Oct. 13 2019/2:17 ET: unusual (not block) lag in skyblock, lost inventory (reverted to prior state)

Discussion in 'Get Help!' started by waseric, Oct 13, 2019.

  1. waseric

    waseric Chief turtle herder VIP

    skyblock is currently very laggy. completing challenges (spamming maestro) this afternoon, and it is failing in a way that makes me think there might be some lost data:

    1. Initially intermittent, but then consistent "locked challenge" messages coming back from maestro.
    2. After disconnecting and reconnecting, it was as if I had gone back in time perhaps 10-15 minutes -- appeared at a different part of my island (where I had been recently), and inventory was as it was when I was doing seedsower challenge (note inventory in bar below). But, container contents were in the state they should have been when I logged off (e.g: the items I had just put in furnace were smelting), the chest I put my items in to make room for seedsower was empty (note concern for lost items from inventory).
    3. Ladybug reported no lag at the same time while on creative server.
    4. overall, updates from server are slow -- as I type this, server is not responding to commands like /c, etc; minecarts are not moving.
    5. I am the only one on skyblock at the moment, and for the past hour+
    6. No extraordinarily complex redstone circuits or anything -- fewer things running than normal, in fact.
    7. Note challenge menu below... (these should not be locked).
    8. Recap:
    maybe lost data in user inventory
    maybe lost data in challenge db (for my user)
    doesn't appear to be lost data in containers
    9. server is completely unresponsive at this moment (got worse while I was typing this).
    10. disconnect/reconnect, now cannot connect to server.


    challenge odd state.jpg

    The point at which challenges went from increasingly unusable to unusable:

    Code:
    [14:08:11] [Client thread/INFO]: [CHAT] SKY > waseric has completed the maestro challenge!
    [14:08:31] [Client thread/INFO]: [CHAT] The maestro challenge is not available yet!
    [14:08:31] [Client thread/INFO]: [CHAT] The maestro challenge is not available yet!
    [14:08:31] [Client thread/INFO]: [CHAT] The maestro challenge is not available yet!
    [14:08:31] [Client thread/INFO]: [CHAT] The maestro challenge is not available yet!
    [14:08:31] [Client thread/INFO]: [CHAT] The maestro challenge is not available yet!
    [14:08:31] [Client thread/INFO]: [CHAT] The maestro challenge is not available yet!
    [14:08:31] [Client thread/INFO]: [CHAT] The maestro challenge is not available yet!
    [14:08:31] [Client thread/INFO]: [CHAT] The maestro challenge is not available yet!
    [14:08:32] [Client thread/INFO]: [CHAT] The maestro challenge is not available yet!
    [14:08:32] [Client thread/INFO]: [CHAT] The maestro challenge is not available yet!
    [14:08:32] [Client thread/INFO]: [CHAT] The maestro challenge is not available yet!
    [14:08:34] [Client thread/INFO]: [CHAT] The maestro challenge is not available yet!
    [14:08:37] [Client thread/INFO]: [CHAT] The maestro challenge is not available yet!
    [14:08:52] [Client thread/INFO]: [CHAT] Invalid challenge name! Use /c help for more information
    [14:09:54] [Client thread/INFO]: Stopping!
    
     
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2019
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  2. Nidale

    Nidale Adept

    Same here, canĀ“t connect.
     
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  3. waseric

    waseric Chief turtle herder VIP

    Update... Looks like it may have extended to other servers now, as well. Ladybug last disconnected from creative, and is not able to connect now. Before disconnecting from creative, she found that attempts to do /lobby were unresponsive.
     
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  4. StarSans

    StarSans Adept VIP

    yes I am also having this problemo
     
  5. c0wg0d

    c0wg0d Master Owner Moderator VIP

    I'm very sorry. There was likely some data loss, as you noticed. I am unable to recover this loss. The hard disk on the server was completely full. I had to purge some old backups to clear some space.
     
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  6. waseric

    waseric Chief turtle herder VIP

    It's all good. Thank you for the information, and for the Sandlot in general! Changes always come with growing pains. I will say that this was the first hint of any sort of performance issues I've seen since the move to the new server.
     
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  7. bizarr0

    bizarr0 Artisan Moderator VIP Elder

    all servers except the test 114 server appear to be down
     
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  8. waseric

    waseric Chief turtle herder VIP

    Ok, so I got in and took a look, and my Inventory and challenge screen looks exactly like the screenshot I included above.

    That means
    1. It's almost the same as if I had jumped off the island -- empty inventory, except I still have the xp and armor I was wearing.
    2. Challenges are in a weird sort of state between reset and where they should be.

    1. makes me sad, because if it had happened 10 minutes on either side of that, my "usual" items would still be in my inventory, instead of being temporarily shifted to make room for seeds. IF there is any sort of CONVENIENT way to get my inventory back, like from the previous night's backup, that would be awesome. But, no big deal if not -- I can replace those things.

    2. I think I'll definitely need some help with. Other than just repeating all the challenges (if that works), I'm not sure what else to do. Everything below above Craftsman seems to be locked at the moment. Up until the event, I had all challenges until yellowbrickroad done. I'm actually within 25 blocks of that (woot!). This is definitely an interesting detour...

    I'm sorry to bother you with this, @c0wg0d . Is there anything you can do?

    Thank you
    waseric
     
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  9. c0wg0d

    c0wg0d Master Owner Moderator VIP

    I tried to revert all your data to yesterday at noon Eastern Time. Let me know how things look now.
     
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  10. waseric

    waseric Chief turtle herder VIP

    That sounds better than I could hope for. I just logged in, but no apparent change ... wondering if maybe I need to try again after server restart (when data presumably gets re-read from disk)?
     
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  11. c0wg0d

    c0wg0d Master Owner Moderator VIP

    Hopefully. Are you able to be online tonight around the time of the restart? I can work with you real time to try and resolve this, since it might require a restart or two.
     
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  12. waseric

    waseric Chief turtle herder VIP

    I'm sorry I missed this. Unfortunately, no joy after the regular restart. If you don't mind, please definitely keep those restore bits on standby. I'll try to catch up with you during the week and we can coordinate being there at a restart. The weekend may be soon enough - somehow, 2am comes a little later during the week than on the weekend. :D

    Thank you, c0w. I really appreciate your help.
     
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  13. dj_H

    dj_H Your Skyblock Host VIP Helper

    @waseric

    Please use all resources on my island should you've the need, ok? You are trusted and nearly all of my chests are /unlocked for trusted island visitors.

    You are a wonderful player and my heart went out to you immediately after reading this. I want to help you anyway I can.
     
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  14. waseric

    waseric Chief turtle herder VIP

    Aw, thanks @dj_H! You're very kind.
    I'm afraid my rather pedantic approach to sky block isn't compatible with anything from off island. In fact, I've got plans for a gift garden to place things that folks have given me - I just can't put them into practical use. I very much appreciate the offer, though. I'm humbled by your trust, and the offer.


    You're such a good guy @dj_H. Thank you. The Sandlot community is stronger for your participation here!
    I can replace everything I had pretty quickly. I'm mostly just worried about having permanent corruption in the challenge state data. Fingers crossed we'll get it back. Seriously, it's not like my island up and disappeared while I was within 25 blocks of completing yellowbrickroad. Had that happened, I might have had to borrow @ragequitter9k's handle for a bit
    As it is, once things settle from this, it won't be long before I've blown through the last challenge tier. So all is really quite well.

    Cheers,
    waseric
     
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  15. dj_H

    dj_H Your Skyblock Host VIP Helper

    Remember my public gold farm- it doubles as an incredible XP resource too!!! (when you need levels to anvil/enchant your goods)
     
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  16. waseric

    waseric Chief turtle herder VIP

    Alright, so closing the loop:
    I am all set:

    It turned out that a few random challenges were reset to zero executions. After redoing those, remaining challenges seemed to unlock and work ok. For my pains, I did get to repeat some unrepeatable challenges. I think that's OK.

    Balance was reset, but that doesn't matter much.

    Whackenstein (the axe), and MCI (the bow) have been replaced, and all is well.

    Thank you for support, @c0wg0d. I'm sorry, for your sake, the event happened. It is always unwelcome having to spend unplanned time cleaning up from things like this, particularly for a _game_, and when it competes with real life.

    @dj_H, as always thanks for your kindness and support!

    waseric.
     
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