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Author Topic: LOTW furiously processing logs  (Read 13258 times)
AB8MA
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« Reply #90 on: January 30, 2013, 11:07:08 AM »

It's ok now. Smiley
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N2RJ
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« Reply #91 on: January 31, 2013, 07:47:48 AM »

phew !

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AB8MA
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« Reply #92 on: January 31, 2013, 02:05:14 PM »

Maybe not. Smiley

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Fatal error: initializeLOTWDB: -9807 - Too many users (task limit): General database error [initializeLOTWDB: -9807 - Too many users (task limit)]
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« Reply #93 on: February 01, 2013, 04:46:30 AM »

The the ARRL website...

"Jan 31 2013: LoTW may be unavailable for short periods until 1900Z tomorrow (Feb 1) for scheduled maintenance. Thank you for your patience."
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« Reply #94 on: February 01, 2013, 02:21:54 PM »

Still down. Wonder what routine maintenance a brand new system needs.
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« Reply #95 on: February 01, 2013, 07:24:33 PM »

Still down. Wonder what routine maintenance a brand new system needs.

Working OK for me....... 0324z  Cool

73, Gene AF3Y
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« Reply #96 on: February 02, 2013, 12:27:52 AM »

Still down. Wonder what routine maintenance a brand new system needs.

LotW is a ~10-year old system with an upgraded storage subsystem.

Be thankful that the ARRL is maintaining LotW, given the low level of staffing assigned to this function.
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« Reply #97 on: February 02, 2013, 03:35:56 AM »

Still down. Wonder what routine maintenance a brand new system needs.

LotW is a ~10-year old system with an upgraded storage subsystem.

Be thankful that the ARRL is maintaining LotW, given the low level of staffing assigned to this function.

It brings in a lot of revenue, Dave, and the employee expenses seem minimal. Aside from yesterdays outage it is virtually running at real-time speed since they fixed the problem.  It has been working fine since Friday night.

Is the same problem going to eventually happen again and do you have a rough idea of how much time the new quipment bought us?

73,

Chris/NU1O
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« Reply #98 on: February 02, 2013, 06:00:14 AM »

It brings in a lot of revenue ...

Has it substantially increased revenue or only taken it away from paper? Is the LoTW award process different, so that more money comes in, with extra charges like your cable and cell bills?
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« Reply #99 on: February 02, 2013, 09:44:02 AM »

It brings in a lot of revenue ...

Has it substantially increased revenue or only taken it away from paper? Is the LoTW award process different, so that more money comes in, with extra charges like your cable and cell bills?

I don't know that answer, but I would think it's a lot cheaper processing all that data with a computer than manually.

They also expanded into WPX so that is new revenue.

73,

Chris/NU1O
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« Reply #100 on: February 02, 2013, 02:37:46 PM »

AA6YQ says:

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Be thankful that the ARRL is maintaining LotW, given the low level of staffing assigned to this function.

My bold

Why, exactly, is there a low level of staffing assigned to maintaining LotW given the fact it's supposed to be ARRL's prime program?

73, Col MM0NDX





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« Reply #101 on: February 02, 2013, 03:13:20 PM »

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Be thankful that the ARRL is maintaining LotW, given the low level of staffing assigned to this function.

My bold

Why, exactly, is there a low level of staffing assigned to maintaining LotW given the fact it's supposed to be ARRL's prime program?


The storage subsystem upgrade clearly increased LotW's throughput, but to what level I don't know. I can't forecast the future load on LotW. Thus I can't predict how long the new level of throughput will keep LotW's average processing time below, say, 24 hours.

There is no full-time staff assigned to maintain and further develop LotW; such work is handled on a "when possible" basis by Mike K1MK, whose primary responsibility is ARRL IT Manager. If you haven't encouraged your ARRL representative to support the hiring of a full-time software engineer to maintain and extend LotW, please consider doing so.

      73,

            Dave, AA6YQ
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« Reply #102 on: February 02, 2013, 04:57:34 PM »

I uploaded last month's QSOs this afternoon and matches were virtually instantaneous. I was actually surprised when I next downloaded QSLs and there were already matches from my uploaded QSOs.
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« Reply #103 on: February 03, 2013, 09:16:33 AM »

Is the LoTW award process different, so that more money comes in, with extra charges like your cable and cell bills?

Paper applications didn't have a per QSO fee except after the first 120 QSOs.

LoTW applications charge per QSO when redeeming for awards, so they collect more with LoTW.
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« Reply #104 on: February 03, 2013, 10:09:15 AM »

Paper applications didn't have a per QSO fee except after the first 120 QSOs.

The new fee structure for paper applications is now 15 cents per QSO for everything over 101 QSOs.
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