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Switching servers today

W1zzard

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We will be switching our database backend server to a new machine today. Got some shiny new quad cores with 8 GB :)

You may see short interruptions to the site. Please report any issues you see.

Specs:
 
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cool beans
 

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Sounds pretty nice :rockout:

May i ask, where is the TPU servers even located, in the EU og in the US? :eek:
 

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I have noticed that the icon have changed to the Vbulletin icon (the one with the blue V) rather than TPU's power switch when using chrome.
 

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I have noticed that the icon have changed to the Vbulletin icon (the one with the blue V) rather than TPU's power switch when using chrome.
today? if not, wrong thread :)
 

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Just noticed it today, the last time I visited TPU was about 5 days ago and if I remembered correctly, I still saw the standard icon then.
 

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and move completed. next move is the www frontend over the next days
 

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Nice, I've just had brief errors, I just refreshed twice and all was well. This happened before I heard about this so i didnt grab any screenshots...Sorry.
 

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Nice, I've just had brief errors, I just refreshed twice and all was well. This happened before I heard about this so i didnt grab any screenshots...Sorry.
yeah something broke there for a few minutes, but it should all be good now
 
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I just got nailed with this twice.

 
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what i want to know is what server we used to run on.
 
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hmm softlayer who are there tier 1 providers, and ever consider limestone networks.. :)
 
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I just got "Be back in 5 mins max"
 

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After looking through the website, it raised an interesting question in my mind. Feel free not to answer, or just say that it is company info, and I will completely understand. (As an Escrow Officer, I understand financial confidentiality).

But to get to the point, what type of overhead expense is involved in the upkeep of a website of this magnitude? To be clear, I am not interested in any profit info, etc., I am just curious as to upkeep expense.

BTW, you have built an amazing location on the web, that I call home, and the community you have created has a reputation for being the best, most knowlegable place when it comes to technology. THANKS FOR ALL OF YOU DEVOTION, COMMITMENT AND SACRIFICE. :toast:
 

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Overclock your server.

Be a man.
Do ta rite ting.
 

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first post has the specs of our db server, add another server like that for the www frontend minus the ssd.
the reason we can handle our load with just 2 servers is because i [think i] know what i'm doing re server and software optimization

then add all the download servers we have, they are all 100 mbit unmetered and some weak cpu, 1-2 gb of memory, 500 gb ish storage
 

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Overclock your server.

Be a man.
Do ta rite ting.
the outages at xtremesystems are a great example for what happens when you start messing with your server hardware
 

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I guess your not going to attempt 4-5Ghz then? :(
 
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120Gbit going into there facilities xD