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Started by dschwab9, November 25, 2007, 07:03:17 PM

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dschwab9

I apologize for the short notice, but we will be moving the site to a new server tonight, so we will be in maintenance mode for a couple of hours.

The backup forum will be available at http://www.simplemachinesforum.net/community/ during this time.

Thantos

Na na na, na na na, hey hey hey goodbye.

SleePy

Finally, can spread my arms.. Its been cramped on this old server.
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* BlackMage just downloaded that song, lol

sayonara!!
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* The Burglar! claps in his hands..... for this new server  :P
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Ol' Wombat

hopefully downtimes will vanish :)


Tony Reid

Looks like the move went smoothly - congrats Derek :)

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uberjon

Quote from: Tony on November 26, 2007, 03:35:20 AM
Looks like the move went smoothly - congrats Derek :)

only time will tell :)

usually when i want to check something on smf. its around 5-9 am est. and it slows to a crawl anywhere from 1-7 am for me usually.

next couple days il keep my eye on it and check the speed :D


oh. will SMF staff please fulfill my daily nerdy needs? (previous server specs/setup compared to current?)  :D

dont really want anything vital like price or company really. (although the actual bandwidth provider would be nice)

just to see how far of an upgrade (in my eyes) smf has just gotten :D (besides. my nerdy needs remember?  :P)

dschwab9

Old dedicated database server:   Dual AMD opteron 246 (2Ghz), 2GB RAM, 3 7200 RPM SATA drives in RAID 5
Old web/everything else server server:  Intel Pentium 4 (3Ghz), 1GB RAM, single IDE drive

New Database server:  Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 (quad 2.4Ghz), 4GB RAM, 4 10,000 RPM SATA drives in RAID 5
New dedicated web server:  AMD Athlon 64 X2 5400+ (dual 2.8Gz), 2GB RAM, dual SATA drives in RAID 1
New dedicated Everything else server:  Same as web server

In addition, we now have a private gigabit LAN between all the servers.

Bandwidth is provided by Gnax, who's upstream providers are Telia, BTN, and Cogent

uberjon

nice.

i have the e6600 (dual core version) and its great!

on the LAN thing. was it going to a standard datacenter switch and going back? or out to the net and back? either way. sounds better on th LAN

the q6600 is a real power house thats for sure! and the ram on them is cheap too. (ddr2 is at an allllll time low!)

you look at the right places. you can grab a 2x2GB set of ddr2-800 for like 130$!

i must say. the actual download and page loads are much more responsive.

i downloaded a 1.1.4 full install in like. 2.5 seconds :O

was the www line upgraded or something? or could this be done because of the power of the servers?

dschwab9

Well, we moved to an entirely different datacenter.   We were on leased dedicated servers, now, we own the servers.   Before, traffic between the servers was going through several routers at the datacenter and there was, at times, a lot of latency, and it was only a 100mbps link.   Now, we have our own gigabit switches that we own and control.

As far as the download speeds, the old datacenter's network used to be decent, but over the last two years had gone down the drain and gotten pretty crappy.   The Gnax network rocks!   I was at the datacenter a few days ago and plugged my laptop in at our rack and ran a speedtest and was able to do about 95mbps.

uberjon

yea. i thought the connectivity seemed better. :D

95mbps is great. to bad that one time i was doing downloads/speed tests for about 3 hours at 50mbps didnt last long.. (at home) comcast cable.

it changed back down to about 20-30mbps again..

really glad to see the site is finally in a better set of hands :D

GravuTrad

yes, surely resolve all connection problems with this... ;D
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KICK BUTT!  :D  Good job, seems pretty snappy here in France!

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p.s., I was wondering why I was getting a "forbidden" access message!  I thought you guys were just getting tired of my wacky ideas and unending questions!  ;)
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Dragooon

These guys are trained for Questions! :P

BTW, The server seems to be rocking. No slowness and stuff!

Great Job!

shadow82x

I agree. :)

Nice speeds
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Aaron

Wow, everything seems to be running quite fast and smoothly. :D Even though I'm currently getting page creation times above 2 seconds, but I assume that's because you're still working on it.

In short: great job on the server move, Derek! :)

weightman

The site is WAY faster for me.

Thanks!!!

elwizard

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Thantos

Just to let everyone know, we are having a little bit of problem with some rogue queries.  It is being worked on but in the meantime the site performance might be lacking.

Don't worry though, we'll soon have a site that purrs.

SleePy

So we are changing from hamsters to kittens now ???

Glad our new servers though are still handling it very well.
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klumy

cool, looking forward for the speed improvements

Niteblade

Awesome. I'm interested in how the my.cnf and httpd.conf will be tweaked. I just got a "Page created in 8.532 seconds with 15 queries" on the new setup, so I assume some tweaking is coming.
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Quote from: nite0859 on November 26, 2007, 06:18:02 PM
Awesome. I'm interested in how the my.cnf and httpd.conf will be tweaked. I just got a "Page created in 8.532 seconds with 15 queries" on the new setup, so I assume some tweaking is coming.

I assume Sphinx isn't being run here so if someone was doing a search at the time, that would be normal no doubt, even for such a beast of a server since MySQL is rubbish ;).
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aldo

Yeah this site is loading a lot faster... this new server has better specs then the old one obviously :D Hopefully it can stand up to those rough times like it couldnt before :)

Ol' Wombat

Quote from: aldo on November 26, 2007, 08:04:10 PM
Yeah this site is loading a lot faster... this new server has better specs then the old one obviously :D Hopefully it can stand up to those rough times like it couldnt before :)

Page creation sometimes up to 13 seconds average under 5 seconds!

Nope, definitely not faster for me!

GravuTrad

at the start the server was very fast but since tweaks, he slows...

maybe since tweaking database server?
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Quote from: Thantos on November 26, 2007, 02:37:00 PM
Just to let everyone know, we are having a little bit of problem with some rogue queries.  It is being worked on but in the meantime the site performance might be lacking.

Don't worry though, we'll soon have a site that purrs.

Panzer-

Nice and fast now : )

Good servers too

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Ol' Wombat

Quote from: Last.Karrde on November 26, 2007, 09:55:24 PM
Nice and fast now : )

Good servers too


forum search seems hampered - lotsa 'no results found' but I know it's there  O:)

GravuTrad

now better, it's seems to work hard at this time. ;D
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Ol' Wombat

I was searching for "restore_backup.php tool" and it appears only 2 new forum postings are listed as a result.

Is the old search database completely gone?


GravuTrad

some dates have problems... (characters éèàù etc...)
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Na, someone fixed it right now  :P

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uberjon

nice and ultra zippy here tonight thats for sure :D

Page created in 0.454 seconds with 22 queries.

Page created in 0.125 seconds with 13 queries. (for the go advanced on the post)

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not bad!

now if only i can get around to figuring out why i cannot get an ipb 2.3.3 conversion to "not fail"

have a clan forum. want to give a demo and see what the clan thinks. (should be easier for me to work with thats for sure!)

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Of course, no problem.

In foreign languages special characters (like accentuated characters) give an interrogation point...
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What's an "interrogation point."?
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dschwab9

So what are you saying is wrong?   All I know at this point is there are "bugs" ::)

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characters should be éèàùêûâôï etc....
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putting french beta files in utf8 on the server should solve the problem surely...
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Quote from: dschwab9 on November 26, 2007, 04:46:17 AM
Old dedicated database server:   Dual AMD opteron 246 (2Ghz), 2GB RAM, 3 7200 RPM SATA drives in RAID 5
Old web/everything else server server:  Intel Pentium 4 (3Ghz), 1GB RAM, single IDE drive

New Database server:  Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 (quad 2.4Ghz), 4GB RAM, 4 10,000 RPM SATA drives in RAID 5
New dedicated web server:  AMD Athlon 64 X2 5400+ (dual 2.8Gz), 2GB RAM, dual SATA drives in RAID 1
New dedicated Everything else server:  Same as web server

In addition, we now have a private gigabit LAN between all the servers.

Bandwidth is provided by Gnax, who's upstream providers are Telia, BTN, and Cogent
Sweet!

Congrats, you all, for the best software! It's true!
Everyone told their friends about it - and look how much this place has grown!
Folks are ditching phpBB for YOU. You're going to need that bandwidth!
Thanks, again, for doing a GREAT Job!
 

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