Monday, March 23, 2009

Faves is up and running again

We were able to get our servers started in our new location as of Saturday at 6pm. Our new ISP is WowRack. They've been really helpful during our move and we love our new location (I wish my office had a view like this one!)

Mohit and Lee (pictured) and I started powering down our servers at 9am. We moved them to the Westin Building (our new location) in two trips (taking care to move our master and slave database replicas in two different trips in case we had a car accident!).

Racking the servers went pretty smoothly, and we were able to take the opportunity to clean up some of the wiring that built up over the last 2 years. We've gained remote power management in this new location - which means we can reboot servers without taking a trip to the data center on the rare occasion where that is needed.

Now that our move is complete, we're looking forward to refreshing by making some performance improvements, and making it an even better utility for social bookmarkers.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Faves will be down until Sunday, March 22, 2009

We are moving the computers for the service this weekend. Your Faves bookmarks will not be available during this period. We hope to have all services restored from our new data center by Sunday, March 22nd. We're sorry if we've caused you any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

Friday, March 06, 2009 is "moving"

We are planning to move the servers in the next couple of weeks. We will continue to run, but are taking steps to reduce the costs of our infrastructure. Other than being down for one weekend in March, our users should not notice anything different about before or after our move.

Since we are planning on having a site outage, it's a good time to remind you that you can make a backup of the bookmarks you've saved on Faves. See this blog post:

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