Since Sunday, I’m restructuring the database. The problem that appear Sunday is a position with a longer FEN than what the database could accept. About a year and half, and I analyzed the database to look at the longer FEN, it was 57 characters long. In a goal to reduce the size of the database, I reduce the length of the column to 60 characters long. Sunday, a position with a FEN of 61 characters long appear, causing a lot problems.
Right now I’m changing the length of the column, and but it takes much longer time than what I thought. Neca had prove me that even in the suicide variant it’s possible to reach the longest length for a FEN (71 characters).
The process will produce a bigger database, and I wonder if the current hard drive will be big enough. If not I will buy a new one. Currently it’s a 500 Gb.
I hope to solve the issue as soon as possible, don’t be afraid to ask for news by email or chat or twitter.
*I’m not counting the color in the FEN length, it’s keep in a separate column in the database.