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Wednesday November 5th 2008
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Moving soon

Published: Wednesday November 5th 2008 (6 years ago)
Updated: Tuesday November 4th 2008, 5:11PM
by Martin Joergensen

OK, we have moved the first part of GFF. Now the rest is on its way.

GFF is killing me! Or rather GFF is costing me a small fortune. I thought it would be smart to move the database to another server to avoid problems, but unfortunately it seems that I may have obtained a stable service, but at the same time I have created a black hole into which I can throw money...

A site such as GFF draws a lot of traffic, and as you might know, traffic on the web costs money. We pay per gigabyte that travels in and out of our server, and GFF is by far the largest site we have - and has been an expensive site to run.

But these days it's simply killing me. We had some database trouble, and I moved the database to another - and less expensive server - but that means that I now both pay for the data going frm GFF to you - the readers - but also pay for the data that travel between the web server here in Denmark and the database server in the US.

And trust me: it's expensive!

So expensive that I have immediately started moving the whole site to the US to get the costs down.

That means another hiccup in the GFF server history and possible downtime due to moving the domain and getting the site to run properly on the new server. It's unfortunately no trivial job to move a site as GFF, which in many ways is non-standard and carries with it a lot of old junk code - made by myself back when I was less smart than I am now.

I have set the sails and started the move, and one of these days the site will shift servers. Hopefully you won't feel a thing, but most likely there will be lots of little bumps that I will have to iron out.

Have patience. We will be back in full bloom as soon as possible.

Martin

Part of the blog chain "disk space blues"


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