server update

I decided to try out “Linode”: (300Mb RAM, 8Gb disk space for $20/month), since they support Ubuntu 7.04 and have a better memory model and kernel support. So far so good; has been a virtual server since Wednesday! The migration was trivial; I bought a new linode installation, booted it up, and used rsync to copy files from the old server to the new one. It took about 6 hours altogether. Then I shutdown all the services on the old box, did one final rsync, and updated the DNS to point to the new server. Everything came up right away; I’m not sure if anyone even noticed the change :).

I haven’t decided if I’m going to keep it here or not yet, but I’ve bought myself some procrastination time!

posted at 11:39 am on Friday, September 07, 2007 in Site News | Comments Off on server update

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