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In Topic: [Completed] Fresh Backups of Echo / Cypress / Fresco

06 April 2011 - 01:30 PM

I think the issue with that is that would always require full backups, which really pound the server for a long time vs the daily "supposed to only backup changes" backups. From what I understand it's just been a bunch of unfortunate events that have been causing it to do full backups more often recently.

Weekly backups (although I'd add daily SQL backups, since thats whats most likely to change) doesn't seem like a bad idea in theory though. Although the server seemed to melt that day he installed the SQL backup plugin too, so who knows.

I don't know why it's so hard to have something scanning files in the background at a sane rate and copying anything with changes, but apparently it's too much for R1Soft.
Maybe their name is short for Remedial comp.sci. 1 Software :D

Hopefully whoever maintains cloud linux can get the version with the IO improvements fixed, seemed like the server load dropped by half the couple of days that was on.

In Topic: Open Letter - Semi-Dedicated Accounts and the Cypress Server

06 April 2011 - 01:14 PM

As long as any current accounts on old plans are staying as is, maybe this is getting off topic a bit - but you might want to make it more obvious on your info pages why someone would get one of the top two semi-dedi plans at the new prices vs a vps. For $5 more you get more space and BW. For the top end you can get a vps for $25 less with more space and BW, not to mention what appears to be a much larger share of ram and cpu and overall server. :D
That's your sales staff's problem not mine though, so feel free to disregard this, I'm sure you've got lots of other things to do with all the new servers coming online soon.

In Topic: Open Letter - Semi-Dedicated Accounts and the Cypress Server

04 April 2011 - 04:37 PM

Out of sheer curiosity, have you looked into SSD's at all for the new server? They still suck in terms of $/GB compared to regular drives, but not so much vs server drives. As far as IOPS they blow every spinning disk type drive on the planet out of the water so you wouldn't need any RAID for striping, only redundancy (although since they tend to fail differently than regular drives might not even need that with daily backups), which might reduce the number of disks required - but I don't know if it would be enough to get the costs in line.
If you haven't looked it might be worth while, could even be a bit of a selling point. If you have and decided against them, fair enough.

In Topic: Benchmarking a Wifi Connection?

27 March 2011 - 12:51 AM

iperf would probably work, it's not specific to wireless, but I don't see why it would need to be. Can test udp/tcp, throughput, loss, etc. TCP has all sorts of weird throttling and buffering conditions so UDP might be easier, just keep ramping up the rates until you start getting massive packet loss I guess. Although most things that would be transfering via LAN will probably be using TCP anyways so maybe thats a better real world test.
I'm sure you can figure it out yourself, but heres a bit of a tutorial
http://openmaniak.com/iperf.php

In Topic: Hardware Upgrades & DC Transfers - Semi-Dedicated Discussion

09 November 2010 - 07:07 PM

Thanks for the quick response.

There is no such thing as a reseller on a semi-dedicated server.

Sorry, I thought you said earlier that cypress/demeter/gemini were being consolidtated into one, and demeter is listed as a reseller server on server status page. Having 3x the semi dedicated accounts makes much more sense.

Also sorry if all the questions are getting tiresome, I guess some of us just like to worry :) I'm not really a cancel everything at the drop of a hat type though so unless the crap really hits the fan, looking forward to the new server.