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

gaekwad
Server grease monkey
From: People's Republic of Cornwall
Registered: 2005-11-19
Posts: 3,629
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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 (46.101.158.114): 56 data bytes
64 bytes from 46.101.158.114: icmp_seq=0 ttl=53 time=26.456 ms
64 bytes from 46.101.158.114: icmp_seq=1 ttl=53 time=25.766 ms
64 bytes from 46.101.158.114: icmp_seq=2 ttl=53 time=25.843 ms
64 bytes from 46.101.158.114: icmp_seq=3 ttl=53 time=25.761 ms
64 bytes from 46.101.158.114: icmp_seq=4 ttl=53 time=25.606 ms
64 bytes from 46.101.158.114: icmp_seq=5 ttl=53 time=25.789 ms
64 bytes from 46.101.158.114: icmp_seq=6 ttl=53 time=25.741 ms
64 bytes from 46.101.158.114: icmp_seq=7 ttl=53 time=25.806 ms
64 bytes from 46.101.158.114: icmp_seq=8 ttl=53 time=25.616 ms
64 bytes from 46.101.158.114: icmp_seq=9 ttl=53 time=25.760 ms
64 bytes from 46.101.158.114: icmp_seq=10 ttl=53 time=25.573 ms
64 bytes from 46.101.158.114: icmp_seq=11 ttl=53 time=25.793 ms
64 bytes from 46.101.158.114: icmp_seq=12 ttl=53 time=25.689 ms
64 bytes from 46.101.158.114: icmp_seq=13 ttl=53 time=25.542 ms
64 bytes from 46.101.158.114: icmp_seq=14 ttl=53 time=25.641 ms
64 bytes from 46.101.158.114: icmp_seq=15 ttl=53 time=25.504 ms
64 bytes from 46.101.158.114: icmp_seq=16 ttl=53 time=25.527 ms
64 bytes from 46.101.158.114: icmp_seq=17 ttl=53 time=25.426 ms
64 bytes from 46.101.158.114: icmp_seq=18 ttl=53 time=25.455 ms
64 bytes from 46.101.158.114: icmp_seq=19 ttl=53 time=25.753 ms
64 bytes from 46.101.158.114: icmp_seq=20 ttl=53 time=25.775 ms
64 bytes from 46.101.158.114: icmp_seq=21 ttl=53 time=25.723 ms
64 bytes from 46.101.158.114: icmp_seq=22 ttl=53 time=25.707 ms
64 bytes from 46.101.158.114: icmp_seq=23 ttl=53 time=25.624 ms
64 bytes from 46.101.158.114: icmp_seq=24 ttl=53 time=25.561 ms
64 bytes from 46.101.158.114: icmp_seq=25 ttl=53 time=25.670 ms
64 bytes from 46.101.158.114: icmp_seq=26 ttl=53 time=25.540 ms
64 bytes from 46.101.158.114: icmp_seq=27 ttl=53 time=25.355 ms
64 bytes from 46.101.158.114: icmp_seq=28 ttl=53 time=25.575 ms
64 bytes from 46.101.158.114: icmp_seq=29 ttl=53 time=25.762 ms
64 bytes from 46.101.158.114: icmp_seq=30 ttl=53 time=25.926 ms
64 bytes from 46.101.158.114: icmp_seq=31 ttl=53 time=25.686 ms
64 bytes from 46.101.158.114: icmp_seq=32 ttl=53 time=25.589 ms
64 bytes from 46.101.158.114: icmp_seq=33 ttl=53 time=41.297 ms
64 bytes from 46.101.158.114: icmp_seq=34 ttl=53 time=25.811 ms
64 bytes from 46.101.158.114: icmp_seq=35 ttl=53 time=25.794 ms
64 bytes from 46.101.158.114: icmp_seq=36 ttl=53 time=25.504 ms
64 bytes from 46.101.158.114: icmp_seq=37 ttl=53 time=25.508 ms
64 bytes from 46.101.158.114: icmp_seq=38 ttl=53 time=25.733 ms
64 bytes from 46.101.158.114: icmp_seq=39 ttl=53 time=25.621 ms
64 bytes from 46.101.158.114: icmp_seq=40 ttl=53 time=25.597 ms
64 bytes from 46.101.158.114: icmp_seq=41 ttl=53 time=25.680 ms
64 bytes from 46.101.158.114: icmp_seq=42 ttl=53 time=25.745 ms
64 bytes from 46.101.158.114: icmp_seq=43 ttl=53 time=25.726 ms
64 bytes from 46.101.158.114: icmp_seq=44 ttl=53 time=25.847 ms
64 bytes from 46.101.158.114: icmp_seq=45 ttl=53 time=25.771 ms
64 bytes from 46.101.158.114: icmp_seq=46 ttl=53 time=25.636 ms
64 bytes from 46.101.158.114: icmp_seq=47 ttl=53 time=25.692 ms
64 bytes from 46.101.158.114: 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
^C
--- 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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