Originally posted by Ernest Friedman-Hill:
There's another recent thread about people seeing a lot of 503 errors; surely these two facts are related. I've been seeing them myself; many in succession around 3:30 EST today.
Yep, they probably are. We may be outgrowing our hardware. Ack!
Originally posted by Andres Gonzalez:
oh man, you should not make spelling mistake here
Of course, the down side is that we're seeing lots of the 503 messages.
The folks at EJIP are now setting up another box compete with the latest version of Linux, all the memory and the dual CPU's (The linux upgrade was required in order to take advantage of the dual CPU's). They're then going to move all of the servers over to this other box, make sure it is all working okay and then .... On the morning of Saturday the 16th, JavaRanch will be brought down, all the current data will be copied over and then JavaRanch will be up and running on the new box. EJIP says it will take about half an hour for this last step. Not bad at all.
Thanks to Paul Little at EJIP for managing this transition to the new hardware!
And thanks to all of the donors that made it possible!
On the morning of Saturday the 16th, JavaRanch will be brought down
Just out of curiosity, is this planned time the result of analysis on when JavaRanch is least active? (Anecdotally this seems to be the time that the SCJD forum becomes least active.)
A few years back, I was asked to cut new software into production at 5am one morning. I was able to successfully prove that this was the worst time to do it (highest traffic) and that the best time was at 11am on a Tuesday morning. It was just counterintuitive to everyones expectations, so noone had ever checked on what traffic was really doing.
This shows that Sat is indeed the slowest day of the week, and shows which times of day are slowest.