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Server Maintenance Friday, 05/15/09
« on: May 14, 2009, 04:35:44 PM »
Hey guys, just a heads up about some upcoming server maintenance.

Tomorrow, 05/15/09, beginning around 10:00AM EDT, we will be migrating our servers to a new rack in a different building a few miles away. During the same window, I will be bringing online another web server and doing some updates and maintenance on the existing machines. The site will be unavailable for a couple of periods of probably 30-60 minutes each.

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Re: Server Maintenance Friday, 05/15/09
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2009, 05:17:27 PM »
Sounds good, best of luck with the move :)

Out of interest, why the DC move? Or - simply - who is the new DC?

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Re: Server Maintenance Friday, 05/15/09
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2009, 05:19:52 PM »
Will there be food rations or emergency flashlights? We need to be prepared if we're going to survive these times of trouble.
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Re: Server Maintenance Friday, 05/15/09
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2009, 05:24:37 PM »
Thanks for the heads up. :D

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Re: Server Maintenance Friday, 05/15/09
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2009, 05:25:39 PM »
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Re: Server Maintenance Friday, 05/15/09
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2009, 05:29:53 PM »
Thanks for letting everyone know, Derek ;)

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Re: Server Maintenance Friday, 05/15/09
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2009, 05:48:32 PM »
Thanks for the heads up. Now I gotta find something to do during that time...

Great work on the server man. It's really appreciated.
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Re: Server Maintenance Friday, 05/15/09
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2009, 07:37:59 PM »
Derek, does that mean no site at all or the forum in maintenance mode?
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Re: Server Maintenance Friday, 05/15/09
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2009, 08:05:58 PM »
Out of interest, why the DC move? Or - simply - who is the new DC?

We are not actually changing companies. Our colo provider is moving to a new facility.

Derek, does that mean no site at all or the forum in maintenance mode?

No site at all. The servers will be physically in my car being moved, and I don't have a cat5 cable long enough to move them running  ;D

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Re: Server Maintenance Friday, 05/15/09
« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2009, 08:33:48 PM »
Ah okay. That sucks. I would send you one but I don't think it will get there in time. Could DNS be switched to a backup server?
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Re: Server Maintenance Friday, 05/15/09
« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2009, 08:35:32 PM »
Ah okay. That sucks. I would send you one but I don't think it will get there in time. Could DNS be switched to a backup server?

It's ok now, we have the situation resolved.

I'm bringing a 12v car battery, a TMobile G1 with web and walk, and a bluetooth adapter, you will see no downtime :P



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Re: Server Maintenance Friday, 05/15/09
« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2009, 09:03:31 PM »
Best of luck today on the migration!

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Re: Server Maintenance Friday, 05/15/09
« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2009, 03:45:06 AM »
thank you
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Re: Server Maintenance Friday, 05/15/09
« Reply #13 on: May 15, 2009, 03:49:23 AM »
Good to know in advance  ;)

So thanks for the heads up, and hope everything goes well.
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Re: Server Maintenance Friday, 05/15/09
« Reply #14 on: May 15, 2009, 07:50:27 AM »
Thanks, and good luck with the server migration.  :)

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Re: Server Maintenance Friday, 05/15/09
« Reply #15 on: May 15, 2009, 12:28:46 PM »
Server migration is complete. I'll be bringing online the second web server shortly. I don't expect any more downtime, but there might be a glitch or two the next couple of hours.

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Re: Server Maintenance Friday, 05/15/09
« Reply #16 on: May 15, 2009, 01:02:40 PM »
Server migration is complete. I'll be bringing online the second web server shortly. I don't expect any more downtime, but there might be a glitch or two the next couple of hours.

Nice work :)

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Re: Server Maintenance Friday, 05/15/09
« Reply #17 on: May 15, 2009, 02:13:39 PM »
dschwab9 , a HUGE thanks for lettings us know in advance this time :)
And I hope everything went fine and smooth. :)
 
 
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Re: Server Maintenance Friday, 05/15/09
« Reply #18 on: May 15, 2009, 03:59:40 PM »
Server migration is complete. I'll be bringing online the second web server shortly. I don't expect any more downtime, but there might be a glitch or two the next couple of hours.

Nice work :)
I'm glad everything is ok now... :)
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Re: Server Maintenance Friday, 05/15/09
« Reply #19 on: May 16, 2009, 12:41:39 AM »
Just out of curiosity has SMF thought about using lightspeed web sever to reduce load?

Also I hope you didn't have to much work to do.

Do all that by yourself seems rather hard.