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Server Migration

Postby PixyMisa2 » Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:25 am

Hi everyone.

We'll be migrating to a new server tomorrow, starting at 11PM Pacific time. ETA is about an hour.

I had planned to do this over the weekend, but pre-Christmas stuff piled up and I didn't get the time.

The old server is is so old it's starting to accrete sedimentary rock in its dust filters, so time to move.

(If you also visit skepticforum.com, both sites will be migrating at the same time.)

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Re: Server Migration

Postby Boss Paul » Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:29 am

While the boys wait, the Captain will have a nice road for them to pave.
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Re: Server Migration

Postby ed » Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:32 am

What is the nature of such a server? How is it connected to the interwebs? How much memory does it have? What does it cost? Who is paying for ours?

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Re: Server Migration

Postby PixyMisa2 » Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:57 am

It's a Xeon E3 1240 with 32GB RAM and a 1TB SSD, gigabit public and private uplinks, and 100TB of included bandwidth per month. Running KVM virtualisation and under that, CentOS 7 and cPanel. Cost is around $50 per month after discounts, and I pay for it personally.

(It hosts a bunch of other stuff as well; this forum doesn't need all that space.)

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Re: Server Migration

Postby gnome » Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:20 am

Thank you for what you do :)
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Re: Server Migration

Postby Anaxagoras » Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:35 am

Thank you very much, Pixy!
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Re: Server Migration

Postby Doctor X » Tue Dec 19, 2017 6:35 am

Indeed!

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Re: Server Migration

Postby Fid » Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:58 am

Dang boyo I thought this thingey just ran it's self ya know without human intervention
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Re: Server Migration

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:06 am

Are we there yet? :)
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Re: Server Migration

Postby Boss Godfrey » Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:19 am

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Re: Server Migration

Postby ed » Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:40 am

PixyMisa2 wrote:It's a Xeon E3 1240 with 32GB RAM and a 1TB SSD, gigabit public and private uplinks, and 100TB of included bandwidth per month. Running KVM virtualisation and under that, CentOS 7 and cPanel. Cost is around $50 per month after discounts, and I pay for it personally.

(It hosts a bunch of other stuff as well; this forum doesn't need all that space.)


This, sorta?
https://ark.intel.com/products/52273/In ... e-3_30-GHz

Where is the "uplink"? Is it like into an ISP? How do you hook into the interwebs? Do you bypass ISPs? Is it all rental? Why do you pay? Hobby? Alien intrusion? Is it like being an ISP?
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Re: Server Migration

Postby Pyrrho » Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:55 am

PixyMisa2 wrote:It's a Xeon E3 1240 with 32GB RAM and a 1TB SSD, gigabit public and private uplinks, and 100TB of included bandwidth per month. Running KVM virtualisation and under that, CentOS 7 and cPanel. Cost is around $50 per month after discounts, and I pay for it personally.

(It hosts a bunch of other stuff as well; this forum doesn't need all that space.)

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Re: Server Migration

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:38 pm

Pyrrho wrote:Thank you, Pixy. You're the best of the best of the best.


Yes. :)

BTW what happened to the avatar? :?




















Are we there yet? :notsure:
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Re: Server Migration

Postby shemp » Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:34 pm

Pyrrho wrote:
PixyMisa2 wrote:It's a Xeon E3 1240 with 32GB RAM and a 1TB SSD, gigabit public and private uplinks, and 100TB of included bandwidth per month. Running KVM virtualisation and under that, CentOS 7 and cPanel. Cost is around $50 per month after discounts, and I pay for it personally.

(It hosts a bunch of other stuff as well; this forum doesn't need all that space.)

Thank you, Pixy. You're the best of the best of the best.


Seconded! Thanks Pixy!
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Re: Server Migration

Postby shemp » Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:36 pm

ed wrote:
PixyMisa2 wrote:It's a Xeon E3 1240 with 32GB RAM and a 1TB SSD, gigabit public and private uplinks, and 100TB of included bandwidth per month. Running KVM virtualisation and under that, CentOS 7 and cPanel. Cost is around $50 per month after discounts, and I pay for it personally.

(It hosts a bunch of other stuff as well; this forum doesn't need all that space.)


This, sorta?
https://ark.intel.com/products/52273/In ... e-3_30-GHz

Where is the "uplink"? Is it like into an ISP? How do you hook into the interwebs? Do you bypass ISPs? Is it all rental? Why do you pay? Hobby? Alien intrusion? Is it like being an ISP?


Stop looking a gift horse in the mouth, you lousy swamp rat!
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"[... it seems most strange that... ] the Creator of Heaven and Earth resorted to the womb of a certain Jewish lady, grew there for nine months and was born as an infant, and afterwards grew up and was betrayed into the hands of his enemies who sentenced him to death and executed him, and that afterwards... he came to life and returned to his original place. The mind of a Jew, or any other person, simply cannot tolerate these assertions. If you have listened all your life to the priests who have filled your brain and the marrow of your bones with this doctrine, and it has settled into you because of that accustomed habit. [I would argue that if you were hearing these ideas for the first time, now, as a grown adult], you would never have accepted them." -- Rabbi Moses ben Nahman, defending the Talmud at the Disputation of Barcelona, July 1263.

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Re: Server Migration

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:27 pm

Are we there yet? :)
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Re: Server Migration

Postby Grammatron » Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:13 pm

Thanks Pixy
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Re: Server Migration

Postby Witness » Wed Dec 20, 2017 3:12 am

Thanks, generous Pixy! :)

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Re: Server Migration

Postby PixyMisa2 » Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:59 am

Abdul Alhazred wrote:Are we there yet? :)

Yes!

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Re: Server Migration

Postby PixyMisa2 » Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:04 am

ed wrote:
PixyMisa2 wrote:It's a Xeon E3 1240 with 32GB RAM and a 1TB SSD, gigabit public and private uplinks, and 100TB of included bandwidth per month. Running KVM virtualisation and under that, CentOS 7 and cPanel. Cost is around $50 per month after discounts, and I pay for it personally.

(It hosts a bunch of other stuff as well; this forum doesn't need all that space.)


This, sorta?
https://ark.intel.com/products/52273/In ... e-3_30-GHz

Yep. Those chips are a few years old now, but still work just fine, so we can get the server for $50 a month instead of $200 or so.

Where is the "uplink"? Is it like into an ISP? How do you hook into the interwebs? Do you bypass ISPs?

The server is in a datacenter in Dallas, and our provider has several terabits of bandwidth. We have a gigabit link into their network.
Is it all rental?

Yep. Much much easier that way, since I live in Australia.

Why do you pay? Hobby? Alien intrusion? Is it like being an ISP?

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