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Post by Kul » Fri 23 Feb, 2018 1:22 pm

Hi everyone.

Earlier this week I kicked off the process of upgrading the Forum's server hardware.
In effect the processor and memory capacity has doubled.
Fortunately I was able to trial this upgrade for a week before making a final call, which is good timing as we have a trial this Saturday.

I am eagerly awaiting this weekend's game as it will give a good indication of whether or not doubling the resources is a sufficient remedy to the ongoing forum issues.

I'll report back to everyone on Sunday/Monday as to how it all went.

If I do decide to go down the path of doubling the resource (or even tripling them?) then I'll be launching another Forum Support Drive, as this upgrade will be a large ongoing expense.

Let's see how this weekend goes,
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Post by Balmainbred » Fri 23 Feb, 2018 1:42 pm

Thanks Kul.

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Post by sheer64 » Fri 23 Feb, 2018 3:30 pm

Thanks for all your hard work.
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Post by coivtny » Fri 23 Feb, 2018 3:39 pm

sheer64 wrote:
Fri 23 Feb, 2018 3:30 pm
Thanks for all your hard work.
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Post by Kul » Mon 26 Feb, 2018 8:29 am

The results are in.
During and after the Trial Game there was heavy traffic to the site but the increased CPU and RAM proved to be enough to handle it all.
I'm going to lock in the new hardware for the time being (we can increase it again later if need be).
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Post by quintus » Mon 26 Feb, 2018 9:01 am

Well done Kul.... :sign:

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Post by TrueTiger » Mon 26 Feb, 2018 9:12 am

Kul wrote:
Mon 26 Feb, 2018 8:29 am
The results are in.
During and after the Trial Game there was heavy traffic to the site but the increased CPU and RAM proved to be enough to handle it all.
I'm going to lock in the new hardware for the time being (we can increase it again later if need be).
Hey Kul,let us know if we need to kick in some money to help cover the costs of keeping this great site operating efficiently...

cheers TT... :D
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Post by Russell » Mon 26 Feb, 2018 10:29 am

Worked good at my end Kul - really good work, thanks for your efforts.

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Post by sheer64 » Mon 26 Feb, 2018 10:53 am

Yes was great for me even though I almost blew a gasket with Brooks short kicks.
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Post by Kul » Mon 26 Feb, 2018 8:32 pm

Forum Support drive for 2018 is up.

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Post by sheer64 » Tue 27 Feb, 2018 8:27 pm

Hi Kul

I donated 20 hope you got it via paypal.
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Post by coivtny » Tue 27 Feb, 2018 8:38 pm

Kul wrote:
Mon 26 Feb, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum Support drive for 2018 is up.

app.php/donate
Hey Kul, thanks for your efforts in keeping the forum technology up and running. I've just donated $20 via PayPal but as it's the first time I've been asked to donate I'm not sure how much is appropriate. Just PM me if a higher amount is warranted.

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Post by Kul » Tue 27 Feb, 2018 10:51 pm

Cheers!
I’ve been monitoring the stats of the new hardware configuration and I’m pleased with the performance of the server.

Also the automatic “forum supporter” tag isn’t working... I have to add it manually for each person. I’ll get this fixed

Fun fact, traffic is 18% on this time last year, so really it was time to do this!
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Post by Tigerdon » Sat 10 Mar, 2018 6:47 pm

Thanks Kul, the forum worked beautifully with all those onlookers on game day at my end. Heaps better than last year.
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Post by Kul » Mon 12 Mar, 2018 9:07 am

Yep, the new hardware was a massive help.
Previously the site would have crashed out, however the logs show that it was capable of handling the busy period.
It will be interesting to see how it goes after a loss...

A smart investment!
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Post by Tweed Tiger » Mon 12 Mar, 2018 9:21 am

Great job Kul

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Post by WswWt » Sat 17 Mar, 2018 9:38 pm

You know we’ve won a big game when the site lags on your phone. But since we’ve won I have a lot of patience 😊

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Post by jadtiger » Sat 17 Mar, 2018 9:51 pm

Great upgrade Kul i didnt crash all might

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