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RiotACT server outage – Sunday evening

By Kramer - 29 September 2008 30

[First filed: September 27, 2008 @ 22:01]

On Sunday evening, the new RiotACT server will be going into the Transact data centre to replace our current box, which has really been struggling recently. We expect the server to be offline between 6pm and 9pm, while we get the data transferred and the hardware swapped. I know it will be hard for some to be without RiotACT for an evening, but I assure you it will be back bigger and faster than ever.

Thanks to Velocity Internet who continue to provide our server hosting on their mega fast internet connection.

Kramer
RiotACT Server Admin

Velocity Internet

UPDATE: And the new beast is now succesfully in place thanks to Kramer’s brilliant work. It’s currently chewing through your queries with contempt (1-2% of capacity in use compared to 50-60% on the old server in a similar period). That should be an end to those vexing database errors for some time. (he says tempting fate).

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RiotACT server outage – Sunday evening
caf 9:12 am 29 Sep 08

So, what’s next on the techy side of the Riot? A disaster recovery site, so that the next time Canberra is laid waste by natural disaster, we can still dial in from the refugee camp and complain about the coffee?

tylersmayhem 8:49 am 29 Sep 08

Performance of RA seems to be a millions times better. Sweet!

Granny 10:54 pm 28 Sep 08

And we have lift-off ….

Way to go, Kramer!

canberra towie 7:57 pm 28 Sep 08

Kramer said :

Even if you have an uber fast ADSL 2+ connection and live next door to the exchange, you’re still driving on the GDE of network performance compared to the four lane freeway of a real data centre network.

LOL good one !!

Aurelius 5:49 pm 28 Sep 08

Vic,
If you can read RA for free, perhaps you should balance it by getting a Premium subscription? :p I sure JohnBoy would be pleased 🙂

Granny 5:40 pm 28 Sep 08

Kramer said :

… the GDE of network performance …

Love it … *chuckle*

Vic Bitterman 5:30 pm 28 Sep 08

I’m with Velocity. Does this mean that reading RiotAct is free? (ie from Vel to me is usually free!)

Kramer 5:21 pm 28 Sep 08

Even if you have an uber fast ADSL 2+ connection and live next door to the exchange, you’re still driving on the GDE of network performance compared to the four lane freeway of a real data centre network.

Aurelius 5:21 pm 28 Sep 08

Towie,
RA have a collocated server at the TransACT data centre. They’re not in the same class as normal users, and to have a similar level of service, your monthly subscriptions would go up by an order of magnitude. Of course, if you wanted to pay that much, I am sure your ISP would be interested to chat.

canberra towie 4:22 pm 28 Sep 08

johnboy said :

Are you situated in the data centre?

No should i be ?? would i get faster internet if i were ?

Whatsup 1:58 pm 28 Sep 08

I use Velocity and its fast and reliable. Transact let the team down occasionally with an outage.

Good luck with the cutover tonight. Leave Murphy at the door when you enter the building.

johnboy 12:15 pm 28 Sep 08

Are you situated in the data centre?

canberra towie 11:43 am 28 Sep 08

Thanks to Velocity Internet who continue to provide our server hosting on their mega fast internet connection.

You guys must get looked after !! I also use velocity and there is nothing mega fast with my connection !!!

Granny 11:24 am 28 Sep 08

Yes, very exciting!! Hope all goes well tonight, Kramer, and thank you so much for all your hard work.

: )

Enjoy that six-pack!

johnboy 10:53 am 28 Sep 08

Huzzah!!!

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