[Archivesspace_Users_Group] [EXT] Server keeps stopping Archivesspace

Trevor Thornton trthorn2 at ncsu.edu
Fri Jan 21 13:10:50 EST 2022


We've had a similar issue before. What's likely happening is that, when AS
stops unexpectedly, it's the cumulative result of an ongoing issue in the
backend that eventually results in an out-of-memory error or a
lost database connection or something. The first step to figuring out what
it is is to look at the logs. Depending on how your system is set up, the
log to look at will either be logs/backend.out or logs/archivesspace.out.
If you look at the log entries leading up to the point when it shuts down,
you'll probably see a series of error messages. Those are the only clues
you're likely to have to help you figure out what's going on (and they may
not actually be that helpful). If you aren't able to access those logs, ask
whoever maintains the server to check the logs for you.

Sorry I don't have a better answer for you. As others on this list can
attest, these kinds of problems can be very difficult to diagnose.

On Fri, Jan 21, 2022 at 12:24 PM Calev, Suzanna <suzanna.calev at wilkes.edu>
wrote:

> Hi Lev,
>
> Thank you for your response. I don't even think I am able to sign in and
> get as far as you get because I get this error when trying to go either the
> staff interface or the public one. I had thought initially it had something
> to do with archivesspace being hosted on one of our servers so I reached
> out to networking and they said this is a software issue not a server
> issue. The network person is able to turn it back on again but it keeps
> happening randomly and it's only until I realize it that I get them to turn
> it back on. I wanted to see if anyone else had this happen where it just
> periodically shuts off.
>
> On Fri, Jan 21, 2022 at 12:12 PM Earle, Lev <learle at library.rochester.edu>
> wrote:
>
>> Hi Suzanna,
>>
>>
>>
>> I’ve been having what might be a similar issue, especially when trying to
>> use the Enable Reorder function on container lists. Often the page will
>> keep on loading, or time out, and I’ll receive a 403 Forbidden error. I
>> have to clear my cache and go back into ArchivesSpace from the beginning to
>> be able to get back in to editing the resource. This happens especially
>> with larger finding aids. I have a much worse time of it when I’m editing
>> off-site, or working from home, where my internet is not as good. My
>> student workers and other off-site editors have the same issues. Does this
>> sound like what is happening to you?
>>
>>
>>
>> Our tech folks here have told me it has something to do with the request
>> timing out- the request takes too long to send and return, and in response
>> the system thinks two separate people are trying to edit the same record,
>> or something. Still, if anyone knows a way to fix this or get around it,
>> it’s been really awful in trying to work from home in this distanced age.
>>
>>
>>
>> Sorry, this was less of a fix than an “I have this problem too,” but
>> hopefully if it’s not an isolated issue, there might be something Lyrasis
>> can do about it?
>>
>>
>>
>> Cheers,
>>
>> -Lev.
>>
>>
>>
>> ___________________________
>>
>> Lev Earle - *they/them *
>>
>> Special Collections Processing Archivist – RBSCP
>>
>> University of Rochester River Campus Libraries
>>
>>
>>
>> I am currently working on site at Rhees W-F, 9-6pm, with Tuesdays
>> 11-7:30pm, and Mondays 9:30-6 at the Library Annex. For the fastest
>> response, please text me.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> *From:* archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org <
>> archivesspace_users_group-bounces at lyralists.lyrasis.org> *On Behalf Of *Calev,
>> Suzanna
>> *Sent:* Friday, January 21, 2022 11:53 AM
>> *To:* Archivesspace Users Group <
>> archivesspace_users_group at lyralists.lyrasis.org>
>> *Subject:* [EXT] [Archivesspace_Users_Group] Server keeps stopping
>> Archivesspace
>>
>>
>>
>> Hi Aspace User group,
>>
>>
>>
>> I'm wondering if I can troubleshoot this issue here. I recently reached
>> out to our network guys to address why Archivespace keeps sporadically
>> shutting down and they said the following:
>>
>> It is not that the server itself is shutting down -- the service is
>> merely stopping and I cannot pinpoint anything that is triggering this to
>> happen. I can most definitely move it to a different server, but I do not
>> believe that will fix the issue. I feel it either has to do with the
>> software itself, or a Java function, database issue, etc.
>>
>>
>>
>> If anyone has any suggestions or ideas as to what we can look for to
>> prevent this from happening, I'd greatly appreciate your input.
>>
>> Thank you,
>>
>> Suzanna
>>
>> --
>>
>> Suzanna Calev, MLIS & MA
>>
>> Archivist/Public Services Librarian
>> Farley Library
>> 187 South Franklin Street
>> Wilkes-Barre, PA 18766
>>
>> Office: 570-408-2012
>>
>> Archives: 570-408-4264
>>
>> Cell: 917-656-3515
>>
>> suzanna.calev at wilkes.edu
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
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>
> --
> Suzanna Calev, MLIS & MA
> Archivist/Public Services Librarian
> Farley Library
> 187 South Franklin Street
> Wilkes-Barre, PA 18766
> Office: 570-408-2012
> Archives: 570-408-4264
> Cell: 917-656-3515
> suzanna.calev at wilkes.edu
>
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-- 
Trevor Thornton
Applications Developer, Digital Library Initiatives
North Carolina State University Libraries
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