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This community is dedicated to the games Star Wars: Jedi Outcast (2002) and Jedi Academy (2003). We host over 3,000 mods created by passionate fans around the world, and thousands of threads of people showcasing their works in progress and asking for assistance. From mods to art to troubleshooting help, we probably have it. If we don't, request or contribute!

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Summer Mod Contest Winner

The votes came in and the winner is SephFF and mjt's Costa del Sol! Take a trip to this sunny vacation spot and enjoy the rays and waves. Join Kyle for a drink, venture into the sky for some flying or dive deep for some scuba diving with the local aquatic life!

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The Mandalorian mod contest results

Our Mandalorian-themed mod contest had a good turnout with great submissions. The winner is Doughnuts' Din Djarin playermodel!

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Earlier Downtime


Downtime

As you likely noticed, JKhub was down for a period of approximately 20 hours beginning around 5:00 PM EST yesterday and ending around 1:00 PM EST today.

 

What happened

I attempted to update the forum's software to a new minor version which contained bug fixes and some new features. Before I began the update, I contacted Caelum for instructions on how to properly carry out the update. I also downloaded backups just in case sometime went wrong. I performed the update yesterday afternoon following the various instructions. After the update was finished, I noticed that the layout of the site was completely broken.

 

I turned the forums offline to avoid confusion among visitors because of the broken layout. I also sent messages to both Caelum and the JKHub contact email notifying them what went wrong.

 

What happened was, I automatically merged JKHub's skin with the default skin so JKHub's would be updated with any new changes the software update brought. However, after everything broke and contacting Caelum, I realized that I should have manually merged them, not automatically merged them.

 

I attempted to restore from a backup, however because my upload speed is so slow, it was going to take around 9 hours or so before it would upload. Once Caelum realized this, he decided that he would restore from the backup after he got some sleep. Caelum ended up updating the forum's software himself.

 

How this will be prevented in the future

I will find out which willing staff member has the fastest upload and download speeds, so in the event a backup needs to be restored, it can be done so quickly. I will also be more careful with software updates, which includes notifying both the staff and community a few days in advance, deciding if an update is truly necessary, and carefully reviewing the necessary steps to take in updating the software.

 

I am very sorry about this incident, and should have planned more carefully and in advance for the update, which should have included a realization that my upload speeds aren't fast enough to restore a backup.


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I submitted a file a day or so before the site went down, do I need to resubmit?

If you're referring to the skeleton, no.

 

How big is the backup nowadays?  :D

 

Around 3GB.

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Guest Kel'ariy Ory'Hara

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wow, thats a massive backup, lol. in a month, it'll probably be 6 gb's, LOL

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If you're referring to the skeleton, no.

 

 

 

Around 3GB.

 

Thought I would need to since I submitted almost a week ago and other files keep being put up, unless you guys need to test it or something before posting.

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I thought it would be bigger tbh.

That does not include file uploads -- that's forum software, wiki software, etc. The file uploads are stored on Dropbox, not JKH itself. The file uploads total around 36 GB.

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That does not include file uploads -- that's forum software, wiki software, etc. The file uploads are stored on Dropbox, not JKH itself. The file uploads total around 36 GB.

 

 

I thought it would be bigger tbh.

 

It's getting there gradually...I am the lucky bastard that gets to maintain an local backup of that monster, as I have the largest amount of space + bandwidth of the current staff....clocking in at roughly 4TB and on average a 30MBbit connection.

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