Feb 20, 2010: New Database Server

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  1. arn macrumors god

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    We're running on a new database server. There may be some residual issues. If so, please let me know here.

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  2. pknz macrumors 68020

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    Forum Spy doesn't seem to be updating at the moment.
     
  3. techfreak85 macrumors 68040

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    Same here.
     
  4. arn thread starter macrumors god

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  5. techfreak85 macrumors 68040

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    Works great now. Thanks. :)
     
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    So, is it that the database ran out of space and that's causing the slowness issues? Also, the Forum Spy is working now.
     
  8. arn thread starter macrumors god

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    no, the disk space issue wasn't directly responsible. we just outgrew the previous server and may be adding another one soon. We'll see how this changeup goes.

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  9. techfreak85 macrumors 68040

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    How about updating to a newer version of VB while your at it? :D
     
  10. arn thread starter macrumors god

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    ya, that's on the list too. soon, I hope.

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  11. celticpride678

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    And maybe a new theme?
     
  12. arn thread starter macrumors god

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    new forum theme's further down the line, not on the list at the moment :)

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  13. techfreak85 macrumors 68040

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    Say you move to vB v.4, would you use the CMS built into it for the Front Page vs keeping the the other front end like Wordpress (or whatever you use)?
     
  14. yg17 macrumors G5

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    Just my advice, hold off on vB 4 for awhile. I've helped migrate a site to it and there are still a lot of bugs, even in 4.0.2. IMO it should still be in beta status, it definitely feels like it was rushed. I would wait until 4.1, or at least wait for a couple more minor point releases for them to get the kinks worked out.
     
  15. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    i have noticed that the forum has been slow or down a few times this month with the most recent downtime about an hour ago, most probably due to configuring the new database.

    seems to be ok now. good luck and thanks for the upgrades!
     
  16. arn thread starter macrumors god

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    We're not going to 4.0, and even if we did, we wouldn't use their CMS.

    The biggest hurdle in upgrading is supporting search on these forums. vBulletin's search doesn't scale well for large forums, so we're dependent on some hacks which can be version dependent.

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  17. techfreak85 macrumors 68040

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    So then, would it be possible to switch the entire search function over to MRoogle instead of relying vB's junky search?
     
  18. arn thread starter macrumors god

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    i don't see how google search is better, and is already an option under the search menu.

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  19. techfreak85 macrumors 68040

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    Ok, well, I'll just keep on using MRoogle. :)
    Also, something I just noticed, the favicon is gone. Just on the forums. I assume this is from the update.;)
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  20. arn thread starter macrumors god

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    google search is the same (if you are searching the forums)
     

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  22. Angelo95210 macrumors 6502a

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    Works well for me. Seems like a welcomed upgrade... This forum was sometimes so slow !
     
  23. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    When clicking a link to "Find all threads started by" on any user profile page, I get this:
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    It doesn't happen when clicking "Find all posts by".

    Isolated glitch? Or something you should attend to?

    I would think that is proprietary information.
     
  24. RedTomato macrumors 68040

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    Not Google search. MRoogle which is google tweaked with several MR-custom options. And yes, it is far, far, far better than the VB search. I don't think you yourself use the VB search much, or you would realise how dire it is.

    Another bonus - using MRoogle will take some load off your servers.

    No need to take my word for it. Ask around the mods and subscribers, maybe poll them?
     
  25. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    The Google search on MR does essentially the same thing as what MRoogle does, it adds the argument "site:forums.macrumors.com" to the search. MRoogle just offers those little links above the search box that help refine the search to one area of the site. That's all.
     

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