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[aprssig] findU updates

Steve Dimse steve at dimse.com
Tue Oct 23 21:11:44 UTC 2007


Thanks to everyone who contributed to a new hard drive system for  
findU. After investigating the issues involved in adding a RAID  
system, it turned out to be far easier and only $1k more expensive to  
replace the server (Dell had some amazing discounts on servers last  
month), which is what I decided to do. The new server (8 core Xeon,  
8GB ram, 6x146GB 15k SCSI RAID 1+0) is in its co-lo site and being  
configured and tested now, to be swapped out late this week or next.

As I've said before, there is nothing too difficult about programming  
findU, the hard part is in setting up and maintaining the servers.  
findU is literally hundreds of small pieces, and configuring a new  
server is a hair pulling experience. I'm sure I've forgotten  
something, so I'd like your help in checking out the new server. To  
do this, take any www.findu.com URLs you use, and replace www with  
mangrove, for example

http://www.findu.com/cgi-bin/find.cgi?call=k4hg-8

becomes

http://mangrove.findu.com/cgi-bin/find.cgi?call=k4hg-8&terra=4

If you find something that does not work please email to me off-list.

And if you'd like to contribute to offset the $1k I spent out of  
pocket, it is most appreciated, use the PayPal link on many of  
findU's pages. With this new machine, findU has two servers that  
should be able to handle the load for the next several years.

Thanks,

Steve K4HG




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