Hopefully no one was too inconvenienced by our downtime today. One of our hard drives failed while I was at a lunch meeting related to my real life job. So the moral of the story is we were down for 1 hour and 30 minutes. The new (I guess different is a better term) server that we got two weeks ago saved us from much longer downtime.
For those of you who are interested, TheOneRing runs on a HP NetServer 5/166 LS2. It has 192 MB of Ram, an AMI MegaRaid controller, 2 pentium 166 processors, and 6x4GB hard drives. It is currently running Debian Linux with a 2.2.10 kernel. Now for most of you, you are probably saying that computer isn’t all that. But with our speed versus some other sites you just have to wonder what they are running on 😉
If any computer hardware companies want to donate a nice server for us to run on we would gladly put their logo on the site somewhere 😉