NATION

PASSWORD

The Latest Data Dump is Empty

Bug reports, general help, ideas for improvements, and questions about how things are meant to work.
User avatar
Zizou
Chargé d'Affaires
 
Posts: 494
Founded: Aug 23, 2018
Iron Fist Consumerists

The Latest Data Dump is Empty

Postby Zizou » Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:42 pm

Both the data dump here: https://www.nationstates.net/pages/regions.xml.gz and in the archives: https://www.nationstates.net/archive/regions/2020-08-06-regions-xml.gz are devoid of any actual information.

Instead they are about ~97kb, and simply contain the following text when unzipped:
Code: Select all
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>

<REGIONS api_version="11">
</REGIONS>
Zizou#4903 | Zizou Vytherov-Skollvaldr
SGT in The Black Hawks
PFC in the Red Sun Army

User avatar
Ballotonia
Site Admin
 
Posts: 5442
Founded: Antiquity
Liberal Democratic Socialists

Postby Ballotonia » Sun Aug 09, 2020 2:11 am

Greetings,

I have no explanation for what you are experiencing. The data is on the server, and when I download it I get a normal file filled with information. Had you gotten a 0-sized file I could have guessed you downloaded it as the file was being created. But this output makes no sense to me.

Try again please?

Ballotonia
"Een volk dat voor tirannen zwicht zal meer dan lijf en goed verliezen, dan dooft het licht…" -- H.M. van Randwijk

User avatar
Zizou
Chargé d'Affaires
 
Posts: 494
Founded: Aug 23, 2018
Iron Fist Consumerists

Postby Zizou » Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:49 pm

It appears to be fixed now, as the downloaded data dump is displaying all the data normally. However, before the major of August 6th, the dump was in this state, and numerous other people were experiencing the issues that it caused (such as Spyglass not working correctly).

Regardless, the issue seems to be fine now, so there's probably nothing left to address. :P
Zizou#4903 | Zizou Vytherov-Skollvaldr
SGT in The Black Hawks
PFC in the Red Sun Army

User avatar
Eluvatar
Site Admin
 
Posts: 2273
Founded: Mar 31, 2006
New York Times Democracy

Postby Eluvatar » Mon Aug 10, 2020 11:42 am

Ooh interesting. I think I know what did it, and if I'm right it's my fault. I'll make sure not to leave such a file sitting around in future!
To Serve and Protect: UDL

Eluvatar - Taijitu member

User avatar
The Northern Light
Spokesperson
 
Posts: 137
Founded: Oct 10, 2014
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby The Northern Light » Sat Sep 05, 2020 6:12 pm

The same issue described in the OP happened to me after the last major update (2020-09-05). Not sure whether anyone else experienced this.

I know that the dumps are fine now. My server downloads them as soon as the "Last-Modified" HTTP header of this file changes, which is a few seconds after the major update ends.
Home of the WADP, Planet Eras, and the Constibillocode!
Join The North Pacific!
Where the democracy is strong, the debate robust, and the rum plentiful!

Forum | Discord Chat | Citizenship | Executive Staff | North Pacific Army | World Assembly Ministry | Roleplay | Trading Cards | Handbook


Return to Technical

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: The North Pacific Card Collections S2

Advertisement

Remove ads