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Scheduled Maintenance - Server Upgrade

Discussion in 'ScubaBoard Site News' started by Ted S, Oct 22, 2004.

  1. archman

    archman Marine Scientist

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    Out of curiosity, what's the history of server upgrades for the board? Is user demand causing increased upgrade frequency?
     
  2. Ted S

    Ted S ScubaBoard Co-Founder ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Originally ScubaBoard was hosted on a shared solution run by dreamhost.com. After DreamHost we moved to our first colocated server where we stayed for a little over two years before NetDoc took ownership of ScubaBoard. Under NetDoc we moved to our previous server and then last night we moved to this one. Since NetDoc's ownership we have also expanded sideways adding extra servers for other portions of the site like the club websites, general hosting and ScubaBoard email which is pretty intensive on its own. Our next upgrade will be to split to multiple machines to handle the database and the webserver, that may occur soon if we feel it would be benefical to the community.
     
  3. SubMariner

    SubMariner C'est Moi ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: A Canuck Conch
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    Things seem to be moving along much faster & smoother, now.

    Danke shoen! :D
     
  4. The Chairman

    The Chairman Chairman of the Board

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    You know,

    from almost folding a year ago to adding one (and hopefully a second soon) Dual Xeon server this year, I think going "commercial" has been good for us.
     
  5. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: One kilometer high on the Texas High Plains
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    You and your crew are doing a fine job! :thumb:

    800,000 Posts with nearly 34,000 Registered members to date, and I notice tonight that Guests again outnumber Members online by 2 to 1. Are we study material now? :crafty:

    :cowboy:
     
  6. SoCalAngel

    SoCalAngel Divemaster

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: 1000 Oaks, CA
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    Hey Tech Admin,

    Pms do not seem to be working....FYI...

    Happy Day!
     
  7. Ted S

    Ted S ScubaBoard Co-Founder ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Heh, funny that you picked this post! The problem should be fixed now.
     
  8. SoCalAngel

    SoCalAngel Divemaster

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    Why is it funny? It just seemd likely I wouldn't hijack anyone else's thread...

    And, nope, still not fixed... Still Luv Ya! :07:
     
  9. mike_s

    mike_s Solo Diver

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    so what type of server does Scubaboard run on? RISC/MIPS/Sparc or Intel hardware? Unix/Linux/Sunos,etc?

    just curious.

    BTW.... I think the board run's pretty fast, especially for all the posts that happen and everything else. my hats off to you guys.

    Any statistics?
    Like average total posts per day or bandwidth used?

    thanks for all the support you give this site?

    -mike
     

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