After moving back to our own BDII things have been more or less ok - we had a wobble on Sunday with 2 timeouts. Overall the load on svr019 is definitely creeping up again though - is there some systematic involved here?
I met Steve Traylen in R1 at CERN at lunchtime and he said that the indexing patch for the BDII has already been applied at CERN, so it seems that this is something which it's fairly safe to grab. I'll put it on the TODO list for next week.
I seem to be spending a disproportionate amount of my time worrying about BDII failures!