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Just wondering how long it takes to reboot the servers?
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# 2
01-30-2010, 11:27 PM
Have you ever rebooted an exchange box ...?
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# 3
01-30-2010, 11:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Ahmun
Have you ever rebooted an exchange box ...?
Please tell me they aren't using some dumb Windows attempt at a server. Though it would clear up things, since a Windows server can't handle any type of a strain.
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01-30-2010, 11:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Anev
Please tell me they aren't using some dumb Windows attempt at a server. Though it would clear up things, since a Windows server can't handle any type of a strain.
There's no way they're using Windows; even newer servers running Server 2008 can't handle this load. It's almost certainly a Linux cluster of some flavor, maybe with some Sun or SGI servers, and a buttload of load-balancing servers (which tend to run Linux).

Windows is great for a small/medium business. Linux tends to scale at the high end much better; at the very it's more adaptable. Windows just hits a brick wall and that's that; 2008 scales much better than previous versions but carries a heavier footprint than Linux.

Anyhoo, if the servers are running Linux, that partially explains the extended downtime. Crashes can be tougher to track down and reboots can take forever. Even Windows servers can take 30+ minutes to reboot, not including any time for file/RAID verification, or cluster re-sync after a crash.
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# 5
01-30-2010, 11:47 PM
It words of Eric Cartman "Screw you guys I'm going home"! Well in my case screw you guys I'm going to bed!
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# 6
01-30-2010, 11:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Ahmun
Have you ever rebooted an exchange box ...?
Oh my god, yes I have! I have a lab exchange server in one of my classes, and it can be BRUTAL.

We're doing a SMS server too, and sometimes even that one can take its sweet time to update/refresh/populate/whatever from SQL. Then other times will be instant. Depends on it's mood.

Clearly what ever server set up STO is using is in a bad mood today, haha.
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# 7
01-30-2010, 11:28 PM
4 lightyears +/- 2, Picard.

Honestly though, they are probably on the phone with Blizzard trying to get a handle on how to handle an MMO successfully.
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# 8
01-30-2010, 11:29 PM
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Originally Posted by SULUFAN View Post
4 lightyears +/- 2, Picard.

Honestly though, they are probably on the phone with Blizzard trying to get a handle on how to handle an MMO successfully.
If server stability is their goal, Blizzard's the last people to call, they haven't gotten it right after 5 years.
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# 9
01-30-2010, 11:27 PM
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4 lightyears +/- 2, Picard.

Honestly though, they are probably on the phone with Blizzard trying to get a handle on how to handle an MMO successfully.
Funny considering WoW had a similar launch, eh?
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# 10
01-30-2010, 11:30 PM
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Funny considering WoW had a similar launch, eh?
Funny, that was 6 yrs ago. You think Cryptic would do their homework.
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