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"New Server, New Chances"

Postby Max » Thu 09 Jul 2015, 11:18

With the motto "New Server, New Chances" (nieuwe ronde, nieuwe kansen :)), we can now tell you that we've been busy over the last weeks to improve our serversituation to hopefully solve some issues we've been having on the TrackMania and ShootMania servers, which have been struggling on busy/resource-needing moments (mostly the SmurfsCups and maptestevening).

We have "secretly" taken on a new server and moved the Canyon and Royal server to it already. We've noticed that this has been a big success, with less problems and quicker servers as result.

Just to refresh your memory, this is what we've been having as server for almost three years:
- AMD Athlon II X4 (Quad-Core, 4x 2.3 GHz - 4 threads)
- 8 GB RAM (DDR3)
- 2x 1,000 GB SATA (seperate content)
- 100 Mbit/s (up to)
- ~20ms ping (from the Netherlands)
- €28,55 per month ("action" prize, would now be €35,08)

This is what we are currently moving to:
- Intel Core i7 950 (Quad-Core, 4x 3.06GHz - 8 threads)
- 24GB RAM (DDR3)
- 2x 750 GB SATA (mirrored)
- 1 Gbit/s (up to)
- ~17ms ping (from the Netherlands)
- €33,55 per month
The internet speed is shared, a speed test has shown 800Mbit/s Down and 300Mbit/s Up.
The diskspace usage has been very low, while we have had two disks with 1TB each (one for data, one for backup). The new server will also create back-ups, but these will remain on the same disk. This disk is mirrored, meaning that both disks in the server contain the same. This to avoid data-loss and to maintain continuity when a disk fails.


I think with this information you're fully informed about the changes.
Services will be interrupted when being moved to the new server, but this will happen on moments when the servers are (nearly) empty, hoping to reduce the annoyance that it'll create.

I cannot give you any schedule about when which of the remaining services will be moved. A small reply to this topic will indicate when (approx.) a certain service will be moved.

Feel free to share any feedback you have on this, we're happy to listen and see if things can be improved even more.

Your Server Manager,
Max


P.S. This process has been set up with Haagse and Toffe, thanks to both :D

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Re: "New Server, New Chances"

Postby Dr.Pizz » Thu 09 Jul 2015, 18:42

minecraft servertje :P
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Re: "New Server, New Chances"

Postby HaagseSmurf » Thu 09 Jul 2015, 19:33

Dr.Pizz wrote:minecraft servertje :P


noooooooo ;)

hahahaahaha
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Re: "New Server, New Chances"

Postby Max » Tue 14 Jul 2015, 12:58

The TeamSpeak server will be moved to the new server today.
The server will be offline around 14:00 CEST.

The new server will be temporarily available on nieuw.smurfen.net and should soon after also be available via the default address ts.smurfen.net. Usage of smurfen.net will not work for the foreseeable future.

Server is now moved. Channels on old server have been removed and a message will be shown when you join. The old server will be put offline at the end of the week.

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Re: "New Server, New Chances"

Postby Max » Wed 15 Jul 2015, 13:45

The Smurfen.nu website will be moved in the upcoming hours.
It mostly depends on the DNS being updated properly (which can take some hours).

In the meanwhile, the Valley server will also be moved to the new server.

Valley server has been moved, the Smurfen.nu website is also on the new server.

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Re: "New Server, New Chances"

Postby HaagseSmurf » Wed 15 Jul 2015, 16:08

Awesome Job Max !

Greetz,
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Re: "New Server, New Chances"

Postby Max » Thu 16 Jul 2015, 13:54

The Canyon 90K server has been moved to the new server.

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Re: "New Server, New Chances"

Postby Max » Fri 17 Jul 2015, 14:40

I'm in the process of moving the website and forum.
This can cause some issues with missing forummessages after moving.

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Re: "New Server, New Chances"

Postby Max » Fri 17 Jul 2015, 16:28

The website has been moved. Feel free to note anything that doesn't work :)

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Re: "New Server, New Chances"

Postby Dr.Pizz » Sat 18 Jul 2015, 19:48

hey Max,
op: http://www.smurfen.net/trackmania2/canyon/
staat currently no players online terwijl er wel op de servert zijn.
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