Robert McLaws: Windows Edition

Blogging about Windows since before Vista became a bad word

Site Maintenance Tonight

The site will be down for about an hour tonight starting at midnight MST. I'm moving the database to a brand new AMD dual-core, dual proc server (that's 4 cores!) tonight, which will give me some spare horsepower for experimenting with other stuff in a virtual environment.

Here are the stats:

  • 2 x AMD Opteron™ 265 1.8GHz (Dual Cores)
  • 2GB PC3200 Registered ECC RAM (8GB Capacity)
  • 2 x 160GB 7200 RPM SATAII Hard Drives

Overkill? Hardly. It's called capacity, brotha! I have a couple projects coming up that are going to need responsiveness, and between the procs and the SATAII drives, I now have plenty.

Now if ServerBeach would only get off their a$$ and deploy 64-bit Windows Server 2003 machines already, I'd be their happiest customer. Something tells me Longhorn will be out before that happens, though.

See you on the flipside!

UPDATE: We're back online, and holy smokes this thing is fast. I'm noticing a major improvement in the site's responsiveness, and I hope you are too. Lemme know if you're having any issues.



  • Colin Walker said:

    Man that's fast! It's the quickest I've seen it in a long time :)

    March 28, 2007 3:40 AM
  • JoeM said:

    Same here responds quick,  not a fan of AMD, but I will admit it is fast :)

    March 28, 2007 1:56 PM
  • Peacho said:

    Getting under a second here (and I tried several different tags).

    March 28, 2007 7:35 PM
  • Tomer Chachamu said:

    A RAID arrangement could speed up your reads.

    March 29, 2007 7:19 AM
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