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Morph.io Planned Maintenance - 9th Sept 2018, 12pm-7pm


#1

We plan to take Morph offline for maintenance from 12pm Sydney time on the 9th Sept 2018[1] for up to 7 hours. See http://bit.ly/2wIpOqQ for help converting this to your local time.

After it comes back, Morph will have 25% more RAM, which should help alleviate some of the issues we’ve seen over the last few months.

For questions or more info, tweet @morph_io or email contact@oaf.org.au

[1] https://www.worldtimebuddy.com/?qm=1&lid=2643743,2147714,5391959&h=2643743&date=2018-9-9&sln=5-11


Chrome headless scrapers appear broken
#2

Hiya @jamezpolley,

A scraper of mine seems to have broken at the same time as this update :frowning:

It fails with a:

unknown error: Chrome failed to start: crashed

It’s using chromedriver in python, as described here:
https://morph.io/documentation/scraping_javascript_sites

The examples on the docs page above also seem to have broken at the same time, e.g.:
https://morph.io/wfdd/inatsisartut-scraper/history

I just tried re-running the really basic example, and that broke in the same way:
https://morph.io/andylolz/example_ruby_chrome_headless_scraper

So all this seems to suggest it’s related to this update. What can be done to get this working again? Thanks!


Chrome headless scrapers appear broken
#3

Sorry, I didn’t see this until now. I’ve raised #1201 to track this. Will respond on this comment once it’s fixed.