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#1 frostfire

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Posted 05 September 2018 - 06:58 PM

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Hi guys,

 

Just got a notice that the server I have the PattayaTalk VPS hosted on has a very critical piece of hardware that is failing. Usually when something like this happens I use a feature called Migration to move the server from one physical machine to another with no downtime (it quite literally keeps the server running while its being moved). The issue with that method is that it takes a really long time (like 12+ hours), and from my testing I do not think we have that kind of time available before the server fails. 

 

To that end, I am going to manually shut down this server and move it to another server and bring it back online again. That process is much faster, but will still result in some downtime - perhaps as much as an hour, but hopefully more like 30 minutes. With any luck most of you will never notice, but undoubtedly some will - it is my hope that most of those users will see this notice and not worry :)

 

This will be happening in the next couple hours. Not sure of the exact timing as I need to prepare the new server and all that jazz. I will post a update to this thread once the move is complete. While the move is happening this whole domain will be unavailable.

 

Frosty


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#2 BigusDicus

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Posted 05 September 2018 - 09:04 PM

30 mins without PT???  Jeez, I might have to get a life! 

 

Then again it will give me time to look for more boating pics....


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#3 midlifecrisis

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Posted 05 September 2018 - 09:07 PM

30 mins without PT???  Jeez, I might have to get a life! 

 

Then again it will give me time to look for more boating pics....

 

Go scrub the pussy juice off your boat. It's slippery when wet.


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#4 frostfire

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Posted 06 September 2018 - 02:04 AM

Server is back up now. 98 minutes. Sorry about that. Took insanely long to copy the drive over. But done deal, and this server should be quite a bit faster as well. At least it better be. It cost 10x more lol. :)


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#5 yorta2

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Posted 06 September 2018 - 02:12 AM

And here I was thinking that it was my computer that had a problem. Thanks for your work frostfire.
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#6 frostfire

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Posted 06 September 2018 - 03:03 AM

And here I was thinking that it was my computer that had a problem. Thanks for your work frostfire.

 

Nope, wasn't you. Was a failed RAID controller. :(

 

Damn things cost a right fortune too. :/ grr. lol. Oh well. 


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#7 TheFiend

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Posted 06 September 2018 - 04:52 AM

Cheers for your continuing efforts Frosty...... :thumbup :thumbup :thumbup 


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Posted 06 September 2018 - 05:30 AM

Server is back up now. 98 minutes. Sorry about that. Took insanely long to copy the drive over. But done deal, and this server should be quite a bit faster as well. At least it better be. It cost 10x more lol. :)

Yes, it does appear faster this morning.


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#9 frostfire

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Posted 06 September 2018 - 05:35 AM

Yes, it does appear faster this morning.

 

Ya. Its new home is on a monster server. Over 100 processing cores and 512GB of RAM. Its a real beast. On top of that, it appears the old servers RAID controller has been failing for some time. The packet loss was pretty bad by the time I noticed it, which undoubtedly has been sucking up "speed" from all the servers on there. New controller will be delivered in about 8 hours and will get it swapped out.. .but ill leave ptalk on this bigger server. :)


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Posted 06 September 2018 - 05:49 AM

Frosty you are a gentleman and a scholar, thanks for all your efforts and work on this board!


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Posted 06 September 2018 - 05:52 AM

Amen to that, thanks for all your efforts Frostie.


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Posted 06 September 2018 - 05:56 AM

An hour is totally insignificant in the grand scheme of things. Good luck and I hope everything runs smoothly. Your efforts in keeping the site running are much appreciated.  :thumbup


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Posted 06 September 2018 - 06:20 AM

Well done Frosty, thanks for being so diligent and willing to do what it takes to keep PT going. Cheers!


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Posted 06 September 2018 - 04:37 PM

Thanks Frosty, well done that man.


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#15 lounge_lizard

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Posted 06 September 2018 - 09:45 PM

Thank you Frosty

 

I wasn't online at the time, but your efforts are very much appreciated.


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Posted 06 September 2018 - 10:00 PM

http://www.pattayata...ds-server-fund/

 

 

 

I know many of you have been saying to yourself for a long time, "Self, I really should make a small donation to show support for PattayaTalk..."

 

 

Come on guys, the cost of a drink or two would help....and benefit your liver!


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