2nd Forum Database

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by arn, Nov 9, 2010.

  1. arn macrumors god

    arn

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    We added a second forum database server this evening. It may help with performance but also gives us a much better way to backup the database on a regular basis.

    Previously, there would be 15-30 minutes of dead time late Sunday evening, while the database was taken offline to backup. Now we'll have daily backups. As an added benefit, the forums may also see a performance boost with the added server.

    arn
     
  2. annk Administrator

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  3. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Excellent!
    Thanks for the upgrade and the update!
     
  4. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Wait, no more 15-20 minute Sunday maintenance screens that could have lend a hand towards new threads about possible new products and conspiracies? Bummer!
     
  5. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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  6. firestarter macrumors 603

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  7. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Perhaps a bicycle built for Q.
     

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  8. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    That's Qt.
     
  9. Doctor Q Administrator

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    The machinery that runs the forums already looks like a Q:

    Qgears.jpg
    (I took this photo at a museum last week.)

    Seriously, having another server is a welcome addition, as forum traffic continues to grow. And people expect the forums to be live 24/7. With a worldwide audience there's no good time to be "down for maintenance."
     
  10. R94N macrumors 68020

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  11. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    Except perhaps on Tuesday mornings say 10am ish.

    Seems to work for Apple
     
  12. Hellhammer Moderator

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    What!?!? Don't they live 24/7 then?!?! :eek::p

    June 5th 2011 should be good for yearly maintenance. Nobody cares if it takes a day or two, even a week is okay ;)
     
  13. Tilpots macrumors 601

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    Jinx!
     
  14. jamied95 macrumors 6502

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    That list is obviously garbage.
     
  15. R94N macrumors 68020

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    You could take Christmas Day to do maintenance :D What fun! I'm joking obviously. Unless you're that dedicated ;)
     

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