fyi- APUG Server Upgrade This Week

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  1. Sean

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    ***UPDATE*** SERVER MIGRATION THURS. NIGHT AFTER 9PM USA TIME ***

    Hi All,

    Our server has been struggling at times for a while now. Luckily as technology advances it also becomes cheaper. Thanks to this we will be migrating to a beast of a server for roughly the same expense. The migration will take place possibly later this week. I'll keep everyone posted as there could be several hours of down time.

    -for the geeks out there we will be going from a 2.4ghz 4 core 4gb ram, raid1 box to a 3ghz 8core, 6gb ram, raid10 box. It's really gonna fly and at peak times shouldn't even break a sweat :smile:

    Thanks,
    Sean
     
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  2. Curt

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    Are you feeling better these days?
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    Hi Curt, yes much better as of 3 days ago thanks. The cipro has killed the chest infection and now I'm getting back on track.
     
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    Good to hear your doing better!

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    Your description of a "beast" sure seems accurate by those specs. Thanks for the update.
     
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    Glad you're feeling better, and thanks for taking such good care of us!
     
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    Great to hear, hope you fully recover very soon.
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    ***UPDATE*** SERVER MIGRATION WED. NIGHT AFTER 9PM USA TIME ***

    -could be a couple hours of downtime.

    Thanks,
    Sean
     
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    Heh. "USA TIME."
     
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    Yeah, I got lazy :tongue:
     
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    Ok, we're delayed by 1 day. Migration will be tomorrow night instead.. (basically at the mercy of the data center, but tomorrow is looking good)
     
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    Wow.. working on a server migration on Christmas Eve? This is why I fled the IT field after 10 years.
     
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    Ok, we're back and on the new server. Any issues let me know. The server has not been optimized yet but the thing is such a beast it will probably not matter :smile:

    Sean
     
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    Thanks for the break. I had to do something to deal with analogue photography so I change light seals in two of my cameras, The new FTb N (got yesterday) was really gummy and my AE1p was a breeze. Had been putting it off for months. It is kind of late for people in NA but I am west coast and I like the solitude of late nights.
     
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    Finally home from the in-laws (dialup modem) and back on my broadband, server is really flying! I had one search that said it took 0.00 seconds hehe. Good stuff :smile:
     
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    Hi Sean, I have only noticed one minor issue since the migration: I no longer receive topic reply notice emails. I've checked my account settings, it is set for 'instant notification'.

    Glad you're feeling better fella! Hope you had a great holiday.
     
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    Sean, I also don't receive email notifications any more, I've checked my settings and the same as Andy, but nothing has happened since for me as well.

    I agree it appears to be faster, although faster is subjective with my modem speed probably being the bottleneck.

    Glad you're over your malaise.

    Mick.
     
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    It does appear we are blacklisted by a few ISPs and only 90% or so of mails are getting out. Will notify you and Andy's ISP in the morning. Thanks for the info :smile:
     
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    Sean, I still don't get any email notifications, is there anything I can do at my end about this?

    Mick.
     
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    Sean, the notifications now appear to be working as of about 30 minutes ago, which is around midnight your time.

    Many thanks for your efforts.

    Mick.
     
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    Thanks Mick, turned out to be the new server and an obscure off the wall vbulletin setting not playing well together.
     
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    Hi Sean.
    Just a question: where did we migrated?
    I'm planning to move a forum from the actual server to a new service and I'm looking around...
    Of courese you can answer me in private.
    Many thanks.
     
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    We have a dedicated server at wiredtree.com if you have a smaller site you could go for a VPS account. Not as cheap as other deals out there but you get what you pay for..
     
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    Really thanks ;-)