New server platform? :3

I’ve shut down service while I’m upgrading the server to a whole new platform. The following text will show my current progress.

Stage 1: Backing up server files.

Stage 2: Validating backups then preparing to shut down and remove server from rack.

Stage 3: Moving new server hardware into rackmount case.

Stage 4: Reinstall server into rack and begin Windows install.

Stage 5: Finished upgrade.

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Acquire Hardware

I’m currently on vacation, but I’ve picked up some new hardware for the server.

The new server will sport a 2.7 GHz quad-core CPU, 16 GB of DDR3 RAM, and will have a dedicated hard drive for running the Minecraft server (no more lag from multiple programs using the hard drive all at once :3)

It’ll be several days before I return home, so until then I won’t be able to install the new system. (You can’t really install hardware with Remote Desktop :))

Kickin’ it Up a Notch

I’ve just upgraded my Internet connection to 100 Mbps (megabits per second). This should greatly improve performance when lots of people are logged in. A motherboard and RAM upgrade is next on the list (no set date for that upgrade, sorry.)

Updating!

I’ve recovered enough to be able to work on the server. SimpleServer, Essentials and LogBlock are sufficiently up-to-date that I can bring the server up to the latest version. However, a lot of features in Essentials aren’t working fully as the 1.2.3 version for Essentials is only a development version. The server won’t be up while I’m converting the map to the new Anvil format.

Sorry for the lack of updates, but…

I apologize for not having updated the server to Minecraft version 1.2. Over the weekend I contracted acute bronchitis which has left me exhausted and with little appetite; this has prevented me from working on the server. According to my doctor, I should begin to feel better in about a week’s time. Please keep me in your thoughts while I get some much-needed rest.

Thank you for your understanding.

~ginbot86

P.S. Antibiotics are expensive, if you could spare some change I’d greatly appreciate it. :3

 

Update on the Update

LogBlock and Essentials are available for Minecraft 1.2.3, and I am now performing an upgrade. The server won’t be accessible at this time.

EDIT: Server’s way too glitchy on 1.2 at the moment. It’s late right now so I won’t be able to roll everything back yet.