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Temporary shut down of Gallery and Arcade
« on: February 25, 2007, 02:19:04 AM »
We are dangerously close to going over bandwidth for the month. This is unheard of, we have the ability to use up to 39GB of bandwidth which is usually way way way more than enough. On average we use about 8. So this is very alarming.

I think I found what was causing most of the headache and removed it, but I shut down access to out big bandwidth hogs.

I do ask, that if you find yourself able to access either area, please don't until I give the go ahead.

Sorry for the alarmist message, but I am in total shock.

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Re: Temporary shut down of Gallery and Arcade
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2007, 02:42:56 AM »
wow, that is huge.

one more thing to disable Jay are the random photos on the home page - those were still up when I came into the site tonight.
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Re: Temporary shut down of Gallery and Arcade
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2007, 02:42:56 AM »

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Re: Temporary shut down of Gallery and Arcade
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2007, 02:44:00 AM »
Thanks, should be disabled now

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Re: Temporary shut down of Gallery and Arcade
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2007, 04:14:23 AM »
it's gotta be me, I am such a picture whore :lol:

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Re: Temporary shut down of Gallery and Arcade
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2007, 04:16:23 AM »
BTW...for me, gallery is down, but arcade is still functional.  I am not playing, but just wanted to check.

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Re: Temporary shut down of Gallery and Arcade
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2007, 01:24:19 PM »
Yeah, Admins and Moderators will still be able to access the Arcade, which is why I added the note to stay out of there even if you can access it. :)

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Re: Temporary shut down of Gallery and Arcade
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2007, 01:50:02 PM »
LOL, don't worry, I was a good boy, and stayed out of the module :)

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Re: Temporary shut down of Gallery and Arcade
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2007, 01:54:02 PM »
Here is the usage this month, watch how each day it grows bigger and bigger and bigger, those are not accumulating totals, those are just per day. I may have to shut the site down until this is resolved as it is going to become very costly.

2007 02 01   26.1 MB
2007 02 02   275.2 MB
2007 02 03   183.0 MB
2007 02 04   119.9 MB
2007 02 05   237.7 MB
2007 02 06   174.3 MB
2007 02 07   346.6 MB
2007 02 08   483.4 MB
2007 02 09   654.0 MB
2007 02 10   863.4 MB
2007 02 11   1.07 GB
2007 02 12   1.27 GB
2007 02 13   1.46 GB
2007 02 14   1.63 GB
2007 02 15   1.80 GB
2007 02 16   1.91 GB
2007 02 17   2.08 GB
2007 02 18   2.23 GB
2007 02 19   2.34 GB
2007 02 20   2.49 GB
2007 02 21   2.67 GB
2007 02 22   2.85 GB
2007 02 23   3.02 GB
2007 02 24   3.25 GB
2007 02 25   3.40 GB

total                36.76 GB

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Re: Temporary shut down of Gallery and Arcade
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2007, 03:56:58 PM »
:x WOW!  I would like to know what is causing this.
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Re: Temporary shut down of Gallery and Arcade
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2007, 04:18:05 PM »
that is some insane bandwidth.  has the traffic (page views) changed much?
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Re: Temporary shut down of Gallery and Arcade
« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2007, 05:44:08 PM »
Well our host isn't much help, but they did confirm that we are really getting hammered by spider traffic. SO it is possible that those spiders are re-downloading images. We do have a lot of images in the forums and on top of that if they were to index the Gallry, that would be painful.

I was already blocking Google's image bot, now I am blocking Yahoo's as well. So we'll see if that helps out.

I also instructed google to slow down their crawling of the site which stays in tact for 90 days.

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Re: Temporary shut down of Gallery and Arcade
« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2007, 01:11:01 PM »
Ok, sorry i shut the site down for a bit yesterday, I needed to make sure the host wouldn't suspend us if we went over. I'm wondering if google was working on re-indexing this month. When they do they just kick your site's ass. A necessary evil as my host put it.

Anyway, here are the stats from the last 36 hours roughly, big change:

2007 02 25   3.40 GB   
2007 02 26   195.7 MB

Keep in mind the dates are a little off because of server times and junk like that. Everything resets on the 1st so just some tip toeing until then.

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Re: Temporary shut down of Gallery and Arcade
« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2007, 01:28:24 PM »
1st is only a couple days away.  Looks like if we can keep the trend smaller, you'll be OK.  if your host does hammer you with charges for a BW overage, let us know.  I am sure several of us here would be happy to chip in a little to help out.
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Re: Temporary shut down of Gallery and Arcade
« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2007, 01:46:44 PM »
I talked with them yesterday and as always they are very cool, they re-assured me that unless we go way over we should be okay.

At this rate, if it stays this slow, we should be just fine. We still have a couple GB left. As long as the BW stays in the MB's I'll be happy.

I will open the floodgates again on Thursday once everything starts over.