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High Volume Bug?

edited October 2007 in Vanilla 1.0 Help
Hey all,

We run Vanilla and have have seen a good amount of traffic recently. And all of a sudden we have been experiencing weird system crashing bugs. One of which seems to be the conf/settings.php getting wiped, causing the system to go down altogether. Statistics plugin options.inc file getting wiped causing that to break, and some inconsistencies in the JQMedia plug-in. We have also been dealing with a bit of trouble with our hosting, mediatemple.net which is usually pretty reliable. Does vanilla have trouble with higher volumes of posting? Could this be a hosting issue. I'm getting a bit worried because we are just starting out and I don't want our user base to get frustrated. Our current numbers are:

Discussions: 650
Comments: 13965
Users: 279
Posts per 24 hours: 400-500 sometimes in the 700's

From Analytics:
Around 600-700 visits a day


Any advice/help is GREATLY appreciated

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    the JQmedia bug is well know, and so far we don't have a good solution for it.
    I guess i'll have to check if webRoot is returned false or not.
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    Yeah, but that couldn't cause all of the other issues could it?
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    edited October 2007
    There is no locking feature preventing settings.php to be wiped out If 2 instance of php try to write it at the same time. That happens when an extension try to update the file an each load. Vanilla 1.1.3+ still doesn't lock settings.php but won't update it if it's unnecessary.
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    edited October 2007
    so one of the extensions he has installed is writing to the settings.php without checking if the parameter already exist. thats not how it should be done.
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    I don't know, it seems as though it happens when my hosting provider says its having 'LATENCY' issues. Maybe the lag in server response is heightening the probability of this happening? Now that I think about it that seems likely but I'll leave official judgment to the experts.
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    Yes, lag will definitely make this more likely to happen. Updating to 1.1.3 should resolve the issue in 90% of the cases.

    A quick fix if you need to postpone upgrading would be to make sure that your library/framework/Framework.Functions.php file's AddConfigurationSetting function (right at the top) looks like the one in this post: JQThickBox # 58
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    for your settings.php issue, try this: http://lussumo.com/community/discussion/6428/2/woke-up-this-morning-vanilla-asking-me-to-install/
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