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Post by Gloria » Sat Apr 11, 2009 6:35 pm

Hi Vagile,

Recently I've had a recurring error when posting. It says something like 'MySQL server has gone away'. This is happening about half the time when I try to post so I am not able to post some messages. I wanted to bring your attention to this and ask if you had any helpful strategies or tips.
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Re: Trouble posting

Post by Ayelwen » Sat Apr 11, 2009 6:50 pm

Its happened to *Everyone* :(

the only thing i can suggest, is keep reposting the post, it will eventually stick. Also, there are times when it says "Forbidden"

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Re: Trouble posting

Post by noivad » Sat Apr 11, 2009 11:27 pm

Ditto here and I cleared all cookies.
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Re: Trouble posting

Post by Vagile » Sun Apr 12, 2009 3:44 am

I'm hoping it's the DNS issue and it will all clear up in the very not too distant future.

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Re: Trouble posting

Post by Kani » Wed Apr 15, 2009 2:37 pm

Still a problem. It's at least as bad, if not worse than before.
It takes me 4-10 attempts to make a new post, typically.

At first blush, I was thinking the database was corrupted. But on the other hand, searching works fine, and the only thing affected is actually trying to make posts. And they do eventually succeed, which suggests the database is at least intact in some shape way or form.
The obstacle is the path.

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Re: Trouble posting

Post by Dyaus » Wed Apr 15, 2009 7:35 pm

Based on my (somewhat limited) web hosting experience, I would be surprised if this is a DNS issue.

"The most common reason for the MySQL server has gone away error is that the server timed out and closed the connection."

I've noticed that with these forums, clicking Preview/Submit takes an abnormally long period of time. Longer than I've ever seen with phpbb. I'm not savvy enough to know why it takes so long, but I would venture a guess that maybe your new web hosting has a short(er) timeout on MySQL connections.

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Re: Trouble posting

Post by Ayelwen » Thu Apr 16, 2009 6:18 am

I've considered the same thing you have, and the theory that is coming to mind, is the app is closing / restarting. That the SQL server is erroring at some point and panicking.

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Re: Trouble posting

Post by noivad » Thu Apr 16, 2009 12:26 pm

I've all but given up trying to post.

It's probably not a DNS issue. Your new server is probably horked.
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Re: Trouble posting

Post by Ayelwen » Fri Apr 17, 2009 6:49 pm

noivad wrote:I've all but given up trying to post.

It's probably not a DNS issue. Your new server is probably horked.
I wouldnt say horked, but something isnt spinning right. DNS only takes 48hrs to propagate and we're way beyond that. Vagile, if you have remote / local access to the server, you should deffinately look through the SQL logs. I don't know hardly anything about SQL or PHPBB functions, but i do play with making websites and have had to do my fair share of google'ing errors found in logs. Id suggest starting there. and perhaps turn off NOTICE / INFO log entries, and only log WARNINGS and such, would be a start, to cut out the amount you have to weed through.

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Re: Trouble posting

Post by Gloria » Wed Apr 29, 2009 9:27 pm

I'm getting used to the problem. Most of my posts seem to go through in 2 or 3 tries. This board is still workable and working.
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Re: Trouble posting

Post by noivad » Thu Apr 30, 2009 3:53 am

It shouldn't take 6 clicks to post nine words.
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Re: Trouble posting

Post by wangahrah » Thu Apr 30, 2009 6:16 am

The problem is server side; Vagile, have you contacted your hosting provider?

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Re: Trouble posting

Post by Ayelwen » Fri May 01, 2009 9:22 am

noivad wrote:It shouldn't take 6 clicks to post nine words.
its taken up to 25 to get a successful post, one day, i was over 80 clicks, about 3 hours of trying, i just saved it to text document and waited a day.

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Re: Trouble posting

Post by Gloria » Fri May 01, 2009 7:11 pm

I've never had probably worse than 5 or 6 tries, and I post quite often. I am wondering why is the problem worse for some people and easier for others? Or is it just random luck?

I'd say that over 85% of my posts are going through in just two tries.
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Re: Trouble posting

Post by Ayelwen » Sat May 02, 2009 1:05 am

Gloria wrote:I've never had probably worse than 5 or 6 tries, and I post quite often. I am wondering why is the problem worse for some people and easier for others? Or is it just random luck?

I'd say that over 85% of my posts are going through in just two tries.
today ive had about 75% in 2-4 tries, but there's been a few that went over 10. the one that was over hours and hours, was last week.

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