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Server Migration: "new server, who dis?"

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BACK IN (MIDNIGHT) BLACK,
IT’S IN THE RACK,
IT’S BEEN TOO LONG IT’S GOOD TO BE BACK

Server migration complete. Regular scheduled pony may now commence. Greets out to the booru texmix.



There’s been murmurings for a while of a server migration for the booru, to support the ever-growing font of pone that blesses us daily. We’ve been putting off the migration for a bit with lame excuses like "I have work to do" and "I have a headache" but apparently we need to stop that now and actually migrate this thing. So, we’ll be moving from our current server (Celestia) to our new one (Luna). With it comes expanded processing power and a bigger disk with a bit more resiliency, and a better network to take advantage of.

You may see minor improvements to speed allowing you to argue about background colors and politics ever so slightly faster than usual.

For those interested in technical specs, here they are:

2x Intel Xeon E5-2620 8-core CPU
128GB DDR4 RAM
3x 480GB SSD in RAID-5
5TB SAN in RAID-10


The plan
We’ve started migrating the images now – there’s nearly 3TB of them!

Starting some time on Thursday, December 22 (EST), the booru will go into a soft-lock, preventing any site interactivity. That’s no profile editing, or new users, posts, comments, or threads. This’ll be locked out until the migration completes. However, viewing the site (in all aspects) will remain as normal. Pretty much as soon as we lock interactivity we’ll begin migrating the site to the new server. The latest version of the app will be spun up, and then we’ll go about moving everything else over.

The clan
byte[] and I will be handling the server migration. Please refrain from yayposting at us at regular capacity, as we’ll be pretty busy during this time.

The span
Estimated maximum interactivity-locked time is 6 hours or so, but it could be half of that if we work together instead of arguing over custody of the server or which version of tmux to use or something. We’re leaving some buffer room for our DNS records to update to the new server, but given our configuration it should be instantaneous and transparent.

What will change?
The site will get faster. Nothing else is changing. You won’t lose any content, you won’t lose your profile, you won’t need to sign up again. I’m actually not convinced you’ll even be logged out, honestly.
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Friendship, Art, and Magic (6 Years) - Celebrated Derpibooru's six year anniversary with friends.
Best Artist - Providing quality, Derpibooru-exclusive artwork
An Artist Who Rocks - 100+ images under their artist tag
Equality - In our state, we do not stand out.
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Oh damn, pretty sure school ends for me around then. What am I supposed to do without endless pone?
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Not a Llama - Happy April Fools Day!
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Friendship, Art, and Magic (6 Years) - Celebrated Derpibooru's six year anniversary with friends.
Best Artist - Providing quality, Derpibooru-exclusive artwork
An Artist Who Rocks - 100+ images under their artist tag
Equality - In our state, we do not stand out.
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Hail Nightmare Moon
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Friendship, Art, and Magic (5 Years) - Celebrated Derpibooru's five year anniversary with friends.
Speaking Fancy - Badge given to members that help with translations
Friendly Griffon - For helping others attend the fifth anniversary party
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The Power of Love - Given to a publicly verified artist with an image under their artist’s tag that has reached 1000 upvotes
Not a Llama - Happy April Fools Day!
Birthday Cake - Celebrated MLP's 7th birthday
Thread Starter - Post a Random Image from the Site
Helpful Owl - Drew someone's OC for the 2018 Community Collab
Friendship, Art, and Magic (6 Years) - Celebrated Derpibooru's six year anniversary with friends.
Equality - In our state, we do not stand out.
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Uh, now the box text at the top it’s a bit bigger and it doesn’t looks very well on phones…

Leaving random comment aside, how many changes in servers has been in the last 5 years?
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Is it me, or is this entire announcement written in meme?
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Off the top of my head…

Caconym → Trixie
Trixie → Trixie + Tank
Trixie + Tank → Trixie + Tank + Spitfire
Trixie + Tank + Spitfire → Trixie + Spitfire + Cadance
Trixie + Spitfire + Cadance → Trixie + Cadance + Chrysalis
Trixie + Cadance + Chrysalis → Cadance + Chrysalis
Cadance + Chrysalis → Celestia
Celestia → Luna

This isn’t including the backup servers. Trixie was the first "real" server and she was a beast when we got her; other servers until Chrysalis were mostly supplementary to her for storage, bandwidth, and delayed tasks.
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It helps when I control the spices, honestly. I changed it because I do very limited actual mod work and mostly handle the running of the server and ensuring that code works properly.
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Friendship, Art, and Magic (5 Years) - Celebrated Derpibooru's five year anniversary with friends.
Speaking Fancy - Badge given to members that help with translations
Friendly Griffon - For helping others attend the fifth anniversary party
Magnificent Metadata Maniac - #1 Assistant
The Power of Love - Given to a publicly verified artist with an image under their artist’s tag that has reached 1000 upvotes
Not a Llama - Happy April Fools Day!
Birthday Cake - Celebrated MLP's 7th birthday
Thread Starter - Post a Random Image from the Site
Helpful Owl - Drew someone's OC for the 2018 Community Collab
Friendship, Art, and Magic (6 Years) - Celebrated Derpibooru's six year anniversary with friends.
Equality - In our state, we do not stand out.
Notoriously Divine Tagger - Consistently uploads images above and beyond the minimum tag requirements. And/or additionally, bringing over the original description from the source if the image has one. Does NOT apply to the uploader adding several to a dozen tags after originally uploading with minimum to bare tagging.

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I find curious that the official name of the site is “ Derpi booru” but none of the servers had its name, even Tank has a server :P

Who decides the name?
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Not to mention it’s called Derpibooru yet the site’s theme and logo are based on Trixie. (Yeah, I know Trixiebooru’s a thing, but that’s literally just an alternate domain name for the site and it’s literally the exact same site)
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