September 22: Forum will be down for a few hours (Page 1/1)
Cliff Pennock SEP 19, 07:57 AM
This monday, september 22 (2008), the forum will be down for a few hours between approx. 3am and 8am. The reason being that I am going to install a brand new server. It's going to take a few hours to move the data over from the old server to the new server (during which the forum will be "closed") and once the data has been moved, I will shut down the old server and replace it with the new server. This last step will only take about 10 minutes during which the server will be unreachable.
Rodrv6 SEP 19, 09:47 AM
Thanks for the heads up! I'd hate to panic needlessly
Thank you for the tremendous effort you put into keeping this fine place open!!!

Rod Schneider, Woodstock, Ga.
"You can't have too many toys!"
1988 Fiero GT
1966 Porsche 911
Van's RV-6 airplane-under construction

Monkeyman SEP 19, 11:11 AM
Time to stock up on my anxiety meds again. Thanks for the warning, Cliff. New server, huh? What's wrong with the old one?
Cliff Pennock SEP 20, 05:13 AM

Originally posted by Monkeyman:
What's wrong with the old one?

Thjere's nothing wrong with the old server, it's just showing its age.

The new server is *much* faster giving me room to implement all kinds of new stuff for the forum (and improve on the old).
Cliff Pennock SEP 22, 06:52 AM
I won't be replacing the server today, it's been moved forward to tuesday september 23.
CTFieroGT87 SEP 23, 08:58 AM
Is it done? Gosh I was having withdrawals.
Cliff Pennock SEP 23, 01:29 PM
Yes, it's done. I took a picture of the freshly installed server with my telephone (it's the black one in the middle with the blue "P"):

Core 2 Duo E6700, 2Gb Memory, 3 x HDD (total about 1TB, 2 in RAID1, 1 for backups), remote KVM.

I had built this server first:

But I wanted something faster, better and more secure so I built another one.
Shad0wguy SEP 23, 04:52 PM
Hard to believe all of PFF is on that tiiiiiiny server.
Cliff Pennock SEP 23, 05:05 PM
Don't let that picture fool you. It looks tiny but the thing is probably twice as big as your average desktop and three times as heavy. The thing is over 2 feet deep.
85duke SEP 23, 07:52 PM
That is some serious hardware. thank you cliff