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Server changes at AfterDawn.com

Written by Petteri Pyyny (Google+) @ 22 Feb 2005 23:33 User comments (4)

Server changes at AfterDawn.com During the last three months, our servers have been constantly crashing, due to various reasons -- most notably due to the enormous growth of our forum database that now contains almost one million posts (including Finnish and English forums) and due to healthy growth in terms of daily users. This has resulted to "bad user experience", servers not responding during the peak hours, etc.
We've spent the last two months planning for a new server setup and now the first steps towards this goal have been taken. We switched all of our sites yesterday to use the new database server which has already proven to stabilize the system quite a lot. Today, our forums were transferred over to the new server cluster and we continue to monitor them for the next couple of days to see if any unexpected (well, more likely "expected" :-) problems occur because of the switch.

We apologize for the inconvenience and hope that you report back to us if you find anything weird during the transition phase. Our main site will get transferred to the new server cluster shortly, most likely on next week or so.

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4 user comments

123.2.2005 8:13

nice :-) site should do some good picking up soon then :-)

223.2.2005 8:26

That's good news. The site was crashing quite a lot.

323.2.2005 11:00

already posted comments on a forum thread, but yeah, ten times difference! I've had no problem accessing at high speed at any time of the day now! Hope the bad server days are behind, and thank you for doing a great job upkeeping this wonderful site!

423.2.2005 12:44

There is a noticable differnce from a couple days ago. I can go to any forum thread without lag or nothing at all :) the site seems quicker in genral although it may be my imagination.

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