Postmortem: Inconsistent Data

Over the past week our data has been all over the place on the global graph.
This was due to a migration process in which we put a VPS up for a new database server, and it simply could not handle the load.
We have since then swapped out the database server with a new dedicated server which costs less, and will handle the load more efficiently (yes I said costs less, it’s because we’re awesome like that). Since swapping out the server data has started to look less erratic, and the infrastructure as a whole is a lot more stable.

<3 – The IRC Source Team

The blue line represents the average CPU usage of the infrastructure as a whole, while the red line represents the (old) database server
The blue line represents the average CPU usage of the infrastructure as a whole, while the red line represents the (old) database server

 

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I am the founder, and lead developer, of IRC-Source. I started IRC-Source in May of 2014 because, although I don't use it as much any more, I still have a deep interest in IRC. I also carry a deep interest in web development, and wanted to write something that would be challenging, and allow me to bring my passions together in a way that would be interesting for others. I run a network called BuddyIM (irc.buddy.im), it's pretty cool, you should chill there.

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