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sunsolve patch access broken

Postby Martin Paul » Sat, 22 Apr 2006 15:41:21 GMT

It's currently impossible to access any patch or patchdiag.xref via
SunSolve. The patchfinder returns "Sorry, the patch you requested could
not be found." and  http://www.**--****.com/ 

Systems Administrator | Institute of Scientific Computing | Univ. of Vienna

Re: sunsolve patch access broken

Postby Scott Howard » Sun, 23 Apr 2006 00:04:36 GMT

Unfortunately human error has resulted in the filesystems on the patch
server becoming corrupted.  There is a 2nd copy of the data on another
server for use in such situations, but it was corrupted in exactly the
same way...

The content is currently being recovered from backups. ETA is around 5-6
hours at this stage (there's a _lot_ of data there - all versions of all

I suspect some admin is feeling very sheepish at the moment (No, I'm not
going to share the mistake they actually made, but it's one of those
things which is really silly, but which any experiences admin could see
themselves doing in a moment of "brain-fade"!)


Re: sunsolve patch access broken

Postby greek_philosophizer » Sun, 23 Apr 2006 00:39:09 GMT


or was it thursday night kegger mixed with
copious California "medicinal" {*filter*}?

not that I am being judgemental or anything. 

Nobody is perfect.


Re: sunsolve patch access broken

Postby Michael Vilain » Sun, 23 Apr 2006 01:19:35 GMT

In article <1145631875.225072@docbert>,

Could this be because Sun doesn't actually employ the admins that run 
their infrastructure any more but outsourced it to EDS?

DeeDee, don't press that button!  DeeDee!  NO!  Dee...

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