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#121 yockenthwaite

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Posted 28 July 2015 - 04:05 PM

No problem. Understand that if you open up a bunch o threads at once there's still a chance you'll get blocked (I've seen a few get blocked today). But this should stem the tide for now.

 

I don't usually use the web browser. I mainly use Tapatalk, and wonder if that might be a factor. It's possible to read threads quite quickly on there. But I shall try to read more slowly, just in case :)




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#122 Boris

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Posted 28 July 2015 - 04:36 PM

Woohoo! I can get back on the site! Thanks to all those tweaking the workings in the background.

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Posted 28 July 2015 - 04:56 PM

I've been having intermittent problems accessing the files sections, every so often I get messages saying that yog-sothoth.com is timing out.


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#124 TheHistorian

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Posted 28 July 2015 - 08:16 PM

I do that too, and I was getting blocked as well. We are increasing the amount of hits before you get blocked so this should alleviate some of it.

 

I was going to post basically the same thing.

 

It seems better today.  Out of curiosity, does the site get enough traffic to need that sort of throttling, or is it just relative versus hardware limits?



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Posted 28 July 2015 - 08:17 PM

I've been experiencing that too for the last week or so. Hopefully the site upgrades in a couple of days will fix that.


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Posted 28 July 2015 - 08:48 PM

That explains why it was affecting me too. I often open multiple tabs on this site too.


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#127 PoC

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Posted 28 July 2015 - 10:11 PM

Out of curiosity, does the site get enough traffic to need that sort of throttling, or is it just relative versus hardware limits?

 

We get a lot of traffic.

 

I have just dropped four figures on a new server configuration.


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#128 trevlix

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Posted 29 July 2015 - 12:09 PM

We get a lot of traffic.

 

In the last 6 days, the site has passed about 90GB of traffic. About 3/4 is outbound traffic (people downloading files, images, etc.)



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Posted 29 July 2015 - 12:12 PM

90 GB? Mere bagatelle!

 

The summer months are lighter and fortunately we're passing some of the strain over to Vimeo and SoundCloud these days as well.


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Posted 30 July 2015 - 12:28 PM

We're now back (I think) after the server move. At some expense both root level server software and physical hardware have been updated

 

We're currently assessing any outstanding issues but *hopefully* we shouldn't need any more changes doing.

 

Thanks for your patience.

 

[Update: Apparently I lied. The web hosts didn't do all they were supposed to do. Waiting to hear back.]


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Posted 31 July 2015 - 09:30 PM

We'll be offline again for a few hours tomorrow morning (Saturday, 1st August) as the server software upgrades that were missed yesterday are implemented.


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Posted 01 August 2015 - 08:47 AM

OK, we're back.

Doing the usual round of checks, but that should be it <he says, carefully>.

[Update: Sorting out issues with image/uploads - should now be fixed.]

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Posted 02 August 2015 - 09:18 AM

We should now be back to our usual running after a few weeks of up and down. In essence:
  • The operating system, server and SQL software have had major upgrades.
  • We changed the database format to be more efficient.
  • We're now running on several multi-terabyte drives in a RAID 10 configuration.
  • The Yoggie coffers are now officially empty.

Much time, effort and a four-figure rebuild for what essentially looks like no change at all (except we may appear a little "zippier" than before), however it does mean we're still here and in a good position for any future front end upgrades in 2016.

Thanks again for your patience and understanding while getting all this sorted out (and also to trevlix and allicorn for their sterling work).

If you still find any outstanding issues, do let us know.

Thank you.

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Posted 17 December 2015 - 09:04 AM

Yoggie's primary site software has had its life extended through 2016 which means we won't be forced to upgrade in the New Year. This allows us increased time to evaluate the maturity of the next platform (a good thing).


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