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Welcome to the new RFF Servers!!

12/13/2011

We are finally up on the new RFF servers and hosting service. We transferred from one server with RAID backup to 4 servers with a load balancer. In the future if a server goes down, it should be replaced within an hour -- not EIGHT f'n days like the old hosting service!

Over 95,000 threads, a million and a half posts, 288,000 gallery images, and 53,000 attachments were transferred to the new servers.

Did you notice the random gallery is back on the home page?

That is only one of the many updates which we are able to contemplate now.

Through the terrible hosting situation over Thanksgiving and the migration to the new servers, I want to thank Jorge Torralba, RFF's founder and tech guy, for all his hard work! Many Thanks!

Stephen

 




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hipsterdufus
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Rock on! Pretty transparent move from what I can tell so far... Thanks for all the hard work.
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f16sunshine
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Random Images from gallery!! YES!
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scottwallick
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Nice. How about looking in to getting Tapatalk/Forum Runner back up and running?
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divewizard
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Thank you for your hard work to make this site enjoyable for us all.
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MP Guy
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Still working on a few things. But this should help.
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hipsterdufus
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Response time has definitely improved on my end... Very cool.
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umcelinho
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rock on, rff!
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sevres_babylone
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As William Bell (and the Byrds) sang: You don't miss your water till your well runs dry.

Hope those who worked so hard to solve the problems can relax over the holidays.
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semordnilap
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Great great great! And random images... even greater! I really missed it a lot.
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batterytypehah!
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Very snappy, what an improvement! Thanks!
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MP Guy
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Currently active photographers: 732 (236 members and 496 guests)
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leica M2 fan
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RFF is back and we've got it! Thanks to Stephen and Jorge for the tremendously hard work and all the hours involved in this. We all appreciate it, thanks guys.
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johannielscom
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RFF is back and we've got it! Thanks to Stephen and Jorge for the tremendously hard work and all the hours involved in this. We all appreciate it, thanks guys.

... and so say we all!
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leica M2 fan
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Oh and BTW my computer is now so fast here it might just blow it's self up!
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brainwood
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Nicely done move and much better performance from the site
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johannielscom
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^^ Same here! Came back to this thread to comment on it!


I gonna need a slower Mac. Anyone?

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luiman
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Thank you for the great work!
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jippiejee
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Good to know the best photography forum on the web has an even better base now... thnx!
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pagpow
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Whoa!!! came back, forgot we were down and found this.
Tante grazie a tutti e specialmente a Stephen and Jorge.
What a gift.

Giorgio
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rover
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Looking good!!!

Very exciting times.
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jan normandale
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@Cameraquest/Stephen... thanks for your own commitment to making RFF a better experience. Thanks to all the backroom operations people who executed it. It seemed "dark days" when things were down but I knew ... eventually.

Congrats!
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