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Planned downtime in June

Post by Xaccers » 04 Jun 2013, 10:02

There are several outages planned for maintenance this month.

04-06-13 New server
After over 6 years of service (roughly 4 of them hosting the forum), running pretty much 24/7, I am retiring the internals of the current server and replacing them with a spanking new motherboard, memory and CPU.
I'm also going to be upgrading the OS.
So at some point tonight (unless I get back from London way too late) the server will go down.
At some point in the future when finances allow, I'll also upgrade the hard drives.


11-06-13 New internet connection
O2 are selling/sold their Broadband to Sky.
Sky provide fibre to my area.
On the 11th June I will be transferring over (hopefully with more success and less pain than when I tried with BT who totally screwed up) to them which should provide more bandwidth and better stability.
It should also allow O2/Be customers to access the forum.
With a bit of luck the transition will have minimal outage.
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Re: Planned downtime in June

Post by Xaccers » 04 Jun 2013, 20:15

DPD being totally useless have failed to deliver the parts today so I don't know when the upgrade is going to take place.
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Re: Planned downtime in June

Post by Xaccers » 05 Jun 2013, 10:34

I managed to wrangle it so I was home when DPD tried to deliver today so the server will be down this evening.
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Re: Planned downtime in June

Post by CitroJim » 05 Jun 2013, 16:09

Good luck with it Xac...
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Re: Planned downtime in June

Post by Xaccers » 05 Jun 2013, 16:12

CitroJim wrote:Good luck with it Xac...


Gonna need it ;)
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Re: Planned downtime in June

Post by myglaren » 05 Jun 2013, 17:12

So, will you be running the server on Linux now Xac? :twisted:
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Re: Planned downtime in June

Post by CitroJim » 05 Jun 2013, 17:25

myglaren wrote:So, will you be running the server on Linux now Xac? :twisted:


I was tempted to ask the same question Steve :lol: :lol: :lol: Xac will see the light one day :wink:
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Re: Planned downtime in June

Post by Xaccers » 05 Jun 2013, 17:30

Nah too unreliable and restrictive.
I've got to use a proper OS
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Re: Planned downtime in June

Post by myglaren » 05 Jun 2013, 17:47

Thought you might say that.

So, Unix then :)
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Re: Planned downtime in June

Post by CitroJim » 05 Jun 2013, 17:49

myglaren wrote:Thought you might say that.

So, Unix then :)


That's how I read it :)
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Re: Planned downtime in June

Post by Xaccers » 05 Jun 2013, 18:29

Unix isn't able to serve my computer needs either
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Re: Planned downtime in June

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 06 Jun 2013, 20:30

Don't say it has been upgraded from a 32b to a 64b Abacus (b equals beads!).
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Re: Planned downtime in June

Post by citronut » 07 Jun 2013, 08:10

Hell Razor5543 wrote:Don't say it has been upgraded from a 32b to a 64b Abacus (b equals beads!).


steady on James Xac ll be taking his shoes and socks next :shock: :twisted: :roll: :-D :wink:
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Re: Planned downtime in June

Post by Xaccers » 07 Jun 2013, 09:54

Well it seems to be running much better than before, there may be a few outages due to updates needing a reboot and at some point I'll be confirming if the graphics card is faulty or not.
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Re: Planned downtime in June

Post by CitroJim » 08 Jun 2013, 06:35

Why does a server need a graphics card? :?
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