IMPORTANT! Scheduled Maintenance: Friday, June 19th

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by c0wg0d, Jun 6, 2020.

  1. c0wg0d

    c0wg0d Master Owner Moderator VIP

    This is not a typical maintenance announcement. I will be migrating to a new server that has more disk space to accommodate our needs. I will have to take all servers offline for an extended period of time to perform the migration.

    To prevent any data loss, I will need to take a full backup of all servers, worlds, maps, player data, etc. while the servers are offline and transfer the data to the new server. After the servers are taken offline, it could take several hours to copy the data and get everything setup on the new server. Once the copy is completed and its integrity verified, I can bring all servers back online.

    If I run into major issues, I will keep you apprised by responding to this thread. I don't expect there to be any problems since I have done this before, but I wanted you all to be aware that this is no small feat.

    Maintenance will begin on June 19th at approximately 8pm Arizona time.

    Thanks for your patience and understanding.

    P.S. This has nothing to do with Minecraft updates or 1.15/1.16 stuff. If all goes well, you won't notice anything different (but I will be way less stressed out about a nearly full data drive).
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  2. TheAfkOne

    TheAfkOne something amusing VIP

    Thank you for doing this! Hope all goes well :)
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  3. Mickeyheart

    Mickeyheart Wielder of the Forbidden Ukelele Helper

    I hope everything goes well for you! Make sure you take breaks if needed. So grateful for you and all you do for the server!
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  4. NonoFireball12

    NonoFireball12 Adept VIP

    Thank you so much c0wg0d for all you do. I hope this works :)
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  5. hi_yes_its_glass

    hi_yes_its_glass Programming Neko VIP

    Do you happen to have any info on how much more disk space it has?
  6. _Hatter

    _Hatter Mad_ VIP

    thank you!
  7. Virgeric

    Virgeric Social Distancing since 1982! Moderator VIP Elder

    I, for one, welcome our new server overlords.
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  8. LilAdamBrooks

    LilAdamBrooks The Gamer Time

    Oh WOW! More space! This is amazing!
    Bigger space for files!
    Do you plan to do something BIG for Sandlot's 10th year (2021)?
    If so, what? Or will it be a secret?
  9. c0wg0d

    c0wg0d Master Owner Moderator VIP

    We currently only have two 500 GB NVMe drives in a RAID 1 configuration for redundancy. The new server will have two 500 GB NVMe drives in RAID 1 and also two 4 TB HDDs in RAID 1. So basically 4 TB of extra storage. This will allow me to keep a lot more backups as well as move all the live map data to the HDD, making it a lot less likely to run out of storage on the primary disk. The live maps take up about 100 GB of space alone. There is also a small chance that this will allow us to increase the size of the resource worlds in Easy and Normal, but I don't want to make any promises on that just yet.

    It will definitely involve cake.
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  10. hi_yes_its_glass

    hi_yes_its_glass Programming Neko VIP

    thats a lot of storage
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  11. Pigichu

    Pigichu That strange animal in the corner

    Thanks for the heads up c0w!! Take your time on this project!
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  12. hamstairs

    hamstairs Artisan VIP

    Thank you for all you do @c0wg0d! I wish you the best luck and hope it goes well! Take breaks if you need to. :)
  13. LegoBoyo

    LegoBoyo Who is the Derpiest one of all? VIP Helper Elder

    Lets hope this goes well! Thank you for everything you do c0wg0d! :D
  14. Floofin

    Floofin Floofier and floofier... VIP

    @Event_is_bald Soggy cake
  15. lardydare

    lardydare SoggyCake

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  16. JackenKracken

    JackenKracken I'm the One and Only Moderator VIP Elder

    Hopefully prune cake!
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  17. LifeLearner

    LifeLearner Homesteader in Training Moderator VIP Elder

    Where is that "ewww" emoticon?
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  18. hi_yes_its_glass

    hi_yes_its_glass Programming Neko VIP

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  19. c0wg0d

    c0wg0d Master Owner Moderator VIP

    This is just a reminder about the maintenance happening tonight.
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  20. LilAdamBrooks

    LilAdamBrooks The Gamer Time

    Thx! Can't wait!