So we have run The Dude for many years (10?) and over the years the system seems to have developed more and more bugs. Over the last year I have rebuilt the dude manually from scratch twice. Once on a VMware cluster on CHR with fast storage and once on a 1036 with an SSD.
First problem - Randomly the dude will freeze, any addition login attempts will fail simply stating (connecting) unable to log into the 1036 router via Winbox. Only solution is an SSH session and a /system reboot. I have not found what causes this, it has been happening on all Host and storage types.
Second (New) problem. Database IO Error Dude crash. Was happening once a week, is now happening once a day. Again, a reboot of the router will fix the problem for around 24 hours. I have a successful dump of the database it completed with no errors.
The dude is integral to our support team, I would appreciate any help in this matter.