Server Migration: Phase 1 Complete

March 12th, 2009: Filed under  by Alexander Catapang @ 8:18 pm

The server has finally been moved. It took a lot longer than I was expecting: instead of 2 hours, it took almost 4 hours, because of some mistakes done by my service provider. The worse part is no one has been updating me what’s going on, so for about 1 1/2 hours I’ve been very stressed, not knowing what’s happening with the server.

Once the server was back online and I was given the new information I needed, it took me about 30 minutes more to re-configure all the other affected things. My service provider has not setup everything right, but it’s a good thing that I did some “homework” ahead of this migration schedule, so I was able to fix things faster.

So far, things are back to normal. All the games are now back online. Hopefully, there won’t be new issues arising from this migration, since the server itself is now on a new location.

The only good thing coming out from this migration: the server has been upgraded with more RAM. Technically, it hasn’t really been doing memory swaps anyway, but it feels safer to know there’s more RAM available than what’s really needed at this point, since I have plans of changing server configurations later. The added RAM will likely be helpful.

That’s 1 server, 3 more servers to go! There will be a different migration path for these remaining servers though, one I plan on not using anymore, the other two I’ll have to set-up new servers from scratch! There’s gonna be a lot more work involved, I don’t like setting up new servers at all. However, I am hoping these new server migrations will be done more transparently, i.e. I don’t really expect any down time anymore.

Anyway, I’m just glad the 1st server migration is finished. Now, I can relax a bit. I’ll still be monitoring this new server the next few days to see if any new issue pops up, but so far it’s looking stable.