On 21st October we will be moving Geekzone to a new server and expect small periods of downtime throughout the morning, while we move the database across to the new machine and swap IP addresses.
Geekzone currently runs on an Intel Xeon "Nocona" dual-core 3GHz box with 3GB RAM and two 70GB SCSI discs. The application runs on native Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition and Microsoft SQL Server 2008.
The new server is a HP DL360 Intel 5400 quad-core 3GHz box with 10GB RAM, four 146GB HDD and ILO2 for remote lights out management. We are migrating Geekzone to a virtual machine based on Microsoft Hyper-V. We will continue to run Geekzone with Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition and Microsoft SQL Server 2008 but as a virtual environment.
The current server will be used for database mirroring and for development of new features for the site.
Thanks to HP New Zealand and Microsoft New Zealand for their support - we couldn't do this upgrade without their help.
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