drumnbass.be forum
Register Members List Team Members Search Frequently Asked Questions Go to the Main Page

drumnbass.be forum » Urban area » Drumnbass.be news » Putting the new server together » Hello Guest [Login|Register]
Last Post | First Unread Post Print Page | Recommend to a Friend | Receive email on new post
Pages (6): « previous 1 [2] 3 4 5 6 next » Post New Thread Post Reply
Go to the bottom of this page Putting the new server together
Author
Post « Previous Thread | Next Thread »
thechronic thechronic is a male
admin


images/avatars/avatar-2146.jpg

Registration Date: 01-11-2002
Posts: 5,293

Helpfulness rating: 
38 Vote(s) - Average Rating: 9.68

Reply to this Post Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Posts Report Post to a Moderator       Go to the top of this page

Yeah me too, especially now I have the case in front of me!! Want to see it working Happy

__
If you find spam on the site, please hit the button and select my name. I'll personally kick it to the murky depths of hell where it belongs! Devil
03-05-2006 10:48 Send an Email to thechronic Homepage of thechronic Search for Posts by thechronic Add thechronic to your Buddy List
thechronic thechronic is a male
admin


images/avatars/avatar-2146.jpg

Registration Date: 01-11-2002
Posts: 5,293

Helpfulness rating: 
38 Vote(s) - Average Rating: 9.68

Reply to this Post Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Posts Report Post to a Moderator       Go to the top of this page

I've just done some calculations, if I dump the Opteron for a regular Athlon 64 and use standard SATA drives the total price drops to around 950€ without control panel. I could dump the control panel too and use a freeware one or none at all.
We already have 825€ so that would mean just 125€ more and we're rolling!

__
If you find spam on the site, please hit the button and select my name. I'll personally kick it to the murky depths of hell where it belongs! Devil
03-05-2006 10:55 Send an Email to thechronic Homepage of thechronic Search for Posts by thechronic Add thechronic to your Buddy List
GoogleGoogle is female
Ad Producer


lots of money

Registration Date: 06-06-2005
Posts: a million

  Reply to this Post Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Posts Report Post to a Moderator Go to the top of this page

06-06-2006 06:66 Search for Posts by Google Add Google to your Buddy List Send a Private Message to Google
cynik cynik is a male
Cp6uja


Registration Date: 15-03-2005
Posts: 5,646

Helpfulness rating: 
49 Vote(s) - Average Rating: 7.86

Reply to this Post Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Posts Report Post to a Moderator       Go to the top of this page

whoa great news! I'm really sorry I couldnt add my bit as my financial situation is horrible.

__
https://soundcloud.com/tsai-vidro-voves
03-05-2006 11:35 Send an Email to cynik Homepage of cynik Search for Posts by cynik Add cynik to your Buddy List
Yawn Yawn is a male
Sponsor


images/avatars/avatar-2715.jpg

Registration Date: 25-01-2005
Posts: 1,185

Helpfulness rating: 
11 Vote(s) - Average Rating: 8.27

Reply to this Post Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Posts Report Post to a Moderator       Go to the top of this page

Big things!

Good one chronic Bigup
03-05-2006 14:49 Send an Email to Yawn Search for Posts by Yawn Add Yawn to your Buddy List
Muad'Dib Muad'Dib is a male
Andrejnalin


images/avatars/avatar-2169.jpg

Registration Date: 02-12-2003
Posts: 4,197

Helpfulness rating: 
18 Vote(s) - Average Rating: 9.50

Reply to this Post Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Posts Report Post to a Moderator       Go to the top of this page

Use freeware or some weak replacement of the cpanel - it is always better than none!

Anyway, saliva slides down from my mouth at those photos... give me some.. me hungry....bwaaaaaaa

__
Thinking about becoming an Image-Line/FL Studio customer? Want a 10% reduction in price? Use this affiliate link:

http://affiliate.image-line.com/BADEBDG473

There is no such thing without its opposite
-Bene Gesserit
03-05-2006 17:09 Send an Email to Muad'Dib Homepage of Muad'Dib Search for Posts by Muad'Dib Add Muad'Dib to your Buddy List
Glim Glim is a male
Stuck In The Late Nineties


Registration Date: 16-10-2004
Posts: 1,848

Helpfulness rating: 
12 Vote(s) - Average Rating: 8.17

Reply to this Post Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Posts Report Post to a Moderator       Go to the top of this page

quote:
Originally posted by thechronic
I've just done some calculations, if I dump the Opteron for a regular Athlon 64 and use standard SATA drives the total price drops to around 950€ without control panel. I could dump the control panel too and use a freeware one or none at all.
We already have 825€ so that would mean just 125€ more and we're rolling!


hooray!! Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin

__
My Sounds
04-05-2006 09:37 Search for Posts by Glim Add Glim to your Buddy List
Glim Glim is a male
Stuck In The Late Nineties


Registration Date: 16-10-2004
Posts: 1,848

Helpfulness rating: 
12 Vote(s) - Average Rating: 8.17

Reply to this Post Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Posts Report Post to a Moderator       Go to the top of this page

looking good man Big Grin

__
My Sounds
06-05-2006 08:49 Search for Posts by Glim Add Glim to your Buddy List
Muad'Dib Muad'Dib is a male
Andrejnalin


images/avatars/avatar-2169.jpg

Registration Date: 02-12-2003
Posts: 4,197

Helpfulness rating: 
18 Vote(s) - Average Rating: 9.50

Reply to this Post Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Posts Report Post to a Moderator       Go to the top of this page

Glim, you look like a friend of mine.

__
Thinking about becoming an Image-Line/FL Studio customer? Want a 10% reduction in price? Use this affiliate link:

http://affiliate.image-line.com/BADEBDG473

There is no such thing without its opposite
-Bene Gesserit
07-05-2006 20:45 Send an Email to Muad'Dib Homepage of Muad'Dib Search for Posts by Muad'Dib Add Muad'Dib to your Buddy List
thechronic thechronic is a male
admin


images/avatars/avatar-2146.jpg

Registration Date: 01-11-2002
Posts: 5,293

Helpfulness rating: 
38 Vote(s) - Average Rating: 9.68

Reply to this Post Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Posts Report Post to a Moderator       Go to the top of this page

Great news!! Drummer

I have put the rest of the server together yesterday! It already boots up and it makes more noise than a gathering of vacuum cleaners lol Big Grin

I finally got the last bit of cash together. I had to save a bit on price of the CPU though, so it's now a regular Athlon instead of an Opteron, but I can still upgrade it later if needed. It's at least a big improvement on the old server which was running on a Pentium III 1GHz Big Grin

CPU: AMD Athlon 3000+
RAM: 2x512MB Kingston PC3200 ECC registered
HD: 3x160GB Western Digital Caviar SE SATA II

Unfortunately my internet connection was cut off the whole day yesterday due to a broken amp in my street ( Fuckyou interelectra damn ignorant bastards!!), so I couldn't post the news here. And I couldn't download the OS either. I'm going to put CentOS on it. Well at least my connection is back now, going to initiate the downloads now.

I'll have to do a short studio session in Brussels today and when I return this evening I'll start installing it and I'll put some pics online.

I've also chosen a colocation host (Transip) where I can put the server.

What I still need to do now:
- install the OS
- do some testing (or rather "playing around" Big Grin )
- buy a license on DirectAdmin and install it (will have the cash next week I hope)
- drive to Amsterdam and put the server in the datacenter
- make a small site to testdrive the server and get to know DirectAdmin
- install all the needed PHP libraries etc
- shut down dnbbe and back it up
- transfer it the to the new server, and transfer the DNS etc
- put it back up piece by piece and do some rigorous testing
- reenable the track uploads and sample packs for everyone Cool

I'll try to get it done by next week, I'll keep you guys well informed!
At the time I will move the site there will be some downtime, I can't tell how long it will be, from a few hours to a few days depending on how much trouble I have getting it to work.

I'll post some pics of the completed server this evening!! I'm off to the studio in 15 minutes, don't know when I'll be back but it won't be too late, I just have to record and edit some drums for a 3 minute single.

__
If you find spam on the site, please hit the button and select my name. I'll personally kick it to the murky depths of hell where it belongs! Devil
29-06-2006 09:08 Send an Email to thechronic Homepage of thechronic Search for Posts by thechronic Add thechronic to your Buddy List
Surya Surya is a male
The Robot


images/avatars/avatar-1127.gif

Registration Date: 04-11-2002
Posts: 11,238

Helpfulness rating: 
44 Vote(s) - Average Rating: 9.27

Reply to this Post Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Posts Report Post to a Moderator       Go to the top of this page

Nice! When do you figure this could be all done? Like a best case scenario Tongue

__
"In dnb you should make people jump not swim"
- Pieter Frenssen 2004


29-06-2006 10:18 Homepage of Surya Search for Posts by Surya Add Surya to your Buddy List
Glim Glim is a male
Stuck In The Late Nineties


Registration Date: 16-10-2004
Posts: 1,848

Helpfulness rating: 
12 Vote(s) - Average Rating: 8.17

Reply to this Post Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Posts Report Post to a Moderator       Go to the top of this page

Jesus Christ this is good news!!! Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin

I alwayz new things would turn out well in the end.


Biggup chron - looking forward to the pics!!

Drummer Drummer Drummer Drummer Drummer Drummer Drummer Drummer Drummer Drummer Drummer Drummer Drummer Drummer Drummer Drummer Drummer Drummer Drummer Drummer Drummer Drummer Drummer Drummer Drummer Drummer Drummer Drummer Drummer Drummer Drummer

__
My Sounds
29-06-2006 17:23 Search for Posts by Glim Add Glim to your Buddy List
GoogleGoogle is female
Ad Producer


lots of money

Registration Date: 06-06-2005
Posts: a million

  Reply to this Post Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Posts Report Post to a Moderator Go to the top of this page

06-06-2006 06:66 Search for Posts by Google Add Google to your Buddy List Send a Private Message to Google
thechronic thechronic is a male
admin


images/avatars/avatar-2146.jpg

Registration Date: 01-11-2002
Posts: 5,293

Helpfulness rating: 
38 Vote(s) - Average Rating: 9.68

Reply to this Post Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Posts Report Post to a Moderator       Go to the top of this page

Lol I had to throw the best case scenario out already Big Grin

I should be able to get the server installed in the data center next week, but I have no idea how flexible the data centers are with this.

I wanted to do the OS install tomorrow but I have to do editing work now on today's session which has to be finished by tomorrow night. So I can do the OS install on tuesday or wednesday I hope.

Then I'll have to buy a Directadmin license which is $300, I'm expecting a payment next week. I still have to figure out how it works exactly, but I certainly need to get the server up in the data center before it can be installed.

Then moving the site will be a lot of hassle, with the last move I went from one cPanel server to another cPanel server and that already involved a lot of trouble with missing libraries and other incompatibilities, but at least cPanel had a feature to do the data and settings transfer automatically. This is not the case when going to DirectAdmin unfortunately.

I also need to configure some stuff which I never done before, like the DNS server etc, and the whole system will be very different to what I'm used to. Basically I will need to do a lot of research and experimenting to get the server protected and running the way I like it.

Once I'm comfortable with that I'll make a test site that eg runs the forum software to see if it works as expected before doing the big move.

Then I need to shut down the site, back it up and transfer it to the new server. The amount of data is quite massive, with 1000+ mp3's and huge sample packs and everything + there are a load of scripts in use that depend on certain packages (like PEAR and PHP extensions etc). I'm not even hoping that it would start working perfectly after the move. So I need to put it up piece by piece, probably need to rewrite a lot of stuff (a lot of code uses eg hard coded file paths like "\home\dnbbe\includes\name of file" that need to be rewritten to match the directory structure of the new server).

Sleepless nights coming up for sure Tongue But that's for later, I'm now going to make the pictures that I promised! Big Grin

__
If you find spam on the site, please hit the button and select my name. I'll personally kick it to the murky depths of hell where it belongs! Devil
30-06-2006 01:28 Send an Email to thechronic Homepage of thechronic Search for Posts by thechronic Add thechronic to your Buddy List
thechronic thechronic is a male
admin


images/avatars/avatar-2146.jpg

Registration Date: 01-11-2002
Posts: 5,293

Helpfulness rating: 
38 Vote(s) - Average Rating: 9.68

Reply to this Post Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Posts Report Post to a Moderator       Go to the top of this page

These are the three SATA drives, two will be put in a RAID1 configuration and the third is for the daily backup.

thechronic has attached this image (reduced version):
drives.jpg



__
If you find spam on the site, please hit the button and select my name. I'll personally kick it to the murky depths of hell where it belongs! Devil
30-06-2006 02:10 Send an Email to thechronic Homepage of thechronic Search for Posts by thechronic Add thechronic to your Buddy List
thechronic thechronic is a male
admin


images/avatars/avatar-2146.jpg

Registration Date: 01-11-2002
Posts: 5,293

Helpfulness rating: 
38 Vote(s) - Average Rating: 9.68

Reply to this Post Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Posts Report Post to a Moderator       Go to the top of this page

A massive heatsink with an airguide is used to cool the processor. There is no room inside for a CPU fan, so the airflow from the 5 fans in the middle is used to cool the CPU heatsink as well as the drives and the rest of the system.

thechronic has attached this image (reduced version):
heatsink.jpg



__
If you find spam on the site, please hit the button and select my name. I'll personally kick it to the murky depths of hell where it belongs! Devil
30-06-2006 02:13 Send an Email to thechronic Homepage of thechronic Search for Posts by thechronic Add thechronic to your Buddy List
thechronic thechronic is a male
admin


images/avatars/avatar-2146.jpg

Registration Date: 01-11-2002
Posts: 5,293

Helpfulness rating: 
38 Vote(s) - Average Rating: 9.68

Reply to this Post Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Posts Report Post to a Moderator       Go to the top of this page

Another view of the heatsink with the memory in the back. The memory is of the ECC-type which has built in error correction for more stability Tongue

thechronic has attached this image (reduced version):
memory.jpg



__
If you find spam on the site, please hit the button and select my name. I'll personally kick it to the murky depths of hell where it belongs! Devil
30-06-2006 02:16 Send an Email to thechronic Homepage of thechronic Search for Posts by thechronic Add thechronic to your Buddy List
thechronic thechronic is a male
admin


images/avatars/avatar-2146.jpg

Registration Date: 01-11-2002
Posts: 5,293

Helpfulness rating: 
38 Vote(s) - Average Rating: 9.68

Reply to this Post Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Posts Report Post to a Moderator       Go to the top of this page

The whole server with everything inside Big Grin

thechronic has attached this image (reduced version):
server.jpg



__
If you find spam on the site, please hit the button and select my name. I'll personally kick it to the murky depths of hell where it belongs! Devil
30-06-2006 02:17 Send an Email to thechronic Homepage of thechronic Search for Posts by thechronic Add thechronic to your Buddy List
Surya Surya is a male
The Robot


images/avatars/avatar-1127.gif

Registration Date: 04-11-2002
Posts: 11,238

Helpfulness rating: 
44 Vote(s) - Average Rating: 9.27

Reply to this Post Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Posts Report Post to a Moderator       Go to the top of this page

quote:
Originally posted by thechronic
Another view of the heatsink with the memory in the back. The memory is of the ECC-type which has built in error correction for more stability Tongue

Which is quite useless, coz normal memory's error rate is so below 1 it never acually occurs Smile

Well, hope the move goes better than expected Smile

Can't you move the whole thing, and keep this version running till the last moment and than do a transfer of the database? Just disable uploading and stuff for that time, so the only thing that can change is the DB. Should reduce downtime to a minimum...

__
"In dnb you should make people jump not swim"
- Pieter Frenssen 2004


30-06-2006 08:28 Homepage of Surya Search for Posts by Surya Add Surya to your Buddy List
Glim Glim is a male
Stuck In The Late Nineties


Registration Date: 16-10-2004
Posts: 1,848

Helpfulness rating: 
12 Vote(s) - Average Rating: 8.17

Reply to this Post Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Posts Report Post to a Moderator       Go to the top of this page

quote:
Originally posted by Surya

Should reduce downtime to a minimum...
This i like the sound of... Wink

__
My Sounds
01-07-2006 04:51 Search for Posts by Glim Add Glim to your Buddy List
thechronic thechronic is a male
admin


images/avatars/avatar-2146.jpg

Registration Date: 01-11-2002
Posts: 5,293

Helpfulness rating: 
38 Vote(s) - Average Rating: 9.68

Reply to this Post Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Posts Report Post to a Moderator       Go to the top of this page

quote:
Originally posted by Surya
Can't you move the whole thing, and keep this version running till the last moment and than do a transfer of the database? Just disable uploading and stuff for that time, so the only thing that can change is the DB. Should reduce downtime to a minimum...

I'll try that, but it will make it much harder for me since I'll have to change every occurence of 'http://www.drumnbass.be/' in the code to 'http://random.ip.address.whatever/~drumnbass.be/' to be able to do the testing, and then change it back before going live.

Well I could replace them all with a variable, that would save me the trouble of changing it back before going live.

__
If you find spam on the site, please hit the button and select my name. I'll personally kick it to the murky depths of hell where it belongs! Devil
01-07-2006 10:07 Send an Email to thechronic Homepage of thechronic Search for Posts by thechronic Add thechronic to your Buddy List
equipped equipped is a male
tired


images/avatars/avatar-2339.jpg

Registration Date: 20-05-2005
Posts: 3,818

Helpfulness rating: 
22 Vote(s) - Average Rating: 8.23

Reply to this Post Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Posts Report Post to a Moderator       Go to the top of this page

that one was funny.

__
Space

This post has been edited 1 time(s), it was last edited by equipped: 01-07-2006 20:41.

01-07-2006 10:10 Search for Posts by equipped Add equipped to your Buddy List
GoogleGoogle is female
Ad Producer


lots of money

Registration Date: 06-06-2005
Posts: a million

  Reply to this Post Post Reply with Quote Edit/Delete Posts Report Post to a Moderator Go to the top of this page

06-06-2006 06:66 Search for Posts by Google Add Google to your Buddy List Send a Private Message to Google
Pages (6): « previous 1 [2] 3 4 5 6 next » Tree Structure | Board Structure
Jump to:
Post New Thread Post Reply
drumnbass.be forum » Urban area » Drumnbass.be news » Putting the new server together

Forum Software: Burning Board 2.3.6, Developed by WoltLab GmbH