Completed: Server Move

Discussion in 'News & Information' started by Electronic Punk, Jan 7, 2005.

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  1. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Earlier this week I called the server hosts, Server Matrix, in an attempt to buy more RAM as 512meg was simply not enough.

    Here is our current server specifics:
    Intel Celeron 2.4gig
    512meg RAM
    FreeBSD 4.x

    Our new server, which would cost less than the above server with the new RAM:
    Intel Pentium 4 3gig
    1024 RAM
    FreeBSD 5.x

    We have the rest of the month (take away a week) to get this upgrade done and are trying to take our time, but we understand that the site has been sluggish at some times over the christmas period so want to make it up to you all.

    We will slowly start migrating from teh old server to the new in such a way that we can minimise disruption, downtime and keep everything nicely syncronised.
     
  2. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

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    Translation mode on: "Stat thinking up new names for the site!"

    ;)
     
  3. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    No!! :p - Still OSNN.net!!
     
  4. xsivforce

    xsivforce Prodigal Son Folding Team

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    Make a database backup. :p
     
  5. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    I have many database backups in many places now.
    But the two servers will be running in parallel for a while and what is the chance of two servers going wrong at the same time? Er.
     
  6. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    reminds me of a squirrel... the backups are like the squirrels food it stores during the cold (nuts)... have lots of em during winter time but dunno where any is when you need it :D

    ;)
     
  7. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    The old server might become a counter-strike : Source server for the rest of the month. And by might I mean will. :)
     
  8. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    cool

    FreeBSD 5.x is so much better than the 4.x branch
     
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