OSgrid successfully rebuilds asset cluster, still no ETA

Entrance of Wright Plaza on OSgrid, the grid's main offices.

Entrance of Wright Plaza on OSgrid, the grid’s main offices.

Ever since the hardware failure took down OSgrid‘s asset database last August, OSgrid residents have been worrying about whether the grid would ever recover — and, if it did, whether their inventories would be restored as well.

The wondering is now over. The asset database has been rebuilt, in a more robust form, as a new asset cluster, and the final steps to re-opening the grid are finally underway, OSgrid grid administrator Allen Kerensky announced on Monday.

Melanie Thielker

Melanie Thielker

Avination grid founder and OpenSim core developer Melanie Thielker donated considerable code, design, time, and effort to build a new asset cluster, he said.

The code will be donated to the community as part of OpenSim core, he added.

The new asset cluster and new datacenter networking has been tested, as well, and was “a complete success,” he said.

The final step is to connect the asset database to the personal inventory lists.

This means that when OSgrid comes back up and users log in for the first time in months, their inventories will be ready for them.

“Once the inventory tables complete their restore, return-to-service testing will begin,” Kerensky said.

And that is when grid administrators will be able to set a date for when the grid is coming back up, he said.

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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.