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Discussion in 'Development Blogs' started by q220, Aug 28, 2017.

  1. q220

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    During the next few weeks the server can be unresponsive or appear offline at times while I'm working on backing up all the data.

    During these next few days I will start the upgrade of the current server used for the Build server. The website will continue to work, but downtime can not be avoided during the migration from the old server to the new one.

    Even though the ip will most likely change to connect to the build server, you should not take any extra steps as the domain build.mcmiddleearth.com will eventually bring you to this new server.

    I will keep you posted of the evolutions :)
     
  2. Paper_Odin

    Paper_Odin Aspiring Commoner

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    The server room will now be on fire for a bit
     
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  3. q220

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    The new server is being assembled. Currently we are using a:

    - Intel Xeon E3-1270 v3
    - 32 GB of DDR3 ECC memory
    - 2x 240Gb SSD SATA III drives

    In order to fulfill storage demands and avoid hardware breakage (4 years old) the server is being upgraded to a more recent model:

    - Intel Xeon E5-1650 v3
    - 256 Gb of DDR4 ECC memory
    - 2x 4 TB of harddrive storage used for backups, file storage, dynmap, downloads, less used worlds, ...
    - 2x 480GB SSD SATA III for best speed and performance for the most used worlds and servers.
     
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  4. Merlinc01

    Merlinc01 Yellow flower puncher

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    W8 a minute, was the server room really on fire...?
    2017-08-30_14h07_31.png
     
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  5. barteldvn

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    Yes, Q has to press the button to activate the sprinkler system.
     
  6. RubenPieterMark

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    Will flying mods now be allowed for non-staff too? If I'm not mistaking the reason it was not allowed, was to reduce server lag, but I think it can handle that now.
     
  7. FireFuss

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    Also, that seems like a mac daddy setup. Can we increase server view distance with the new server?
     
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  8. q220

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    New host is available and moving data is underway, expect outages!
     
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  9. q220

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    Server has moved, the ip build.mcmiddleearth.com should update itself soon too. This can take a while depending on your internet provider.
     
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  10. Paper_Odin

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    I know this doesn't apply to me, but is /vanish fixed
     
  11. SmaugJuice

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    Yes, it has now been fixed, now it is easier to spy on you mapthor. ;)
     
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  12. Paper_Odin

    Paper_Odin Aspiring Commoner

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    I have my ways of hiding...
    I highly doubt you’ll find me:)
     
  13. Eriol_Eandur

    Eriol_Eandur Designer
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    Important notice to all builders
    It seems that there is a major problem with saving of the map.

    A lot of chunks where I did terraforming were reset to their previous state. This already happend at least two times during the last few days.
    Also some Artists reported that their work on houses in Dol Amroth was undone.

    We will try to investigate and solve this. Until then please observe your builds during the next days. Also it would be a good idea to ask Designers to make safety copys of currently finished builds.
     
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  14. ryttyr

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    Maybe this should have been posted as a separate thread so that it really drew attention to itself?