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Author Topic: Scheduled Server Upgrade  (Read 828 times)

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Offline Slack

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Scheduled Server Upgrade
« on: August 25, 2011, 06:24:19 AM »
FYI,

WC will be in "maintenance mode" for a period of time on Friday evening, 08-26-11 for a server upgrade.

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slack

Offline Slack

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Re: Scheduled Server Upgrade
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2011, 06:00:55 PM »
Update:  upgrade has been postponed until tomorrow.

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Re: Scheduled Server Upgrade
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2011, 08:04:43 AM »
The site will be down sometime within the hour for a server move.

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Re: Scheduled Server Upgrade
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2011, 09:41:10 AM »
OK, the move has been completed.  Dunno if it is my imagination - but the site seems considerably quicker!

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Re: Scheduled Server Upgrade
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2011, 09:44:10 AM »
I think you're right, Slack. I am noticing increased speed.

Offline Slack

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Re: Scheduled Server Upgrade
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2011, 11:15:24 AM »
Yup, definitely quicker.  Here is what our host did.... for the geeks out there.  (Firestorm was the name of the server we were on.)

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Glad to hear it!
 
Essentially instead of one hard drive on one physical server like we used to have, this setup uses virtualized storage spread across multiple drives.   Firestorm is also almost 5 years old.  That?s a pretty old age in terms of new technology and hardware.  J
 
The virtualized disk space also means that we?re not at risk of a single drive failure taking the whole server out like on a traditional setup.


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Re: Scheduled Server Upgrade
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2011, 04:47:02 PM »
Whew, much faster here. Excellent!

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