[RC5] Stats suggestion

Dave Avery cwax at pacbell.net
Tue Nov 25 07:46:45 EST 1997

dan carter wrote:
> When NT has another one of its 'outages' an ETA would be very useful.
> It would even decrease the load on the server.
> Lets take the current message for example.
> It says stats will be back soon. Now in bovine terminology soon, can be
> anywhere from a few hours to a few weeks, so that doesn't mean much.
> It also says 'to let SQL catch its breath'. Now 'catch its breath' to
> me means a few hours. So every now and then i'll check back to see if
> MS SQL has caught up yet.
> Now if it instead said, (as they case has been so far), 'stats will be
> down for about a day', then i wouldn't check back at all until the next
> day, and the server would have a smaller load placed on it.
> Not only would it make a small decrease on the server load, it would be
> very less frustrating for us participants.

the page you get is NOT on the stats server... it"s on a gateway
machine, so you don't load the stats machine at all

also stats were only down for 6-7 hours
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