Monday, May 15, 2017

TSTM Emergency kit

The set of files in this emergency kit makes team vital data available to admins no matter what happens to the server.  Although a lot of efforts have been made to keep the server online, there are situations that are out of our control to make the server available, such as power outages or network interruptions. With this kit, admins should have the most important team data at hand. The data may not be the most up to date, but it is better than empty handed right before a meet.

The zip file can be generated on the Season Setup page. At the upper right corner, click on the red cross icon to create the the emergency package. Then you can download the file to your local machine. You are recommended to recreate this file weekly or when your team data has significant changes.

TSTM backup server

To improve server availability, TSTM will have a backup server hosted in Virginia. This should reduce potential server down time during the busy months (May though July).

You can access the backup server using either of the following URLs. They point to the same web site.

TSTM Backup Site URL1:


TSTM Backup Site URL2:

Due to the dynamic nature of the TSTM web site, the backup server will not have the most update to date data. The data will be replicated from the main site periodically. Please only use the backup site when the main site is confirmed down and doesn't appear to recover in a few hours. Of course, if you only need to look up some team data, the backup can be used at any time. Don't make changes on the backup site unless the main site is confirmed down for extended period of time, or you may lose your changes on the backup server when the main site becomes available and the downtime is brief.