway, the site is at your service again. Enjoy!

Written on September 18, 2021 at 06:02 PM

Database crashed

Update on the database issues: That was a major blow, far beyond some corruption. We actually needed to wipe everything and reinstall MySQL, because it was no longer operational. Before that, we could back up almost all the data except three bigger tables.Right now we're importing the latest backup (dated 2 days before the crash) and once it's done, we are updating it with the stuff we could save from the crashed state. The actual data loss should be very minor.Expect some more days of downtime, your Quake achievements have to wait a bit longer. ;)

Written on August 23, 2021 at 07:05 PM

Database issues

Looks like we ran into some database corruption issues. We're currently investigating, so expect a longer downtime.More infos following as soon as possible!

Written on August 20, 2021 at 08:37 PM

Easter Update!

Happy Easter! Here is some new stuff for you!Upcoming Achievement DatesMany seasonal and nonrecurring achievements are tied to a specific timeframe, which you can always check out in our up2date calendar[www.achievementstats.com]. However it can be quite crowded, especially during Halloween and Christmas. So check out your profile with a new link "View upcoming achievements" to your PERSONAL list of upcoming date-specific achievements! Current active ones are even highlighted, so you will never ever miss an unlock opportunity again!Deleted Achievement ImagesStarted with our server move we're now keeping the image icons of deleted achievements[www.achievementstats.com]. Now you can also see what it looked like before it was removed.More PercentagesYour profile view was updated with total number of achievements for each game plus the percentages of unlocked and locked cheevos. Of course, fully sortable! Thanks to noob_Lurker for the suggestion.Untouched GamesA new option to toggle between showing an hiding untouched games was also added to your profile. This allows to keep even better track with your ongoing completion progress. If you like, filter it down to in-progress games only and prioritize you next unlocks!Working EmailsLast but not least our mail system is now up and running again. If you requested an API key last month, you want probably request it again. ;)

Written on April 04, 2021 at 02:28 PM

We're Back!

Some of you have already noticed, the site is finally back online! It was briefly usable for half a day last Sunday, but the database hung up and we had to tweak our config again. By now it's straight online for several days and running stable, so we can finally announce being back!Please notice two things:Newer avatar images are missing, I had to delete most of them on the old server. They will come back little by little during the next crawls.Emails don't work, since the system is not yet set up again. If you need to contact us, please use this group!Enjoy using the site again. Don't be surprised for some shorter maintenance downtimes as we continue to work on the new server.

Written on February 06, 2021 at 09:04 PM

Progress Update #4

Over the course of the last week I've managed to monitor and hunt down every remaining issue related to the new tech. I even discovered and fixed older bugs unrelated to the server move. The site is now doing its business as usual, just a bit faster and better than before. I mean, just compare the needed times for calculations: Operation Old server New server Rankings >10 hours ~50 minutes All points ~20 hours ~6 hours Statistics ~4 hours ~4 minutes AchStats has certainly outgrown its old hardware home! So, what's left to do? Setting up the mail system again, but this ain't no easy task. We might skip it and start over without mail support for the time being. The domain transfer itself is not a problem at all. So one way or the other, AchStats is coming back tomorrow!

Written on January 30, 2021 at 04:53 PM

Progress Update #3

The database import has finished! As I'm writing this, I can already browse the site on the new server. I'm currently checking for any remaining issues and taking care of the background processes incl. crawlers.We're trying to finish the whole server transition at the weekend, so the site should be fully back online next week. I can't promise anything, but that's our current schedule. :o)

Written on January 22, 2021 at 04:38 PM

Progress Update #2

The new server is shaping up nicely. We have set up most of the operating system and the software stack needed to run AchStats. While we're at it, we've also upgraded most of the used dependencies. Apache, MySQL, PHP - all updated to the most recent versions and configured to our needs.We're now currently importing the database again and moving all the files to the new home. During this step, we are also tackling the insufficient encoding of our DB, i.e. fancy symbols like "🔴" can now be stored - finally!Once this is all done, we have to take care about domain transition, emails and a lot of testing. Stay tuned!

Written on January 12, 2021 at 12:55 AM

Progress Update

Happy New Year everyone!I've some bad and some good news for ya.Bad news is, the website won't come back on the current server. The database restore did not work, was again out of disk space.Good news is we're currently setting the new server up! Before we can deploy the actual website on it, we have to ready the system itself first. This may take some time again, but I'll keep you posted.

Written on January 05, 2021 at 08:11 PM

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