DONE -- Scheduled Maintenance this Friday! The Sandlot is getting an upgrade!

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  1. CNWPlayer

    CNWPlayer Adept

    I think you forgot the GPU...
     
  2. CNWPlayer

    CNWPlayer Adept

    And that is about 10 TERABYTES(10 TRILLION bytes, remember that one byte(two bytes I forgot) is one letter) of storage!
     
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  3. Excel__

    Excel__ Professional cat petter

    Minecraft servers don't usually need GPUs (unless its a very low end one for basic display output) because they don't run any graphics.
    Usually only servers that are running machine learning or AI algorithms need a dedicated GPU for their calculations.
    One byte is 8 bits, and i think unicode uses 16 bits for a character. ascii used to use 7..? i think
     
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  4. iamneko_

    iamneko_ floofer: part 2 VIP

    Yeah. They're mainly used for more processing power, so you can also see them when people mine bitcoin.
     
  5. CNWPlayer

    CNWPlayer Adept

    But what if the computer can’t process it? Then does it need a GPU?
     
  6. SantaFeRailroad

    SantaFeRailroad Master VIP

    GPUs are good for specific workloads - to oversimplify a bit, they're good for when you need to do the same or almost the same thing over and over again. Minecraft server hosting doesn't work like that. The minecraft server application is pretty much always just used as a command line interface, meaning there's no graphics. The built in GUI is pretty useless. So, there's no need for a GPU in a dedicated minecraft server host.
     
  7. DogboyOz

    DogboyOz Expert at dying in elytra crashes VIP

    Just to confirm, if something goes wrong and the server ends up getting wiped in the upgrade... There are backups?
     
  8. Mickeyheart

    Mickeyheart Wielder of the Forbidden Ukelele Moderator VIP Helper

    Yes, there is always a backup. :)
     
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  9. c0wg0d

    c0wg0d Master Owner Moderator VIP Helper

    Scheduled maintenance is underway.
     
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  10. c0wg0d

    c0wg0d Master Owner Moderator VIP Helper

    All the server data has been copied over to the new server successfully. The live map data is still being copied (it's huge!).
     
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  11. c0wg0d

    c0wg0d Master Owner Moderator VIP Helper

    Map data is copied over. Testing lobby.
     
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  12. c0wg0d

    c0wg0d Master Owner Moderator VIP Helper

    Lobby is starting without errors. Testing the rest of the servers. Live maps tested and working correctly.
     
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  13. c0wg0d

    c0wg0d Master Owner Moderator VIP Helper

    All servers verified working without errors! Now testing backups.
     
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  14. c0wg0d

    c0wg0d Master Owner Moderator VIP Helper

    The backup is taking a long time. We're almost done though! I want to make sure the backup completes successfully before we re-open in case anything catastrophic happens (unlikely, but better safe than sorry!).
     
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  15. Jambroni_Jim

    Jambroni_Jim Adept VIP

    Thank you for all of your hard work. It means a lot and allows me to spend time with my friends when I otherwise can't see them.
     
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  16. c0wg0d

    c0wg0d Master Owner Moderator VIP Helper

    Backup completed successfully! All servers should be coming online very soon!
     
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  17. cxttoncandy

    cxttoncandy Chief Justice of the Supreme Court VIP Helper

    thank you so much c0w!! it's great to hear that everything went well! :D
     
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  18. MCtwilight

    MCtwilight First President VIP Helper

    Thank you so so so much c0w for everything!!! So glad everything went well :)
     
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  19. c0wg0d

    c0wg0d Master Owner Moderator VIP Helper

    We are back! This concludes server maintenance. Thank you for your patience and understanding everyone! I hope you have a little less lag and just as much fun as always on The Sandlot!
     
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  20. DogboyOz

    DogboyOz Expert at dying in elytra crashes VIP

    Thanks so much c0w! Can't wait to see the difference
     
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