Region restarts for customers are now available on the Fire And Ice Opensim Grid. Additionally, this is done inworld and on the Fire And Ice website.
Here, you will see all the regions associated with your account on the Fire And Ice Grid. Similar to the image below.
Region Restarts For Customers – Through The Website
Next to each region is a restart button; simply click on the restart button to request a region restart. A confirmation of the request will then be displayed on the website.
Five minutes after the restart request, notices in the region will begin.
Region Restarts For Customers – Through the viewer
Usually, in Opensimulator, we do not recommend viewer restarts of a region. This is because the method used to restart a region when the viewer performs the task is unreliable. As a workaround at Fire And Ice, a restart done this way actually shuts down the region. Our crash detection and recovery system will then restart the region. Crash detection runs every thirty minutes, so there might be a delay when restarting a region this way.
Fire And Ice Recomendations
Fire And Ice recommend using the method through our website as there is less delay before the region will come back online. However, only one restart a day is available on the website. We suggest no more than one restart every three days unless there is an issue. Fire And Ice operate a multi-level backup system, but one is level will not happen with restarts.