PbNation will be down for a period of up to six hours starting at 1:00 AM EDT on Wednesday, September 17th.
During this maintenance window we will be migrating to a new master database server which should hopefully increase reliability of the site, and speed up site performance a bit.
The maintenance may not last for the entire window, but it will take several hours to dump our database, move the data to the new machine, and reimport the data on the new server. During this period of time the site will be unavailable.
For those that are curious, here's the specs of our new hardware:
- SuperMicro X7QC3 Mainboard
- 4 x Intel Xeon 7320 Quadcore 2.13GHz CPUs
- 16 x 1GB Hynix ECC DDR2 FB-DIMM
- 3 x Seagate Cheetah 300GB SCSI 15k RPM HDD
- Adaptec 3405 RAID Card
As much as we hate downtime, this migration was unavoidable, and will hopefully resolve some long standing issues for us.
The team at PbNation thanks you for your understanding and hopes you enjoy the new iron!