New server ahoy!

  michaelgreenhill Administrator That's Numberwang!

Location: Melbourne
Greetings all!

Our wildest dreams have come true! Fang has been retired, and replaced with a shiny new server more than capable of running Railpage.
  • 2x dual core Intel Xeon 3ghz CPUs
  • 4gb RAM
  • 3x 175GB SCSI hard drives in RAID 5 config
Now that we're running on a new server, we've also fixed the mail server problems that've dogged us recently

To all the websites hosted by Railpage: if you find that your website is experiencing problems (be it completely unavailable, or mail issues, etc) then send an email to support@digitalriver.com.au, and it'll be tackled by a member of the Digital River support team

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  Hitachi_Man Chief Commissioner

Location: Melbourne.
Awesome! No more outages! Great work guys.

Will the gallery be migrated onto this new server?

It's more than capable of running it.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Guys, this was a massive job.  I would like to thank Michael, Drew and the RP teeam on getting this site migrated to new and very powerful hardware.  I think the worst of the downtime is now behind us.

A yes, the gallery is back online! ( I think)

Michael I am sure will update all of us when he has completed the large number of tasks he is working on.

Regards,
Brian
  574M White Guru

Location: Shepparton
Congratulations! Very Happy TealDrunk

When did the new server arrive, and what did you have to do to get it all together and working?

How does it feel to be on the new server? BounceVery Happy

Well done!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1111

Do we get to see a piccy of the new server?

AND,

What are we calling it?

Has it been named yet?
  Steph Chief Train Controller

Great work everyone. I'm looking forward to more uptime the new server will bring Very Happy It has nice specs too!

Will this server be getting a name as well? Razz
  Pressman The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Wherever the Tin Chook or Qantas takes me
Well done guys, thankies  Very Happy
  Hitachi_Man Chief Commissioner

Location: Melbourne.
A yes, the gallery is back online!
"bevans"
Is it? When I go to http://www.railpage.com.au/g.htm I get "Sorry, this Module isn't active!". Confused
  ARG706 Chief Commissioner

Location: SA
That's the best news this site has had for a long time.

Not nitpicking or anything but Hitachi man seems to be correct about the gallery link
  Roberts0001 Chief Commissioner

Location: Perth, Western Australia
YAY!!!!!

PRODUCTIVITY HAS GONE OUT THE DOOR IN THE OFFICE NOW!!!!

Thanks so much guys for the fantastic work!!
  michaelgreenhill Administrator That's Numberwang!

Location: Melbourne
The gallery has been moved onto the new server, yes. All data is still there Smile However, there are some incompatabilities between the version of Gallery we're running (1.4.4pl2) and PHP5 (which we're now running).

There are several paths we're looking at taking with Gallery. It will be coming back, in one way or another Smile

(PS - Gallery flies on the new server Razz )
  michaelgreenhill Administrator That's Numberwang!

Location: Melbourne
When did the new server arrive, and what did you have to do to get it all together and working
"574M"

The server arrived on Friday morning. It was installed in the rack on Friday afternoon.

RP was copied over on Monday morning, and set up over Monday/Tuesday.

I (along with Holty and Lionel) have spent the last two days sorting out bugs and getting it to a workable point.
  michaelgreenhill Administrator That's Numberwang!

Location: Melbourne
  GDRMCo Junior Train Controller

Location: Darwin
Wheres locopage.railpage.org.au gone?
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Wheres locopage.railpage.org.au gone?
"GDRMCo"


The remaining sites should come back later today.  They are coming back one by one.

Regards,
Brian
  michaelgreenhill Administrator That's Numberwang!

Location: Melbourne
Wheres locopage.railpage.org.au gone?
"GDRMCo"

Read the last paragraph of my threadstarter Smile

To all the websites hosted by Railpage Australia™: if you find that your website is experiencing problems (be it completely unavailable, or mail issues, etc) then send an email to support@digitalriver.com.au, and it'll be tackled by a member of the Digital River support team
"michaelgreenhill"

Fang (as we knew it) is no more. This means that every site that was hosted on Fang (Locopage being one of them) is now in the process of being moved over onto the new server.

I am on holidays right now, and as such I will not be touching them till Tuesday when I return. Somebody else at DR HQ may Smile
  Hitachi_Man Chief Commissioner

Location: Melbourne.
R.I.P http://www.railpage.org.au/ SadRazz
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
R.I.P http://www.railpage.org.au/ SadRazz
"Hitachi_Man"


Nope. The site is loaded, I am having some issues with the vitualhosts file.  

BE
  42101 Banned

Location: Banned
Thanks team for all the hard work in getting RP back together again. Very HappyVery HappyVery Happy
Greg.
  drewbles Beginner

Location: Melbourne
R.I.P http://www.railpage.org.au/ SadRazz
"Hitachi_Man"


Nope. The site is loaded, I am having some issues with the vitualhosts file.  

BE
"bevans"


It's back now. There were some missing directories for the virtual directive in the apache config.

Enjoy the new server guys. Michael and I slaved our proverbials off to get the beast up and running for you Smile

-D
  1100T Locomotive Driver

Location: Geelong, Victoria
Slower than the old, but it seems to work now...

Haven't been here for a few weeks. It's been down, I'm assuming the new server was the cause?
  Gwiwer Rt Hon Gentleman and Ghost of Oliver Bulleid

Location: Loitering in darkest Somewhere
Skippidy Doo Dah, Skippity Day .............  Bounce

Welcome to RP2½  Wink  and thanks to the Team for everything.  See you across the forums.  Well Done
  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Oh no !!!!!!!!!11

Railpage  is back, and we have to all get back to work !  No more moderator holidays for us ! SmileSmile

Great work guys. And reminder for the non techy posters  that the hardware is the cheapest part of any major upgrade - it is the counntless hours thes guys have had to throw at the project that has been the real cost.

Yes the server is a key cost, but think of the man hours put into it.  A very expensive project done for the sake of  a hobby, good on you all for the time, and giving up a lot of it that could have allowed you to have a social life, as well as more  paid overtime in a "real world" jobs.

Regards,
David Head
( to me it was back about 2.30pm)
  drewbles Beginner

Location: Melbourne


Yes the server is a key cost, but think of the man hours put into it.  A very expensive project done for the sake of  a hobby, good on you all for the time, and giving up a lot of it that could have allowed you to have a social life, as well as more  paid overtime in a "real world" jobs.

"dthead"


Actually, I did it on behalf of your hobby. What is paid overtime? I have heard the term before but don't think it can be real  Very Happy

Enjoy guys. It's a nice feeling to at least know our hard work is appreciated. That and keeping people here at DR happy with their train-fix Very Happy

- D

*edit* come to think of it, what's a social life? Smile
  Boss Chief Commissioner

Location: Caulfield Line
Congratulations to all the guys who worked on the purchase, installation and commissioning of the new servers.  A job well done.
  derekmorton Chief Train Controller

Location: DVR Eltham, Vic
Guys,

I don't know how many unpaid hours have been put in, but it is certainly appreciated from this quarter.
I did see a couple of midnight times float around.

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