Playing With Wire » maintenance The Internet Startup Blog Wed, 20 Jul 2011 18:45:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Blog upgrades, a hint of downtime Sun, 07 Jun 2009 01:41:52 +0000 You guys may have noticed a minute or so of downtime for the blog in the hour that passed. Sorry about that. We had a huge spike in traffic recently and the blog slowed to a crawl for a while, running in an old VM with too little memory as it was. Today we moved it to a new snappier server and did a bunch of other optimizations so that won’t happen again.

Anyhow, we hope you will enjoy the faster page loads!

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The move is completed Sat, 09 May 2009 05:36:30 +0000 If you didn’t catch our tweet a few hours back, we are now successfully moved to the new servers. We’ve started to resume all paused transfers. So far it’s looking great. The speed of the transfers has gone up a lot, which is great.

Again, we apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused you.

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Delayed switch to the new infrastructure Fri, 08 May 2009 19:35:08 +0000 Unfortunately the switch to the new infrastructure was bumpier than expected. When we finally got everything ready for the switch to the new infrastructure, we discovered that some of the new servers did not match the specs we ordered. We’ve talked to our hosting provider, and they promised to fix this as soon as possible.

We sincerely apologize for this delay, but we hope you understand that we cannot control this. The YippieMove website is still working, and you can sign up for new transfers. The only thing that is affected is the actual transfers.

Once we get the servers modified to fit our specs, we will have a small amount of downtime (~20 minutes) where we make the actual switch.

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Scheduled maintenance and down-time Thu, 07 May 2009 18:43:49 +0000 Today we will have some scheduled down-time for YippieMove. The reason for this is that we are moving to new and faster servers to better handle the increased demand for YippieMove. As a result, we have paused all current transfers. The switch to the new servers will take place sometime today (the exact time depends on when we get them ready) and the downtime will likely last for less than 30 minutes. Once we’ve moved to the new servers, we will resume all transfers.

We anticipate that we will be able to improve both the load time on the server, as well as the speed of the transfers. Moreover, the switch to the new servers enables us to scale more seamlessly in the future.

We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause you.

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Some downtime Yesterday Thu, 05 Mar 2009 01:08:44 +0000 Yesterday we experienced a bit of downtime. The blog was down between 3:30 AM to approximately 5:30 AM PST. The reason for this is a bit higher volume of traffic than normal, as we got featured on Slashdot (again). The server we run this blog on is certainly capable of handling the load, it was just a misconfiguration in Apache (MaxClients set too high). We did tune Apache in the past, but the MaxClient-value probably got overwritten when we upgraded till Apache 2.2 last month. Hence, when the Slashdot traffic started to drop in around 3:00 AM PST, the server started to swap heavily and eventually became almost entirely inaccessible.

Again, we apologize for the inconvenience.

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Downtime Tue, 12 Jun 2007 19:56:48 +0000 We had a couple of hours of downtime this morning as a new diesel generator was installed at Playing With Wire’s hosting location. Sorry about that.

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Downtime Sat, 25 Nov 2006 09:45:00 +0000 We had a couple of hours of downtime last night due to a server failure. Sorry about that guys. I know that the timing was bad just after we put up out great hedge funds article.

We’ll invest in redundant servers as soon as we launch our product. It’s hard to justify that kind of expense before our release though.

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