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Brandon Martus
01-10-2006, 08:05 AM
... but it worked. We're on the new server, and everything seems to be working. I let it go at 4:11am and woke up at 7:45am to a familiar website.

Be gentlewith it, we're functioning on the default php/apache/mysql configuration. The hardware boost alone should help us, but I will need to tweak some settings to make it as fast as it should be. The extra features will be turned on gradually, once I know the new server can handle the load.

Let me know (via PM/IM/e-mail) if you find any problems whatsoever. Everything should be exactly as it was before .. just about 3x faster.

Thanks and good luck this season.

Your tired webmaster,
Brandon

PS: new server, new 'most online'. i've reset that old (incorrect) 517 value.

Noah Melamed
01-10-2006, 08:19 AM
Thank you!

I took my nap while CD was down now thats its up you should take yours.

Get some sleep

Thanks again,

Noah & Team 637

Mark Pettit
01-10-2006, 08:21 AM
Brandon,
I'll take this opportunity to thank you for all your work keeping us happily corresponding here. These forums are the greatest! Muchas Gracias!

generalbrando
01-10-2006, 08:24 AM
Your tireless efforts are always appreciated. 246 sends their thanks!

Stu Bloom
01-10-2006, 08:24 AM
... but it worked. We're on the new server, and everything seems to be working. I let it go at 4:11am and woke up at 7:45am to a familiar website.

Be gentlewith it, we're functioning on the default php/apache/mysql configuration. The hardware boost alone should help us, but I will need to tweak some settings to make it as fast as it should be. The extra features will be turned on gradually, once I know the new server can handle the load.

Let me know (via PM/IM/e-mail) if you find any problems whatsoever. Everything should be exactly as it was before .. just about 3x faster.

Thanks and good luck this season.

Your tired webmaster,
Brandon
YAY Brandon!

I think you know how valuable you are to this community. We all appreciate everything you do.

Thanks "Slash"!

Jessica Boucher
01-10-2006, 08:43 AM
Brandon,

You're doing great. Be sure to treat yourself today, you deserve it!

Greg Needel
01-10-2006, 08:45 AM
go Brandon...i was getting worried that i might actually have to do work today instead of browsing CD...but now i know i am safe :D


thanks bud for all your hard work

petek
01-10-2006, 08:55 AM
Thank you, Brandon! Like Greg, you've rescued me from what might otherwise have been a productive day! At least I now know that I can survive a build-season evening without CD...

Seriously, though, count me among the multitudes who really appreciate everything you do for us.

Pete

JohnBoucher
01-10-2006, 09:57 AM
Thanks Brandon.

I need to know the secret... How could you sleep????? :D

KathieK
01-10-2006, 11:31 AM
Thanks, Brandon! Cornflakes are just not the same for breakfast without a side dish of ChiefDelphi!

Rick TYler
01-10-2006, 11:52 AM
Thank you, CD Team. We appreciate it. It certainly seems faster this morning, but I suppose the performance test will start at about 3pm EST, right? :)

Jon K.
01-10-2006, 12:10 PM
Thank You Brandon!

Matt Adams
01-10-2006, 12:52 PM
Brandon, your efforts deserves nothing less than an Original Matt Adams Haiku - my sincerest form of gratitude.


The Hero

Brandon shrugs off sleep
for a much greater calling
of saving CD.

Thank you, Brandon!

Matt

Katie Reynolds
01-10-2006, 01:02 PM
Thank you :)

Barry Bonzack
01-10-2006, 10:03 PM
With CD down... I wasn't sure what to do with my free time. I almost had a reality check and thought I might go outside.

Elgin Clock
01-10-2006, 10:12 PM
Does the max users total still include spiders?
Is there a way to exclude spiders if it does?

Oh, and I umm.. 2nd, no.. 3rd? no.. 4th? Ah.. whatever.. I Thank you a hundred times over as well.

I think Brandon's birthday should be an international holiday, and CD should be turned off for that day, and the fans used to cool the servers should be used to fan Brandon instead..

Now to get a robot that serves grapes... :p

Oh, and we need a lounge for him..
What team was that who made that robotic couch again? :rolleyes:

Brandon Martus
01-10-2006, 10:46 PM
It doesn't include spiders (if they are allowed, or not) .. I probably could allow them back now that the server could handle it, though. (done)

Vince
01-10-2006, 11:12 PM
Brandon -

Many thanks for taking care of your 100,000 customers who have come to rely on this volunteer project as the main means of sharing ideas.

Since FIRST was pre-internet, no-one ever envisioned the ease that teams could and would communicate.

You've created a great Bonus-Feature for FIRST.

Cheers - Vince

Brandon Martus
01-11-2006, 07:55 AM
I've installed Alternative PHP Cache (APC) (http://www.php.net/apc), tweaked the mySQL settings, and allowed spiders back on. Let me know if anything's being weird.

The only problem I've seen so far is that on the old server, it was easier to keep up with the threads. ;)

JVGazeley
01-11-2006, 08:26 AM
Can't load the firstwiki, seems to be down.

Brandon Martus
01-11-2006, 08:34 AM
Ahh yes. It seems if you put 'skip-innodb' in my.cnf .. it will skip InnoDB tables. And FIRSTwiki uses them, evidently. ;)

All better, now.

Conor Ryan
01-11-2006, 11:31 AM
Great switch, we all can't thank you enough.

Before the switch CD Media (Beta?) was turned off, and many search engine spiders were also disabled. Could we re-enable them? Or even just the Google Spider, they are a sponsor this year you know, and well Google works really well.

Thanks again!

tiffany34990
01-11-2006, 12:09 PM
Thank you Brandon and everyone else for all their hardwork on CD! We simply can't live without it.... and when it was down or I couldn't get in... well... it was just sad for a while... but it made me do hw lol.

Thank you again!

Brandon Martus
01-11-2006, 12:32 PM
Great switch, we all can't thank you enough.

Before the switch CD Media (Beta?) was turned off, and many search engine spiders were also disabled. Could we re-enable them? Or even just the Google Spider, they are a sponsor this year you know, and well Google works really well.

Thanks again!
The spiders are back in (as you can see on the main forum page).

I had to delete all the data in CD-Media so that I didn't have to transfer the duplicated/imported data. I will re-import them sometime this week and turn it back on. I hope to have CD-Media functioning enough so that I can turn it on sometime in the next few weeks. The major areas I want to finish up are: who-am-i manager, editing title/description and adding attachments to the papers. Once those are done (it's at 25% now) I will turn it on, and turn off the old gallery & white papers.

Brandon Martus
01-13-2006, 04:50 PM
The photo & paper data is back in CD-Media.

I also have the in-line editing working for titles/descriptions on the photo pages. So, if you uploaded the photo (or are a photo moderator) you can click on the title or description and edit it right there. It's still a little buggy, but it's nothing major.