[01-OCT-2013] Welcome yet again to yet another server!

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[01-OCT-2013] Welcome yet again to yet another server!

Hi everyone,

The nice thing about being the administrator of BLF is that I frequently have the opportunity to welcome you to a new server. The bad part about being the administrator of BLF is that I frequently have to welcome you to a new server… Blum 3 Anyway, if you’re reading this message, you’re on the new server. It may not be any faster than the previous one, but the backend configuration should be much easier to maintain for the long run, and it should be a lot more reliable.

I did my best to make email notifications arrive reliably without being flagged as spam. But at any rate, there are far too many variables to take into account, and it’s very possible that some messages initially might end up in the spam folder. Please mark them as “not spam” if that happens. And please tell me how email notifications work for you.

You’ll probably see frequent brief periods of downtime as I continue to tweak settings and fix bugs.

As always, please let me know if you find any NEW bugs with this new configuration. Thanks for your patience! Have fun.

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Huzzah!!!

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Hmmmm, testing 1 2 3.

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Good job!

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Mmmm, that new server smell. :bigsmile:
Thanks SB.


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Hooray!

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You guys have some crazy fast DNS. I’m currently accessing the site via the IP address because my DNS hasn’t updated yet.

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I'm occasionally getting 502 Bad Gateway.

The low mode should be lower.

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leaftye wrote:

I’m occasionally getting 502 Bad Gateway.


Yep, that’s me restarting a service. Sorry, still tweaking stuff.

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Wow! Thanks for all the hard work keeping BLF going, SB!

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It's a lot faster.

But I'm getting them 502's around once every four clicks. Beee

 

Keep up the awesome work.

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Ramblings wrote:

It’s a lot faster.

But I’m getting them 502’s around once every four clicks. Beee

Yeah, I’m restarting stuff about that often. Smile

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Yay!

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Tested. :bigsmile:

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Are you guys receiving email notifications like before?

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sb56637 wrote:
You guys have some crazy fast DNS. I’m currently accessing the site via the IP address because my DNS hasn’t updated yet.

i cleared the dns cache, restarted the computer, cleared it again then navigated to BLF

if there is a future server change can the ip of the new BLF be posted on the changing over screen?

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Bort wrote:
sb56637 wrote:
You guys have some crazy fast DNS. I’m currently accessing the site via the IP address because my DNS hasn’t updated yet.
i cleared the dns cache, restarted the computer, cleared it again then navigated to BLF

I use Google DNS, it’s updated now.

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Was a bit flakey for me about 3 hours ago but all seems to have propagated through now.

Cheers for all your great work SB!

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Thanks to everyone for their kind words and patience! It’s very much appreciated.

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sb56637 wrote:
Welcome to the new BLF server!

Awesome!   Dirol

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Sorry, I just did another quick reboot.

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Thanks SB, for the record, mine showed updated this afternoon, even before the site was actually up. Smile

Really appreciate all the hard work, would be lost with you!

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Looks good to me.

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Fast! Much faster than the last two servers.

 

"Mark All Read" used to take 20-30 seconds. Now it takes 1 second.

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Old-Lumens wrote:

Fast! Much faster than the last two servers.


Thanks for saying so. I’m not sure yet how it’ll hold up under normal load, since it’s early morning in North America and some of our users are still waiting for a DNS refresh.

I’m still tweaking stuff, hence the frequent little blips of downtime.

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Are you asking us to load test it?

alright guys, forget work today, we’ve got some real work to do. Let’s get those post counts up! Blum 3

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devman wrote:
Are you asking us to load test it?

alright guys, forget work today, we’ve got some real work to do. Let’s get those post counts up! Blum 3

Blum 3 Just normal load! (As in, “use the site”.)

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Faster than it was

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Feels quicker here.

 

Thanks Mr. Admin. And sorry that there have been so many hassles along the way.

 

The numbers from my light tests are always to be found here.

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very smooth,well done sofar Smile

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Thanks to everyone for their reports! I’m going to give it one more reboot and call it good for now.

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Yeehaw BLF is back...

Oops. Got a timeout enduring sending of a PM... not back 100% yet.

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Yay! :party: Thank you for your hard work, Sb!

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Is anyone else finding the forum slow to load/stuck loading, e.g. recent posts, showing thread after commenting, etc.?

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yepp... me..

I even have times I cant even open BLF...

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I am finding things a little slow when logged in e.g page refresh looking as if it might time out, erratic display of comments in threads.

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like clicking on the Op title gets it jammed…but faster when clicking on the latest post count number instead.

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Yup, I've been noticing the same intermittent hangups. Sorry, it's rather hard to know which settings are optimal until the site is actually online and being used in a normal fashion. So as more and more users are getting the new DNS update and visiting BLF on this new server, I'm testing how it reacts and tweaking a bunch of different settings. I wish there was a way to configure it, enable it, and let it run smoothly from the moment of activation, but unfortunately it requires more than a little trial and error with a new setup. Thanks for reporting your experiences, they are very much appreciated!

Just now you probably felt another reboot. (Geeky: Why reboot after changing a setting instead of just restarting the service in question? Because some of these changes also affect memory consumption, and I'm trying to get an idea of how much memory is being used initially with my configuration on a fresh boot and how much is used after it warms up. Linux caches so much stuff that sometimes it's hard to tell how much is actually being consumed by a recent change unless I reboot.)

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Nice job, SB!  I know it's not easy but you might be getting to be an old pro at this point.

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JohnnyMac wrote:

Nice job, SB!  I know it’s not easy but you might be getting to be an old pro at this point.

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Ok, here goes another quick reboot.

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I just started getting email notifications, and they’re going to the spam box.

Start marking as not spam everyone! Smile

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Thanks SB.  I gave up trying to access last night after the "BLF Status Blog" said the new server was up and I couldn't get in (from a phone and all I could do was clear history).  I'm seeing some photos a little slow to load up, but guessing because they are no longer cached and you may still be tweaking and rebooting.  Can't speak for email notifications as I haven't seen any come through yet.

Thanks for all the hard work!

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Everything looks glitch free at my end now. I assume you are doing all this unaided in which case well done and thank you.

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