Translations import queue stopped (again)

Danilo Šegan danilo at
Fri Sep 11 19:01:01 BST 2009

Hi all,

Translation import queue will not be processing any entries until at
least Monday evening (which is the earliest time we can get changes into
Launchpad production machines).

What happened?

Last night a poimport script caused a problem in Launchpad database and
caused overall system problems.  Basically, all of Launchpad was

Nothing so far indicates that it is a problem with the script itself,
but it seems to have pushed our postgres instance over the edge by
making it eat all the disk space on database server.  To preserve other
services, poimport script has been stopped until we come up with
adequate workaround.

I know this is unfortunate and may make it impossible for you to do your
work, but in order to avoid causing problems for everybody else (along
with causing them for you), the script will stay disabled over the

What will we do about it?

On Monday, we'll roll out a slower version of the script out which
excludes the query which causes postgres to misbehave, but that will
mean that imports will go noticably slower.  We will actively work on
finding a solution to the problem after we get at least the basic
imports back up and running.

I thoroughly apologize for the reduced service quality.


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