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#1 2021-03-14 14:20:55

Server grease monkey
From: People's Republic of Cornwall
Registered: 2005-11-19
Posts: 3,905

Textpattern server `trident` has been retired

I’m pleased to say we’ve migrated all our self-hosted sites from the old server trident. Sites have been moved to different servers in multiple locations, so we have better redundancy and load balancing.

There are three servers on the roster at the time of writing: tonight (Frankfurt), tribune (London) and trumpet (Amsterdam). A fourth – telecom (either San Francisco or Toronto) will come online in late spring when I’ve ironed out some snags.

Server trident served us well, despite being a bit old hardware-wise, but when you have constraints you learn to work with them and find areas for optimising. All our self-hosted sites ran off trident until this year, and our DigitalOcean open source sponsorship renewal has given us some server credit to use at our discretion. Grateful thanks to DigitalOcean for having us back, and giving us full control of how we use our donated credit.

In financial terms, trident was a $10 server with a bit of extra hard drive space, plus a backup volume. Our new roster of tonight, tribune and trumpet are all $5 servers with backup volumes. The servers have newer hardware, including faster processors and fresher hard drives. Now the phase of migration has completed successfully, I’ve got some new things lined up to work on. The issue queue is getting smaller, my to-do list is under control and I’m hoping to have new things to show you before summer.

Finally, trident retired peacefully at home in Frankfurt at around 1500CET.

$ ping trident.textpattern.net
PING trident.textpattern.net ( 56 data bytes
64 bytes from icmp_seq=0 ttl=53 time=26.456 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=1 ttl=53 time=25.766 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=2 ttl=53 time=25.843 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=3 ttl=53 time=25.761 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=4 ttl=53 time=25.606 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=5 ttl=53 time=25.789 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=6 ttl=53 time=25.741 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=7 ttl=53 time=25.806 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=8 ttl=53 time=25.616 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=9 ttl=53 time=25.760 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=10 ttl=53 time=25.573 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=11 ttl=53 time=25.793 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=12 ttl=53 time=25.689 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=13 ttl=53 time=25.542 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=14 ttl=53 time=25.641 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=15 ttl=53 time=25.504 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=16 ttl=53 time=25.527 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=17 ttl=53 time=25.426 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=18 ttl=53 time=25.455 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=19 ttl=53 time=25.753 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=20 ttl=53 time=25.775 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=21 ttl=53 time=25.723 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=22 ttl=53 time=25.707 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=23 ttl=53 time=25.624 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=24 ttl=53 time=25.561 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=25 ttl=53 time=25.670 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=26 ttl=53 time=25.540 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=27 ttl=53 time=25.355 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=28 ttl=53 time=25.575 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=29 ttl=53 time=25.762 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=30 ttl=53 time=25.926 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=31 ttl=53 time=25.686 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=32 ttl=53 time=25.589 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=33 ttl=53 time=41.297 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=34 ttl=53 time=25.811 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=35 ttl=53 time=25.794 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=36 ttl=53 time=25.504 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=37 ttl=53 time=25.508 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=38 ttl=53 time=25.733 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=39 ttl=53 time=25.621 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=40 ttl=53 time=25.597 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=41 ttl=53 time=25.680 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=42 ttl=53 time=25.745 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=43 ttl=53 time=25.726 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=44 ttl=53 time=25.847 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=45 ttl=53 time=25.771 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=46 ttl=53 time=25.636 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=47 ttl=53 time=25.692 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=48 ttl=53 time=25.516 ms
Request timeout for icmp_seq 49
Request timeout for icmp_seq 50
Request timeout for icmp_seq 51
Request timeout for icmp_seq 52
Request timeout for icmp_seq 53
Request timeout for icmp_seq 54
Request timeout for icmp_seq 55
--- trident.textpattern.net ping statistics ---
57 packets transmitted, 49 packets received, 14.0% packet loss
round-trip min/avg/max/stddev = 25.355/26.000/41.297/2.214 ms

More updates / info soon, likely after Textpattern 4.8.5 has landed.

Last edited by gaekwad (2021-03-14 14:22:37)


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