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orth

Periodic server downtime over next few days
« on: March 16, 2011, 02:57:35 pm »
Hello again folks,

We are reworking our server structure over the rest of the week to prepare for the coming excitement of the plot quests and to cut some costs.  One of our development repository and team collaboration servers (silkwood) is being transitioned to run on the same server as our forums and lore server (garent).  We don't expect this to cause any change in the performance you see from these sites but it will mean some occasional downtime for the forums and lore as we add some additional web server capabilities.

Once this transition is complete and silkwood goes offline we will be using the cost savings to temporarily support a second server for NWN to run quests when needed. Hat tip to Dorganath for offering to pay for the difference to support the windows server for this and for the idea in general.  To support this capability there will need to be a time for us to temporarily take down the nwn servers to properly mirror the database and the character files over both servers. We'll try to perform this late at night/early morning when things are quiet. Exact date and time is not known but I will follow up in this thread when we decide upon those details. We estimate it will occur some time in the next week.

Feel free to ask any questions should you have them.

-orth

gilshem ironstone

Re: Periodic server downtime over next few days
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2011, 03:17:57 pm »
Wow.  Thanks all for going above and beyond.
 

miltonyorkcastle

Re: Periodic server downtime over next few days
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2011, 03:28:34 pm »
Rock on. How I have pined for the return of the quest server.
 

willhoff

Re: Periodic server downtime over next few days
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2011, 04:16:00 pm »
Awesome idea go team! *tips his hat to Dorg*
 

OneST8

Re: Periodic server downtime over next few days
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2011, 04:42:44 pm »
Also please note that I'm looking into the LORE login issues as well. People can expect to have to relogin at random points so please accept my apologies for any inconvenience that may cause.

Thanks!
 

davidhoff

Re: Periodic server downtime over next few days
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2011, 11:31:30 pm »
Thanks to the Team for this and to Dorg for flipping the true needed!  *trembles as he wonders how many Drachs they can throw at us at one time now on quests*
 

orth

Re: Periodic server downtime over next few days
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2011, 03:06:18 pm »
I'm taking the nwn servers down now for about 20 minutes while there is no one online to copy the files to our new server.
 

Serissa

Re: Periodic server downtime over next few days
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2011, 04:54:55 pm »
Eep!  The Angels Guild is missing a whole bunch of chests!  Is there a new super slow populating or is something wrong?  I went in and out a couple of times, waited around...no change.
 

orth

Re: Periodic server downtime over next few days
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2011, 05:13:03 pm »
Quote from: Serissa
Eep!  The Angels Guild is missing a whole bunch of chests!  Is there a new super slow populating or is something wrong?  I went in and out a couple of times, waited around...no change.

Nothing was changed codewise.  Which house # is this?
 

Dorganath

Re: Periodic server downtime over next few days
« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2011, 05:13:36 pm »
Might have been a hiccup in population.  The database still shows 199 pieces of furniture in the Angel's hall, so I don't think you're truly missing anything.
 

davidhoff

Re: Periodic server downtime over next few days
« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2011, 05:15:29 pm »
That or could be the overabundant consumption of green fluids :p
 

Serissa

Re: Periodic server downtime over next few days
« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2011, 06:29:21 pm »
The chests are all back, and everything's fine.  Thank you very much!
 
 Ferrit
 

Pseudonym

Re: Periodic server downtime over next few days
« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2011, 07:08:45 pm »
Q. Re: the extra costs to do all this, would it not be worthwhile to change the requested donation amount to cover this?

Don't ask, don't receive!
 

Leanthar

Re: Periodic server downtime over next few days
« Reply #13 on: April 14, 2011, 11:05:58 am »
Requests don't work really. Over the last decade (ish) we have requested numerous times, sometimes it works fairly well and other times it fails miserably.
 
 What I find interesting is that those that donate the most (and most consistently) are team members for the most part (GM Team, Project Team, Writing Team and MMO Team). Don't get me wrong we do have a few others donating as they can and every once in a while a member will step up and donate for a few months in a row; this is very inconsistent in general (with a few exceptions mind you).
 
 Overall, with two exceptions (and you know who you are--thank you) the teams listed above have donated well north of 90% of all costs over the last decade(ish). So overall, in general, donations do not work well at all and asking for donations does not work much better (indeed it places more stress on those that are already donating in the first place). In general terms I am speaking here, but I think you get the point I am trying to make.
 

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