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Missing PC on Diff Profile

Post by Gxtun » Sat May 11, 2019 8:34 pm

Missing PC on Diff Profile

Missing all the PCs that have 3 levels of exp or more

Did something happen?

Can anyone restore?

Names are:
Tang
Konner
Some others I have forgot

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Re: Missing PC on Diff Profile

Post by Lliira » Mon May 13, 2019 2:50 pm

No, they cannot be restored. This was posted elsewhere here, but I cannot find it right now. If you logged in while the modules were out of virtual space, the character is damaged and cannot be repaired. (Senectus has tried to fix a couple, with no luck.)
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Re: Missing PC on Diff Profile

Post by Gxtun » Mon May 13, 2019 8:43 pm

I don't remember log in during that module time. Can you take a look? No Rush. We are talking about 3 -4 PC at level 25+

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Re: Missing PC on Diff Profile

Post by Lliira » Tue May 14, 2019 7:42 am

Senectus has access to the vaults, and cannot repair your characters. If you tried to log in anytime in the past 8 months (best guess), the character file is damaged. If you cannot see the character, it was damaged. I believe that we have asked if anyone has an older backup, no luck yet.
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Re: Missing PC on Diff Profile

Post by Senectus » Wed May 15, 2019 8:59 pm

I see the following character files under account .Gxtun in the diff server vault all with zero length (using "code" format because I can figure out how to get things to line up with it):

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  name     	access date
  bardock 	12/14/2018
  tang		12/14/2018
bardock has 1 duplicate (also zero length) and tang has 3 duplicates (all zero length).

There are no recent backups. And yes, during that time, the server was experiencing space issues so that unfortunately would effectively corrupt characters simply by logging them in and logging out (because the server would dutifully try and write the character to save it when you log out, and not finding any space to do so, it would end up empty size). The only backups available are from when the servers went dark for a couple of years, back around 2011 and finally salvaged back around late 2015. If these are new characters, they won't be present in those old backups. I don't see any version of them in those old backups.

konner looks like it may have been affected in that there are two duplicates dated 12/1/2018 that are zero length, but the main character file is about 14k (interestingly dated 12/2/2018). 14k seems small for a developed character file so it may well be corrupted (and the date isn't promising since the space problems were happening at that time).

I can remove all the zero length duplicates - in fact I will, as they serve no purpose other than being informational as to when the space issue likely was in effect, and they may cause problems being there (since they are in fact corrupt character files). I've gone ahead and removed them as of this writing.

In your case, because I helped try to fix a couple of your characters that had become corrupt for different reasons than the "out of space/zero file size write" problem and prior to it - I think it was because of RDD levels and lost levels on dying and subsequently becoming corrupt because of that - I do seem to still have a backup of konner from July 15, 2018 and one of tang from January 25, 2018. If you'd like, I can put those back in your vault in place of the zero length or otherwise corrupted copies of same, but I have no idea what state they are in, or what level they are (they are simply versions from those respective time periods - they might even possibly be the ones in the original corrupted state you were asking to have fixed).

And if you like, I can remove the remaining existing zero length character files... it may clear up issues you may have with accessing any of your other characters on diff. It looks like you have 6 characters unaffected by this, some of which you seem to have already accessed since the file save dates are within the last day or so of now.

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Re: Missing PC on Diff Profile

Post by Gxtun » Fri May 17, 2019 6:59 pm

Hi Senectus,

I would like to thank you for your effort for helping.

I will take the back up files you have for Konner (Jul 15 2018) and Tang (Jan 25 2018).

PC Bardock (RDD) was the file you fixed many times.

You can remove the zero length char files. They need to be cleaned up anyways.

Feel free to mess around with the account as much as you like.

If PCs disappear, its fate.

Anything is better than starting from Scratch

As always, Much Thanks, Gxtun

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Re: Missing PC on Diff Profile

Post by Senectus » Fri May 24, 2019 7:04 pm

Tang and Konner have been uploaded from the versions I had from earlier character fix ups. They appeared to be sound when I looked at them in a local mod, but it's possible they will have problems on Diff - feel free to post if so and I can try and reapply whatever repair they needed.

I deleted all the zero length files in your server vault.

Bardock unfortunately appears lost - I deleted the zero length file for him today from your vault.

Hopefully, all the rest are in good shape and they all work/are accessible now.

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Re: Missing PC on Diff Profile

Post by Gxtun » Fri May 24, 2019 10:50 pm

Oops, Does Diff have the elusive Strip Server. Tang has equipment above his level (ILR) and i can't login.

Everything else looks back to normal.

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Re: Missing PC on Diff Profile

Post by Senectus » Fri May 24, 2019 11:22 pm

I took off Tang's items and re-uploaded him. The things he was wearing are on the last page of his inventory.

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Re: Missing PC on Diff Profile

Post by Gxtun » Sat May 25, 2019 5:40 pm

Thanks.

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