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Offline tbendick

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New Dedicated Server
« on: April 22, 2011, 09:41:41 PM »
Just wanted to let you all know that we ordered a Dedicated Server.
Currently our site sits on a VPS or Virtual Private Server. Looks and feels like a dedicated but we share with a few other users.
New Dedicated Server will host only our site and not shared with anyone.  Will take a week or so to get it up and running.

Here is a spec list for the hardware. 
Processor AMD Dual Core Processor     
Speed 2 Processor Cores, 2.2 GHz     
RAM 2 GB DDR2
Hard-disk space 2 x 250 GB Software-RAID (250 GB)

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New Dedicated Server
« on: April 22, 2011, 09:41:41 PM »

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Re: New Dedicated Server
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2011, 10:07:36 PM »
Thanks, sounds great

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Re: New Dedicated Server
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2011, 10:49:59 AM »

Here is a spec list for the hardware. 
Processor AMD Dual Core Processor     
Speed 2 Processor Cores, 2.2 GHz     
RAM 2 GB DDR2
Hard-disk space 2 x 250 GB Software-RAID (250 GB)

  Hi Tom. "Processors, RAM 2 GB, 2.2 Ghz". "What Language is that you're speaking" ???

  Does that have something to do with some new air packs or radios the FDNY is trying out ?? Whatever it is, I'm sure its for the best. Thanks Tom.

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Re: New Dedicated Server
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2011, 11:47:07 AM »
No, Willy . . . but it does have flashing BLUE lights on the back. ;D :o ::)
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Re: New Dedicated Server
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2011, 02:11:14 PM »
No, Willy . . . but it does have flashing BLUE lights on the back. ;D :o ::)

  Thanks there Ray for helping me out. I just hope it will fit in his house/apt or garage. Wherever he kepts it. All those Ram 2 GBs around my house are pretty big. Holds four or five guys in it and they do have those flashing BLUE lights like you said. :) 8)

  Thanks Ray, and I hope Tom enjoys his new toy with flashing BLUE lights. I've also seen them with red, yellow, even white lights at times. I guess I'm alittle bit on the old dinosaur side. I have to remember, they are called: "Ram 2 GBs DDr 2's". Thanks my friend.

 

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Re: New Dedicated Server
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2011, 02:47:41 PM »
Seriously, Willy, here's what it all means:

AMD (Brand Name of the chip) Dual Core Processor (Primary chip has 2 processors in it)

Speed 2 Processor Cores, 2.2 GHz   (Processor operates at 2.2 BILLION cycles per second

RAM (Random Access Memory) 2 GB (Two Billion Bytes)  DDR2 (2nd Generation Double data rate )

Hard-disk space 2 x 250 GB Software-RAID (250 GB) (Primary storage capacity is 250 Billion bytes of data, and has second identical Redundant Array of Independent Disks drive, which is a techie-speak way of saying "I automatically back myself up onto a second hard disk"

Now . . . aren't you glad you asked? 8) ::) 8)
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Re: New Dedicated Server
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2011, 09:32:36 PM »
Looks like the bulk of the work is done on the new server.
Plan on cutting over thursday sometime.
During the cut over the domain name might go screwy will every thing updates.
I will setup something on the old server which will send you to the new server using a new domain name. After a day or two both names will work.

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Re: New Dedicated Server
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2011, 02:39:05 PM »
Cut over is done.
If you have trouble, use the name nycfire.org for the next few days.

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Re: New Dedicated Server
« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2011, 04:53:24 PM »
Excellent job as always, Tom.

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Re: New Dedicated Server
« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2011, 05:33:34 PM »
Working great

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Re: New Dedicated Server
« Reply #10 on: April 28, 2011, 06:29:18 PM »
Please let me know of any problems..  It's going to take a day or two for all the DNS servers to update. I have the old server set to forward traffic to Nycfire.org if your ISP sends to you there by mistake. If you ISP is updated then nycfire.net should work just fine.

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Re: New Dedicated Server
« Reply #11 on: April 30, 2011, 01:06:05 PM »
Over the last few weeks - on the old server - a number of members had reported they were either having trouble signing on, or had to sign on every time they visited.  I never had that problem at all in the past.

But now, with the new server, in the last couple days I have to sign in new every time.  I always do check the "stay signed on" option and still it happens.

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Re: New Dedicated Server
« Reply #12 on: April 30, 2011, 01:11:37 PM »
I'm actually not getting sign-on hassles as much as before. On a good note: thanks for correcting the time clock that was 2 hrs. behind and now it's only 2 mins. ahead which is much better.

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Re: New Dedicated Server
« Reply #13 on: April 30, 2011, 08:55:36 PM »
I never had a login problem before, but now I do . . . I have to log in every time I visit.  Started happening after this afternoon's downtime.
Ray Braguglia
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Re: New Dedicated Server
« Reply #14 on: May 01, 2011, 10:00:23 AM »
I also had to log in.

 

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