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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:27 pm 
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Attention Zombie Squad:

The website and forums will be down for scheduled maintenance beginning at 10PM Pacific Time on Friday, 25 January 2013. That's midnight Saturday, central time.

On tap is database maintenance and optimization.

That is all.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:28 pm 
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:38 pm 
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INB4 "Noooooooooooo, that's my favorite time to browse!"


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:lol:

Those timezones are US based Im assuming? Don't tell me I will have to do work during my shift in upsidedownfutureland!?

Regardless, a little downtime now for maintenance is certainly preferable to a heap later on due to lack of maintenance! :-)

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I knew somethin' was up. The boards have been chugging along pretty slow lately. I thought there for a while we was havin' ourselves a good ole DOS attack.

Guess, I'll ..... work on getting a life for the few hours of ZS withdrawal.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:46 pm 
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majorhavoc wrote:
The boards have been chugging along pretty slow lately. I thought there for a while we was havin' ourselves a good ole DOS attack.


Yeah, that was yesterday :vmad:

Last night and today were attempts to mitigate the problems caused by DDoS.

We did get a caching system up and running today, so you should notice that the forums are much faster (especially large threads with lots of pics).

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whisk.e.rebellion wrote:
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The boards have been chugging along pretty slow lately. I thought there for a while we was havin' ourselves a good ole DOS attack.


Yeah, that was yesterday :vmad:

Last night and today were attempts to mitigate the problems caused by DDoS.

We did get a caching system up and running today, so you should notice that the forums are much faster (especially large threads with lots of pics).


Riddle me this, are these DDoS attacks on the ZS site or just some kind of massive kill everything attack?

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Riddle me this, are these DDoS attacks on the ZS site or just some kind of massive kill everything attack?


Unknown.

Some of the previous attacks might not even have been malicious, but from crawlers that just ignore robots.txt (rules for crawlers) and common decency by hammering every link on the site and forum.

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Friday at 10pm?

You must be undead.

You obviously have no life. :lol:


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Sins wrote:
Friday at 10pm?

You must be undead.

You obviously have no life. :lol:


I'm married...with children.

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Friday at 10pm?

You must be undead.

You obviously have no life. :lol:


I have linux on at least one home computer.

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Here's something weird:

Every time I've clicked on the "View first unread post" link for this thread, I get the OP, not the first unread post.

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LOL. Thanks Overlords for regular maintenance.

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*Raises hand from back of the class* Uh, uh, Mr. Whisk.e, Mr. Whisk.e!! Um ok so start of maintainance is 12:00 AM CST...but, but it is until......what I mean to say, when are ya'll gonna be done?

*Realization dawns* Aw crap! Is this one of them "It'll be done when it's done" type of deals?!?!?! :shock:

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mr_slappy75 wrote:
*Raises hand from back of the class* Uh, uh, Mr. Whisk.e, Mr. Whisk.e!! Um ok so start of maintainance is 12:00 AM CST...but, but it is until......what I mean to say, when are ya'll gonna be done?

*Realization dawns* Aw crap! Is this one of them "It'll be done when it's done" type of deals?!?!?! :shock:


I have it on good authority that if you send him a bottle of Bulleit Rye it will help speed the process.

It might not do much for accuracy, though.

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mr_slappy75 wrote:
*Raises hand from back of the class* Uh, uh, Mr. Whisk.e, Mr. Whisk.e!! Um ok so start of maintainance is 12:00 AM CST...but, but it is until......what I mean to say, when are ya'll gonna be done?

*Realization dawns* Aw crap! Is this one of them "It'll be done when it's done" type of deals?!?!?! :shock:



Welll... Kinda. We're going to optimize the main database that the forum runs on, and thats well over 2 gigs of you retards slap-fighting for the last 8 years :rofl: . So it might take a little while. This is actually the first time we've run an optimization on the current ZS server hardware, so no ETA for when it finishes, sorry. Probably a couple hours.

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Phil is correct, rye and scotch make maintenance go faster. And Crypto is right. We should be up in a couple of hours, but it'll be done when it's done.

ETA: I'll try to clone the database today and optimize the clone to get an idea of how long we'll be down.

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I'm sure nothing will go wrong.

I have heard this from other overlords and it didn't turn out well.

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I have heard this from other overlords and it didn't turn out well.


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I have heard this from other overlords and it didn't turn out well.


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