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September 12, 2012, 07:11:40 AM
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It seems that the site is down and my miners have stopped. Mining on another pool for tonight, but will be back tomorrow.
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September 12, 2012, 07:26:53 AM
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Cross-posted from Newbies section:

Been mining at bitminter since a little while now, and it seems the pool is down atm due to a disk failure.

I cannot reply on the ad-hoc topic, being just registered, but wanted to offer them to help with a backup server the time they can put the production one back online.

If a moderator comes this way, maybe he can move my post or merge it with this one: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=27062.1660 .

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September 12, 2012, 08:31:43 AM
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Pool back up
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September 12, 2012, 05:14:57 PM
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Created a new worker: name=01 pass=xxx
My username: gr0bi42
Mining URL: mint.bitminter.com:8332

gr0bi42.01:xxx -> no getworks
gr0bi42_01:xxx -> no getworks
gr0bi42:xxx -> no getworks
01:xxx -> no getworks

I have no success :-(

Are you using the java client?

No. I'm using BTCMiner (ztex).

Actually, BTCMiner from Ztex is writed in Java, if it matters to anyone.
Command should look like:
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btcminer java -cp ZtexBTCMiner-120703.jar BTCMiner -host "http://mint.bitminter.com:8332" -u "username_workername" -p "x"

I use Ztex. Command must be so:
java -cp ZtexBTCMiner-120703.jar BTCMiner -host "http://mint.bitminter.com:8332" -u xxxxxx_xxxx -p xxxx -b "http://de.btcguild.com:8332" xxxxx_x xxxx -m c

after "-b" you can add buckup server endless. But always end with "-m c"

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September 12, 2012, 06:48:43 PM
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It seems that the site is down and my miners have stopped. Mining on another pool for tonight, but will be back tomorrow.
Since I have yet to try out any miner other than BitMinter, and my miners were idle, I kind of cheated to mine on a different pool last night.

I opened my hosts file (C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts) and set mint.bitminter.com to resolve to one of the IP addresses for mine2.btcguild.com (107.21.113.86).  The idle BitMinter client immediately asked for new login credentials.

I had signed up at BTC Guild as WhitePhantom, so I just had to change my worker name in the BitMinter client to "1" and the password to "123".

The BitMinter client started mining on BTC Guild, although I was getting about a 10% reject rate for whatever reason.  Still better than being idle, though.  I came back over to BitMinter after about 4 hours and am glad to be back.  Smiley
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September 12, 2012, 07:25:24 PM
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yea, one of my miners was kicked off, dont know what happened. all i did was look for all ports and it was found and started mining again... Also, one of my miners that is flashed to run slower than another is actually performing better than the faster one, go figure...
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September 12, 2012, 08:52:55 PM
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yea, one of my miners was kicked off, dont know what happened. all i did was look for all ports and it was found and started mining again... Also, one of my miners that is flashed to run slower than another is actually performing better than the faster one, go figure...
I spoke to Sonny about a card in one of my mini-rigs that fluctuates between 200MH/s and 1440MH/s (I've also tried the slower firmware; the issue remains).  He said it's almost definitely a USB issue and to try moving the USB cable for that card to a different port on the USB hub or to even try hooking it directly up to a USB port on the host computer.  When I eventually get around to doing that, I'll post back about what I found.
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September 12, 2012, 09:17:58 PM
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@all, thanks for the support. It was my fault. The URL was wrong. I forgot to put "http://" in front... (made a copy&paste of  "mint.bitminter.com:8332" from the account page). Now 6 of my Quads are pointed to Bitminter...

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September 13, 2012, 06:28:31 AM
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Looks like the pool is down again...
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September 13, 2012, 06:30:21 AM
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Looks like the pool is down again...

Yes, the server went down. Doing a hardware reset to get it back to life. Shouldn't be long.

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September 13, 2012, 07:23:36 AM
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We are back up. I suspect there's more bad hardware on this server than the dead disk. Might have to move over to a new one later today instead of waiting for disk change tomorrow. Don't want a server that keeps locking up for no reason and with no evidence as to why.

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September 13, 2012, 07:33:48 AM
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Servers are a pain in the ass, especially when they are remote ones you don't have access to! Everythings gone downhill since that lucky 18 block day!  Undecided
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September 13, 2012, 03:59:31 PM
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Hi Doc,

This pool owns, but may I request a feature that will make it so I don't suck so bad?

Feature request: On the BitMinter website, could you set it up so a worker has the option to send an E-Mail notification if the worker has been active for a certain period of time and then suddenly no shares have been received in the last X minutes?

When a notification gets sent, the system could disable any further notifications for that worker until after the server starts receiving work from it again.  Also, if the E-Mail address for each worker, or at least for notifications in general, could be customizable, that would allow for people to enter an E-Mail address that gets converted by their cell carrier to a text message.

Why I suck: Not your problem, but this feature came to mind because my mini-rigs' host PC apparently rebooted sometime last night.  It must've been RIGHT after I went to sleep.  A feature like this would've gotten my attention to fix it instead of having idle equipment for nearly 11 shifts.

This feature would even be well worth putting in the perks section...I'd definitely increase my donation level to get it.  I missed out on about 3.6 BTC from blocks that others in the pool generated (and probably more until my last 10 shifts are in good shape) and we all missed out on any blocks that I might have generated.

Again, the ability to enable this feature would be well worth placing in the donation perks section; you deserve to get something extra for it.

Related feature request: A feature that would make the notification system even more potent is if we had the option to assign workers in the BitMinter client at the device level rather the instance level.  I'd love to setup a different worker for each of my devices so if one fails, I'll know about it immediately rather than waiting to notice that my hashing power has dropped 5%.

As always, you rock and all your hard work is very appreciated.  Thank you for bringing to all of us the best mining pool in the world.
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September 13, 2012, 09:05:19 PM
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Thanks, WhitePhantom, for your input and for supporting the pool all this time.

The plan is to first add a worker/personal API with API keys, so that you can use existing third party websites and cellphone apps for supervising workers. Later I will build an email notification system into the BitMinter website.

I was thinking of making the worker API a perk that requires 0.5% donation. Currently I need 6 days without orphan blocks to get enough donations to pay for 1 orphan block. It would definitely be a good thing to get donation levels up a bit.

On the other hand, workers stopping reduces the pool hashrate, which I don't like.

Perhaps the solution is to require a donation for the API but have a primitive email notification on the website that is free. The basic stuff free and the good stuff cheap is the idea.

About monitoring individual devices on the same worker separately, I guess this could be done for any miner by detecting a lower hashrate that persists over time (not just the usual ups and downs caused by randomness). I could perhaps also build something into BitMinter client, I'll look into it.

Currently development has been delayed a bit. The server as you know has been having hardware issues, and I've also been attending the JavaZone conference.

The plan right now, in order of priority:
  • Finish the new server system with full rollntime support (almost done)
  • Worker API (a simple version 1)
  • Variable difficulty
  • Support for backup pools in BitMinter client

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September 13, 2012, 09:11:12 PM
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Thanks, WhitePhantom, for your input and for supporting the pool all this time.

The plan is to first add a worker/personal API with API keys, so that you can use existing third party websites and cellphone apps for supervising workers. Later I will build an email notification system into the BitMinter website.

I was thinking of making the worker API a perk that requires 0.5% donation. Currently I need 6 days without orphan blocks to get enough donations to pay for 1 orphan block. It would definitely be a good thing to get donation levels up a bit.

On the other hand, workers stopping reduces the pool hashrate, which I don't like.

Perhaps the solution is to require a donation for the API but have a primitive email notification on the website that is free. The basic stuff free and the good stuff cheap is the idea.

About monitoring individual devices on the same worker separately, I guess this could be done for any miner by detecting a lower hashrate that persists over time (not just the usual ups and downs caused by randomness). I could perhaps also build something into BitMinter client, I'll look into it.

Currently development has been delayed a bit. The server as you know has been having hardware issues, and I've also been attending the JavaZone conference.

The plan right now, in order of priority:
  • Finish the new server system with full rollntime support (almost done)
  • Worker API (a simple version 1)
  • Variable difficulty
  • Support for backup pools in BitMinter client
Sounds great. Thanks for the update!
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September 14, 2012, 08:07:11 AM
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Mining with the BitMinter Java client on my work computer seems to use 100% of a single core to mine on my Nvidia FX 580, which only does about 6Mh/s. Just wondering if its normal to use that much CPU?

Funnily enough I get about 18Mh/s from the 8 x 2Ghz (dual quad Xeons) cores using Ufasoft CPU miner, but have to limit it to 7 cores otherwise the GPU mining with the BitMinter client drops really low.

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Also I'm not sure if you keep a database of what settings are best for different cards? But for the FX 580, a work item size of 64 yields much better results than 128 default.
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September 14, 2012, 08:48:05 AM
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Just wondering if its normal to use that much CPU?

Yes, unfortunately. On nvidia and on older AMD drivers you'll have one CPU core doing 100% for each GPU you are mining on. If you have multiple GPUs you can reduce this problem by forcing the processes/threads onto the same CPU core. Later AMD drivers should function without this silly "busy waiting".

Also I'm not sure if you keep a database of what settings are best for different cards? But for the FX 580, a work item size of 64 yields much better results than 128 default.

No, it just tries to be smart with the default settings for BFI_INT and vectors. Work size is a bit unpredictable, so I left it at 128 default for any GPU.

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September 14, 2012, 09:09:16 AM
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OK, thanks DrHaribo Smiley
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September 14, 2012, 09:12:06 AM
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Remember downtime today for a disk change on the server. 12:00 UTC.

I hope the techs do a better job at it this time.

Edit: server now down to have its disk replaced.

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September 14, 2012, 10:16:07 AM
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Disk change went well, everything back up and running again.

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