Posted by: fossil_digger [x] - (76.185.179.---)
Date: July 06, 2012 09:16AM
i'm an expert Linux installer. smiling bouncing smiley
broke mine a bunch of times. (*facepalm*)
it's really pretty easy, even i can do it. eye rolling smiley
and i've converted 5 other people over. thumbs down



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 06/07/2012 09:18AM by fossil_digger.
Posted by: pulse [x] - (Moderator)
Date: July 06, 2012 09:49AM
Reckon you can setup a raid array, define a logical volume group & configure a remote system console? smiling smiley

Or even just the remote console and give me access to something?

Reason I'm asking is I'm looking at a new server for the sites, but it's in the US, and I'm not paying for intercontinental shipping. Twice. smiling smiley So I need some arms and feet stateside somewhere to help me with at least getting the remote console running so I can do the install myself, or doing the install & configuring the console for me, before shipping it to a colo company..

It's not a done deal yet, I haven't bought anything, but I'm looking
Posted by: fossil_digger [x] - (76.185.179.---)
Date: July 06, 2012 11:26AM
a what, a where, and a who? smiling bouncing smiley
uh....forget i answered that. (*facepalm*)



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/07/2012 11:28AM by fossil_digger.
Posted by: pulse [x] - (Moderator)
Date: July 06, 2012 11:59AM
smiling smiley Stuff isn't that hard, but at the worst I'm sure it can't be too hard to factory reset the remote console & give me access winking smiley it's more the physical stuff I need.
Posted by: fossil_digger [x] - (76.185.179.---)
Date: July 06, 2012 12:31PM
i'm game. between Kim and I, we should be able to muck it out
Posted by: fossil_digger [x] - (76.185.179.---)
Date: July 06, 2012 12:34PM
i'm watching ASTC Australian V-8 supercar race right now, now that's my kinda racing! drinking smiley
Posted by: pulse [x] - (Moderator)
Date: July 07, 2012 02:53AM
There's a race on live now I think.. probably finished actually. Busy watching football (north melbourne vs west coast) with my wife, good game.

I may have found a better server option, from a guy who's told me in the past he'll configure the remote console for me, so I might be able to get it shipped straight to the colo centre if I decide to buy one.. so we'll see. Nice looking boxes.

What I really want is 2 new servers, one for storage and one for processing/hosting, but that's all a bit expensive. We need sponsorship smiling smiley
Posted by: fossil_digger [x] - (76.185.179.---)
Date: July 07, 2012 09:50AM
i have a great spot right next to my box and a good connect to run it off of. grinning smiley
Posted by: pulse [x] - (Moderator)
Date: July 07, 2012 11:09AM
If you actually had a connection fast enough I'd be tempted winking smiley

It'd be so much cheaper to host off a standalone server without having to pay the premiums for rack mounted, 1RU servers. Once you get to enterprise boxes the price goes through the roof; bang for buck, they're terrible. The servers I'm looking at now cost more than my desktop PC, which is totally top of the line. The servers are 2nd hand and probably 4+ years old now. But since you pay per RU (about 1" of height) the smaller the box the cheaper it is to run.

Once I get my 100/40mbps fibre connection next year (if the Australian NBN plan actually goes through to completion in my area) I've considered at the very least hosting plus613 at home. Hosting porn in Australia is illegal so not much good to me for the other side.
Posted by: fossil_digger [x] - (76.185.179.---)
Date: July 07, 2012 11:32AM
mine is 10mb, but i could bump it up to 30-40mb
Posted by: DarkKlown [x] - (Moderator)
Date: July 10, 2012 11:52AM
fossil: that's your down pipe.. upstream would be limited heavily.. and it's all about the upstream for hosting winking smiley
Posted by: fossil_digger [x] - (76.185.179.---)
Date: July 10, 2012 01:32PM
just did a speed test:
ping- 20 ms
download speed- 7.64mbps
upload- 1.76 mbps

but i have the minimum right now.
Posted by: fossil_digger [x] - (76.185.179.---)
Date: July 10, 2012 02:05PM
ping-31
download- 8.91
upload- 1.74
Posted by: pulse [x] - (Moderator)
Date: July 10, 2012 05:55PM
Yeah, with that upload speed we'd saturate your link and it's be unusable smiling smiley that's cool, happy to pay for hosting at least for now, but thanks for the offer :$
Posted by: fossil_digger [x] - (76.185.179.---)
Date: July 10, 2012 05:57PM
i can upgrade big time tho
Posted by: quasi [x] - (68.28.230.---)
Date: July 10, 2012 07:10PM
You need more than viagra to fix your down pipe there, f_d.
Posted by: fossil_digger [x] - (76.185.179.---)
Date: July 10, 2012 09:19PM
viagra can't help perma-wood. you asked for that picture. grinning smiley
Posted by: pulse [x] - (Moderator)
Date: July 10, 2012 10:44PM
You people sicken and frighten me.
Posted by: fossil_digger [x] - (76.185.179.---)
Date: July 10, 2012 11:15PM
you're welcome. drinking smiley
Posted by: quasi [x] - (68.28.230.---)
Date: July 11, 2012 05:16AM
It's Pinnochio!
Posted by: fossil_digger [x] - (76.185.179.---)
Date: July 12, 2012 08:50AM
potential web hosting stats
Posted by: pulse [x] - (Moderator)
Date: July 12, 2012 09:58AM
Unfortunately data transfer and disk space are nowhere near enough smiling smiley

New core DB server will be online in a few days, looking forward to it. Maybe I'll be able to backup the database without bringing the server screaming to its knees...
Posted by: BlahX3 [x] - (96.39.185.---)
Date: July 13, 2012 08:11AM
That would be great. Sundays blow goats here. (insert DK joke here)
Posted by: pulse [x] - (Moderator)
Date: July 14, 2012 06:34AM
Yeah. Unfortunately it won't be online in time for this Sunday, but maybe I'll just disable it for tomorrow.. Then again with the broken RAID array if we lose another disk we lose all the data so a backup is probably important.

FedEx has picked up the server, so it's on its way to destination. I think it's just road transfer though. Estimated delivery July 18th, it'll probably take 2-3 days to build it and get it online, so maybe in time for next Sunday.

It should be good, and will hopefully massively speed up the site.
Posted by: BlahX3 [x] - (96.39.185.---)
Date: July 14, 2012 04:55PM
Nah, much as I hate em don't kill the backups. I'll wait smiling smiley Not worth the risk. RAID should be re-defined as Risky Array of Interdependent Discs.



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Posted by: woberto [x] - (144.136.97.---)
Date: July 18, 2012 08:26AM
Fossil, this would happen to you...
Posted by: pulse [x] - (Moderator)
Date: March 17, 2013 07:51AM
Hopefully things in general have been faster for everybody lately, but tonight I've added online another image server into the farm.

Please let me know if you find anything more broken than normal, particularly thumbnails in the gallery & images themselves.
Posted by: pulse [x] - (Moderator)
Date: March 18, 2013 08:13AM
24 hours in, seems snappier to me.

90,000 images served off the new system in 24 hours. That's just over 1 per second, snoozing along. Not bad (since it's just 1 server).
Posted by: quasi [x] - (184.240.162.---)
Date: March 18, 2013 06:39PM
I was unable to view the site for about 10 hours today. First it was just a plain white screen then an "unable to display" error message.
Posted by: pulse [x] - (Moderator)
Date: March 18, 2013 06:56PM
Yeah, wasn't related to this upgrade. We've had an issue recently with the DB server falling off the network. It's been identified as a faulty switch, which has been replaced today.

Hopefully no more issues.....
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