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I've had it with this downtime

 
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emmzee
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2007 11:27 am     Post subject: I've had it with this downtime Reply with quote

Okay as anyone who's been coming to the site has noticed, the site has been down a lot lately. Unfortunately I've been unable to resolve the problem with my current host; it may or may not be their fault. Regardless, I'll be switching hosts soon to fully managed hosting to hopefully alleviate this problem. Thank you for your patience in the meantime!
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2007 11:39 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Luckily I can log in again, had a bad case of cold turkey today, mister !!!

Let's hope that a host_switch will solve most problems.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2007 12:09 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Good. It was getting a tad bit annoying. Happy Not that I'm going anywhere, but what's soon? A week, a month, a year?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2007 12:24 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Hopefully I'll buy the new server and start moving stuff over within a week ... I won't start with DOSGames.com though, I'll move over a few lesser sites first to test things out, then I'll move DOSGames. So an extremely rough estimate is two weeks before it's all moved and setup and such.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2007 1:05 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, people I'm taking bets* as to how long the new server will last until the evil influence of DOS games[and gamers] will burn trough it's cooling system!


*For only 55% fee, and that's like, no fee at all
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2007 10:43 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

The new server has been ordered! It's more expensive than the current one but it'll be managed (that is, the new host will take care of patches, updates, maintenance & security), has better specs, and the new host supposedly has amazing tech support.

Specs:
Processor: Intel E4500 DUAL CORE
Memory: 2GB DDR SDRAM
Hd1: 120GB 7200RPM SATA / 8MB Cache
Hd2: 120GB 7200RPM SATA / 8MB Cache
RemoteBackup: 50GB Remote Backup (+Offsite Backup)
OS: Linux - CentOS 4
ControlPanel: CPanel / Web Host Manager (+ServerSecure) (+Fantastico/XController)

Oh also, 3200gb of monthly bandwidth, over double the current amount ... of course, the sites don't use anywhere CLOSE to that but it's nice to know it's there Shit-Eating Grin

Should start moving stuff over tomorrow. Celebrate
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2007 10:56 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Shit-Eating Grin

Don't forget to use plenty foam to protect the files whilst moving them.
LAWL

*Edit
BTW, any reason for using CentOS 4? Latest stabile release is CentOS 5.0 (AFAIK- no real experience with CentOS).
Just a thought ....

*Edit
Now at least, no posts to delete when site is down ....
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2007 11:41 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

CentOS 4 is what's offered so that's what I'll use. The only other option was Windows. Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2007 1:08 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

emmzee wrote:
CentOS 4 is what's offered so that's what I'll use. The only other option was Windows. Happy

Fair enough, no other serious option besides CentOS 4.
Pretty good OS for server duty, I heard.
(As said before: no personal experience with it).
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2007 1:59 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, and I am also taking bets as to how long it will take emmzee to trip, fall, and accidentally delete the forum database, the backups of the database, and [IF the site had one] the game database?


And that he won't be maimed for life after the fall!


Same fees apply


But 240 gigs HDD? How much do your sites[and whatever's on the server] take, anyway?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2007 2:19 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Aslong we can laugh ..... Happy

Lower your fee, Larry.


Larry Laffer wrote:
But 240 gigs HDD? How much do your sites[and whatever's on the server] take, anyway?

Pron takes a lot of space. Shit-Eating Grin
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2007 2:37 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

I seriously don't need even close to 240gb ... DOSGames.com takes less 2gb I think and most of what is there is server stats files, logs, etc. But that was the smallest/cheapest option for the HD so ... *shrugs*

As for the forum DB, I backed it up today, so at worst (if the current server decided to die entirely) the forum would be reverting to a slightly older version.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2007 2:58 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, welcome to the modern times.
Last weekend I went to the computer shop, I need an extra SATA HD for sysbackup purposes, even 80 Gb would be an overkill.
Smallest available: 120Gb.
Now yeah, will use one of my 80Gb as backupHD and mount that new 120Gb as extra for daily use.

Pfffrt, soon we will be on Tb.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2007 4:14 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

They were selling these 1TB HDDs at like, $110, last time(er... last Tuesday?) I checked!



Oh, and I'm willing to lower it to 53.5 if that makes you place a bet! Shit-Eating Grin
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