Data Migration

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    As it warms up, data returns from wintering in the south to find food. A notice from the site’s hosting service:

    As you may have heard, IPv4 IPs are becoming extremely scarce (as in
    there are no more being given out by ARIN, the entity that regulates
    their distribution and use). Unfortunately, IPv6 is not fully supported
    so it’s not yet possible to simply switch to that. This has left us in a
    situation where we need to wisely manage those IPs which are under our
    control. To that end we are reorganizing our network which means we’re
    going to be migrating your account to a shiny, brand new server!

    Your site will be migrated to a new server at your current data center
    at the start of next week or shortly thereafter. We’ll be sending a
    follow up notification with specific details. We will also be closely
    monitoring the migration process to make it as painless as possible.
    Please note, however, that you may experience some higher than usual
    loads while your data is being moved over, which may cause slower load
    times than usual on your websites. You will find this to be particularly
    likely for database-driven sites in the first 24 hours after migration
    (as MySQL moves take longer – this will result in some temporary
    latency). We apologize for the inconvenience this is causing.

    We are very happy to share this great news with you – it will only mean
    a better and more reliable experience for you.

    So fair warning:
    Next week theLogBook will probably be reeeeeeeaaaaaaalllllllyyyyyyyy slllloooooooooowwwww.

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    The site is a bit slow now…. and this is coming from a work connection.

    “You can not operate in this room unless you believe that you are Superman, and whatever happens, you’re capable of solving the problem.” – Gene Kranz


    Ten days later and I’m really happy with how zippy things are. Has it sped up for everyone else?

    Steve W
    Steve W
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    My home connection will randomly slow down for no discernable reason as of late, so I never noticed a thing.


    Dreamhost is doing some server stuff this weekend, so apologies if the site’s accessibility has been…random.

    There will be a PHP upgrade on Dreamhost’s end in November, so there’s more…fun…to look forward to.


    Another possible minor downtime incident next week…

    Our technical operations team is constantly working to improve our services. As part of these improvements, we will be performing a scheduled maintenance on your web server. This maintenance will take place this Tuesday, the 12th of April, starting at 7AM PST. The maintenance will take up to 2 hours to complete. In most cases, downtime is usually less than 5 minutes, however there can be up to 30 minutes of downtime (in a worse case scenario). We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause!


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