Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Having Problems with Second Life performance lately? This is why, and what you can do about it.

Cloud Computing, Second Life Style

Having SL problems lately?  Are you or other people grey or clouds?  Are you super laggy?  Other issues?

This is why.

I am cutting and pasting information below from the Second Life Grid Status web site for today.  And this has been going on for the past several weeks. Linden Lab is updating server and inventory management software, and ultimately, the upgrade of computer power will allow for more powerful and faster applications to be deployed inworld. Mesh also is a big tax on the existing server architecture, and is being addressed.

What can you do about this?

Well, if you are following basic advice on removing old files and multiple instances of viewers on your computer, and installing fresh viewers, clearing your cache, reducing your graphics, etc. ---

Basically nothing. It's fixed when it's fixed. 

Also, if Linden says that the matter is "resolved", my experience is that the "issue" tends to stick around for several more hours if not the entire day. 

The next big day for disruption looks to be November 1. Let's hope we can get through the important Halloween party weekend in peace.

[RESOLVED] Rolling Restarts for RC Server Regions

Posted by Status Desk on October 26th, 2011 at 09:38 am PDT
[RESOLVED 9:38AM PDT, 26 October 2011] Today’s rolling restarts have been completed.
[Updated 7:15am PDT, 26 October 2011] We will be beginning rolling restarts on the BlueSteel, LeTigre, and Magnum RC server channels shortly.
[Posted 4:10PM PDT, 25 October 2011] Rolling restarts on the RC Regions BlueSteel, LeTigre, Magnum server channels will be performed tomorrow October 26th starting at 5 AM PDT. Please refrain from rezzing no copy objects, making inworld L$ transactions and please save all builds. We will update this post when the restarts begin.

[Resolved] Inventory Database Maintenance

Posted by Status Desk on October 26th, 2011 at 08:31 am PDT
[RESOLVED 8:31AM PDT, 26 October 2011] All inventory maintenance has been completed at this time.
[POSTED 7:55AM PDT, 26 October 2011] We are currently undergoing unscheduled maintenance that will result in some Residents not being able to login and some Residents already inworld may be logged out. It will also prevent inventory from loading. Please keep an eye on this blog post for updates.

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