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« Reply #500 on: 17 August 2020, 09:06 »

So sorry ... went to kungfu summecamp this weekend ... no time to check forum.

Server will be down today for some more hors ... because I want to script a solution for whats happening a lot nowadays ...

A windows-error: an appcrash ... "neverwinternights has stopped working" is seen
That means my intended solution to restart server after 5 mins ... will never occur, because nwserver.exe is actually still running in the background ... and restart only happens if no nwserver.exe running is detected.

So now I have to try to write a cscript solution what checks errorstatus and if detected will close the window-error ... that will automatically means nwserver.exe will cease running.
Then my "restart server script" will trigger restart within 5 mins.

Oviously this needs to be tested and I can only test when this "error window" is happening ...

So expect a bit more downtime today.

Keep you all posted on progression

[update: sorry RL-issues messed some progression up ... downtime is extended - tomorrow it will be up again]

Pfff weird instable server lately ...

[OK new update]
Could not find a nice cscript online ... but I changed some policy rules,  I think appcrash.exe pop-ups will no longer occur now.
BUT !!!
ServerPC keeps reacting extreme slow ... did some SMART harddisk checks ... and it seems a harddisk crash is imminent ... so tomorrow again a long downtime while I copy harddisk onto new one.
In the meantime whole PC is shutdown .... expect no soon restart tomorrow
If all goes well ... server will be up late in the day.
Sorry all, for this long downtime ... but maintenance really is needed.



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« Reply #501 on: 18 August 2020, 03:17 »

Thanks for the update. It was driving me nuts, wondering what was happening. Now that I know, take all the time you need to get it working the way you want it. I'll wait patiently. Smiley
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« Reply #502 on: 18 August 2020, 22:10 »

 Grin
Yes, most likely where those crashes a symptom of all those bad sectors I see now, while trying to clone the hard disk.

To be honest ... these stream of bad cluster and lost data warnings concerns me a lot.
Still I need to have patience before I know if the cloning is successful,  because the clone-process will take at least 16 hours more ...

So new update:
If all goes well ... server will be up tomorrow in the afternoon.
... fingers crossed all ... otherwise I need to install whole windows again and everything else
... and that will take at least a whole day I'm afraid.

Another update:
Worst case scenario just quite happened ... hard disk appears too damaged already to clone ... original disk itself still starts ... but reacts extremely slow after that ... also some window features ... like harddrive health check doesn't work anymore.
So I just bought (very cheap  - because I work as a school system administrator) windows 10.
I will use this on a new hard disk ... (until now server did run on windows7)
Then I try to install and run our GvM-server as soon as possible.
Am worried though that I will not make it today ... my best guess now: server will be up and running around the evening ... tomorrow! (European time).

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« Reply #503 on: 20 August 2020, 10:28 »

YESSS !!
All done

Brand new Win10 install on old PC runs smoothly now and server is up and running again!
(And just in time too .. original hard disk almost didn't respond anymore ... and I could barely make the needed backups  - - normal backups hadn't run in 2 weeks I noticed ... so we were lucky)

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« Reply #504 on: 20 August 2020, 20:57 »

Grey, posting here so you get notification: i think you again need to copy the override files into the correct directory after your reinstall.. shifter shapes are all messed up again as before.

Cheers!
_bk

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Indeed a bit off topic... but you are right ... Weird ... I thought I copied all 1 on 1 ... but apparently not quite ....

Server up and running again ... but now with the needed overrides
Thnx _bk !
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« Reply #505 on: 02 September 2020, 17:37 »

PANIC  Shocked ...

Today the server's power supply was causing a total powerdown (fuses) in my house
So now I have a real challenge .... how to get a new PC and how fast can I make it up and running again ...
cause I need a power supply around 800W  ... and this costs at least 90 or 100 euro's
that's a lot of money for a small NWN-server

So my best chance to make a working server again without paying money ... is a spare financially written off PC from work ... (I have some so no problem there I guess ... unless there is no room for my video-card)
Then I need to install and configure the stuff again .... and after that we can play GvM again..

So my best guess server is online again is after this weekend ... around 7 / 8 September

Sorry all ... but I have no better news ... yet ....

keep you all posted.
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« Reply #506 on: 02 September 2020, 20:38 »

an 800W power supply for a server... man what the hell is that thing packing!  Evil

good luck with the repairs!
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« Reply #507 on: 06 September 2020, 10:00 »

Yeah it was even worse ... it was a 920W power supply.  Tongue
Did some reading about power supply's and game-pc's though and my only real big power consumer is the video-card ... (MSI GTX something).
Even then 600 or 700W should be more than enough for our current server.

But now an update here:
It was rather disappointing ... the PC's from work all have 430W power supply's (that's way too low) ... and not even 1 PCE-e 6+2-pins power cable ... (I need two for my video-card)

So I still have to buy one ... I found a Cooler Master MWE 650 ... around 60 euro ... and that's a price I don't mind to pay .. unfortunately delivery Tuesday or Wednesday ... and lots to do in RL
Please expect the worst .... server up and running around Friday 10th (maybe Thursday)
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« Reply #508 on: 11 September 2020, 00:57 »

Update please?
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« Reply #509 on: 11 September 2020, 09:11 »

Power supply came 1 day too late ... so If I can manage to finish my daily job a bit earlier ... I can spend some time to install power supply AND video card ... (power supply came with 1 4x2 pins cable less - luckily had an old video card somewhere)

Aim is to have server up and running today.
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« Reply #510 on: 11 September 2020, 12:51 »

looking forward to it! thanks for the update!
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« Reply #511 on: 11 September 2020, 13:25 »

YESSS SUCCESS !!

Server is up and running again ... thnx for the patience.

Have fun again all !
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« Reply #512 on: 14 September 2020, 00:03 »

YAY!!! Thank you Grey!!!
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« Reply #513 on: 14 September 2020, 01:41 »

*in Cleveland Brown voice*...and boom goes the dynamite.

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« Reply #514 on: 14 September 2020, 01:42 »

cancel that, its back up
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« Reply #515 on: 14 September 2020, 08:55 »

Nice, then probably my auto-restart-script is working   Grin
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« Reply #516 on: 16 September 2020, 07:54 »

Seems like that's what happened.

When it crashed, I went and checked to see if it was still up. I saw the server still there. I tried a couple times to re-enter with no success. I exited to windows and rebooted the game. That's when I saw it was offline. Came here and reported. Went back right after, refreshed the server list, and it was back. So I cancelled the notice and went back to playing.

Now, if we could just get the damned bosses to stop standing around and getting their butts kicked... It's not every boss. I notice it mostly with Luna and boss in city above Linhir. I believe it's linked to super buggy GS.
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