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Sennadar Migration #3

Post by Spec8472 » Tue Nov 03, 2009 10:28 am

Howdy Folks,

Time to shift servers, again.
I'm moving from ServerBeach to SoftLayer, the move gives me better visibility of server activity, and gives me some more server space.
All up, due to a more favourable exchange rate, it's about the same cost per month, with a faster CPU, more RAM, and all that jazz.

What you need to do: Nada.

It'll migrate fairly seamlessly. I'm adjusting the DNS config now to set a very short DNS expire/cache interval, so in a few days when the migration happens - it'll be just a few minutes outage - max of a few hours.

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Re: Sennadar Migration #3

Post by gesit » Tue Nov 03, 2009 3:23 pm

Thanks for your hard work m8
thanks

ham

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Re: Sennadar Migration #3

Post by dellstart » Wed Nov 04, 2009 6:46 am

gesit wrote:Thanks for your hard work m8
thanks

ham

dittos!

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Re: Sennadar Migration #3

Post by afrigeek » Wed Nov 04, 2009 9:05 am

Thanx a lot. Totally appreciated.
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Re: Sennadar Migration #3

Post by Spec8472 » Thu Nov 05, 2009 12:21 pm

The new server is up and running, and a snapshot I took of the entire current server is running great over there.
Migration should happen tomorrow night.


For the IT geeks:

Current host (TX-01)
- Dual Core Athlon X2 3500+
- 2GB RAM
- 2x 160GB IDE 5400RPM HDDs.
- Single 100Mbit NIC.
- Windows Server 2008 Web Edition
- Remote Management via RDP only.
- 1x IPv4, no IPv6

New Host ("Flexo")
- Quad Core Xeon X3220 (Free upgrade from the Dual Core Xeon 3050, since they were out of stock)
- 6GB RAM
- 2x 250GB SATAII 7200RPM
- Dual GbE NICs (at 100Mbit) - Public + Private Nets.
- Windows server 2008 R2 Standard. w/ Hyper-V enabled.
- Remote Manage via RDP + ILO/DRAC-like Remote-Management card.
- 5x IPv4, + 1x IPv6 /64 Subnet

I used the fantastic little Disk2VHD tools to take a snapshot of the entire server last night, ran it up on Flexo under Hyper-V and aside from a little fun getting IPv4 NAT to work, it's been fantastic.

I should start cutting over traffic to the new server 'real soon now'.

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Re: Sennadar Migration #3

Post by furry_wolf2001b » Thu Nov 05, 2009 8:21 pm

whoa sounds like a quite an upgrade. :D
And cheaper too to boot.
Awesomesauce! :)
Edit: or did i get that wrong?
Meh, whatever, would probably not be too great increase in price hopefully.
Miss spelling sweed in tha house! ;)

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Re: Sennadar Migration #3

Post by Greymist » Fri Nov 06, 2009 9:24 pm

Spec, how many people are having to update their DNS records to point to your new setup? Last I checked you were hosting the sites of quite a few people. Oh, and also, is that a dedicated box all to your little lonesome? You much be running a LOT of sites to have dedicated hosting.

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Re: Sennadar Migration #3

Post by Spec8472 » Sun Nov 08, 2009 11:13 am

I don't think anyone will need to update DNS records.
I'm running the DNS for everything now, I think.

There's about 25 sites or so running, but most of that is pretty small. The two big ones are Sennadar Forums, and MahTweets.

The primary reason for the push up to a dedicated server was because we were sitting at around 1.5-1.8GB out of 2GB memory usage, and I wanted to have room to be able to set up JIRA for MahTweets.

The cost to go to 4GB on ServerBeach was more than the cost to get this new server at Softlayer.

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Re: Sennadar Migration #3

Post by Spec8472 » Mon Nov 09, 2009 8:16 am

*tap* *tap*

This thing's on, right?

The migration happened, etc. Hopefully not too many people are seeing the "Service unavailable" messages from the old server.

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Re: Sennadar Migration #3

Post by gesit » Mon Nov 09, 2009 8:49 am

Everything is OK m8,
no problems at all
good work, thanks

ham

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Re: Sennadar Migration #3

Post by andy_t_roo » Mon Nov 09, 2009 9:38 am

Yes, everything here looks fine, even my live bookmark to the forums updated itself with notice of the new posts in this thread :)

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Re: Sennadar Migration #3

Post by GBLW » Mon Nov 09, 2009 9:41 pm

Hmm, I wonder why I'm having problems if no one else is? :?

Even though I have checked off the little box which is supposed to do an automatic login for me, I have to login each and every time I pop by. It's nothing major, but I did find that to be a very handy feature previously and now it's bugging me, something like an itch I can't scratch. Of course since I noticed it, I've been fussing with the problem and getting nowhere.

I tried zapping my cookies and clearing my cache, but that didn't seem to help.

Anyone have any other suggestions? :?: :?:

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Re: Sennadar Migration #3

Post by Spec8472 » Tue Nov 10, 2009 1:59 am

GBLW wrote:Anyone have any other suggestions? :?: :?:

Change your password. iirc the magic key is tied to your password in PHPbb, resetting your password should reset the magic key, and thus make automagic logics happen again.

Then again, I could be thinking of some other software entirely... *ahem*

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Re: Sennadar Migration #3

Post by GBLW » Tue Nov 10, 2009 2:12 am

Tried it, but for some reason it wouldn't accept the change --- however, when I went back to the original, IT WORKED!

Thanks :P :P

GBLW

Well, that lasted a couple of days, but now changing the password makes no change.
Since I don't see any new posts in the last 2 days, I guess it doesn't matter --- or are there posts that I'm not seeing?
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