Pre Migration Downtime for Server Move - Completed

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  1. Nathan

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    Here we grow again...

    The host company, URLJet, has requested that I move the M/A server to a new location they have. While doing so we'll also be moving to more robust hardware too.

    This new location is still centrally located in Kansas City, in fact it's a better location as it is in the same building that houses the major East/West, North/South connections. Every big time player has a footprint here. Moving to this location cuts 4-6 hops out of the current connection. More speed!!!

    I've scheduled a 10PM Eastern slot on Saturday, Nov 5 for the move. It should only be a few hours at most.
     
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    Remember, remember the 5th of November...
     
  3. Justa Jim

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    Not a problem for me. I'll be passed out in my chair by then. :Thumbsup:

    Jim
     
  4. Nathan

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    I figured as much, hence the time choice.
     
  5. Nathan

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    Slight change in the timing. Now will be Sunday 11/6 at 7AM Eastern +/- 1 hour.
     
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    One would hope that this will not interfere with Steve's WRC coverage...... :)
     
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    Thanks for the heads up.
     
  8. Nathan

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    Due the host having to deal with a DDOS attack on a Middle East based political site this move has been put on hold.

    Look for updates soon on when it will be rescheduled.
     
  9. Nathan

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    They managed to clear up issues on their end right quick. The move is complete.

    You should be seeing a faster more nimble M/A now too. :D

    For you geekier types...

    New Server Specs:
    1x Xeon
    4x 3.1ghz processors / 8 total cores with hyperthreading
    6GB DDR3 ECC-Registered Memory
    4x 1TB 10,000 RPM Drives
    RAID-10
     
  10. Metalman

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    Thanks Nathan.....:D
     
  11. Rae

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    Whew, glad you're back, I was getting desperate for some Mini news. But congrats on needing to upgrade!
     
  12. Crashton

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    Great job Nathan & all involved.

    I wish I could get my move done all in one day. :crazy:
     
  13. Nathan

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    Anyone else finding better response times now too?

    I've performed a slew of tests to verify what I've been seeing and it looks like page delivery times are are 35% quicker.
     
  14. Crashton

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    Seems good & fast to me Nathan.... :)
     
  15. CHKMINI

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    Nathan, it's now faster than Justa Jim:biggrin5:
     
  16. cooperjet

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    Now if there was only some way to keep it from getting blocked at work...
     
  17. Crashton

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    I think Nathan changed the pulley size... Hope the hard drive doesn't start whining...
     
  18. DneprDave

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    Thirty five% faster than half a millisecond? I don't think I'll notice!

    Dave
     
  19. Metalman

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    Faster than NAM.......:D

    Faster than a speeding bullet...

    Faster than Superman...

    Faster than Geoffrey Mutai.
     
  20. Vader

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    Monday Morning 11/7, 5:30 am Central. Forum is slowest I have ever seen it. When I select an item from the 'new posts' list it takes 5 seconds or longer to switch to next page.
     

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