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Server Upgrade Time! Updated! Today is the day!

General NewsYou've probably all noticed that the site has been running pretty slowly lately. When I upgraded the server a year and a half ago I thought it'd be good enough to support the number of users the site was seeing, but that number jumped quite a bit higher than expected. I've gone ahead and ordered (for the first time ever) all new hardware for the server. No more hand-me-downs from my outgoing desktop/game machine -- this new hardware will be more powerful than my PC. However, I will have to take the site offline, make a complete backup, and transfer the data to the new disk which will result in a couple hours of downtime later this week. I'll post more information once the hardware is here and tested.

Update 7/8/09 -- The new hardware has arrived! It's up and running now and I'm making preparations to load the server image onto it. I plan to perform the cutover on Friday, around noon. The site and all relays will be completely offline during this time. Sorry for the inconvenience, but the new server will be 2-3 times faster than the old one and also has 4 times the RAM so the database should haul when it's all done. Thanks!

Update 7/10/09 -- Today is the day! The site and all the streams will be going down in a few hours for upgrade. It will take several hours to complete. Thanks!

Update 7/10/09 #2 -- The backup of the music archive is taking a lot longer than I expected so the site will probably remain up till later in the afternoon. I don't expect this part to be finished before 2pm EST (GMT-5) so I'll leave the music playing until it's done. Thanks!

Update 7/10/09 #3 - The new server is online!!! I'm still applying patches to the new OS, so it'll have to be rebooted two more times over the course of the next few days, but I wanted to get things back up ASAP to make sure everything's working. Please report any unusual behavior if you see anything. Thanks!

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Woooo, Go Armi!!! ^^

 
Gakurosan - Tuesday, July 07 2009 @ 09:34 AM EDT
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YIPPEE!!!! Thank you for taking care of us and providing us with awesome musics! *hugs*

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I don't know that it so big... it takes time to get it... I'm going to be there slowly! - FLOW

 
Kiyuri - Tuesday, July 07 2009 @ 09:51 AM EDT
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Awesome. You make work bearable. :P Thanks so much man.

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HyperHacker - Tuesday, July 07 2009 @ 11:55 AM EDT
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you are, truely, my hero.

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"Hey, if you had been listening, youŽd know that Nintendos pass through everything."

 
Pherretgrrl - Tuesday, July 07 2009 @ 12:59 PM EDT
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Yay! Upgrades!

Thank you Armi!! You rock!! (as usual) ^_^

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...Sailor Moon says.... you can change the world one A.R.K. at a time. ^_^

 
Sailor Moon - Tuesday, July 07 2009 @ 01:24 PM EDT
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AD is an undertaking of something you don't have to do but yet you do it anyways. It means a lot that you're willing to go out of your way like this to provide upgrades for the benefit of the listeners.

Thank you!!! ^_^

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"i should smack lord right now, but im too disgusted by him >_> my god, sticking a peice of paper in my mouth?! its almost as bad as rape =/" - Demoinai

 
Lord Il - Tuesday, July 07 2009 @ 04:56 PM EDT
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Most awesome. Thank you so much Armitage! ^_^

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"If you're going to be dumb, you gotta be tough." ~My dad. I've heard him tell people this all my life, and it's such a true statement! ^_^

 
Evie - Wednesday, July 08 2009 @ 10:09 AM EDT
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Thank you so much for doing all of this for us~!! :D

Very muchly appreciated. Hehe. : )

<33333's

 
Maka Albarn - Wednesday, July 08 2009 @ 03:48 PM EDT
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YAY ARMI!!! Thank you!!

^^

AD FTW. /cheer!


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HETALIA!!!

 
Rynchan - Thursday, July 09 2009 @ 02:14 PM EDT
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Armitage - Thanks for all you do to provide all us with (IMHO) the best in anime/jpop music on the internet.

 
nekonene - Thursday, July 09 2009 @ 05:21 PM EDT
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Yay! I am glad that the upgrades went smoothly from what it appears. I do notice the pages loading much smoother & faster. :)

Thank you again Armi!! ^_^

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...Sailor Moon says.... you can change the world one A.R.K. at a time. ^_^

 
Sailor Moon - Monday, July 13 2009 @ 01:21 PM EDT

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