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Discussion in 'AfterDawn feedback & suggestions' started by sly_61019, Jan 27, 2005.

  1. sly_61019

    sly_61019 Senior member

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    Why is it that whenever i try to access the site (around the time i am writing this) most of the time i get errors when trying to read threads? I get server errors and ie errors. Its even harder to reply to messages, i'll be surprised if this goes through on the first time.
     
  2. dRD

    dRD I hate titles Staff Member

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    Yep. Well aware of the fact. We placed finally an order for eight servers yesterday, so these issues will get sorted shortly.
     
  3. djscoop

    djscoop Active member

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    eight new servers dedicated just to the forums? Wow. Didn't you say earlier that the search engine in the forum is what slows the servers down the most?
     
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    dRD I hate titles Staff Member

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    No, eight servers to run the whole site. Current setup:

    -one P4 web box running English, Finnish and DVDXCopy forums
    -one P4 web box running the English and Finnish main site, Dawnload.net and MP3Lizard.com
    -one P4 box running the database for all sites and the forums
    -one P4 box running nameserver, ads, and downloads
    -one box running nameserver, log analysis, images, downloads etc

    Upcoming setup:

    -one external (in addition of eight boxes) failover-protected load balancer
    -three load-balanced Dual Xeon 2.8GHz web servers, running all sites and forums
    -two Dual Xeon 2.8GHz database servers, load-balanced, failover protected
    -one 20Mbps unmetered Celeron box running software downloads
    -one Dual Xeon 2.8GHz server running ads
    -one Dual Xeon 2.8GHz server running images, name servers, log analysis, etc
     
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    flip218 Moderator Staff Member

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    I can't wait till the original search feature works again :)
     
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    dRD I hate titles Staff Member

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    flip: That's pretty much the first thing that I will re-implement once the whole server move is over, we've received tons of complains about the Google thingy we have now.
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    this past weekend has been a pain in the butt trying to get on to the forum or do a reply to a post. is it just the sheer #s of posts, the work updating the servers or both. how much longer???
     
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    sly_61019 Senior member

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    i noticed it too. No matter what time i tried to access the forum (even the main page at times), it didn't work very well.
     
  9. andmerr

    andmerr Guest

    i'm having some difficulty posting.3 TIMES i have tried to post a reply only to find that half way through typing the reply i get cut off and sent back to the forum directory.Does any one know why?

    andmerr
     
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    my guess is that admin is busy updating with new severs, so maybe some glitches and disconnections because of that. I've learned to copy your message before posting, in case it doesn't connect
     
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    sly_61019 Senior member

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    lol, me too.
     
  12. andmerr

    andmerr Guest

    thanks i 'll try and remember that next time as i had to keep starting from square one
     
  13. dRD

    dRD I hate titles Staff Member

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    We've experienced extremely bad luck with servers for the last 5 days. Our server guy (ketola) is building the new servers as we speak and we truly hope to make the switch at around 22nd of February.
     
  14. andmerr

    andmerr Guest

    thanks drD For the info,will you guys be off line when you do the transfer.

     
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    Jerry746 Senior member

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    Was just wondering if asking for a temporary stopage to unnecessary posts would help any. I enjoy having fun along with everyone else but if having all those threads running is causing some of the slow down then it would be better to use the forum for actual question/answer threads just for the few weeks until the new equipment is up and running. I don't think most of the members would have a problem with that if it helps getting access to the forum. There are times I can't even get to the forum home page. Just a suggestion.

    Jerry
     

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