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Server Maintenance Friday, 05/15/09

Started by dschwab9, May 14, 2009, 04:35:44 PM

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dschwab9

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.

Tristan Perry

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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Thanks for letting everyone know, Derek ;)

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JBlaze

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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Joshua Dickerson

Derek, does that mean no site at all or the forum in maintenance mode?
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dschwab9

Quote from: Tristan Perry on May 14, 2009, 05:17:27 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.

Quote from: groundup on May 14, 2009, 07:37:59 PM
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

Joshua Dickerson

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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Quote from: groundup 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?

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



Han

Best of luck today on the migration!

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Aleksi "Lex" Kilpinen

Good to know in advance  ;)

So thanks for the heads up, and hope everything goes well.
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Thanks, and good luck with the server migration.  :)

dschwab9

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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Quote from: dschwab9 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.

Nice work :)

Aleksi "Lex" Kilpinen

dschwab9 , a HUGE thanks for lettings us know in advance this time :)
And I hope everything went fine and smooth. :)


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Quote from: StarWars Fan on May 15, 2009, 01:02:40 PM
Quote from: dschwab9 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.

Nice work :)
I'm glad everything is ok now... :)

Blind Bandit

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.


dschwab9

I have plans to implement a light weight http server on a separate machine to serve static content (images, css, etc). I don't see us migrating away from apache for the dynamic content though.

Blind Bandit

Quote from: dschwab9 on May 16, 2009, 12:45:02 AM
I have plans to implement a light weight http server on a separate machine to serve static content (images, css, etc). I don't see us migrating away from apache for the dynamic content though.

Understandable.  Thanks for all the hard work.

Ashdaw

Thanks for the heads up. :) Nice to see that the site is looked after by such dedicated people
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Quote from: dschwab9 on May 14, 2009, 08:05:58 PM
Quote from: groundup on May 14, 2009, 07:37:59 PM
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

If it's a few miles you'd be limited to.. what.. 300 feet anyway? :p  *gives dschab9 a fiber cable and some repeaters*
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Quote from: Blind Bandit 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.

well in my opinion, doing that on the SMF site while apache is still so popular isn't the best of ideas.. afterall the SMF home site is the last place a "build" is tested on the teams side, before closed beta etc..

doing so could perhaps leave a bug or something for a larger population?

or if i have things mixed up (like what kind of issues a different webserver software could cause) it could at the least trick the team into thinking there is a bug when its really lightspeed?

Blind Bandit

Quote from: uberjon on May 17, 2009, 09:12:00 PM
Quote from: Blind Bandit 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.

well in my opinion, doing that on the SMF site while apache is still so popular isn't the best of ideas.. afterall the SMF home site is the last place a "build" is tested on the teams side, before closed beta etc..

doing so could perhaps leave a bug or something for a larger population?

or if i have things mixed up (like what kind of issues a different webserver software could cause) it could at the least trick the team into thinking there is a bug when its really lightspeed?


The issue wouldn't be bugs.  The issue would be if something wasn't available as an option in litespeed.  Such as a module or option.  But litespeed can reduce load.  And resoruce usage.  There also other free options too.  But I don't want to drag this topic off course.

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Quote from: dschwab9 on May 16, 2009, 12:45:02 AM
I have plans to implement a light weight http server on a separate machine to serve static content (images, css, etc). I don't see us migrating away from apache for the dynamic content though.

Good work, is it separated dschwab9.
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