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Around 11 AM Pacific Time (GMT-7), we moved the Geocaching.com web site on to two new dedicated web servers. Each server is roughly twice as fast as the old one.

 

We've done a lot of testing on these new boxes in the last couple of weeks and we're pretty sure this transition will be seamless. However, if you notice something strange, please let us know.

 

:) Elias

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Let's hope we notice the difference on Saturday and Sunday evenings :).

 

Nice one! Thanks :D

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Great news! I'm sure the site is running more quickly now...

MarcB

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Awesome news guys I hope the cut over goes flawlessly for you.

 

I had to move a number of servers out of a office server room to a real IDC a few weeks ago and it was the most smooth move I've ever experienced and it was a VERY welcome change from the norm.

 

Thorin

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Initially the site was built to run on one machine, so it was quite the task to figure out how to run it on a server farm. Maps actually generate on its own machine, and images are now also managed on its own machine. So when you upload an image to the site it moves to another machine and managed from there. Ugh.

 

So we now have 6 machines running the site:

 

2 Web servers

2 Database servers (one mothership, one read-only)

1 Map Server

1 Image Server

 

And 2 supporting boxes:

 

1 Mail Server

1 Pocket Query Generator Server

 

We also have a new database server to replace Tigger (the mother ship), which will even create a larger boost in response time on the web site. This is currently the biggest area of improvement to be made. We hope to get this change done Tuesday or Wednesday night, which will involve a downtime of 1-2 hours.

 

Additionally, a new firewall will be online soon, thanks to Elias.

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Also, for fun if you're curious what machine you're using, towards the bottom of the front page is some commented text that either says:

 

<!-- r2d2 -->

 

or

 

<!-- c3pO -->

 

Which tells you what machine you're on.

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<!-- r2d2 -->

<!-- c3pO -->

Y'all aren't technogeeks, are ya? :)

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Initially the site was built to run on one machine, so it was quite the task to figure out how to run it on a server farm. Maps actually generate on its own machine, and images are now also managed on its own machine. So when you upload an image to the site it moves to another machine and managed from there. Ugh.

 

So we now have 6 machines running the site:

 

2 Web servers

2 Database servers (one mothership, one read-only)

1 Map Server

1 Image Server

 

And 2 supporting boxes:

 

1 Mail Server

1 Pocket Query Generator Server

 

We also have a new database server to replace Tigger (the mother ship), which will even create a larger boost in response time on the web site. This is currently the biggest area of improvement to be made. We hope to get this change done Tuesday or Wednesday night, which will involve a downtime of 1-2 hours.

 

Additionally, a new firewall will be online soon, thanks to Elias.

Very nice. Thanks as always to you and your staff. :D

 

And to think there are those who feel their $30 bucks is a wasted investment. :P Its all the rage these days. I see post after post mentioning it. :P:P:P:D:D

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Woohoo! Now if people would only stop submitting new caches, we should be in good shape with the new servers for a long time to come. :P

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So we now have 6 machines running the site:

 

2 Web servers

2 Database servers (one mothership, one read-only)

1 Map Server

1 Image Server

 

And 2 supporting boxes:

 

1 Mail Server

1 Pocket Query Generator Server

 

How about some pics of the farm and the anim.... servers?

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So we now have 6 machines running the site:

 

2 Web servers

2 Database servers (one mothership, one read-only)

1 Map Server

1 Image Server

 

And 2 supporting boxes:

 

1 Mail Server

1 Pocket Query Generator Server

 

How about some pics of the farm and the anim.... servers?

Ditto

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Ditto.

 

30 bux is good value B) . but i will never use paypal :lol: . i had to resort to hand delivery of cash to a (snail)-mailbox in San-Fran :lol: . delighted with the PQs :lol: . however, the credit card issues will be resolved before the first anniversary of my membership, won't they...... :lol: ?

 

Now Then...

 

Just need to persuade Clyde :lol: to sort out registration without paypal! The other option is to hand deliver cash to Oz/NZ :lol: ... life's a bitch..... :lol:

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Also, for fun if you're curious what machine you're using, towards the bottom of the front page is some commented text that either says:

 

<!-- r2d2 -->

 

or

 

<!-- c3pO -->

 

Which tells you what machine you're on.

I thought first this was one of all funny Jeremy-remarks until I look at the HTML code of the page, and found:

 

</table>

<!-- r2d2 -->

 

</td></tr></table>

 

B)

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So we now have 6 machines running the site:

 

2 Web servers

2 Database servers (one mothership, one read-only)

1 Map Server

1 Image Server

You are planning on adding another image server just for Planet's pics right?

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An Error Has Occured

 

Timeout expired. The timeout period elapsed prior to obtaining a connection from the pool. This may have occurred because all pooled connections were in use and max pool size was reached.

Ahh, nuts! B):lol:

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Well I can't speak for others but I can say that for me the since the new servers have been brought online, the site is much much slower for me. I am now waiting up to 1-2 minutes for pages to load, if they load and this with a 1.5 mb download dsl line. B) Sure hope this is just times I've been trying have been busy, but if not hope the issue can be found soon. Would provide error messages if I was getting any but I'm not.

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Hi, I've just read that you are changing the servers,

 

I have just been trying to upload a new cache and to edit some travel bugs, but the submit buttons do nothing, and I cant seem to get any further.

 

Is this a server problem?

 

should i wait and try later?

 

I have a tired typing finger!!

 

geffersnco

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B) I just tried to run a pocket query and the submit information button does nothing. There is a topic on the general form with a couple of other people with the same problem. Any idea when it might be working again?

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Experiencing problems logging TB's. Had a few "error" pages pop up before and now doesn't do a thing.

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Couple fo problems. Retrieved a TB and hit the button and nothing.

 

Same when I tried to run a PQ but that was yesterday I have not tried again yet.

 

Otherwise seems to be runniing pretty well.

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I was working on some things with the web servers to fix the current AOL bug. There was a temporary problem with the submit button that seems to be resolved.

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I was working on some things with the web servers to fix the current AOL bug. There was a temporary problem with the submit button that seems to be resolved.

Do you ever sleep??

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just got an error

 

Server Error in '/' Application.

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Server Too Busy

Description: An unhandled exception occurred during the execution of the current web request. Please review the stack trace for more information about the error and where it originated in the code.

 

Exception Details: System.Web.HttpException: Server Too Busy

 

Source Error:

 

An unhandled exception was generated during the execution of the current web request. Information regarding the origin and location of the exception can be identified using the exception stack trace below.

 

Stack Trace:

 

[HttpException (0x80004005): Server Too Busy]

System.Web.HttpRuntime.RejectRequestInternal(HttpWorkerRequest wr) +148

 

 

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Version Information: Microsoft .NET Framework Version:1.1.4322.2032; ASP.NET Version:1.1.4322.2032

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Some things seemed fast, others slow and logging TBs were very problematic. Hopefully some more tweaking and a DB upgrade will get things straightened out.

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Does this change have anything to do why the "Register New Listing" button doesn't work?

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Oct 10 2004, 08:43 AM 

 

Workin' on it.

 

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I was working on some things with the web servers to fix the current AOL bug. There was a temporary problem with the submit button that seems to be resolved.

 

Jeremy Irish

Groundspeak - The Language of Location

 

Thought it was all H2 and our computers :D As of 5:00 P.M. Patriots/RedSox Nation time I still have been unable to log out and "submit" a travel bug :D Notice too that screens are slower coming up :D And we just paid our dues for another year - oh well, maybe they'll take credit cards next year :D Will hang in there and keep trying to log out the TB :D

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*sigh* it's a usual Sunday evening trying to log between the server "too busy" time outs.

 

Sorry to be the bearer of bad tidings!

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As of 5:00 P.M. Patriots/RedSox Nation time I still have been unable to log out and "submit" a travel bug

 

As of 5:38 p.m. RedSox/Patriots Nation time - successfully logged TB - Thanks :D

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:D Should TB problems be reported or will they somehow be automatically fixed when things get straightened out? I am the owner of a travel bug that was placed in a cached, but when you go to the cache page, it doesn't show up as being in there. If you go to the TB's page, it does indicated that it's in that cache.

Should I somehow communicate to the site owners through email the details to get this corrected? If so, how?

Thanks

:D

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a travel bug that was placed in a cache, but when you go to the cache page, it doesn't show up as being in there. If you go to the TB's page, it does indicated that it's in that cache.

Looks fine to me. This was probably a caching issue.

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I still can't log the TB's I moved this weekend. Everything works right up to the point of hitting the submit button, then nothing.

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just got an error

 

Server Error in '/' Application.

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Server Too Busy

Description: An unhandled exception occurred during the execution of the current web request. Please review the stack trace for more information about the error and where it originated in the code.

 

Exception Details: System.Web.HttpException: Server Too Busy

 

Source Error:

 

An unhandled exception was generated during the execution of the current web request. Information regarding the origin and location of the exception can be identified using the exception stack trace below.

 

Stack Trace:

 

[HttpException (0x80004005): Server Too Busy]

System.Web.HttpRuntime.RejectRequestInternal(HttpWorkerRequest wr) +148

 

 

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Version Information: Microsoft .NET Framework Version:1.1.4322.2032; ASP.NET Version:1.1.4322.2032

I'm getting the same thing here on my end...seems to be running very very slow and I get those timeouts every few pages I visit...

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Site is sooooooooooo slow and has lots of time-outs :D Old server worked so much better. I cant even log my cache finds tonight.

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just got an error

 

Server Error in '/' Application.

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Server Too Busy

Description: An unhandled exception occurred during the execution of the current web request. Please review the stack trace for more information about the error and where it originated in the code.

 

Exception Details: System.Web.HttpException: Server Too Busy

 

Source Error:

 

An unhandled exception was generated during the execution of the current web request. Information regarding the origin and location of the exception can be identified using the exception stack trace below.

 

Stack Trace:

 

[HttpException (0x80004005): Server Too Busy]

System.Web.HttpRuntime.RejectRequestInternal(HttpWorkerRequest wr) +148

 

 

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Version Information: Microsoft .NET Framework Version:1.1.4322.2032; ASP.NET Version:1.1.4322.2032

I'm getting the same message and the site is running really slow.

Mickemt

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Are tonight's problems associated with the new servers or are they caused by the old firewall problem? I seem to get about 2 successes out of 5 tries for pages on the GC.com site. Haven't tried to do anything but check on TBs and Caches. Did get an email through to a cacher who moved one of my TBs. Guess I lucked out on that one.

 

Cache Well

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I had to look at one of my bug pages earlier and I got in with a little work. Since in the past on a weekend I could not get in at all I would have to say it is better.

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Also, for fun if you're curious what machine you're using, towards the bottom of the front page is some commented text that either says:

 

<!-- r2d2 -->

 

or

 

<!-- c3pO -->

 

Which tells you what machine you're on.

I thought first this was one of all funny Jeremy-remarks until I look at the HTML code of the page, and found:

 

</table>

<!-- r2d2 -->

 

</td></tr></table>

 

:D

I didn't think he was joking.

It is kinda funny, though.

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just got an error

 

Server Error in '/' Application.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

Server Too Busy

Description: An unhandled exception occurred during the execution of the current web request. Please review the stack trace for more information about the error and where it originated in the code.

 

Exception Details: System.Web.HttpException: Server Too Busy

 

Source Error:

 

An unhandled exception was generated during the execution of the current web request. Information regarding the origin and location of the exception can be identified using the exception stack trace below. 

 

Stack Trace:

 

[HttpException (0x80004005): Server Too Busy]

  System.Web.HttpRuntime.RejectRequestInternal(HttpWorkerRequest wr) +148

 

 

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Version Information: Microsoft .NET Framework Version:1.1.4322.2032; ASP.NET Version:1.1.4322.2032

I'm getting the same message and the site is running really slow.

Mickemt

I was about to post the same thing. So here my post too.

I get the same message here too. 2 days straight.

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