New Server Planned

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  1. arn macrumors god

    arn

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    Hi all,

    Apologies for the delays and errors on the forums over the past couple of weeks.

    A new server is on order, which should split the forums over two servers.

    This should improve server load and hopefully will mean good responsiveness even during high traffic times such as product releases.

    I can't promise that it will sustain Expo Keynote traffic, but we'll see... :)

    arn
     
  2. quagmire macrumors 603

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    That is good to hear. I was lucky if I got on Macrumors on events like Tiger release and WWDC, MWSF. Which this new server should help a bit. Is it an Xserve?
     
  3. ham_man macrumors 68020

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    This should mean less "Server Busy. Please try again later." and more Mac Rumors...:D
     
  4. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    That's great... it has been times when it has been almost impossible to navigate and read the forums, not to mention troubles with posting (resulting in LOTS of double post...) :)
     
  5. DeSnousa macrumors 68000

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  6. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    Great stuff! The 'server is busy' message has been a pretty regular occurrence for me over the past couple of weeks – very frustrating when you're trying to post.

    Cheers arn and keep up the good work! :)
     
  7. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    Awesome. Hopefully it'll improve performance. Keep up the awesome work!
     
  8. Balin64 macrumors 6502a

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    Any word on Contribution System?

    I would love to contribute, even if it's just a few duckets (who says duckets anymore? Me, I guess).

    Anyway: I have no idea how MR is structured: the ads must cover it all, I assume. But, if it doesn't, regulars should contribute, I think.

    Just my opinion. Great news on the new Server!
     
  9. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Was the recent server upgrade an interim measure and the upcoming one planned all along? Or is this now a change of plans due to unforeseen circumstances?

    Whichever, it's all good news.
     
  10. arn thread starter macrumors god

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    It was a "not good enough" server move. :) It will still serve as the php/apache server for the forums. Just that the database will be moved off to a second server (third in total, as it is)

    arn
     
  11. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Must have been a little frustrating to discover that. Thanks for the reply.
     
  12. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

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    I haven't gotten any of those messages (knocks on PowerBook) but a new piece of technology is always welcome!
     
  13. fox2005 macrumors member

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    wohoooo!!!

    can we get the specs on your 3 servers?
     
  14. joecool85 macrumors 65816

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    yeah, and what type of connection are they hooked up to? I know it blows the doors off when I had my Quadra 650 running on my Adelphia Cable connection for my ftp/webserver.
     
  15. iGary Guest

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    Well once you get that project done, get a PayPal link set up so us post whores can help pay for that junk. :D
     
  16. arn thread starter macrumors god

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    old servers are nothing special.

    the new one is simply a Dual 2.8GHz Xeon with 4GB RAM, and RAID 5 SCSI. Before anyone suggests it... my provider doesn't offer XServes... so wasn't an option. ;)

    arn
     
  17. Winston Smith macrumors regular

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    Not that I've got any right to object but I somehow feel violated knowing that we're served by the darkside!
     
  18. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    It's Linux, so it's not entirely the "darkside" ;)
     
  19. Cooknn macrumors 68020

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    PayPal Link

    I second the motion for a Paypal link. If everyone who frequents this forum kicked in just a little it would be a lot. Should be more than enough to solve the current issues (today is pretty bad). I also suggest looking into whatever servers and software are in use over at www.avsforum.com. That board seems to be able to take the heat.
     
  20. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Regardless of its forums, one of the most seriously ugly sites I've ever had the misfortune to visit. :eek:
     
  21. Cooknn macrumors 68020

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    LOL, true! But you can set preferences to a nicer color scheme when you login :p
     
  22. StarbucksSam macrumors 65816

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    Out of random curiosity, is this site run on Macs?

    BTW thanks SO much for upgrading us soon!
     
  23. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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  24. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    As said above, the forums runs on Apache on Linux
     
  25. zelmo macrumors 603

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    A new server to share the load sounds great, arn. Thanks for all your hard work keeping us Mac zealots fed and happy. :)

    Paypal link? ;)
     

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