RAM Upgraded

Jul 19 2007, 02:20 AM

The server's RAM has been upgraded from 1GB to 3GB total. This should help with performance massively.

I can already see differences in the command line for RAM usage information, it's no longer using the hard disk as memory so things should be fast.

Over the next few days however, I suspect some settings will need to be tweaked; certain parts may not be taking absolute full advantage of all the RAM, so it may need further adjustments here and there to be fully effective.

Emergency Maintenance

Jul 11 2007, 06:02 PM

The errors with "server too busy" have gotten out of control in the past 3 hours or so. The pressure is extremely great on the system now, and the RAM will not be here for a few days. Therefore in an attempt to ease it, I'm going to move database information over to the second hard drive. This requires me to turn off SQL and go down but there's no other way to do this.

I don't have a set time for this to be done, but if I see this continue for longer, I will move it. In any case, at midnight for sure I will attempt to move it over.

[RAM INSTALL IN AN HOUR] Server Too Busy Errors

Jul 10 2007, 12:11 AM

The "server too busy" or "server is restarting" errors have been popping up at random causing the page to not be access-able for about 3 minutes or so until it unwinds or settles down.

Lately there has been more forums registered than usual; it's getting more activity and popularity. On top of this, the current services and existing sites on the server continue to grow. This is a good thing. But, it creates growing pains and here is the problem.

We're running low on RAM. 95% of it is in use all the time now, and at the moment 500MB of memory or so is being served off the hard disk. Anyone who knows about RAM knows that to be storing anything on a hard disk and using it as RAM is a very bad thing and makes things slower, and the CPU load higher.

Therefore I've gone ahead and purchased 2GB of RAM which should drastically improve performance.

The RAM should arrive soon. Of course to install it will require some downtime. Details will be posted when it arrives.

Happy 4th of July

Jul 4 2007, 02:42 AM

Happy 4th of July to all Jcink.com users!

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