Server update: Goodbye and thanks for all the phish
I shutdown my old virtual server today after migrating all my data…. Sorry if you got a short availability issue while DNS was updating around the internet.
I updated this server to a more recent version of my favorite Linux flavor: Ubuntu. The old system was running on a Slice that was built many years ago and ran just fine on Ubuntu 6.06.2 LTS. It had a good run, but since I was destroying one of my other virtual machines, I figured it was time to migrate. Here’s how I did it.
1)Built a new slice at slicehost – my favorite virtual machine vendor. I installed the usual things like Apache2, php5, mysql, etc. Then I copied my Apache2 site configs over and added the missing modules to make them load properly. After that a large scp transfer copied my data and I performed a dump of my databases to flat text and imported them into my new improved MySQL server. My new slice ended up in a different data center on new hardware:
10 abovenet-peer.chcgil01.transitrail.net (22.214.171.124) 22.218 ms 22.107 ms 22.106 ms 11 xe-0-0-0.er1.ord7.us.above.net (126.96.36.199) 34.977 ms 27.394 ms 24.189 ms 12 188.8.131.52.allocated.above.net (184.108.40.206) 23.406 ms 23.524 ms 23.524 ms 13 core1-ed1-edge3.ord1.rackspace.net (220.127.116.11) 24.545 ms 24.808 ms 24.535 ms 14 18.104.22.168 (22.214.171.124) 24.642 ms 25.373 ms 24.576 ms 15 biobug.org (126.96.36.199) 24.138 ms 24.182 ms 23.993 ms
Looks like a Chicago data center (and behind a Juniper MX router at above.net) for the new system. My new VM is likely on a faster CPU and I upgraded the ram while I was at it. The price of the new data center was a new IP address, so I was forced to update DNS for my sites that I maintain here.