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Author Topic: Server Software Update - Jan 26, 2011  (Read 4511 times)

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Server Software Update - Jan 26, 2011
« on: January 26, 2011, 09:12:37 PM »
The forum was offline for several hours today while we upgraded some server software and implemented some optimizations for the forum.  Hopefully the forum will be even faster now, with the use of some caching mechanisms, and it can now automatically throttle search database thrashing for guests in case we find another spider hitting the search page unreasonably.

The one thing we didn't succeed with, despite some real attempts, was moving forum database completely to UTF8 -- you should expect another down period next week perhaps when we try to revisit that, and hopefully clear up the remaining issues with posting in non-english languages.

Thanks for bearing with us!

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Re: Server Software Update - Jan 26, 2011
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2011, 10:28:47 PM »
If you spot any unusual behavior on the forum, please let me know!  We did a few things like adding cache system and moving the custom user-uploaded avatars, that could cause trouble, so its definitely possible we will have hiccups.  but the forum speed should be improved.

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Re: Server Software Update - Jan 26, 2011
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2011, 09:59:30 AM »
I have noticed that some posts are missing that we made just before you started working on this. Are they gone forever?

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Re: Server Software Update - Jan 26, 2011
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2011, 01:53:57 PM »
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I have noticed that some posts are missing that we made just before you started working on this. Are they gone forever?
there shouldn't be any posts missing -- can you pm me with details?