Server Moves Across Town

I’ve switch the server that this website is hosted on, from the old 1995-era machine sitting in my basement at home, to the mildly more sleek 2000-era machine sitting above my head here at the new data centre. The move should be seamless and painless. Please alert me to any irregularities. If you’re reading this post, then you’re seeing the new server.

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Alan's picture
Alan on December 15, 2003 - 00:03

Saw this post mid-afternoon, then it was gone off and all posts for last day or so down, now back up just now.

Alan's picture
Alan on December 15, 2003 - 16:43

Looks like still filtering — you might want to say that this is what is happening.

Alan's picture
Alan on December 15, 2003 - 16:56

Sorry, Peter, I am understanding from Nate that the matter is one of propagation to the new URL. Just to let you know, then, that the old does not flip over here in Kingston but the new one can be seen directly.

John Morris's picture
John Morris on December 15, 2003 - 18:19

Why not setup an a name to point to the new server from the old server????? Then everyone views the same page during propagation :P

Alan's picture
Alan on December 15, 2003 - 18:30

Remember, John that I may well have restated the situation erroneously being an utter bone-head in such stuff. I just wanted to make sure the QSL to engineering was properly reflecting reception.

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John Morris on December 15, 2003 - 20:10

I wouldn’t go as far as calling ya a bone-head, thats a bit harsh. The computer I am on right now is showing the proper site with the new dns, however last time I checked my home computers were showing the old server.

John Morris's picture
John Morris on December 15, 2003 - 21:04

Yep, he has his A name record pointed to his old ip through eastlink 24.222.26.154 as opposed to his new one through ISN 198.167.161.50

Peter Rukavina's picture
Peter Rukavina on December 15, 2003 - 21:06

Seriously, you guys are taking this way, way too seriously.

Will Pate's picture
Will Pate on December 15, 2003 - 23:03

Seriously? ;)

Cody Swanson's picture
Cody Swanson on December 16, 2003 - 14:50

Last may I had to move a cluster of 32+ servers from one IDC in Sunnyvale CA to another in Boston MA, all without more than an hour of downtime (at 3am, ugh). Aside from totally sucking it made my Kung-Fu much stronger. One good tip any time you plan on moving ip’s is to crank you’re DNS TTL down to 5 mins 24-48 hours before you move. This will increase the load on your resolvers but allows you to make a change and have the change propigate in 5-10 minutes instead of 6-12 hours. I’ve used this trick a few times quite successfully.

Jevon's picture
Jevon on December 16, 2003 - 15:56

Cody, Nice tip!

John Morris's picture
John Morris on December 16, 2003 - 18:16

What? I am being too serious??? Nooo my life is ruined!

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