Automated Server Maintenance

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  1. CyberKiller

    CyberKiller Nyooks!

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    Just a little service announcement here:
    I have set up the server to do automated maintenance at 6am UK time every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday to do backups, updates ect.
    During these times the some services* may be unavailable whilst the server does it's thing and the server may automatically reboot.
    I have done this as I no longer have a good off-peak time available to myself to do all the maintenance manually.

    As a note to other server administrators please do not try and start things back up during a backup as this will affect backup data integrity; the backup script will re-launch things automatically when it is done.

    *Such as: This forum, epic forum, epic emp main, epic TS3 and some other things too.
     
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  2. flasche

    flasche Member Staff Member Moderator

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    "the server" being what server? does it concern the forums, epic or both?
     
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  3. CyberKiller

    CyberKiller Nyooks!

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    Well basically anything hosted on this box, so the forums Empire server, Epic TS3, ect
    I edited the post to make it clearer anyway.
     
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  4. flasche

    flasche Member Staff Member Moderator

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    thanks

    (one should assume i know that after all this years, but i dont)
     
  5. ImSpartacus

    ImSpartacus nerf spec plz

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    Does that main epic server will update itself on those days?
     
  6. CyberKiller

    CyberKiller Nyooks!

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    I assume you mean the empires server, I could set it to do that but it would still make sense for someone to update it manually when an update to empires is released.
    But basically atm the server maintenance goes like this:
    Tuesdays: nothing yet, but maybe do automated clean up and game server updates.
    Wednesdays: do backups every month.
    Thursdays: install windows updates.
     
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  7. ImSpartacus

    ImSpartacus nerf spec plz

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    I agree, I was just wondering.
     
  8. Trainzack

    Trainzack Member

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    6 am what timezone?
     
  9. CyberKiller

    CyberKiller Nyooks!

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    UK Time
     
  10. Sgt.Security

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    Server maintenance, you mean game maintenance?
     
  11. Trickster

    Trickster Retired Developer

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    Pretty much everything Empires development related excluding the tester SVN is hosted on the EPIC box. There's a reason the box costs a fucking fortune, not to mention the amount of hours Cyberkiller puts in each month to maintain it.
     

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