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    New Server Coming... hang in a little longer

    Because of overloading and excessive traffic, we are upgrading the server. We have run on the existing server for three plus years, but in the last month or two its gotten to where we are seeing it peg at points each day.

    Our current server is a Dual Xenon 2.8Ghz, 2G RAM, and EIDE disks.

    The new server will be a Dual Woodcrest 2.3Ghz, 4G RAM, and 10K RPM SCSI disks.

    It may seem that this is a slower machine, but it is not. The Woodcrest is a dual processor, dual core, and the cores run much faster too... so it should be significantly faster than what we are on today.

    I expect that the migration will take place over the next week, but I don't have an exact schedule yet. We will try to do it as fast as possible. I will keep you posted, but please have patience as we go through the migration. Thanks for using the site!
    Mike - Been Converged?

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    As an update... the new server has been built, configured, secured and tested. Last night we moved the DNS to the new server, routing everything back to the old. Now we'll wait a couple days for that to propogate around the internet and then move the site. This way there should be no outage other than the actual time it takes to copy it from one server to the other. This will avoid the problem you see on many sites where the site moves and you have to use an ip address to find it for a few days. So probably on Saturday or Sunday it will move.
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    Awesome news! Thank you for your efforts!!
    Michael

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    We are on the new server now... reporting any problems you have here. You may need to close your browser sessions to get the new site.
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