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Re: what's this?
The Ex-archwizard writes:
> No reason it should have shut down, and no moo.db.new file either, so a
> dump wasn't performed.
> I lost a couple hours of work, and would appreciate any help in avoiding
> such situations in the future.
The server never shuts down *of its own accord* without trying to write a log
file. I've only seen a few ways for this to happen:
-- somebody executed a `kill -9' command on the server process,
-- a bug in the operating system caused the process to be killed without
-- your server executable is resident on an NFS file server and the server
machine lost contact with that server while trying to swap in a page of
the server, leaving it little choice but to kill the process without
-- the machine lost power suddenly.
Good luck, and remember to make backups.
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