OSgrid recovers assets, still no ETA

OSgrid has been able to restore the rest of the assets from the recovery disk, OSgrid grid administrator Allen Kerensky announced today.

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

He did say that the grid was now working on setting up the networking needed to get the grid going again.

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

“Now that the recovery loading is done, tickets are open with the data center to reconfigure the underlying network connectivity to finish the asset server cluster setup,” he said. “We had to hold off reconfiguration until the asset recovery from drives were complete to avoid possible outage during the loading.”

He also added that the grid will change slightly when it comes back up. Specifically, the jump regions will now be gone.

Early versions of OpenSim had a bug that prohibited people from traveling more than 4,096 regions in any direction, so many grids had “jump regions” at key points to allow travel to distant regions or grids. But this bug was fixed more than a year ago.

Grids that are running a version of OpenSim that dates back to before the bug was fixed can use the jump regions on Hyperica — hg.hyperica.com:8022:hyperica lower and hg.hyperica.com:8022:hyperica upper.

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.

Maria Korolov

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