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Old 2007-11-20, 21:57
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Scheduled network downtime somewhere this week for some time

The machine ("sinas") that is currently hosting the MBN is quite old and had two mysterious system crashes in the past few months. So it was due to be replaced some time. Today the new machine ("mezzomix") arrived and somewhere this week (probably this Wednesday) sinas will be taken offline in order to be moved to mezzomix. The MBN will get it's own VM on mezzomix. After the moving of sinas to mezzomix is done it will be placed back into the co-location facility. During this time the MBN will be offline.
Well, the process will go something like that anyway.
I don't know how long everything will take, but I of course hope it all will be done ASAP.

During the MBN downtime you can still come by in the semi official MBN IRC channel: #lba on EFNet (info).

Update (2007-11-24): everything went smo... well... it is up again.


The MBN is up, just like Baldino's balloon
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Old 2007-11-20, 22:06
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Ah, a new machine? That's always nice.
May the transition be as safe and smooth as possible.
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Old 2007-11-20, 23:05
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Old 2007-11-20, 23:26
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err... I meant downtime
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Old 2007-11-21, 12:20
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Ahh, the downtime. The time when MBN members freely roam the streets!

Wonderful!
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Old 2007-11-21, 15:33
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I know you said you weren't sure how long it would take, but any idea on what time the process will begin?
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Old 2007-11-24, 20:07
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Good to know you're always improving MBN server
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Old 2007-11-24, 20:07
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T-shitrs saying "I survived the November 2007 MBN downtime and all I got was this lousy t-shirt" available in the MBN store now!
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Old 2007-11-24, 20:49
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Old 2007-11-24, 22:39
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Oh, phew.
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Old 2007-11-26, 01:43
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System specs for server??

I'm curious. Because I love technical specs - even if I don't understand too much - I'd like to know the specs for the older and the newer server.
I mean: RAM, Hard disk/s, processors, these things

I think that's not a great deal to you Elmuerte, and don't endanger your privacy

Can I know them??

In compensation I'll tell you my computer specs, lol, not really useful
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Old 2007-11-26, 08:02
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the old machine was a Athlon XP 2400 with 512 MB RAM, the new machines is virtual with roughly the same specs as the old machine (which is running on a dual Xeon 5110 with 4GB of ram.)
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Old 2007-11-26, 14:50
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Thanks master , I can't believe that the old server for MBN had only 512 MB RAM, always works so smooth!

Note: Well, I don't know too much of servers, maybe RAM have nothing to do with online performance

And the hard-disk?? you forgot this one

And btw: My computer is an Pentium 4 2,4 Ghz (without HT) 1 GB RAM and 40 GB HD.
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Old 2007-11-26, 18:04
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512MB ram is more than enough for a simple webserver+database, the current VM doesn't even consume all memory. The old host however did need to swap, but that's because a lot of other things were also going on.

ram is important for online performance, the more you can do from ram the better the performance is.

the MBN VM is using two disk images of 10GB, one for the system and one for the data (MBN files and database data). Which is more than enough, MBN is about 2.5 GB large, and the system is only 1.1GB large).

The VM host (mezzomix) has 2 500GB disks (RAID1 of course), and still room for 2 disks (hot pluggable).


MBN VM:
1 CPU node (=1 core of a Xeon 5110)
512MB ram
10GB for System, 10GB for Data
Bare minimal Debian Etch (Apache 2.2 + PHP 5.2 + MySQL 5.1)

VM Host (mezzomix):
Dual Xeon 5110
4GB ram
2x500GB in RAID1
http://www.supermicro.com/products/s...S-6015V-MT.cfm
Bare minimal Debian Etch + KVM support
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Old 2007-11-26, 20:13
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Thanks again! and thanks for the site

WOW! You have a powerful machine, I envy you .
If I'm not wrong, is a shame that your motherboard only support 16 GB RAM, Lol, is probably enough to run Windows 7.

Well that's all for my side now
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Old 2007-11-26, 21:17
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You don't need to envy, you're using his machine right now
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Old 2007-11-26, 21:29
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hahaha that's true dude
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40 GB HD.
How do you sleep at night?
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Old 2007-11-28, 17:12
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I'm on the third world, duh!

This model of HD is old even on Argentina, but a 80 GB model is very common these days.

We have a really bad policy about technology
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Old 2007-11-28, 23:27
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is a shame that your motherboard only support 16 GB RAM, Lol, is probably enough to run Windows 7.
Windows 7 defiently wont require any where near that much.

Feel sorry for you, my laptop has better specs than your desktop...

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Cool nice one El! Thanks for the upgrade!
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