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Hey,

Whats with the daily updates ALWAYS coming through to my e-mail at 1:08am?!

Don't get me wrong, I like consistency, but why is it this specific time?

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I think the database does a sweep probably at this time of the day?
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I think the database does a sweep probably at this time of the day?
Why at this exact time of the day?
 
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Why, why, why, like a little kid asking




Just messing chap - good question though!
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Quietest time on the board?
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it's a magic time
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Whats so magic about it...
 
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It maked you ask daft questions
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It maked you ask daft questions
Christ, that is pretty magical!!!
 
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I've never used the daily update thing.. What does it tell you exactly?
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I've never used the daily update thing.. What does it tell you exactly?
It tells you it's eight minutes past one
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It tells you it's eight minutes past one

good job it's not ten past ten (cowboy time)
 
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good job it's not ten past ten (cowboy time)
Maybe it does in other time zones
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Christ, that is pretty magical!!!
Not really you're always asking daft questions
 
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Why at this exact time of the day?
Most likely Ian set it up when it was eight minutes past one with a command like: run the process now and make it a daily event.
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Re: Eight Minutes Past One

Non technical reason:

A while ago people were complaining that the board slowed down dead on midnight, this is because as soon as midnight came, the board sent out birthday notifications, also at midnight it ran a daily clean up of temporary files, updated threads and ran scripts to collate all the required info to email out subscriptions + loads of other tasks that keeps the place ticking over.

Basically I then divided the time needed to run all these tasks by the number of tasks we had to do and that gave me the time in which to run them. The jobs that the server did at midnight were now spread over a few hours in our most quiet time and allowed us to run the scripts one at a time to avoid the site slow down.

I hope that this answers your question?

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It does actually AO, cheers for that!
 
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