• 4 November 2010 12:22:07

    Seattle and Dallas file server down-time

    posted by Dark0ne Site News
    The Seattle and Dallas file servers will be taken down in-turn over the next couple of days while the hard drives are re-jiggled (that's the technical term for it) to double the capacity on the servers. In non-technical terms the RAID on the servers is just being changed from RAID 1 to RAID 0. Redundancy is already provided by the five file servers the sites have so best to make use of all available space.

    The final 10% of the file server space was taken up quicker than I expected by New Vegas Nexus. 7,000 downloadable files and counting already, so the sooner this gets done the better.

    The Dallas server is off-line right now as all the files get restored from the Seattle server. Tomorrow the process will be reversed. If anyone wants to do the time math it's about 540GB of files downloading at 10 MegaBytes (not megabits) a second. Roughly about a day or so.

    In the mean-time the UK and Washington servers will be operational throughout, as will the two Premium Member servers.

    Thanks for your patience.

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