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I've had it with this downtime

Post by emmzee » Tue Sep 11, 2007 11:27 am

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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Post by dosraider » Tue Sep 11, 2007 11:39 am

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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Post by Gamer_V » Tue Sep 11, 2007 12:09 pm

Good. It was getting a tad bit annoying. :) Not that I'm going anywhere, but what's soon? A week, a month, a year?
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Post by emmzee » Tue Sep 11, 2007 12:24 pm

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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Post by Larry Laffer » Tue Sep 11, 2007 1:05 pm

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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Post by emmzee » Wed Sep 12, 2007 10:43 am

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 :D

Should start moving stuff over tomorrow. :no1:
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Post by dosraider » Wed Sep 12, 2007 10:56 am

:D

Don't forget to use plenty foam to protect the files whilst moving them.
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BTW, any reason for using CentOS 4? Latest stabile release is CentOS 5.0 (AFAIK- no real experience with CentOS).
Just a thought ....

*Edit²
Now at least, no äïöü posts to delete when site is down ....
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Post by emmzee » Wed Sep 12, 2007 11:41 am

CentOS 4 is what's offered so that's what I'll use. The only other option was Windows. :)
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Post by dosraider » Wed Sep 12, 2007 1:08 pm

emmzee wrote:CentOS 4 is what's offered so that's what I'll use. <strike>The only other option was Windows.</strike> :)
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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Post by Larry Laffer » Wed Sep 12, 2007 1:59 pm

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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Post by dosraider » Wed Sep 12, 2007 2:19 pm

Aslong we can laugh ..... :)

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. :D
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Post by emmzee » Wed Sep 12, 2007 2:37 pm

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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Post by dosraider » Wed Sep 12, 2007 2:58 pm

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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Post by Larry Laffer » Wed Sep 12, 2007 4:14 pm

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! :D
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