## Server Migration

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PixyMisa2
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### Server Migration

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

While the boys wait, the Captain will have a nice road for them to pave.
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And you call the rest of us "Boss," you hear?!

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### Re: Server Migration

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?

Thank you.
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PixyMisa2
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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.) gnome Posts: 22240 Joined: Tue Jun 29, 2004 12:40 am Location: New Port Richey, FL Has thanked: 381 times Been thanked: 408 times ### Re: Server Migration Thank you for what you do "If fighting is sure to result in victory, then you must fight! Sun Tzu said that, and I'd say he knows a little bit more about fighting than you do, pal, because he invented it, and then he perfected it so that no living man could best him in the ring of honor. Then, he used his fight money to buy two of every animal on earth, and then he herded them onto a boat, and then he beat the crap out of every single one. And from that day forward any time a bunch of animals are together in one place it's called a zoo! (Beat) Unless it's a farm!" --Soldier, TF2 Anaxagoras Posts: 21986 Joined: Wed Mar 19, 2008 5:45 am Location: Yokohama/Tokyo, Japan Has thanked: 1425 times Been thanked: 1277 times ### Re: Server Migration Thank you very much, Pixy! A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool. William Shakespeare Doctor X Posts: 67857 Joined: Fri Jun 04, 2004 8:09 pm Title: Collective Messiah Location: Your Mom Has thanked: 3469 times Been thanked: 2196 times ### Re: Server Migration Indeed! --J.D. Mob of the Mean: Free beanie, cattle-prod and Charley Fan Club! "Doctor X is just treating you the way he treats everyone--as subhuman crap too dumb to breathe in after you breathe out."--Don DocX: FTW.--sparks "Doctor X wins again."--Pyrrho "Never sorry to make a racist Fucktard cry."--His Humble MagNIfIcence "It was the criticisms of Doc X, actually, that let me see more clearly how far the hypocrisy had gone."--clarsct "I'd leave it up to Doctor X who has been a benevolent tyrant so far."--Grammatron "Indeed you are a river to your people. Shit. That's going to end up in your sig."--Pyrrho "Try a twelve step program and accept Doctor X as your High Power."--asthmatic camel "just like Doc X said." --gnome WS CHAMPIONS X4!!!! NBA CHAMPIONS!! Stanley Cup! SB CHAMPIONS X5!!!!! Fid Posts: 780 Joined: Sun Jun 06, 2004 3:45 pm Location: The island of Atlanta Has thanked: 624 times Been thanked: 141 times ### Re: Server Migration Dang boyo I thought this thingey just ran it's self ya know without human intervention "Try SCE to AUX." Yeah, me and an electrified atmosphere ain't friends. Abdul Alhazred Posts: 71762 Joined: Mon Jun 07, 2004 1:33 pm Title: Yes, that one. Location: Chicago Has thanked: 3419 times Been thanked: 1258 times ### Re: Server Migration Are we there yet? Any man writes a mission statement spends a night in the box. -- our mission statement plappendale Boss Godfrey Posts: 19 Joined: Mon Apr 11, 2016 10:57 pm Has thanked: 1 time ### Re: Server Migration ed Posts: 33435 Joined: Tue Jun 08, 2004 11:52 pm Title: Rhino of the Florida swamp Has thanked: 460 times Been thanked: 788 times ### Re: Server Migration 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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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. The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus. Abdul Alhazred Posts: 71762 Joined: Mon Jun 07, 2004 1:33 pm Title: Yes, that one. Location: Chicago Has thanked: 3419 times Been thanked: 1258 times ### Re: Server Migration 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? Any man writes a mission statement spends a night in the box. -- our mission statement plappendale shemp Posts: 5198 Joined: Thu Jun 10, 2004 12:16 pm Title: stooge Has thanked: 663 times Been thanked: 470 times ### Re: Server Migration 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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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! "It is not I who is mad! It is I who is crazy!" -- Ren Hoek Freedom of choice Is what you got Freedom from choice Is what you want Abdul Alhazred Posts: 71762 Joined: Mon Jun 07, 2004 1:33 pm Title: Yes, that one. Location: Chicago Has thanked: 3419 times Been thanked: 1258 times ### Re: Server Migration Are we there yet? Any man writes a mission statement spends a night in the box. -- our mission statement plappendale Grammatron Posts: 33648 Joined: Tue Jun 08, 2004 1:21 am Location: Los Angeles, CA Been thanked: 1760 times ### Re: Server Migration Thanks Pixy Witness Posts: 17199 Joined: Thu Sep 19, 2013 5:50 pm Has thanked: 2121 times Been thanked: 2887 times ### Re: Server Migration Thanks, generous Pixy! PixyMisa2 Posts: 6 Joined: Thu Jul 16, 2015 1:33 am Been thanked: 3 times ### Re: Server Migration Abdul Alhazred wrote:Are we there yet? Yes! PixyMisa2 Posts: 6 Joined: Thu Jul 16, 2015 1:33 am Been thanked: 3 times ### Re: Server Migration 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?
My contribution to the skeptical community in this case. I offer free hosting to friends and causes I think are important.