Scheduled downtime some time next week

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Scheduled downtime some time next week

Sun Sep 10, 2017 2:09 am

Just a heads up that some time next week I'll be taking our server offline to perform a storage upgrade. We will be moving to larger and newer solid state storage.

Our current server storage is like this:

Boot Disk - 120GB Corsair SSD
MySQL - 1TB WD Black Hard Drive
Dynmaps, Backups - 8TB RAID6 Array
Minecraft Servers - 128GB Samsung 840 Pro
Backups (Duplicate) - 4TB External USB Drive

Our new configuration will be like this:

Boot Disk, MySQL, Dynmaps - 512GB Samsung 850 Pro
Minecraft - 256GB Samsung 850 Pro
Backups - 8TB RAID6 Array
Backups (Duplicate) - 4TB External USB Drive

The 8TB RAID6 will only be used for backups after this change. I've not decided what I'm doing with the 1TB Western Digital Black disk, I may pull it from the system or as an extra backup drive.

The reason I'm making this change is 1. Our 840 Pro for Minecraft is down to 60% health now, it drops 1% a month, sometimes 2%. Time to replace it before it fails. 2. The corsair I've never really trusted, it was a replacement for a failed drive in-fact. 3. And we've been having some crashing and freezing issues which are caused by our 1TB and 8TB RAID6 array freezing due to high write load.

So essentially by having a much larger SSD I can consolidate things so anything to do with our Minecraft server will now run from SSD storage and not slow disks.

I'm expecting this upgrade to take a couple hours or more so expect on Wednesday or Thursday for the server to be down quite a while thanks.
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Re: Scheduled downtime some time next week

Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:58 am

I hope our daily rewards will be paused
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Re: Scheduled downtime some time next week

Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:43 am

haha - I will make sure of that.
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