posted on Aug, 9 2005 @ 09:07 PM
The new servers are up and running.
Some people may experience short-term "hard redirects" to the new IP addresses of the server. For example, ATS is 22.214.171.124. This is a temporary
solution to force all users to the new system so there are no lost posts in the database.
Even when you're getting the IP address, please try typing in the full www.abovetopsecret.com... URL.
The "time out" in our DNS records
have been set to a very short period, and propagation of the new server IP addresses should be pretty quick. (It's already working for me).
This new system is our first full-cluster, utilizing a pair of servers for the boards. So our new hardware set-up is as follows:
These two with a direct-connect private network:
> dedicated database-only server (dual-Xeon Raid1)
> dedicated boards-only server (dual-Xeon Raid1)
> Utility server: mail, blogs, images (dual-Xeon SCSI)
> Chat server: also some images (single-Xeon SCSI)
The two-server cluster is capable of scaling with load balancing and new web servers as needed.
So... in some now infamous words... "bring 'em on!"
There will likely be some minor things that have been missed in the move of 2.5 gigabytes of database data and 320 megabytes of PHP files. If you find
something we should look at, please post it in this thread.