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Recent outages

Post by vk6hgr » Thu Mar 02, 2017 7:59 am

Hi Folks.

Recently, the site and streams that I run have been not very reliable. The 10 year old HP ML350 G5 server I use has been very good but the recent heat has really got to it and it has been locking up. When it locks up, I have to kill the power to get it going again - very annoying!

I'm in the process or replacing it but for now I have monitoring on it so I know immediately if it crashes again.
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Re: Recent outages

Post by numloxx » Sat Mar 07, 2020 12:17 am

What did you upgrade it to?

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Re: Recent outages

Post by Joshek » Sun Mar 08, 2020 1:04 pm

Have you considered cloud hosting for the forum? Could be a cheaper alternative and give better speeds. Something like DigitalOcean for $5 a month could be a viable solution.
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Re: Recent outages

Post by vk6hgr » Sun Mar 08, 2020 1:11 pm

Yep. I host a fair bit of stuff on VPSes and other public cloud but the forum is working fine self hosted so I'm happy with it for now.
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Re: Recent outages

Post by Joshek » Sun Mar 08, 2020 1:21 pm

Makes sense, don't know if you'd be able to migrate everything over to a new server either.
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Re: Recent outages

Post by vk6hgr » Sun Mar 08, 2020 1:48 pm

Yep. Easy. Take a database backup, then restore to new server :)
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Re: Recent outages

Post by numloxx » Sun Mar 08, 2020 5:52 pm

For a forum this size you don't need much. Even a pi could do it

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