Bot server issues, migrating to a spare one

We have an issue with one of the servers (the public network was suddenly shut down because of a maintenance).

The affected bots have been moved to a spare machine, and logging in now gradually. We expect all bots come back online in 15 minutes.

Bot may relog, and we are working on it

You may experience your bot relogging. Some bots relog more often, some are stable like before (up to several weeks online).

What happened

This happens because of Linden Lab introducing some protection measures on their servers. Bots’ (scripted agents’) activity sometimes looks strange for regions and network, and regions disconnect avatars.

What is being done

We are aware of the issue, and we are in touch with Linden Lab tech gurus. We are working together to get this fixed as soon as possible. Upcoming Christmas makes it a bit more difficult (making serious changes on the eve of holidays is dangerous). Please be patient, we promise to arrange it asap!

Sincerely yours,
Glaznah Gassner

The minor maintenance turning to epic crash… and some data loss

If you saw SmartBots website offline today, we are really sorry for that! This was a result of an epic crash we’ve faced today. The techy details follow for those who interested or curios.

Once is a chance

We’ve decided to run a minor maintenance this morning. It was supposed to be a regular replacement of an SSD drive (these drives get worn out every 1.5 – 2 years). The drives (say, A and B) are joined into the RAID array, so it was enough to pull out one drive (drive B) and insert a fresh one. (more…)

Maintenance: we have good news and, well, another good news

We are working on integrating bots and Second Life with Discord. Thus, the bots just got a new experimental brains upgrade which is able to be a Discord bot in addition to Second Life bot.

We’ve rolled out the experimental release yesterday, and, ehm, it was too experimental. Few hours later, the subject bots started crushing everything around, eating memory without washing the hands first… you know, very inadequate behavior for good bots!

The reason has been found: this is a Discord’s unstoppable fun made our decent bots crazy! Our team did and applied a special Discord-resistance patch for all of the bots. So far, everything is calm since then!

No kidding: we’ve did a release with new experimental integrations, and it messed some things up. Few updated bots managed to overload and crush two of our servers, causing the account and system lags. The problem is fixed now.

If you are using Discord for your Second Life activity, please contact us (either by replying to this blog post, or by contacting our support). We will be glad to know the ways you use Discord!

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