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Postby allingeneral » Thu, 12 Jun 2014 21:05:46

We will be moving to a new server over the weekend. I'm not certain when I will be cutting over to the new IP address, but hoping to make it as seamless as possible. A couple of things might happen:

1) It will all work fine and no one will be any the wiser
2) It will all work fine, but it will take a few minutes of downtime to sort it all out
3) Something will break and it will take an hour to get everything up and running smoothly
4) Something bad will happen and VGOF will be down for two days.

So - I'm hoping for the first one! Wish me luck!

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Re: Server move/upgrade this weekend

Postby Palladin » Thu, 12 Jun 2014 22:10:23

Yu cahn dooooooo it! :first:
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Re: Server move/upgrade this weekend

Postby MarcSpaz » Fri, 13 Jun 2014 03:14:04

LoL! Nice. Are you changing the front-end, back-end, or both? I know some BB's have intergrated DB's.

Just wondering.

Good luck. I'll cry if my soapbox is broken for 2 days, so call me if something bad happens.

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Re: Server move/upgrade this weekend

Postby allingeneral » Fri, 13 Jun 2014 06:43:23

Changing the back-end. Upgrading to CentOS 6.5 which will upgrade all of the back-end parts and pieces (Apache, PHP, MySQL, etc). Hopefully, the upgraded versions won't break anything (i.e. deprecated functionality).

Also moving to a new set of IP addresses as part of the upgrade. DNS TTL set to 300, so hopefully a max of 5 minutes downtime. We'll see about that, though. :)
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Re: Server move/upgrade this weekend

Postby ShotgunBlast » Fri, 13 Jun 2014 07:15:54

Have the Geek Squad phone number available just in case! :ducks: :)

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Re: Server move/upgrade this weekend

Postby SHMIV » Fri, 13 Jun 2014 09:38:09

I hope it all goes smoothly. Y'all are speaking techie, which is a language in which I am not fluent. Sounds exciting, though.

Have we outgrown the current server?

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Re: Server move/upgrade this weekend

Postby allingeneral » Fri, 13 Jun 2014 10:30:23

Hah - Geek Squad. :thumbsdown: :thumbsdown: :thumbsdown: :thumbsdown: :thumbsdown: (5 of 5)
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Re: Server move/upgrade this weekend

Postby allingeneral » Fri, 13 Jun 2014 10:31:20

Not outgrown as much as the old server needs to be updated for security reasons.
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Re: Server move/upgrade this weekend

Postby dusterdude » Fri, 13 Jun 2014 14:36:18

Good timing,the 24 hours of lemans is on this weekend,so if need be,that can occupy my time.good luck on the change over


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Re: Server move/upgrade this weekend

Postby MarcSpaz » Fri, 13 Jun 2014 14:54:26

allingeneral wrote:Changing the back-end. Upgrading to CentOS 6.5 which will upgrade all of the back-end parts and pieces (Apache, PHP, MySQL, etc). Hopefully, the upgraded versions won't break anything (i.e. deprecated functionality).

Also moving to a new set of IP addresses as part of the upgrade. DNS TTL set to 300, so hopefully a max of 5 minutes downtime. We'll see about that, though. :)


Yep... you're gonna be busy. LOL

It's funny you mention the DNS TTL. I just got done troubleshooting a "fail-over" problem for one of my customers. Instead of a real cluster, my customer has scripts monitoring 2 nodes. If the main node fails for any reason, the script deletes the DNS "A" record and creates a new one to point to the passive server (which is really just a hot stand-by). They said everything worked fine in testing, but when they went live, the fail-over didn't work after the 2nd or 3rd fail-over attempt. Go to find out the script wasn't setting the TTL when it switched the "A" record and it was defaulting to 7 days (default Microsoft value). LOL

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Re: Server move/upgrade this weekend

Postby OakRidgeStars » Fri, 13 Jun 2014 17:44:54

*Takes out lucky rabbit's foot, rubs twice*

Good luck, Rick :friends:


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Re: Server move/upgrade this weekend

Postby MarcSpaz » Fri, 13 Jun 2014 18:12:11

As long as he doesn't do it today, we're good. Friday the 13th and a full moon = Bad Juju.

How about next weekend instead?


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Re: Server move/upgrade this weekend

Postby smltooner » Fri, 13 Jun 2014 22:04:41

Good luck Rick.....got my fingers crossed for you.
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Re: Server move/upgrade this weekend

Postby 0ne5hot » Fri, 13 Jun 2014 22:11:59

As long as this dosen't happen
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Re: Server move/upgrade this weekend

Postby MarcSpaz » Sat, 14 Jun 2014 02:17:34

Looks like a head shot! Nice!

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Re: Server move/upgrade this weekend

Postby Palladin » Sat, 14 Jun 2014 08:56:03

LOL - I never liked the .404... never found anything when I hunted with that.
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Re: Server move/upgrade this weekend

Postby allingeneral » Sun, 15 Jun 2014 12:50:06

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Re: Server move/upgrade this weekend

Postby Palladin » Sun, 15 Jun 2014 22:06:30

Site is back up for me now... been 404's for me all afternoon... :friends:
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Re: Server move/upgrade this weekend

Postby SHMIV » Mon, 16 Jun 2014 09:32:13

Well, it's Monday. My link to home is still here.

Guess the switch went pretty smoothly.

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Re: Server move/upgrade this weekend

Postby Mav » Tue, 17 Jun 2014 17:02:40

Looks like everything is back up from here.. and faster! :)

I was getting page not found .. sometime around 2-3am
but figured since it was that time of night/morning .. it was maintenance/ service time anyway

Good job Rick.. congrats on the upgrade! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: ;)


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