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Convivea Forums is getting a slight server upgrade
« on: February 28, 2011, 03:26:08 pm »
I am giving my server a slight server upgrade. I apologize for the down time, but both the Convivea website and the Forums will be down for several hours.

I will update this post once the migration has begun (at which point, likely service will be down)..

And then I will update this post again once the new server is up and running.

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Re: Convivea Forums is getting a slight server upgrade
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2011, 06:05:24 pm »
Phase 1 of the upgrade is complete...  

unfortunately, I have to wait until tomorrow to complete the rest..  however forums and server should be online.
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Re: Convivea Forums is getting a slight server upgrade
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2011, 05:11:14 am »
Exactly what is it your doing chip? if you don't mind me asking.  ^-^

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Re: Convivea Forums is getting a slight server upgrade
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2011, 07:52:46 am »
I noticed it was down yesterday, but it's working fine for me today (clearly haha)

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Re: Convivea Forums is getting a slight server upgrade
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2011, 09:34:49 am »
Both *small* hardware upgrade to a faster server, more ram, disk space, and bandwidth..  (completed)

And, software upgrade to run a newer version of the server OS, Apache, MySQL, etc..  (the tricky part, but long over due). I expect even further performance enhancements as well as the security updates.

And, merging another server I setup for a friend.. (tricky)..
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Re: Convivea Forums is getting a slight server upgrade
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2011, 01:38:30 pm »
This is the new server... well, at least the new environment.. but its the new forums database, so hang tight!
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Re: Convivea Forums is getting a slight server upgrade
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2011, 02:13:32 pm »
OK.... please let me know if you see something that is not quite right... but we should be live now on our new server.. complete with server OS upgrades :)
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Re: Convivea Forums is getting a slight server upgrade
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2011, 03:50:36 pm »
Running fine so far.

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Re: Convivea Forums is getting a slight server upgrade
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2011, 09:10:14 pm »
WAIT, oh no I thought your avatar lost the mustache, but I must be dreaming...yawn lol

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Re: Convivea Forums is getting a slight server upgrade
« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2011, 03:37:48 am »
WAIT, oh no I thought your avatar lost the mustache, but I must be dreaming...yawn lol

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hahahaha... that would be REALLY bad if the mustache was missing after the upgrades! LOL...

ps, I know it might be hard to tell, but anyone notice if the pages are loading quicker? (or hopefully not slower?) :)
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Re: Convivea Forums is getting a slight server upgrade
« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2011, 04:17:50 am »
It was running faster for me earlier, but just now it was slow opening a few pages (took a couple seconds), also I checked the bottom and it said this:

Page created in 0.239 seconds with 19 queries.

earlier today:

Page created in 0.067 seconds with 20 queries.

I'm not sure if it's my connection or browser, but I haven't noticed this before. Also that page created thing is server-side correct?

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Re: Convivea Forums is getting a slight server upgrade
« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2011, 05:29:03 am »
Thanks synbios.  Im looking over a tracert to the server and I'm seeing some slightly odd hiccups. I too am having some delay (2-3 seconds) for pages. But its not just Convivea (also my friends site). I think the network traffic in and out of the datacenter might be having some problems in general right now, so it might be unfair for us to try and compare..  I guess lets let it rest for another  24 hours or so and then see if we can notice any differences..  

oh, and yeah, that page created time is server side.. I think anything under 0.3 of a second is pretty fast (but im not an expert on servers)..

update:  I am going to reboot the server here in a few minutes (you might see 1-2 minutes of downtime).
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Re: Convivea Forums is getting a slight server upgrade
« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2011, 06:00:23 am »
WAIT, oh no I thought your avatar lost the mustache, but I must be dreaming...yawn lol

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hahahaha... that would be REALLY bad if the mustache was missing after the upgrades! LOL...

ps, I know it might be hard to tell, but anyone notice if the pages are loading quicker? (or hopefully not slower?) :)


Actually they are loading quite slow chip, but this might be as your rebooting the server.

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Re: Convivea Forums is getting a slight server upgrade
« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2011, 08:28:39 am »
still having sporadic delays as of right now, we'll see how it performs tomorrow.

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Re: Convivea Forums is getting a slight server upgrade
« Reply #14 on: March 02, 2011, 09:38:23 am »
well im confused. I put a support ticket into my host asking if they had any network problems, and they said all their stuff was fine and it must be a configuration problem on my part (entirely possible)... BUT it seems like the server is back to being very fast.. no lag, and I haven't changed anything yet.
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