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eva2000 17-09-2005 02:22 PM

Database server upgrades - downtime scheduled
Our gracious hosts (read are planning to upgrade the database server which powers both and their own forums at soon.

As members and visitors have noticed, the 'server is busy' messages on AB, these a due to the servers being overloaded due to 2 large vB forums on the servers.

There's my forums, which even now it it's slow activity receive 200+ users online (mainly guests) and 8,000+ visitors/day still. And there's our hosts' forums, which is nearly 10x times larger than AB, with over 8.3 million posts, 77k members and up to 1,800+ users online at a time.

Currently, we're being powered by 2x dual cpu servers by

A web server:
Dual P4 3.0Ghz Xeon
3GB ram
SCSI disks

A database server:
Dual P4 2.8Ghz Xeon
3GB ram
10,000 rpm SCSI disks raid 10

The plan is to upgrade the database server to:

New database server:
Dual P4 3.6Ghz Xeon
8GB DDR400 Registered ECC ram :eek:
15,000 rpm SCSI disks raid 01

I'll be helping with setting up and tweaking the new database server to ensure everything is running fine.

So folks expect some downtime in the days or weeks to come for the server upgrade. Hopefully this will eliminate the server busy messages :D

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eva2000 18-09-2005 02:14 PM

Well new database server has been setup all I need to do is a few tests and then move's forum database to the new server :)

For those that are interested, here's the exact server specs as it's a HP server and :cool:

eva2000 19-09-2005 05:00 AM

Well's forum database has been moved to the new database server. You should notice the difference in speed but if you have any problems please let me know in the Contact Admin forum here

Enjoy guys and a big THANK YOU goes to our hosting sponsors,! :thumbup:

Shinobi X 19-09-2005 07:33 PM

Why did you want to do that? Is it just to make the speed go faster or is it also for something else?

Schizm 19-09-2005 09:03 PM

I'm still geting the "server Busy" messages......More often than before :rolleyes:

eva2000 20-09-2005 03:16 AM

yes you will temporarily get some server busy messages these are coming from the web server not database server as are doing their forum database back up and restore on the new server right now and that would place a bit more load as the single web server as that web server is servicing both old and new database servers right as this moment.

Once moves completely to new database server, then the loads will settle down.

Reason for this is the old database server no longer can handle the loads of the 2 forums particularly which grew from 2-3million posts when the old database server came online to 8.3+ million posts right now.

Zoya 20-09-2005 07:40 AM

how can I put picture below my username?? sorry for the lame question

eva2000 20-09-2005 07:47 AM

really wrong thread to ask in as FAQ has answer

Direct link

in future ask in Contact Admin forum ;)

eva2000 24-09-2005 07:08 AM

There was and will be momentary downtime today and for next few days while out hosts move their database to the new mysql database server.

Hopefully, everything will be back to normal very soon :)

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