Starting in mid 2012 we started to have inventory problems when logging into ADITI, the preview/beta grid. Recently the Lindens have been working on getting the problem resolved. I’m not sure how successful they have been as several of us have recently had problems.
Monty Linden has been posting in a forum thread about the problem. See: Beta grid login failed.
The problem can pop up when you change your password. Monty reports they are having a problem with inventory import when passwords change.
The ADITI grid uses the same asset servers as the main grid, but uses different inventory servers. There is a problem with the database on the ADITI inventory servers. Seems they tend to fill up. The solution is not as simple as buying a bigger hard disk. Inventory is a huge database handling complex data queries. Upgrading the hardware is apparently a complex and expensive thing. So, Simon Linden, I think Simon, told us that the hardware change evolved into a fix-the-process thing, which is in progress now.
It makes since that not everyone’s inventory needs to copy over to the ADITI inventory DB. Some process is being devised to figure out which password changes should trigger an inventory transfer. May be even something other than a password change will be used to trigger a transfer.
For the last Beta Server meeting in ADITI I had to use an Alt to get into ADITI. I tried again today without changing my password and find I can login.
The only solution I know for when you change your password and hit the problem is to keep changing your password. Change it and wait 24 to 48 hours before attempting to log in. If that fails try again, and again… and again… Or change to an Alt with little or no inventory.