Our servers are overloaded!

This weekend we’ve seen a rise in tagger traffic to the MusicBrainz site. This extra traffic is causing load spikes that give us the dreaded 502 proxy error messages. Now that the release is done I can focus more time on getting our various hardware issues solved and bring a new database server online before the load spikes return next weekend.

What can you do? There are three concrete things:

  1. Make a donation to help us cover our costs.
  2. Stop tagging for today and spend some time with your friends and family for Easter. 🙂
  3. If you must continue tagging, please use our UK mirror: http://www.uk.musicbrainz.org In the options dialog of your favorite tagging application, look for the tab that lets you set the server you’re using to tag. Enter http://www.uk.musicbrainz.org in that field and you should be good to go.

Sorry for the inconvenience, we’ll work on this as soon as possible!

5 thoughts on “Our servers are overloaded!”

  1. As an editor, I frequently edit the database then tag my music right after, so using a mirror could be problematic.
    However, by default, the client could use a DNS round-robin address to select a mirror, or ask to select a close mirror on the first start-up.

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