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Boot Land _ Site feedback _ Server Transfer

Posted by: psc Dec 15 2008, 05:55 PM

Inspite I'm one of the members giving some critics to the new design:

Here is the right place to CONGRATULATE Nuno for his work.

I'm rather sure that this job demanded a minimum 28 hours day last days.

Thanks, Nuno, you did it great!

Peter

Posted by: Lancelot Dec 15 2008, 07:37 PM

Agree to Peter

Thank you Nuno, besides cosmetics, so far i observed you finish the job without breaking anything smile.gif

Thank you again and again and again and again ... smile.gif

Posted by: Nuno Brito Dec 15 2008, 08:02 PM

Don't thank just yet. The attachments aren't working at the moment.

The new server is much more strict and I need to learn my way to solve these restrictions.

smile.gif

Posted by: MichaelZ Dec 15 2008, 08:21 PM

I think I won't miss 404/500 smile.gif And because of that I might get used to the new design biggrin.gif

Many Greetings
MichaelZ

Posted by: psc Dec 15 2008, 08:21 PM

QUOTE (Nuno Brito @ Dec 15 2008, 09:02 PM) *
The new server is much more strict and I need to learn my way to solve these restrictions.

A person which can explain his wishes with allowed 128 words is much more ingenious than a person who needs 2048 allowed words! thumbup.gif

Peter

BTW (I try usually with 32 words!) hypocrite.gif

Posted by: Nuno Brito Dec 15 2008, 08:28 PM

QUOTE (psc @ Dec 15 2008, 07:21 PM) *
A person which can explain his wishes with allowed 128 words is much more ingenious than a person who needs 2048 allowed words! thumbup.gif
..


Very true my friend.

Look on the stats at the board index, all our bot friends also appeared for the reopening party and we're already being hammered with >1000 bots.. laugh.gif

They're in for a rough night if they think our server will grow overloaded this time.

cheers.gif

Posted by: psc Dec 15 2008, 08:35 PM

QUOTE (Nuno Brito @ Dec 15 2008, 09:28 PM) *
Look on the stats at the board index, all our bot friends also appeared for the reopening party and we're already being hammered with >1000 bots.. laugh.gif

They're in for a rough night if they think our server will grow overloaded this time.

Mr. Spock would say 'Very interesting, Let's see and react accordingly'
And he would give them a name different from 'bot', something like 'Klingon'

Peter

Posted by: benxhi Dec 19 2008, 06:54 PM

Nice new Design Although I miss the Old One smile.gif
Oh and Data for the : Sir, I appear to be experiencing some very unusual activities with these new Borg Nanobots smile.gif

Posted by: Nuno Brito Dec 19 2008, 07:28 PM

Welcome back benxhi.

smile.gif

Posted by: psc Dec 19 2008, 07:42 PM

Just for the board's history:

Number of 404 / 500 since Nuno's 'transfer': 0 (IN WORDS: ZERO!)

Thank you, Nuno!

Peter

Posted by: Nuno Brito Dec 19 2008, 07:55 PM

I'm very glad to hear your report, I've also been trying to open several topics at nearly the same time to stress the server but no error messages were outputted.

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This server allows to cache mySQL and I've also configured the .htaccess file to instruct web browsers to cache files on disk after the first visit. PHP is being cached by IPB and the HTML page is compressed before being sent to the visitor.

The server is strong and the CPU is handling all of this processing very well, there are still some additional optimizations to try out but I'll likely postpone them for later since the performance at this moment is acceptable.

livexp.boot-land.net is also available as before and the daily download rate remains huge but we're not being slowed down because of it so little need to change anything at this moment.

No PHP accelerators or extra fast web servers are yet being used but they're without doubt a step to consider next.

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The number of visits in now averaging ~13500 page loads per day as compared to ~8000 before.

smile.gif

Posted by: jaclaz Dec 19 2008, 08:17 PM

QUOTE (Nuno Brito @ Dec 19 2008, 09:55 PM) *
The number of visits in now averaging ~13500 page loads per day as compared to ~8000 before.


You mean that we have attracted some 1000 new visitors (with an average page per visitor of 5.5) dubbio.gif because of the new design? happy22.gif

Or that before the server change there were 8000 views and 5500 404/500's? unsure.gif

Anyway, the new Server appears to work very well. smile.gif

Good work. clap.gif

jaclaz

Posted by: Nuno Brito Dec 19 2008, 08:38 PM

The accountable number of error pages last month was around ~16 500 page loads during the whole month against ~280 000 successful page loads.

http://img155.imageshack.us/my.php?image=statserrorcz8.jpg

But as everyone might remember, still existed several times that the load was so overwhelming that not even an error page was generated and the server required a reboot to restart the web server.

Two months ago at October, the site had ~323 000 page loads and the last month was the worst in my opinion. Not only the web server would collapse several times a day (like you certainly remember) as even the simplest ssh connection would break often and cut away the changes of working on the code of the websites.

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At the moment the server is running at 30% of available resources and RAM is not an issue anymore.

cheers.gif

Posted by: Nuno Brito Dec 19 2008, 09:01 PM

Forum attachments and screenshot hosting are functional again.

smile.gif

Posted by: MedEvil Dec 19 2008, 11:40 PM

Great to hear!
Take yourself a beer, you've earned it! cheers.gif

Posted by: Lancelot Dec 20 2008, 12:35 AM

Nuno,

i agree %90 with MedEvil

%10 is, you choose what to drink smile.gif , beer, safari, raki ... or whatever you like. You earned it smile.gif smile.gif

And again thank you a lot, no connection errors since new server start.

Posted by: Nuno Brito Dec 20 2008, 12:45 AM

I don't drink anything besides water for some time now, guess it's the advantage of being married but I wouldn't mind trying out some raki at least once! laugh.gif

Some time ago I'd surely be following Medevil's advice later tonight: http://barraponto.hi5.com/friend/photos/displayUserAlbum.do?albumId=268634796&ownerId=53063264 rolleyes.gif

Posted by: Lancelot Dec 20 2008, 01:03 AM

QUOTE (Nuno Brito @ Dec 20 2008, 02:45 AM) *
I wouldn't mind trying out some raki at least once! laugh.gif

smile.gif do not try without someone who dont know to drink raki smile.gif
it is different from western alcoholic drinks, you must be drink raki with appetizer + by sitting around a table + conversation. You cant drink on a bar (well you can but it will be tasteless)

anyway i take english defination here (which is better english than me :>):
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meze

QUOTE
In Turkiye and Northern Cyprus meze are served along with rakı (anise-flavored apéritif) in establishments called meyhane. Turkish meze often consist of beyaz peynir (literally "white cheese"), kavun (sliced ripe melon), acili ezme (hot pepper paste often with walnuts), haydari (thick strained yoghurt like the Middle Eastern labne), patlıcan salatası (cold aubergine salad), kalamar (calamari or squid), enginar (artichokes), cacık (yoghurt with cucumber and garlic), pilaki (various foods cooked in a special sauce), dolma or sarma (rice-stuffed vine leaves or other stuffed vegetables, such as bell peppers), and köfte (meatballs).


you can drink raki with your wife, if she likes long converstaions. But better with crowded ~6 people smile.gif

Posted by: Nuno Brito Dec 20 2008, 01:16 AM

Sounds like a good plan! laugh.gif drunk.gif pizza.gif

Posted by: benxhi Dec 20 2008, 02:43 PM

lol Raki smile.gif Just make sure you have alot of Meze because it would not be wise just plain raki Lol either way I miss the 404 smile.gif

Posted by: dera Dec 20 2008, 09:11 PM

QUOTE (Nuno Brito @ Dec 19 2008, 10:01 PM) *
Forum attachments and screenshot hosting are functional again.

Do not know whether any others have that problem I have?

So at me the archive files which are attached in posts seems are corrupted - I am not able to extract them.
I have problem only with that archive files what are an attachment in a post.
Tried these and doesn't work at me:
http://www.boot-land.net/forums/index.php?s=&showtopic=5704&view=findpost&p=44429
http://www.boot-land.net/forums/index.php?s=&showtopic=6109&view=findpost&p=48577
http://www.boot-land.net/forums/index.php?s=&showtopic=6023&view=findpost&p=47546

I have no problem with those files what came from e.g. the'App Scripts' section (e.g. from vistape.fleming-group.com or lancelot.winbuilder.net or billonious.boot-land.net etc.)

Posted by: MichaelZ Dec 20 2008, 09:18 PM

dera, I just downloaded xpe_directx.7z and could successfully unzip it.

Many Greetings
MichaelZ

Posted by: Lancelot Dec 20 2008, 11:05 PM

Sorry dera,

after your post, i tried and couldnt download (more clearly, partial download) and mixed with your report.

Clearly, My problem is not downloading attachments; dera's problem is not extracting attachments.

dera, have you tried 7z to extract these .zip files. .zip files created by 7z may not be opened by winzip, at least winzip i have cant open them, so i use 7z with this kind of files. (at least i am sure xpe_directx.zip is a 7z file)

Nuno,
here is the picture i get when trying to download attached files

Posted by: dera Dec 20 2008, 11:25 PM

Neither of my tools can unpack
At me the download seemingly ok (it is completed as normally should)
but e.g. WinRAR says: Unexpected end of archive


Posted by: Nuno Brito Dec 21 2008, 12:00 AM

Yes, I confirm the erroneous behavior.

Tried from Ubuntu/Firefox and can download the files but I'm unable to open them (either .zip or 7z)

Will try to google for similar cases to see what steps were done to fix this matter in similar forums transfers.

This is really strange.

cheers.gif

Posted by: Lancelot Dec 21 2008, 12:17 AM

Just for info

with opera, before "Stopped" section come in opera's downloader progress section, xpe_directx.zip.7z was little downloaded
34,7 KB (35.603 bytes)
which doesnt work either with 7z nor with winzip.
I guess we are reporting same thing with dera, only browser behaviours change (lovely opera smile.gif says download stopped)

Posted by: amalux Dec 21 2008, 06:30 AM

QUOTE (dera @ Dec 20 2008, 03:25 PM) *
Neither of my tools can unpack
At me the download seemingly ok (it is completed as normally should)
but e.g. WinRAR says: Unexpected end of archive

I confirm deras findings with files mentioned ex:
QUOTE
Message
C:\ATI_EchoWSv95.zip: Unexpected end of archive
C:\ATI_EchoWSv95.zip: CRC failed in ATI_EchoWSv95.
The file is corrupt

only certain files affected, most downloads I've tried, zip, 7z etc. are OK.

Posted by: jaclaz Dec 21 2008, 10:45 AM

The files are truncated short:

http://www.boot-land.net/forums/index.php?act=attach&type=post&id=6333 35 KB (35.698 byte)

C:\Downloaded\xpe_directx.zip 35 KB (35.603 byte)


http://www.boot-land.net/forums/index.php?act=attach&type=post&id=6724 1,3 KB (1.273 byte)

C:\Downloaded\ATI_EchoWSv95.zip 1,3 KB (1.254 byte)

by an arbitrary number of bytes.

http://www.boot-land.net/forums/index.php?act=attach&type=post&id=6523 156 KB (159.166 byte)

C:\Downloaded\EASEUS_Partition_Manager_2x.zip 156 KB (158.156 KB byte)

Also the one posted by Lancelot on the post right after has the same problem.
http://www.boot-land.net/forums/index.php?s=&showtopic=6023&view=findpost&p=47547

http://www.boot-land.net/forums/index.php?act=attach&type=post&id=6524 159 KB (161.949 byte)

C:\Downloaded\EASEUS_Partition_Manager_2x.zip 158 KB (161.544 byte)

Has anyone one of these ORIGINAL files?
Can you try to attach it in this thread?


jaclaz

Posted by: Lancelot Dec 21 2008, 01:02 PM

same attachment issue just happened here too (http://www.boot-land.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=6486&view=findpost&p=52511)

ps: Jaclaz, i will delete my easus attachment for not mixing minds, it is rather old and unuseful now (we have new)

Posted by: jaclaz Dec 21 2008, 01:16 PM

I found evidence oif a similar problem with vbulletin, it was related to the mySQL database.

Maybe we are suffering the same?
http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/showthread.php?t=140710

jaclaz

Posted by: amalux Dec 21 2008, 08:18 PM

QUOTE (jaclaz @ Dec 21 2008, 05:16 AM) *
I found evidence oif a similar problem with vbulletin, it was related to the mySQL database.

Maybe we are suffering the same?
http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/showthread.php?t=140710

jaclaz

Very interesting Jaclaz, I hope Nuno reads this. If there was a Thank You button, I'd click it but there isn't so I'll just say thank you smile.gif

Posted by: amalux Dec 21 2008, 08:41 PM

QUOTE (jaclaz @ Dec 21 2008, 02:45 AM) *
The files are truncated short:

http://www.boot-land.net/forums/index.php?act=attach&type=post&id=6333 35 KB (35.698 byte)

C:\Downloaded\xpe_directx.zip 35 KB (35.603 byte)


http://www.boot-land.net/forums/index.php?act=attach&type=post&id=6724 1,3 KB (1.273 byte)

C:\Downloaded\ATI_EchoWSv95.zip 1,3 KB (1.254 byte)

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Has anyone one of these ORIGINAL files?
Can you try to attach it in this thread?


jaclaz

Maybe helps...
 xpe_directx.7z ( 34.86K ) : 91


**Uploader repeadtedly crashes on zip files! frusty.gif - I'm starting to see a pattern here with zip issues.

Here is a file I can't upload as zip but 7z works fine confused1.gif
 ATI_EchoWSv95.7z ( 1.26K ) : 90

Posted by: MedEvil Dec 21 2008, 11:16 PM

QUOTE (amalux @ Dec 21 2008, 09:41 PM) *
Maybe helps...

Nope, broken too! frusty.gif

cheers.gif

Posted by: Nuno Brito Dec 23 2008, 10:54 PM

Attachments should be working now.

smile.gif

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