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[UO Herald] Server Updates 02/02/11 - Multiple Shards

Discussion in 'UHall' started by UO News, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. UO News

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    Greetings,

    On Wednesday, 02/02/11, beginning at 11:00AM EST the following shards will experience rolling downtimes as we deploy hardware updates (in this order):

    • Great Lakes
    • Legends
    • Catskills
    • Siege Perilous
    Downtimes will vary depending on the population of the shard and therefore we cannot provide an ETA; however, higher populations should expect potential downtimes up to 8 hours. Shards will become available once their upgrades are complete and we will work to have all upgrades completed by 6:00PM EST.



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  2. Ender

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    Up to 8 hours? XD what
     
  3. canary

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    I'm guessing they are going to move the servers to Saskatchewan in a broom closet so we can ping at 1025.
     
  4. GalenKnighthawke

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    I think I, and others, were hoping for some more detail on what was going on and why it was necessary and how this all relates to the extensive, similar such things that've happened the last few weeks.

    Looking back at what was said yesterday though, you probably merely meant that you'd post a rough schedule, and that you have done.

    -Galen's player
     
  5. Martyna Zmuir

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    They will tell us why they are doing this Soon (tm). After they procrastinate for another few hours/days/weeks.

    Or, if this info is coming from Cal, months/years. Perhaps we'll know mid-January?

    Oh. Right. It's February now. My bad...

    The video had better be spectaular.
     
  6. Wojoe

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    Can we get a delay on this...most of the country is off work for the weather and we really wanna play uo all day....please!!!
     
  7. Raptor85

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    Hopefully this means the horrific lag I've been getting on siege since the last downtime is going away....I'm sick of re-logging due to getting stuck between servers on a server line.
     
  8. Andrasta

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    My ping would be fantastic then!
     
  9. Clog|Mordain

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    Hardware upgrades..

    They are probably moving the servers to aust... basically the opposite to what they did to oceania
     
  10. Basara

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    Current server upgrade plans:

    West Coast servers will be moving to Sydney
    Asian servers will be moving to Europe
    European Servers will be moving to California
    East Coast Servers will be moving to Japan
    Oceania will be hosted at Scott-Amundsen Base in Antarctica.

    :dunce:
     
  11. Clog|Mordain

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    haha
     
  12. Flutter

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    Dude what the heck.
     
  13. Gheed

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    Wow and here I am in the middle of a Blizzard. Thought I was kind of lucky to get tomorrow off.
     
  14. Flutter

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    Nothing like a good punishment for not going to work! Now tunnel out and come bring me some Starbucks.
     
  15. Lord Frodo

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    I hope you have better ping and conn. than west coast and Oceania has after this (down)upgrade. I am losing conn 4 and 5 times a day on Baja.
     
  16. Sevin0oo0

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    nothing about Lake Superior.. can't mess w/ perfection, Ha
     
  17. James_Mythic

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    Folks,

    These are just a continuation of the updates we began last month. These upgrades are aiming to stabilize and improve performance of the new hardware to allow the server client to be more stable and operate efficiently.

    Thanks all
     
  18. R Traveler

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    I wondered why my client locked up earlier, Can you ask the man to put his iphone away and get back to the pedals please?
     
  20. GalenKnighthawke

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    Several people have urged you to communicate more, and these server upgrades are a great example.

    At the beginning of the process you should have said something like this.

    As it stands now I was at first excited by what was going on, because it looked like money was being spent on UO. Then my hopes were, if not dashed, at least shaken by the series of problems that happened after.

    -Galen's player
     
  21. covert

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    Login server down for anyone else?
     
  22. Flutter

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    Yes
     
  23. Ezekiel Zane

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    I'm a techie. So what I'd like to know is what's being upgraded? CPUs? Hard-drives? What exactly is being improved with the servers.

    Also, do these server stability issues have anything to do with the constant crashing that's being reported?