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posted by martyb on Sunday June 03 2018, @01:45PM   Printer-friendly
from the free-is-good! dept.

[Update: as of 20180603_135454 UTC, all 4 server upgrades have completed and all servers should be running normally. --martyb]

Our server provider, Linode, has made available a free upgrade for our servers. Generally, it's a storage upgrade and sometimes a bandwidth upgrade, too. We use only the tiniest fraction of our bandwidth allocation each month (something like < 1%), but the extra storage IS useful.

We (read: The Mighty Buzzard) have already taken 4 of our servers out of rotation this morning. We anticipate no community-visible interruptions of service as a result of these upgrades.

So far, migrations of sodium, hydrogen, and lithium have completed. Migration of neon has started and should complete within the next 10 minutes or so.

Migrations of the remaining servers may cause some community-visible effects. We will provide advance notice before we perform those upgrades. Very tentatively planned for Thursday.


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  • (Score: 4, Funny) by RandomFactor on Sunday June 03 2018, @02:05PM (3 children)

    by RandomFactor (3682) Subscriber Badge on Sunday June 03 2018, @02:05PM (#688016) Journal

    So far, migrations of sodium, hydrogen, and lithium have completed. Migration of neon has started and should complete within the next 10 minutes or so.

    Hmmm, you could use a naming scheme to indicate which servers are improved. Like a prefix.

    I would suggest "Di"

    it seems logical to indicate a performance or speed boost, right?

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  • (Score: 2) by janrinok on Sunday June 03 2018, @02:28PM

    by janrinok (52) Subscriber Badge on Sunday June 03 2018, @02:28PM (#688028) Journal

    I can see where you were going with this.

    It's a pity that we don't have a monoxide server too...

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  • (Score: 2) by martyb on Sunday June 03 2018, @02:36PM

    by martyb (76) Subscriber Badge on Sunday June 03 2018, @02:36PM (#688030) Journal

    Hmmm, you could use a naming scheme to indicate which servers are improved. Like a prefix.

    I would suggest "Di"

    it seems logical to indicate a performance or speed boost, right?

    Missed that one at first, then got me a good laugh! Thanks for that! You get a "+1 Funny" from me.

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  • (Score: 2) by realDonaldTrump on Sunday June 03 2018, @08:51PM

    by realDonaldTrump (6614) on Sunday June 03 2018, @08:51PM (#688097) Homepage Journal

    If they did "di" then sodium becomes disodium. You're at a fast food restaurant, you get the combo meal, great deal because it comes with the chips & drink, right? And in the chips, disodium inosinate. And you go, what is that? Turns out it's meat extract, it's the thing that makes meat delicious. I love disodium!!!