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Another update on the sites and NMM

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I last gave an update on the current situation back in September. 5 weeks on I thought I’d let you know what’s happened and where we are.

On the site front we think we’ve finally resolved our database cluster and it’s now working smoothly. Any errors you might see or have seen on the site over the past few days will not be related to our database cluster any longer. As it happens it turns out troubleshooting the problems with the site is a bit like pulling up the carpet to sort out some dampness only to find the floorboards need replacing, only to find your electronics underneath the floorboards need replacing, only to find your house has termites, only to find...you get my point. The good news is that the next step of our infrastructure work is now ready to be moved in to as our Cloud system is now operational. We just need to move the sites over and tweak a few lines of code.

In the not too distant future we’ll also be releasing our new Nexus Mods site that I’ve been going on for yonks now that will support mods for any and all games. It would be prudent to wait until this work is ready before transitioning everything over to the new Cloud setup. However we’re aware that things can get pretty bad at times on the sites (namely Skyrim Nexus) so we’ll be using Skyrim Nexus as our guinea pig. If the cloud setup can handle Skyrim Nexus comfortably then it’s going to be able to handle all the other games being on it as well. We’re already busy transferring the files over to the Cloud and at some point this week we’ll be doing a full switch from our current dedicated server setup to the Cloud setup. You’ll see the usual maintenance page during this work. From there we can tweak our Cloud setup and go on from there. Once ready we’ll move all the sites over. It might mean in the short-term things are a bit turbulent on Skyrim Nexus but it’ll be some short term pain for some long term gain. We’re hoping that a database cluster with 80 CPU cores and 480GB of RAM plus a 48 CPU cores, 192GB RAM cloud environment equals a fully functional and fast site 24/7.

On the NMM front I know I mentioned that an alpha for 0.50, with mod profiling, was “just around the corner”. However after writing that article a few important changes needed to be made. A few people have gone a bit bat-shit crazy at the fact we haven’t released the alpha yet after saying it was near. To you guys I shall simply say; calm the hell down. I’m sure you’d have been raging a lot more if we’d given you an update to NMM that had broken all your mods so have a little faith that any delay has occurred in your best interests. And don’t be stupid. Please. We’ll get it out to you as soon as we’re happy with the results.

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  1. Kadin9973
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    NMM is not working with fallout 3 mod, fallout 3 wanderer edition. It freezes when trying to open the manager after install. Please don't ask for crash logs as there are none as I have to end app in the task manager or it stays showing the load bar at 3/4 done and will stay that way for 8 hours at least (I went to bed and it still happen't opened when i got up)

  2. Maeldun0
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    Significant problems loading pages today. And it's Saturday. What were the odds?

    Edit: I was having problems loading pages, but now I just get 502s and 504s on anything but the main page.
    1. shadow56
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      Same here and it is getting old.
    2. AndrewBlane
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      I don't understand what you're talking about... What country are you situated in? Because I'm in Scotland and I get about a 10ms lag when opening up pages.
    3. ShadowDestroyer123
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      He/She was talking about the web page errors, not ping.
  3. deleted2364420
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    does mod profiling mean different characters with different mods.thanks for all the work ye put in great job,all the best n good luck to ye
  4. nichog
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    Good job all, as far as the whiners are concrened you can bet a dollar to a donut they will still be beefing even if you had released the 5.0. Waiting is a good thing, getting broken tools and software is not

    nichog
  5. Skean67
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    The site's been running better, a little slow with something, but nothing serious. Looking forward to the update to NMM. And for those screaming about getting it now? I'd make 'em wait till official release.
  6. AndrewBlane
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    I'm glad you people have been doing such fast work, having a little knowledge on the problems with file servers my self, and I just want to say how excited I am to the the site developing such tremendous ways
  7. richg555
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    love your site thanks for the great downloads over the years but i think you need a better server.  its been very slow lately. tks
  8. richg555
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    love your site thanks for the great downloads over the years but i think you need a better server.  its been very slow lately. tks
  9. Barleyman
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    Feedback or bug reports?
  10. Dark0ne
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    Put it in the feedback forum, not the news post here. It's useless here.
     
    You also need to say what site you're using. Useless without that info too!