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March 16, 2012 10:57pm
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Just FYI, we will be performing server maintenance tonight a little after midnight PST. I don't know exactly how long it will take but, it shouldn't be more than an hour I don't think.

You have been warned :)
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by jhoijhoi » March 17, 2012 12:06am | Report
Is "server maintenance" code for "awesome new features"?
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Oh I thought it already happened when it said "Service Unavailable" for 3 minutes. Then I came back 5 minutes later o_O nvm

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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by Matt » March 17, 2012 12:14am | Report
At midnight the system always does a database backup. I am currently finishing the backup before I begin maintenance.

@jhoijhoi, nope :) I take all kinds of precautions and care when building and preparing to launch features to make the launch as seamless and as close to no disruption as possible. I go to great lengths.

This maintenance however, is forced on us by our host unfortunately and I have almost no control over the time it will take. We will be on new hardware but, I don't foresee it improving performance at all, I think it's mainly just future-proofing on their end.
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by Matt » March 17, 2012 6:43am | Report
Alright well, we're back. This was a disaster! The projections I was given for this maintenance were way off, and after a few hours of waiting I gave up and started building a new database server from scratch. I finished building the server, uploaded a backup database I grabbed before this started (glad I did!!!), did some tests and flipped the switch. We're back up, and guess what. The old database server is still not done, no ETA. Stupid.

Let me know if you have any issues, stressed out at 4am is not prime time to build a server, so things may need some massaging.
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by Matt » March 18, 2012 11:01pm | Report
Just an update on this. I have finished migrating all of our servers now, so we are running entirely on the new servers.

The last step is to migrate our load balancer. This requires changing the IP address for mobafire.com. I will be leaving the old load balancer up for the next 24 hours just to be sure everyone is over. This means that the change should be totally transparent to you, you shouldn't notice anything change.

If you do have any troubles loading the site in the next 8 hours or so, this is probably why, and it will just take a little time for your DNS to update and then it will work again.
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by CasterMaster » March 18, 2012 11:06pm | Report
*any change*

Sounds good =)

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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by jhoijhoi » March 18, 2012 11:12pm | Report
Wow, sounds like you guys were pretty busy :/ Glad to hear everything went okay in the end though.
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by Matt » March 18, 2012 11:14pm | Report
Yeah been a crazy busy few days, and totally unexpected :P In the end though I think this is good, gave me a chance to do some upgrades and adjustments that I've wanted to do for some time. Looking forward to flushing all the old servers and being entirely on the new ones :) Almost there.
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by CasterMaster » March 18, 2012 11:16pm | Report
Good luck!

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