A couple of weeks ago I wrote Second Life: Aditi Inventory. This is about a problem those of us that use the Preview Grid, ADITI, have.
‘Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain… and most fools do..’
The original problem was passwords were not updating and there were problems with inventory in ADITI. The Lindens have been in the process of fixing those problems. In the process they ran into a new problem. The fix came from trying to synchronize your main grid’s (AGNI) inventory with your ADITI inventory. In the previous update process the ADITI inventory was just replaced with the AGNI inventory. Sync’ing is way better. Continue reading
Inara has an update on the Aditi Inventory change. Aditi is the preview/beta grid. It is very problematic for now. For now the work around is to use a viewer in Aditi that does NOT share an inventory with the viewer you use for Agni (the main grid).
Using the same inventory cache for Aditi and Agni will create problems for you on both grids. See Inara’s article: SL project updates 16 13/1: Aditi inventory, invisiprims.
For months the Lindens have been changing the inventory update process for the preview grid, Aditi. Inara made it to Tuesday’s Server-Scripting UG meeting where Coyot Linden (not a furry) announced the updates are nearing the end of the QA process and will likely rollout in week 11.
Let’s go fly a kite
See: SL project updates 16 10/1: SL viewer, Aditi inventory, PaleoQuest issues.
This new process will be a sync rather than an over write as previous. Your main SL inventory will be sync’d into your Aditi inventory. Your Aditi inventory will have NO influence on the Agni inventory. Continue reading
You may have encountered log in problems trying to get into ADITI, aka Preview or Beta Grid. Today in the Beta Server UG meeting we learned that the problem is fixed or just about is. Along with the fix are some changes. Be WARNED! Inventory is going to behave differently.
OH Damn It, you’ve melted my ice cold heart
If you logged into ADITI today or changed your password, Thursday 12/17, depending on the time of day, you may experience an odd inventory update. Coyot Linden extended his apology to anyone so unconvinced. Continue reading
I suspect many of us that use the Preview Grid have avoided changing passwords because changing complicates our access to the Preview Grid (ADITI). I’ve changed mine and filed a trouble ticket to get my ADITI password sync’d up with my AGNI (main grid) password.
Jail and Bail in Sanctum
Others are running into the problem. I guess it is enough people that the Lindens decided it was time to do something. See: Some may experience login problems to the Beta grid. We are on it. 12/15/2015.
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.
Simon Linden tells us that some work has been done on the Preview Grid’s (ADITI’s) database. This is because we ADITI users have been having inventory problems over on the Preview Grid. This has been a hit-and-miss change your password roulette. One kept changing their password until it worked or they ran out of patience and used an alternate.
When users change passwords, there main grid inventory is copied over to the ADITI inventory servers, which are not to be confused with the asset servers. As I understand it there is only one asset system. But, the list of what you own is kept in a inventory database and there are different inventory servers for ADITI and AGNI the main grid.
Lots of people that change their password for security, a good thing to do, but do not use ADITI. That loads up the ADITI inventory servers with useless data.
I ran into this problem in early March. It seems my idea to change my password to flush and refresh my inventory in the ADITI grid was not such a good idea. It seems others use the same idea and change their password too. Or some may do it for security reasons. I suspect those of us playing and working in ADITI are more concerned about our inventory.
No Save Inventory – This is an annoying problem. When a password is changed one’s inventory is copied over to ADITI. Any inventory one had in ADITI previously is REPLACED. This is an expected behavor. It can be used to clean out the tons of test stuff one generate playing and experimenting in ADITI.
The new problem is anything created and saved to inventory will be gone the next time you login. Build something, save it to inventory, relog, and it is gone.