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Wendell
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I've been keeping an eye on the current state of the RPLS Today server because we having been chewing through disk space rather quickly. As the site continues to grow, so does the space it consumes. This is a good problem to have, but we are in a bit of a bind now. Allow me to explain...

We pay for server space with a provider that has a very large datacenter in Dallas. When we made that purchase and moved to the new server not too long ago, there was the promise that we could easily upgrade to larger disk space when we needed it. However, that particular provider and that particular datacenter have become very popular -- so much so that they no longer have any space for us to expand into. Hmph!

So now I'm stuck in a spot where I need to move RPLS Today to a new server in a new datacenter. I'm hoping to make this happen soon, since disk space is getting tight. I expected that it would be an easy upgrade but that has now been complicated since our current location has no extra space to sell to us. Had I known this was going to happen, I would not have waited until the last minute to upgrade.

Anyway, I just wanted to let you all know what's up. I'm not exactly sure when we'll make the move, but I'm going to try to do it in the least disruptive way possible. In the meantime, I'm doing a little housecleaning to keep things running okay for now, but the move is inevitable and somewhat urgent. Moving a site like this isn't something I can just do in the background and then flip a switch. In this case, I literally have to stop all activity and not open it back up until the move is completed. So it could be down for a few hours once the process is started.

That's your shot across the bow....

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Topic starter Posted : December 5, 2020 5:31 pm
Bill93
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Not that I know anything relevant, but I'm surprised a big data center can't just keep on adding disk space as needed.

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Posted : December 5, 2020 6:02 pm
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Wendell
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@bill93

That was exactly my thinking, so imagine my dismay when I discovered that they had literally expended capacity.

Then, upon doing some Googling, I found out that the provider seems to be having this problem in a few of their datacenters. It's a bit worrisome.

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Topic starter Posted : December 5, 2020 7:03 pm

Jim Frame
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Have you considered virtualizing the site with Amazon or one of the other big providers?  I would think that would make the issue of expansion pretty trivial.

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Posted : December 5, 2020 8:53 pm
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Brad Ott
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Posted by: @wendell

That's your shot across the bow....

That’s it! {sarcasm font}

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Posted : December 6, 2020 8:32 am
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holy cow
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One more thing to worry about.  Just my luck.  You know I start getting withdrawal symptoms that are quite painful when I can't get my RPLS Today fix.  Last time it put me in the hospital for three days.

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Posted : December 6, 2020 10:39 am

Wendell
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@jim-frame

Indeed, I've been giving that a lot of thought, actually.

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Topic starter Posted : December 6, 2020 6:22 pm
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Wendell
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And to add insult to injury, I've been dealing with shingles for over a week now. Seems I've crested the peak and am improving but it still sucks!

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Topic starter Posted : December 6, 2020 8:59 pm
Brad Ott
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Posted by: @wendell

And to add insult to injury, I've been dealing with shingles for over a week now. Seems I've crested the peak and am improving but it still sucks!

 Ouch, buddy!  Very sorry to hear this.

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Posted : December 7, 2020 5:34 am

Jimmy Cleveland
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@wendell

Sorry to hear this! Hope you get better soon.

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Posted : December 7, 2020 8:48 am
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ekillo
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@wendell

Sorry to hear this, I hope my shots work.  I have heard that the inching is almost unbearable.

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Posted : December 7, 2020 10:35 am
holy cow
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Hope my shingles vaccine shot works the way the said it would.  That is a very nasty problem.

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Posted : December 7, 2020 10:54 am
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Gene Kooper
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Posted by: @wendell

And to add insult to injury, I've been dealing with shingles for over a week now. Seems I've crested the peak and am improving but it still sucks!

ALRIGHT WENDELL! The old cliche of "stress kills" needs an update to include stress-induced shingles.

A couple of decades ago I hadn't been feeling well.  I'd been diagnosed with gallstones nearly two years before that, but had been able to control things with a very low-fat diet.  Well, I ended up with shingles because my gall bladder was finally having major issues. Shingles is a nasty little disease that I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy. Long story short, I healed up after a prescription of Valtrex and scheduled the surgery.  I haven't had a recurrence since, but the memory of that painful episode nudged me into getting the two-dose shingles vaccine last year.

So Wendell, if there is some stress in your life now is the time to jettison it.  You'll feel better mentally and it will reduce your chance of having another episode of shingles.  In the meantime, schedule an appointment with your doctor to see how long you should wait to get the first of your two shingles boosters (they are usually taken 6 months apart).

I hope it isn't because you've been worrying too much about your "upgrade dilemma." Get well quick, Wendell.

 

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Posted : December 7, 2020 4:40 pm
Nate The Surveyor
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@Wendell, @Gene Kooper, 

Gene is giving good advice.

Thanks,

Nate

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Posted : December 8, 2020 6:05 am
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John Hamilton
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@gene-kooper

My mother got shingles on her face, which went into her eye, and then she was blind in that eye. Many years of pain, it never went away totally for her, probably lasted 15 years or so until she passed away. So of course I got the shots as soon as I turned 60. 

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Posted : December 8, 2020 6:52 am

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