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Old 18th November 2009, 11:08 AM   #1
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Default Server Upgrade Next Week

We're now in a position to be able to safely step a few rungs up the server ladder and give diyAudio the kind of hardware it needs and you deserve.

This would have never been possible without the generous financial contributions from our most supportive of members - thank you to everyone who has contributed recently, every donation has helped to make this possible.

The new server will have significantly more grunt than the last one (a theoretical 12x the CPU power and 3x the RAM) and should give us some breathing room for the year ahead as diyAudio starts to hit the limits of what MySQL and vBulletin was designed to do. At about the 2,000,000 post mark the hardware requirements start to go up in a non linear fashion so we'll be prepared for the challenge.

Once we're on the new server we'll look at every way we can to improve the performance of the forum in general, and of course explore our options in regards to the search which has been a thorn in our side for some time. Rest assured I won't settle for anything less than a search that is fast and effective.

We'll be starting preparations for the move this next Monday the 23rd and if everything goes to plan we'll switch over sometime during that week. With the change of IP address/DNS you might notice some weird behavior as we swap servers. I'll post updates as they come.

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Old 18th November 2009, 11:25 AM   #2
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Old 18th November 2009, 09:53 PM   #3
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Hi Jason, If you weren't already planning to, If you can set the TTL on the DNS entries to something small a few days before the cutover you should avoid too many caching issues

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Old 20th November 2009, 09:46 AM   #4
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Nice one , how about some pix of the new hardware ??
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Old 20th November 2009, 08:29 PM   #5
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Rock on Jason!!!!

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...as diyAudio starts to hit the limits of what MySQL and vBulletin was designed to do.
Perhaps one of the resident scripters here could write an archival script where threads inactive for a year or more are automatically gzipped and tossed in a seperate, searchable database?

Just an idear.

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this one is beaten to death - publishing some sort of Diyaudio archive on DVDs can be beneficial for Diyaudio budget ....
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I see .... this time I know some things better !

new server is certainly better than old one !

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I see .... this time I know some things better !

new server is certainly better than old one !

Don't get me going ZM - Jason still owes me a t-shirt so I don't want to be getting any stains on his thread.
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Hmm, the new server looks a kind of wet to me, wouldn't that cause a short-circuit ? Or do we just like things to run hot !
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