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Hello? Are you there London?

we have new server touchdown at 00:32 GMT. The eagle has landed. Repeat, the eagle has landed.

Welcome to our new, faster, more reliable server. This picture is of the final file transfer, which took almost less time than my phone took to focus..

For the techies, the main syncing of the site's data files took place late last week (and every 12 hours since), and clocked in at around 700KB/s (max speed on old server's link). The best I've seen to the new box is 7MB/s (yes, that's megabytes per second) from the uk debian mirrors. So it's quick. Oh boy is it quick. Dual Xeon cpus, with 2GB of fast RAM and a nice phat RAID1 array running ReiserFS under Debian Linux. Apache 2, PHP5, MySQL5. Tasty.
15th Aug 2006, 01:32   | tags:

bronxelf says:

I don't know about London, but NYC reads you just fine.

Allo Moblog Prime! :D

15th Aug 2006, 02:19

mat says:

new box is in London. Canary Wharf. Bigass, super well-connected datacentre. It should actually be faster from NYC, even though the old machine was just (relativley) up the road in Scranton.

Good to know someone other than me can see it though. :)

15th Aug 2006, 02:23

bronxelf says:

Yep. I read you just fine.

And honestly, have you ever *been* to Scranton? I have. Not much out there save the Penn-Can, and that's a long story.

15th Aug 2006, 02:24

Caine says:

North Dakota checking in...reading fine here!

15th Aug 2006, 02:27

mat says:

According to what I've heard, there's a big load of fuck all in Scranton, plus one rather dodgy datacentre full of porn and spammers, hence the occasional drop-outs we used to get in service.

feels nice to be able to say "used to get"...

15th Aug 2006, 02:28

bronxelf says:

Well Autumncat would know more (she's much more familiar with the area than I am) but as far as I know the only thing besides a dodgy datacenter is a truck stop called the Penn-Can.

Where some small adventures may or may not have occurred.

15th Aug 2006, 02:30

Mandy. says:

ooh, truck-stop adventures - my mind boggles at the possibilities. (I boggle easily)

yay for new servers!

15th Aug 2006, 03:41

silar31 says:

Reading you just lovely from Massachusetts, USA too! I assume this is why I had to log in...and you don't want to know how much headesking it took to rattle my password out of the recesses of my poor addled brain :-)

15th Aug 2006, 04:09

paintist says:

hmmmm, yes , now i know why i had to log in too....lovely jubbly new servers !!!

15th Aug 2006, 05:57

Viv says:

Hey speed - brilliant

15th Aug 2006, 06:36

Viv says:

It really is so fast - wheeeee!

15th Aug 2006, 07:07

nige says:

this speed rox my sox. nice one moblog, and nice one mat.

15th Aug 2006, 07:28

Dhamaka says:

And what a speed..
London reading you just fine. May go do some datacentre blogging when I've some time...

15th Aug 2006, 07:32

Sir Findo Gask says:

Stoke on Trent can hear you!

Wow! fast as a fast thing... No more lag :)

15th Aug 2006, 08:00

XILO-Matt says:

Wondered where all that extra traffic has sprouted from.

Woah - Site is much faster - weeee!

15th Aug 2006, 08:26

XILO-Matt says:

Also Mat,

Would be worth installing 3dm for your 3ware card so if a disk falls out of the array - you get an email and can let us know ;)


15th Aug 2006, 08:29

magma says:

super speedy loading from Greece too :)

15th Aug 2006, 09:20

seaneeboy says:

The important thing is Leeds can read you. Whcih we can.


Thank you :)

15th Aug 2006, 09:24

kel says:

London can hear you just fine :)

15th Aug 2006, 09:32

anonymous says:

bristol too. lovely new complicated words there. i know nothing of these things, but i like the sound 7mb/sec

15th Aug 2006, 09:53

monkey_finger says:

soz, that was me.

15th Aug 2006, 09:54

540air says:

Essex can hear you fine too :)

15th Aug 2006, 10:15

daz says:

Everything's fine here too!

15th Aug 2006, 10:16

Electric_Sheep says:

London, we have a problem.

I can't log into my account. Database error?

15th Aug 2006, 10:38

Alfie says:

Please email Mat ES, he's not up yet after having done the server move, but he should be up by 12 or so, all possible detail you can include in teh mail too!

15th Aug 2006, 10:40

MaggieD says:

So fast, so smooooth, well done Mat! ..... hope any little gliches can be sorted without too much trouble .....

15th Aug 2006, 11:05

James says:

Breaker-breaker! This is Birmingham checking in, loud and clear!

15th Aug 2006, 11:07

crickson says:

Brilliant, I didn't think I'd notice a difference but i definately do. Great move Mat : )

15th Aug 2006, 11:24

lizziepants says:

The Elizabeth Center for Heat, Humidity and Lousy MLB teams checks in fast and all systems go.

15th Aug 2006, 13:05

yourhermione NLI says:

insane and annoyinbg baseball tourist central (Cooperstown NY USA) is here.

15th Aug 2006, 20:09

RareAquaticBadger says:

'Tis nice and nippy this server.

Cool photo too btw.

15th Aug 2006, 20:43