[Dec. 8 @ 11:28 AM PST] My Land and Group Land have been turned back ON inworld.
[8:33 PM PST] Remember,
even though they’re down right now, you can still check:
in Your Account on our website.
[8:21 PM PST] Search > People is back up.
[7:42 PM PST] Search > People, My Land, and group land in Land & L$ is currently off while we stabilize the database. Sorry for the inconvenience.
[7:35 PM PST] Earlier, we turned on Search > Places earlier intermittently to test. Unfortunately, we found further troubles, so it’s back off. 😦
We’ll continue to monitor our database for further issues.
[6:47 PM PST] Many questions have been coming in about Search > Places not working since last week. To emphasize why, as Robin Linden posted to our forums:
As of this writing all Search> functionality is restored except for Search>Places which we have turned off deliberately. Turning it off is allowing us to diagnose and address some of the problems we’ve been having with database load. You may also see us turn off other parts of search for short periods of time while we continue the testing.
[6:28 PM PST] For those of you interested in the technical details behind this, please see Jeska Linden’s post, “Town Hall with Cory Linden, Dec. 20 at 2:30pm PST“. He’ll be present to explain more about Second Life’s underlying technology and where we’re going.
[6:10 PM PST] We apologize for these repeated problems, they wear on all of us. I’m sorry I don’t currently have an ETA, and I wish it was easier. I’ll certainly continue to be here on the blog and inworld.
Behind-the-scenes, we’ve been continuing to work on improving the database load, which has to be stable in order for us to bring back features like Search > Places. The rolling update today is one example of this.
[6:06 PM PST] IMPORTANT: If your L$ isn’t appearing, it’s NOT gone — it’s just not showing. As has been the case previously, it may appear after you’ve waited awhile, and should definitely appear when these issues are cleared up.
From inworld, Char Linden just broadcast:
We are experiencing a few DB issues. Failed to rez, teleporting. Please see blog.secondlife.com for more info. Thanks!
I’ll post updates as we find out more. Thanks for your continued patience.