Discussion in 'News and Announcements' started by dreamweaver, Jul 29, 2019.
Nope no server merges at this time, this one is just movement from one data center to another.
Is this Data Center change related the formation of Darkpaw Games? It was assumed Daybreak would operate the Data Centers for all games still. Is each studio now going contract its own Data Farms?
It is not, this was a planned change under Daybreak, Darkpaw is not operating it's own data centers at this time.
any possibility of server mergers in the future? can I offer a suggestion? instead of a new server like the current heroic server that was just started, maybe offer some free transfers for people to move about some before the annis begin? or after?
I can't speak to any server mergers at this time, but who knows what the future holds. If those are planned in the future I will try to give all of you enough notice to prepare.
AB moving as well?
/Imagines a panelvan with a crate of disks driving from one place to another.
Ahhh sneakernet. Nostalgia
Shoebox full of microsd cards is still the fastest way to move data around the world
What I hope it isn't.
So I'm trying to go thru and glean Info on the Feb 11th downtime. I like that our new community manager is active and providing info, answering as best able. THEN, after reading the name Dreamweaver for the 7-8th time... I conclude Dreamweaver is a Bard and using "A Tune stuck in your head" how Insidious! now you all must suffer with me!
I really hope that the data center move is to one with SSDs at bare minimum. (Although I could hope for NVMe M.2s, maybe even S4 PCIe direct interface?!?....)
The lag when just interacting with a vendor, TS container, quest update, leveling up, just about anything that causes a data information change/exchange between multiple databases makes EQ look like it's on it's last legs. (And hamster powered)
Hopefully this data server will be much better, more powerful with up to date hardware, and worth the 48 hour downtime.
I know it says 24, but propagation rules of the interwebs, especially when changing A references of a big site or service such as EQ, may take a little longer than 24 hours in reality. This is suggested both from just migration complexities, and from the fact that I am sure DPG doesn't want everyone to get the "host not found" error.
Also, I do recommend making this public note that it may be longer than 24 hours to allow for proper synchronization, as you are choosing 1 of 3 very internet heavy days right before valentine's day, because people forgot to order something for their sweetheart. It may or may not affect the whole situation, but some people aren't aware of how monumental this process actually is. (I've been through many many of these types of migrations/redirects, if it wasn't obvious already.)
I will be sure to start pulling lots of Elven Wine out of my picnic basket to prepare in game, and hand them out freely if I see any general chat chatter about it.
I am actually really excited about this, and I hope it improves server side game performance as intended!!
MySpace attempted a data transfer a few years ago, without doing a backup, prior to doing it. And all the data got corrupted, during the transfer, thus losing 14 years of data. MySpace referred all users complaints to the computer operator who did it....So I hope EQ does a backup of data first? before doing the data transfer.
Ahhh now I hear Dreamweaver with Tom Servo singing it! sorry, figured some levity on this rather big day
EQ has gone dark!!!! We're all going to die! (eventually)
Just out of curiosity since I couldn't find anything regarding the specifics of today's maintenance... Is this solely a migration of data from one data center to another on newer hardware or are you physically moving your current data/hardware from one data center to another?
Is this a CA campus to TX campus move in the data center?
It is not, this isn't a physical move as much as it is a data only migration.
so is this more of you guys got some new system and moving the data from the older system to new ones?
They got green-lit to update from SQL Server 2000 to SQL Server 2005.
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