Migration to the new clustered, server farm solution

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To handle increasing load on the service and prepare for further growth, we have been working diligently for the past several months on building out a clustered, server farm solution. It took longer than expected because our server consultants kept disappearing but we finally got things to a point where testing suggests we can safely migrate the service.

So, on Monday, October 19th at 9:30am ET, we will begin the migration. There will be about 30 minutes of unavoidable downtime as we migrate the database.

We will test everything once again, after the system is migrated. Then, we will monitor throughput, performance, and watch for errors for the rest of the day.

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The datacenter system glitched and has still not been resolved, so we are postponing the migration until tomorrow, 9:30am ET.

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We still could not migrate yesterday because the datacenter system malfunctioned (we found a major "bug" in their system) and it delayed us all day again.

They finally gave us a workaround late last night and we got all the additional servers in the server farm online and ready for the migration.

Now, however, we have run into a configuration issue with the server farm --even though we thoroughly tested this previously. There may be some new issue and our server consultant is investigating.

The migration is on-hold until we are confident that all of these random issues are resolved.

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The server consultant disappeared again, so we were delayed for an unknown period of time. He has now resurfaced. He says that he will be ready to perform the migration in 2 hours from now or 11/22/2015, at 4:00pm ET. That is what we are currently planning on.

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Naturally, the server consultant disappeared again for 7 hours, with no excuse. People are just so unreliable these days. We are now planning on migrating at 8am ET, tomorrow 10/23/2015.

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The migration appears to have gone well. Initial testing completed and service appears to be functioning properly. Also, the website portal is working properly so far.

Will continue to monitor and will perform in-depth testing (including performance testing).

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