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Important Upcoming Migration 03.12.2016

Discussion in 'Maintenances' started by Kevin, Nov 30, 2016.

  1. Kevin

    Kevin Founder
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    Ohai fam,

    in the night of saturday the 3rd of december at around 3-4am i will perform the major migration of all panda web-related services to a new more performant hosts which has more high quality bandwith and hardware aswell as a better ddos protection (incase ever needed).

    Affected services:
    • Panda Main Site/Forum
    • Staff site
    • SourceBans
    • Status
    • TradeRep
    • Database connection between gameservers (temp. no access to SourceBans/Donator related perks)
    • any other panda related web service
    Estaminated downtime might be for i think around max. 1 hour.

    Whats the benefit of this whole migration?
    • Dedicated Server Tier 3
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    Short explaination:

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    • upgrade to Ubuntu 16.04 (several security enhancements, native PHP7-CLI etc.)
    • faster and more reliable off-site backup storage
    • persistent DDoS protection which is permanently active and re-routes toxic traffic through various scrubbing centers (if we wish so)
    • full native 1Gbit uplink instead of being capped to 240MBit upload (pretty shit considered that the FastDL ran off it which sometimes caused load spikes due to all of the 240MBit being allocated by downloads)
    • more fine-tuned mySQL server which aswell should increase the query speed through our large databases
    • future proofness due to VMWare vCenter abilities (failover scenarios etc.)

    Why am i doing this?
    • expandability for the future
    • better usage of server resources
    • to get rid of the current 3x 120GB SSD RAID0 volume (giggedy)
     
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  2. mosteraz

    mosteraz Well-Known Member

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  3. Kevin

    Kevin Founder
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    thanks for the info, removed it and adjusted the forum navbar.
     
  4. qt_3.14

    qt_3.14 New Member

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    But will the site be the same? Sorry dumb question.
     
  5. Kevin

    Kevin Founder
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    yes of course, name wont change.
     
  6. Kevin

    Kevin Founder
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    due to me being sick currently the migration might be delayed, depending on how i feel.
     
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  7. Kevin

    Kevin Founder
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    migration will be delayed to sunday 1-2pm.
     
  8. Speneth

    Speneth Gameserver Admin
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    My god... it's the purge...

    Get your shotguns ready folks. We gonna go rob Starbucks.
     
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  9. Kevin

    Kevin Founder
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    Migration will start now, access to all services will be interrupted till it's completed.
     
  10. Da Random

    Da Random Gameserver Admin
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    Is it over?
     
  11. Deep

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    1~ hour. Hah.