OSgrid one step closer to being back, still no due date

OSgrid has been able to restore 25 percent of assets from the recovery disk, OSgrid grid administrator Allen Kerensky announced yesterday.

He said that Melanie Thielker, an OpenSim core developer and owner of the Avination grid, has been helping with the recovery effort.

“With Melanie’s cluster replication design, the assets are importing to both asset servers at once and will not require an additional, later replication step,” he said.  “Once the current asset recovery and testing is complete, there may be additional testing required. However, initial indications have everyone positive.”

OSgrid's LBSA Plaza is the cross-roads of the hypergrid.

OSgrid’s LBSA Plaza is the cross-roads of the hypergrid.

Unfortunately, he did not provide an estimated date for when OSgrid will be coming back up.

OSgrid, a non-profit, volunteer-run grid, is one of the largest grids by both population and land area, is the oldest OpenSim grid, and is also the main testing ground for OpenSim development. Its welcome area, LBSA Plaza, has long been the crossroads of the metaverse.

“OSgrid would like to offer thanks to everyone such as Melanie, Justin [Clark-Casey, lead OpenSim developer], Diva [Christa Lopes, core OpenSim developer and hypergrid inventor], our supporters, and everyone who has gotten behind OSgrid during this catastrophe,” Kerensky said. “The assistance, the patience, and the good wishes are all very much the rays of light we need to keep pushing forward in an otherwise very awful time.”

He added that there will be another update in about a week.

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Maria Korolov

Maria Korolov is editor and publisher of Hypergrid Business. She has been a journalist for more than twenty years and has worked for the Chicago Tribune, Reuters, and Computerworld and has reported from over a dozen countries, including Russia and China.

  • Penny Lavie

    Let’s not forget the Opensim community (the majority volunteers) that has pulled together to accommodate new and existing users during this prolonged absence, without which a free and accessible Opensim would be in very poor shape by now.

    It is quite evident that OpenSim would continue with or without OSGrid.

  • Michelle Argus

    I just hope for once we have some implementation of working code without bugs that also makes sence to the majority of programmers on planet earth. Highly unlikely, but I am still not giving up that something might change in future…

  • This is a problem with a lot of opensim websites in general. A lot of websites/resources are old and/or not up to date.

    This is also compounded in the case of OSG because I dont think anyone really expected it to be gone for this long without reaching some final conclusion on its status. Nobody wants to spend all day updating website links just for the grid to blink back into existence the next week.

    I am glad to hear some progress is being made and I still think a some quite positive things have come from the downtime. A lot of people from OSG ventured out onto other grids and made friends and connections there and now even if they eventually decide to return to OSG they have a wider circle of contacts and visiting friends is just a hyperjump away. So hopefully, this whole episode has bolstered the “cross-grid” community.

  • Samantha Atkins

    Sigh. I have set the rest before and don’t want to repeat myself. But why would anyone consider osgrid relevant without some changes to avoid such a debacle going forward? I certainly will not.