Summary from the Moodle logs tables is as follows:
Number of discrete actions (e.g. page views, quiz views, etc).
01/10/2007 to 10/10/2007 (incl.) 521,067
01/10/2008 to 10/10/2008 (incl.) 591,099
Increase – 13.4%
Number of distinct users
01/10/2007 to 10/10/2007 (incl.) 7,540
01/10/2008 to 10/10/2008 (incl.) 8,860
Increase – 17%
What does this mean? How might we interpret this?
The background is we have had significant increased in the number of discrete actions on the database, and the number of distinct users on the system. We know that the hardware has performed as expected / spec’d. Very fortunate that the new hardware was in … dread to think the problems we would have encountered if hardware was also an issue 🙂 So, what do I take from the above? I think it clearly demonstrates that moodle is becoming much more integrated with T&L at the local level. We can expect this growth to continue (we’ve a few thousand users who aren’t using it), while the number of tasks they are expected to undertake will also grow. This is additional evidence for the issue of database locking up.