News Server downtime and a small upgrade

Discussion in 'News & Information' started by Electronic Punk, Oct 16, 2010.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

    Messages:
    18,590
    Location:
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    Recently, X-istence determined that the hard disks on the OSNN server were failing and this was confirmed yesterday by The Planet, our hosts for the last 6 years.

    We planned some downtime for this weekend, which would have involved downloading the entire contents of the server, starting afresh and reuploading all the data - but after some thought we have decided that it will be easier, more sensible and cheaper (!) to upgrade our 5 year old dual Xeon setup to something a little more cutting edge.

    Over this weekend we will be moving from our dual Xeon, 1gig memory, dual 120GB IDE server running 32bit FreeBSD 6.2 to our shiny new 8 core (quad with HT) Xeon 3450, 4gig memory, dual 250GB SATA server running 64bit FreeBSD 8.1.

    We are very excited to move to such a server, but it will take some time to setup, test and then ofcourse the site will be disabled while we move the files, database and updated various services. We want this work to all be done during the weekend and this server will cease to exist completely by the end of the month.

    Goodbye defiant.osnn.net - hello iguana.osnn.net, this thread will be kept up to date with the latest developements.
     
  2. Johnny

    Johnny .. Commodore .. Political User

    Messages:
    5,015
    Location:
    Happy Valley
    Awesome, that set up is a good one ..
     
  3. tdinc

    tdinc █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User

    Messages:
    3,507
    Location:
    Sterling Heights, MICHIGAN
    :) nice
     
  4. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

    Messages:
    12,332
    Location:
    new york
    wow. great stuff ep
     
  5. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

    Messages:
    4,702
    Location:
    Red Sox Nation
    Wow... it's been 5 years on the 'new' server already...
     
  6. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

    Messages:
    10,977
    Location:
    California
    Go team go!
     
  7. Johnny

    Johnny .. Commodore .. Political User

    Messages:
    5,015
    Location:
    Happy Valley
    What is the connection on this site?
     
  8. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

    Messages:
    18,590
    Location:
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    Think 100mb, server change hasn't happened yet as X is taking the time to do some seriously complex stuff.

    Full spec for reference:

    4 GB RAM
    2x 250 GB SATA HDD
    4000 GB Bandwidth
    Intel Xeon 3450 2.66 GHz Quad Core Processor
    FreeBSD - 8.x - 64 bit
    5 IPs
    100 Mbps Network Uplink
     
    Last edited: May 23, 2011
  9. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

    Messages:
    10,977
    Location:
    California
    DB backup?
     
  10. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

    Messages:
    4,702
    Location:
    Red Sox Nation
    Nah, that would be unnecessary. ;)
     
  11. X-Istence

    X-Istence * Political User

    Messages:
    6,498
    Location:
    USA
    Yeah, we have a couple. Apparently not required though ...

    Hahaha.
     
  12. X-Istence

    X-Istence * Political User

    Messages:
    6,498
    Location:
    USA
    Oh BTW, welcome to a proxied connection to the new server. DNS is still pointing towards the old, will have to get on that tomorrow, haven't had a chance to get that all migrated over.

    Let me know if there are any issues, any 500 errors and all that fun stuff. I expect there to be a lot less trouble as the new setup is much more robust, and a lot more capable.

    Note to self in the past, don't attempt to go directly from MySQL 4.x to 5.x without first doing proper testing and reading documentation.
     
  13. Johnny

    Johnny .. Commodore .. Political User

    Messages:
    5,015
    Location:
    Happy Valley
    Woot !!
     
  14. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

    Messages:
    7,805
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    Nice one
     
  15. LordOfLA

    LordOfLA Godlike!

    Messages:
    7,027
    Location:
    Maidenhead, Berkshire, UK
    little late to the party?
     
  16. Johnny

    Johnny .. Commodore .. Political User

    Messages:
    5,015
    Location:
    Happy Valley
    Beers been long gone. I drank it all ..
     
  17. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

    Messages:
    7,805
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    it wasn't that far down the news frontpage and figured it was a good topic to pop in to :p
     
  18. LordOfLA

    LordOfLA Godlike!

    Messages:
    7,027
    Location:
    Maidenhead, Berkshire, UK
    You still working at open hosting? THey seem to have been busy in the last 2 to 3 years.
     
  19. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

    Messages:
    18,590
    Location:
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    /slap feggy
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.