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Server Downtime: July 22, 2024 -updated date-
Kendrick
#1 Posted : Wednesday, July 03, 2024 5:49:58 PM(UTC)


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We will be experiencing some major downtime on July 22nd, 2024. Starting at 11 am PST we will start server migration to a new datacenter. All world servers will be down for at least 5 hours while we move everything over to our new servers.

This date is pending upon other works that will be carried out over the next few days.
If the migration takes longer than expected, we will keep everyone updated on our discord, as well as on the forums.

After the migration is over some services might not complete on the migration day. These will be brought back up over the next few days after. There is a lot of data migration that needs to happen and it’s impossible for us to complete this on a single day.

What are we improving?
Server stability
Website infrastructure changes
Update to network speeds
Better and more stable connections
Retirement of old server blades
New software to run our systems
Upgrades to the gameservers
Updated database software
Reduction of network complexity by optimizing pipelines
Faster clothing searches
Faster loading of clothing

There are some features that might not function properly after this move. We have done our best to test and ensure all of our features keep working post server migration. However, until we make the switch, some features might be disabled until they are also moved. The goal is to move as many critical infrastructures during the day and less critical the following days/weeks. If a feature isn’t working as intended please allow us some time to get these working again.
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#2 Posted : Wednesday, July 03, 2024 7:14:14 PM(UTC)

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Thanks for the update I am looking forward to seeing the new changes
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Peaches_TPF
#3 Posted : Wednesday, July 03, 2024 8:43:51 PM(UTC)

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Ty for the input.

I am just curious why not just copy everything to the new servers and still run on the old ones. Later (actually very soon after the copy is done) do an incremental update the same way as backup programs do. While still running on the old servers. There won't probably be a lot of stuff to update as the number of active users is down. If there is a lot of changes do another incremental copy while still running on the old servers. Keep doing this until the size if the incremental data copied is the same as the last time or small enough to not matter, Then stop doing incremental updates and shut down the old servers to users and do the final incremental copy. Then switch to the new servers as they are 100% in sync.

Using this technique it seems the availability of the programs to users should be impacted the least and all the features should work right off.

Please correct me if this is incorrect.

Thanks
Peaches
Cassey
#4 Posted : Wednesday, July 03, 2024 10:50:56 PM(UTC)

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Hi Peaches!

I am not Utherverse (UV) anyone, but I will say that it looks like they are doing a major server and/or network transition that we have no idea what the details of are. I personally do not need all the details because it would likely be boring, and I would lose interest stopping reading if Ken went in to all the details.

Not in UV, but I have seen small company’s backups of just 18 TB take 3 days to restore to the same server from a backup tape system. I’m thinking what UV is doing is more than a small data restore considering what Ken posted, or they just left out details that make me sleepy.

I do appreciate that we were told this was going to happen though.

Thank you UV.

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#5 Posted : Wednesday, July 03, 2024 10:57:10 PM(UTC)


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Thanks for the update. The main thing is that things and houses do not disappearGrin
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Mr_Twilight
#6 Posted : Thursday, July 04, 2024 3:56:04 AM(UTC)

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Thanks for the intel not that I know much about such things but will know the downtime
is not anything on my end or pulling my hair out trying everything under the sun to
get back.
DJ_Shadow_VfB
#7 Posted : Thursday, July 04, 2024 6:53:34 AM(UTC)

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i do hoe with this update on july 10th 2024 at 11 am pst does not make us lose our houses and clothing as i have put a lot money into rlc to get what i wanted
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DJ_REBELCOWGIRL on 7/5/2024(UTC)
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#8 Posted : Thursday, July 04, 2024 6:58:04 AM(UTC)

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Thank you very much for the update Smile
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#9 Posted : Thursday, July 04, 2024 8:31:24 AM(UTC)

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WHEN UTHERVERSE IS DOWN

Water your plants, if needed, replace the dead ones.

Walk your dog and if needed, clean up the mess it made.

See how grown up your kids are. Bet they even married now.

Go into town and notice a lot of business have change, including that burger stand is now indian food.

Dispose all the recycle stuff that you let build up in your home.

Buy fresh groceries, disposal all that rotten food.

Get your car if have one a tune up, it might be years it been done.

And don’t get freak out of dead leaves and fresh flowers in the air.

Empty your mail box and read all your mail.

Return that over due book back to the library.



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#10 Posted : Thursday, July 04, 2024 8:35:07 AM(UTC)


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I was hoping for a bigger update, it's been so many years since there was one, anyway best of luck.

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#11 Posted : Thursday, July 04, 2024 8:51:54 AM(UTC)

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Originally Posted by: Kendrick Go to Quoted Post
We will be experiencing some major downtime on July 10th, 2024. Starting at 11 am PST we will start server migration to a new datacenter. All world servers will be down for at least 5 hours while we move everything over to our new servers.

This date is pending upon other works that will be carried out over the next few days.
If the migration takes longer than expected, we will keep everyone updated on our discord, as well as on the forums.

After the migration is over some services might not complete on the migration day. These will be brought back up over the next few days after. There is a lot of data migration that needs to happen and it’s impossible for us to complete this on a single day.

What are we improving?
Server stability
Website infrastructure changes
Update to network speeds
Better and more stable connections
Retirement of old server blades
New software to run our systems
Upgrades to the gameservers
Updated database software
Reduction of network complexity by optimizing pipelines
Faster clothing searches
Faster loading of clothing

There are some features that might not function properly after this move. We have done our best to test and ensure all of our features keep working post server migration. However, until we make the switch, some features might be disabled until they are also moved. The goal is to move as many critical infrastructures during the day and less critical the following days/weeks. If a feature isn’t working as intended please allow us some time to get these working again.




Subject: Concerns About the Future of Utherverse

Hi everyone,

First of all, I would like to thank the developers for their hard work and support for the community. Utherverse was a fantastic game that brought me and many other players a lot of joy and fun.

However, I'm getting more and more worried about recent events, especially regarding the upcoming server migration. I used to be a member of a similar Hungarian gaming community, where we experienced a similar situation: the development of a new game and the migration of the server, which eventually led to the termination of the popular game, and I know that this happened not only in Hungary.

I understand that server migration is necessary for system stability and to improve the gaming experience. However, I'm concerned that this could have similar implications for the Utherverse, especially since we haven't had much information about the new game recently.

Therefore, I would like to ask some questions and some requests to the developers:

What is the status of the new game? We want to know more about the development progress of the new game and how it will affect the Utherverse. Will resources be reallocated to the new game or will the Utherverse continue to be the priority?

How do you ensure game continuity? After the server migration, what steps do you plan to take to ensure that the Utherverse community can continue to enjoy the game without interruption?

Community Feedback: It is important that community concerns are heard. Are you planning community forums or Q&A events where we can get answers to these questions?

I trust that the developers will take the community's concerns into account and provide reassuring answers. The future of the Utherverse is important to all of us, and we want to make sure we can continue to enjoy this amazing game.

Thanks for reading and I look forward to hearing from you!

Best regards,
Estrelyna_DSGN
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Stefan
#12 Posted : Thursday, July 04, 2024 9:47:43 AM(UTC)

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I am impressed the servers are still up and running and that you are still working with the company 😊

Good luck with the new servers and with the move of all data 😊👋🏻
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#13 Posted : Thursday, July 04, 2024 11:13:51 AM(UTC)

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First of all, thank you to the staff for letting us know about both the downtime event and the size and scale of it. Please keep us posted as you progress.

Secondly, as an IT person in real life who has done many good-sized server migrations in the past couple of decades, you have my unqualified support and patience as I know personally what this takes to do well.

People, this is a big change all at once. Any one of these changes on their own would be fairly significant (data center move, network changes, website updates, server upgrades, database upgrades) but doing it all at once is huge.
Sometimes doing a big-bang move like this is necessary, though, as piecemealing it can actually take more work and introduce more risk. Doing it in chunks means you have to keep reintegrating the old stuff with the new stuff as you progress through the project, and sometimes that actually breaks more things than just doing it all at once.

Migrating it all at once allows the admins to test the new environment in parallel while the old one is still running, then shut down the old and migrate the data to the new.
It also means downtime, as you can't have people keep accessing the old systems (which changes data) at the same time that the data is being moved to the new systems.

This is likely going to be a very positive move for this place, so please have patience and give them about a week to shake out all the issues.

Just my $.02.
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#14 Posted : Thursday, July 04, 2024 2:29:43 PM(UTC)


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UPDATE: New Downtime date has been pushed to the 17th! The thread title has been updated as well.
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#16 Posted : Thursday, July 04, 2024 11:59:17 PM(UTC)


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Originally Posted by: Kendrick Go to Quoted Post
UPDATE: New Downtime date has been pushed to the 17th! The thread title has been updated as well.

please update then also the banner and info because it shows still the 10th.
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#17 Posted : Friday, July 05, 2024 9:44:54 AM(UTC)

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would be nice if they already know what WILL NOT be able to move over and what will be taken its place instead so we can start to prep for it now and not have to wait to play hide and seek like the last time we had updates.
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CEO_XEON_STREAMS
#18 Posted : Friday, July 05, 2024 7:30:05 PM(UTC)

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Migrating servers to another data center will not cause any data loss Utherverser will do all their backups and there is no need to worry. ZEE -Ahn streams had to go through an Operating system upgrade with our data center from Centos 07 to AlmaLinux 8 (64bit) and it took maybe 2 hours of downtime and we had NO Major issues when we went back online. Utherverse will be as it was when they migrated to their NEW Data Center. ZEE Ahn streams will be standing by to log in lolApplause Applause Applause Applause Grin Grin
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#19 Posted : Friday, July 05, 2024 8:29:52 PM(UTC)

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@CEO_XEON_STREAMS

exactly

Peaches
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#20 Posted : Friday, July 05, 2024 8:47:31 PM(UTC)

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What? @CEO_XEON_STREAMS Are you taking this as an opportunity to advertise, so funny.

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