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    The race is back! John's Avatar
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    We're moving on 3/18 (well, not any more)

    On Saturday, March 18, we're moving to a new service provider, and 2 shiny new servers.

    The new servers will be the new Opteron technology, which will provide us with some performance increases over the Xeon we've got now. We'll also be using TWO servers: one for the database, and one for the web front end. Each will be optimized for its particular job.

    These changes will allow us to effectively handle up to 2,000 or more users on the site at once, and will keep us from slowing down during heavy-use periods.

    On Saturday, we'll be down for several hours, while we get things moved to the new servers. After that, there will be a period of time where the domain is moving over. This is a function of the internet itself, and I have no control over your individual "switch time". During the time that the domain hasn't changed for you, things will be noticeably slower.

    I'll provide more details as we get closer, but I wanted to prepare everyone for several hours of downtime next weekend.

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    I guess I'll be forced to do housework or homework! I hope everything goes smoothly. Thanks again for the site and the upgrades!

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    My goodness! What will I do? I really, really don't want to organize my sock drawer...

    Great news about the better servers John!
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    *whew* I'll be at the beach that weekend, so at least I'll have something to keep me occupied.

    Great news on the new servers, though...we seem to be getting a lot more traffic lately.
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    Thanks for the info JOHN. I'll settle in with a good book.
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    Thanks John. Thanks for always working hard to make FORT a great place to visit. I hope all goes smoothly. Will the FORT chat be up during the transition?

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    Thanks for the warning, John. I guess I will venture out into the real world for a few hours.
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    Maybe we should chug on over to namby pamby land where we can find some self confidence for you, you jackwagon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArchieComic Fan View Post
    I guess I'll be forced to do housework or homework! I hope everything goes smoothly. Thanks again for the site and the upgrades!
    Yep, I have to agree with you there ArchieComicFan...guess I'll have to do the ole housework that day...!
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    Quote Originally Posted by John View Post
    I'll provide more details as we get closer, but I wanted to prepare everyone for several hours of downtime next weekend.
    Thanks for letting us know ahead of time, John. I hated the panic that set in the time I thought FORT was gone forever!
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    That was a horrible few days, wasn't it?
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    Maybe we should chug on over to namby pamby land where we can find some self confidence for you, you jackwagon!

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