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Server Upgrade [Jun. 28th, 2000|05:07 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick
Okay, this is probably confusing to those of you that don't track LiveJournal's server situation, but I've put in a request to have the LiveJournal server upgraded from a single Pentium II-400 w/ 384 MB of memory to a dual Pentium III-550 w/ 512 MB of memory. The extra and faster processors will be nice, but the real win should be the new memory, but I thought it'd be nice. "But Brad, didn't you just upgrade the server?" No, I moved the server to its own machine and reinstalled everything from scratch, set it up well, and rewrote a lot of the database code. Software changes can only go so far. The physical hardware was the same all along. "But Brad, LiveJournal's working so nice the past two days after the software upgrade!" I know, that's good, but will it keep being nice in a week? a month? It's better to upgrade before there are more problems. They have to go buy new hardware, so this upgrade won't happen until I get back from vacation (around the 12th)
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[User Picture]From: erik
2000-06-28 06:49 pm (UTC)
I think the real question isn't "what will it be like in a week"... the question to ask is: "since you've made the beneficial software changes, will this hardware upgrade make the server secure FOR GOOD?" I mean, it'd be ultra-shitty to have to upgrade again in a month or something.. you can only spend so much money.. :-)
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2000-06-28 08:04 pm (UTC)

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Nothing will last forever.

This should last a damn long time, though, and with the software changes, adding new slave webservers is cake.
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[User Picture]From: erik
2000-06-29 01:18 am (UTC)

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Well of course I didn't mean *forever*... that's tom-follery.. dare I say, bally-hoo ;-) But yeah, I was just concerned that this "optimize and then upgrade the server" process was going to happen every month... that's very labor-intensive. Glad to know this'll remain stable and constant for quite some time..
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From: (Anonymous)
2000-06-28 08:02 pm (UTC)

Sanity Check?

Asking yourself questions?

Do you have any *other* LiveJournals we should be reading to follow the "whole" Brad?
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[User Picture]From: cryo
2000-06-29 04:08 pm (UTC)

Re: Sanity Check?

Yeh, I kinda feel like I've been in the wetspot here. I did all those upgrades for a reason, but I guess there is a 'master plan' going on that I don't know about. Oh well.
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2000-07-01 12:29 pm (UTC)

Re: Sanity Check?

Bill --- I meant to shoot you off an email before I took off with my master plan all laid out, but stupid things came up and I didn't get around to everything. Take it easy for now (I don't get back until the 12th) and then I'll explain my thoughts. I apologize for leaving you in the wetspot... nobody likes to be in the wetspot. :)
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