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Post by Nick » Thu Aug 16, 2007 1:28 pm

Ah, good someone spotted the deliberate mistake...

Sorry. I will start again.
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Post by Nick » Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:30 am

For assorted reasons, but mainly because they are not being used, I have taken the Timestep and Slatedeck sections aout of the the list.
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Post by Mike H » Thu Mar 31, 2011 11:51 am

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That's perfectly reasonable.

 
 
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Post by Nick » Thu Jan 23, 2014 5:21 pm

Sorry about the downtime. It was a failed power supply. Should all be back to normal now. Any problems let me know. Shame, as the server had a three and a half year uptime.
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Post by Cressy Snr » Thu Jan 23, 2014 6:39 pm

Hi Nick,

I can get on with Google Chrome, but Safari gives the following error message.

phpBB : Critical Error

Error doing DB query userdata row fetch

DEBUG MODE

SQL Error : 145 Table './audiotalk/phpbb_users' is marked as crashed and should be repaired

SELECT u.*, s.* FROM phpbb_sessions s, phpbb_users u WHERE s.session_id = 'e207069354c6277a8b64e7c6847b2417' AND u.user_id = s.session_user_id

Line : 315
File : sessions.php

I have cleared cookies and the cache but the site seems to not be accessible to Safari on iPad.
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Post by Cressy Snr » Thu Jan 23, 2014 6:45 pm

Scratch that Nick,

Looking at the error message, it had to be to do with auto login process.

I cleared all website data from Safari and am now able to get in.
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Post by Nick » Thu Jan 23, 2014 7:50 pm

Yep, it was trying to restart a session, but as the server had been restarted that session was no longer valid.
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Post by Dave the bass » Thu Jan 23, 2014 8:01 pm

Ta for fixing the server Nick. Need any donations towards the replacement PSU?

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Post by Cressy Snr » Thu Jan 23, 2014 9:12 pm

Nick wrote:Yep, it was trying to restart a session, but as the server had been restarted that session was no longer valid.
Cheers Nick.
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Post by Nick » Thu Jan 23, 2014 9:27 pm

Thanks Dave, but it was the server admin folk in Germany where the dedicated server quietly sits in a rack, who plugged a new power supply in for us.
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Post by jack » Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:40 am

Ancient thread....

Have you ever considered moving from a dedicated server to a Digital Ocean Droplet or similar? (I use DO and SiteGround - way way better than GoDaddy or others I've used)

No physical hardware, very cheap and fast...

Just a thought....

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Post by Nick » Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:45 am

No physical hardware, very cheap and fast...
Exactly how does that work then?
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Post by jack » Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:09 am

You rent virtual capacity - you can change the configuration at any time.

DO Droplets are essentially Docker containers - they are cheap, fast, flexible and trivial to manage - you can specify virtual databases & filestores too. Bandwidth & speed & excellent - I use pretty much the cheapest options for things like a private Algo VPN server (so I have a static IP) - easy to manage and if I want to move my environment from one continent to another, it's a press of a button. Just checked - the Ubuntu droplet running the Algo VPN server costs me USD 3/pcm.

Backups etc. are easy too.

https://www.digitalocean.com/products/droplets/

So, similar to AWS and Azure, you have no dedicated tin, just an o/s of your choice. It's SaaS.

I absolutely love DO - been using them for over a year now. Dropped all my other providers except SiteGround (who are excellent as a managed service if you want cPanel etc.). Makes you realise that running your own tin is an absolute edge condition these days.

Have a play - their cheap options are stupidly cheap - create an account and have a play.

What are Audi-Talk's server needs (memory/CPU/Disk/BW?)

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Post by ed » Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:01 am

jack wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:09 am
Makes you realise that running your own tin is an absolute edge condition these days.
what on earth does this mean?
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Post by jack » Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:11 am

ed wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:01 am
jack wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:09 am
Makes you realise that running your own tin is an absolute edge condition these days.
what on earth does this mean?
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It's becoming the exception, not the rule, to own your own server hardware (like Nick does).

Most companies use virtual capacity in the cloud - the hardware that it ultimately runs on is no longer your concern - you just rent "capacity" - an operating system with a certain amount of CPU capacity, memory and disk. Even disks are now virtual - you rent storage capacity again - either as a file store or database, i.e. rather than rent a 250GB disk, you rent a MySQL database - the hardware all becomes abstracted from the application, though you can specify that your storage is SSD- rather than spinning-based for performance-intensive applications (like big credit-card processing or data-mining).

So, the above expression meant that it's now unusual for folk to own & run their own hardware - the focus is now on the applications. It's a fundamental shift in IT Infrastructure - been going on for a few years now. In the last busines I was in in Dubai, I decommissioned the company's datacentre and moved everything to the cloud (barring some trivial stuff). We saved over $1M/pa, plus we had 2,500 sq ft of valuable office space back (which we sub-let out for yet more moolah), plus a lot more free time for my staff...

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