Notice: Planned downtime for hardware installation

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Notice: Planned downtime for hardware installation

Postby Eka » Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:52 pm

So that everyone knows, we will be having some downtime sometime either tomorrow or Wednesday ( Dec 5 or 6 if everything according to plan, during US Central time Business hour) for some extra RAM and Storage installation.

You guys might be noticing some occasional outage on our server. Mostly a result of SQL access saturation, which is due to a year-to-year 25%~ increase in traffic since 2012 when this server first deployed. Which means we are processing about 300% traffic compare to 5 years ago.

We overspec'ed the server quite a bit back then, but it is still not enough especially for the amount of RAM and I/O. So we are adding a new SSD to replace the aging spinning disk for Database and doubling the RAM. That should last us at least two years. Which we will most likely opt for a new server at that point.
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Re: Notice: Planned downtime for hardware installation

Postby KingKabal777 » Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:59 pm

Sorry to hear the news on this Eka.
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Re: Notice: Planned downtime for hardware installation

Postby Eka » Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:06 pm

KingKabal777 wrote:Sorry to hear the news on this Eka.


I have no idea what is sorry about this...?
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Re: Notice: Planned downtime for hardware installation

Postby TaurenDevourer » Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:22 pm

How is this a bad thing?
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Re: Notice: Planned downtime for hardware installation

Postby Modern45 » Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:33 pm

It's a good news in fact. Hardware update, yay! :-D
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Re: Notice: Planned downtime for hardware installation

Postby Nornim » Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:37 pm

Is there a place we can throw money at to make the new server transition in two years easier? I don't make a lot, but I can throw in a couple of bucks.
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Re: Notice: Planned downtime for hardware installation

Postby Eka » Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:47 pm

Nornim wrote:Is there a place we can throw money at to make the new server transition in two years easier? I don't make a lot, but I can throw in a couple of bucks.


In the meantime. There is a donation link in our Rules Page.

I would recommend contributing by participating if you don't have any disposable income. While help is still appreciated the share the cost, we are not financially constraint at this point.
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Re: Notice: Planned downtime for hardware installation

Postby Bigfatpiggy » Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:49 pm

KingKabal777 wrote:Sorry to hear the news on this Eka.


Truly disastrous, #thoughtsandprayers
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Re: Notice: Planned downtime for hardware installation

Postby KingKabal777 » Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:26 pm

Eka wrote:
KingKabal777 wrote:Sorry to hear the news on this Eka.


I have no idea what is sorry about this...?


The site has to be offline for a bit and there will be outage. I often check the site for any new messages.
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Re: Notice: Planned downtime for hardware installation

Postby TaurenDevourer » Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:28 pm

KingKabal777 wrote:
Eka wrote:
KingKabal777 wrote:Sorry to hear the news on this Eka.


I have no idea what is sorry about this...?


The site has to be offline for a bit and there will be outage. I often check the site for any new messages.


And the site will be improved.
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Re: Notice: Planned downtime for hardware installation

Postby Hereforvore » Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:43 pm

Hopefully it won't be for long, and it sounds like a useful update, I've had a couple of those errors myself recently.
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Re: Notice: Planned downtime for hardware installation

Postby Aces » Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:17 pm

So I assume Aryion.com and all related services will be down, then? Or does the chatroom run off a different server?

I hope everything is backed up. I'mma cry if our profiles and gallery submissions disappear due to an unforeseen mishap. D:
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Re: Notice: Planned downtime for hardware installation

Postby Eka » Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:43 pm

Aces wrote:So I assume Aryion.com and all related services will be down, then? Or does the chatroom run off a different server?


Everything is run off the same server except Discord at the moment. So everything will be down.
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Re: Notice: Planned downtime for hardware installation

Postby Zolatul » Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:16 pm

I was experiencing the SQL errors myself and was quite confused about them, but I didn't think much of it at the time (thanks to a certain other site which throttles the amount of none-paying members allowed to use it at a time if there's too many on at once), but I'm glad to hear the site is getting a hardware upgrade. I hope everything goes well, Eka.
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Re: Notice: Planned downtime for hardware installation

Postby wisecrack3 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:25 pm

Eka wrote:
Aces wrote:So I assume Aryion.com and all related services will be down, then? Or does the chatroom run off a different server?


Everything is run off the same server except Discord at the moment. So everything will be down.


I am incredibly happy now, didn't know there was a discord :D
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Re: Notice: Planned downtime for hardware installation

Postby pseudo » Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:34 pm

Eka wrote:
Nornim wrote:Is there a place we can throw money at to make the new server transition in two years easier? I don't make a lot, but I can throw in a couple of bucks.


In the meantime. There is a donation link in our Rules Page.

I would recommend contributing by participating if you don't have any disposable income. While help is still appreciated the share the cost, we are not financially constraint at this point.


What kind of participation?
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Re: Notice: Planned downtime for hardware installation

Postby Eka » Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:56 pm

pseudo wrote:
Eka wrote:
I would recommend contributing by participating if you don't have any disposable income. While help is still appreciated the share the cost, we are not financially constraint at this point.


What kind of participation?

You know. Commenting. Engaging with discussion. Keep it friendly and helpful and encouraging. Etc.

Also server should be back. More work will be needed later.
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Re: Notice: Planned downtime for hardware installation

Postby TaurenDevourer » Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:42 pm

Wait, it already happened?
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Re: Notice: Planned downtime for hardware installation

Postby Eka » Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:44 pm

TaurenDevourer wrote:Wait, it already happened?


Yes it already happened. We are using all the new RAM.

Will take some time to move database to SSD but we will get to it later.
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Re: Notice: Planned downtime for hardware installation

Postby TaurenDevourer » Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:25 pm

That was fast
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