Dependence of NCEAS registry on Admin database
This is reported by Sandy:
She had problems accessing the registry when she was in Washington DC and
giving demos of the registry to NSF.
Everything was working fine except for the register dataset page for NCEAS. So
other functions like search etc were working properly - but
showing up as blank page.
I think (and I told her the same thing) that it was the admin database that was
causing the problem. The project list is generated from the admin database and
if admin database is down - we get a blank page for the url
Solution: We should probably make the project list independent of the admin
database... (and/or) we should put some kind of error recovery in case admin
database is down.
#1 Updated by Matt Jones over 16 years ago
The right thing to do is:
1) Fix the admin database so it doesn't go down so regularly. This is an
2) We should have error handling code in the registry that detects the error and
at least explains the problem to the user. I don't think we should have a
separate project list, but I suppose that caching it would be an option that we
could use when the db is down. The key is that we would want to keep this list
refreshed every time a successful connection is made, as it changes daily.