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Forum: Forum and Server Management 07 Jan 2010, 13:42
Replies: 833
Views: 211,241
Posted By alexi
It is a lot of money but in terms of happy...

It is a lot of money but in terms of happy customers it's one of the best investments we ever made. I also looked at it in terms of how much time we would have to spend producing a home grown sphinx...
Forum: Big Board Discussions 30 Mar 2008, 20:05
Replies: 59
Views: 17,881
Posted By alexi
I can see this. I can't believe the load...

I can see this. I can't believe the load difference since we switched to a SAN. I would think NAS would have the same functionality. It really seems to be all about the drives. I'm not about to try...
Forum: Big Board Discussions 18 Mar 2008, 03:20
Replies: 8
Views: 4,019
Posted By alexi
We are currently using a package called Deep...

We are currently using a package called Deep Metrix, it was aquired by Microsoft, but it still works. What it doesn't give us is board oriented statistics, most viewed threads etc.
Forum: Big Board Discussions 17 Mar 2008, 13:09
Replies: 8
Views: 4,019
Posted By alexi
Statistics packages that don't increase load

I would be interested in hearing what other big boards are using for statistics packages. Most of them seem to calculate on demand and cause a huge load spike.
Forum: Big Board Discussions 13 Feb 2008, 18:54
Replies: 24
Views: 3,849
Posted By alexi
We forbid name changes unless it's a safety...

We forbid name changes unless it's a safety issue! Too much to handle :)
Forum: Big Board Discussions 13 Feb 2008, 13:11
Replies: 43
Views: 6,727
Posted By alexi
I have been wondering if there isn't an...

I have been wondering if there isn't an opportunity for someone here. If VB doesn't want to take the time to come up with an Enterprise version I wonder if they would consider a licensing agreement...
Forum: Big Board Discussions 11 Feb 2008, 12:16
Replies: 24
Views: 3,849
Posted By alexi
9.3 Gig

9.3 Gig
Forum: Big Board Discussions 11 Feb 2008, 06:16
Replies: 24
Views: 3,849
Posted By alexi
My database server was disk bound, it had 4 15k...

My database server was disk bound, it had 4 15k SAS drives in a RAID 10. I was going to install 2 drives mirrored for the operating system and then 6 drives in a Raid 10.
My host offered a 128 Gig...
Forum: Big Board Discussions 10 Feb 2008, 03:45
Replies: 24
Views: 3,849
Posted By alexi
We are 33 at Big-boards and running on 3 servers....

We are 33 at Big-boards and running on 3 servers. I could shut down one of the web servers and it would run fine, I'm thinking about retasking it. The DB server is hooked up to a piece of an EMC SAN...
Forum: Big Board Discussions 04 Feb 2008, 17:24
Replies: 2
Views: 1,811
Posted By alexi
That's good to know

That's good to know
Forum: Big Board Discussions 04 Feb 2008, 05:38
Replies: 2
Views: 1,811
Posted By alexi
Intel ICC compiled MySql

I have found a few articles now claiming it is faster. Has anyone tried this with VB?
Forum: Big Board Discussions 19 Jan 2008, 18:48
Replies: 0
Views: 1,380
Posted By alexi
Mysql Enterprise 30 day trial

Has anyone else tried the mysql enterprise 30 day trial? I have been trying out the Enterprise Administrator and it's amazing. I adjusted a few settings it recomended and got a noticable performance...
Forum: Big Board Discussions 03 Jan 2008, 13:40
Replies: 5
Views: 1,932
Posted By alexi
That's kind of what I was thinking Marco. The...

That's kind of what I was thinking Marco. The front end is just 2 webservers with a hardware load balancer, nothing special but it's the only recent change I can think of. Are there any specific...
Forum: Big Board Discussions 02 Jan 2008, 21:14
Replies: 43
Views: 6,727
Posted By alexi
I think the logic is pretty clear. At $125.00 a...

I think the logic is pretty clear. At $125.00 a copy they need to sell volume in order to make money. There are not enough big boards to even come close to paying the bills, but new features help...
Forum: Big Board Discussions 02 Jan 2008, 19:12
Replies: 5
Views: 1,932
Posted By alexi
Double posting with load balancers

We just recently switched to load balanced web servers and all of a sudden I am seeing a bunch of double posts. I wondered if anyone has seen anything like that before?
Forum: vB3 General Discussions 24 Dec 2007, 07:27
Replies: 2
Views: 646
Posted By alexi
I was just noticing today that we have over a...

I was just noticing today that we have over a million PM's stored!
Forum: Big Board Discussions 29 Nov 2007, 03:58
Replies: 1
Views: 1,603
Posted By alexi
Mysql Replication

Is anyone using mysql replication and the built in VB settings for that? Any tricks or tips? Problems?
Forum: Big Board Discussions 04 Oct 2007, 20:03
Replies: 23
Views: 8,129
Posted By alexi
You may need another switch to tie the servers...

You may need another switch to tie the servers together to go out to the internet for management depending on how many ports your host gives you. The load balancer may also be able to do this...
Forum: vBulletin 3.8 Add-ons 01 Oct 2007, 02:47
Replies: 490
Moderators Functions One-touch Spam Ban and Cleanup
Views: 156,334
Posted By alexi
I've installed this hack and it would be...

I've installed this hack and it would be wonderful to get it working.
When I use it, it deletes posts and threads properly but does not ban the user or the IP address, it just grinds away untill...
Forum: Big Board Discussions 02 Jun 2007, 15:20
Replies: 23
Views: 8,129
Posted By alexi
Google MRTG, it's free

Google MRTG, it's free
Forum: Big Board Discussions 31 May 2007, 23:24
Replies: 23
Views: 8,129
Posted By alexi
That would work but I'm not sure I would do it...

That would work but I'm not sure I would do it that way. The DB server would have to have 2 ip addresses that would make configuring things a lot tougher.
What I would do is put in a gigabit switch...
Forum: vBulletin 3.6 Add-ons 19 Apr 2007, 16:19
Replies: 598
Administrative and Maintenance Tools Multiple account login detector (AE Detector)
Views: 224,240
Posted By alexi
Working GREAT! I love this I have clicked...

Working GREAT! I love this
I have clicked install
One suggestion for future improvement- would it be possible to have all the usernames listed in the title of the thread? It would make it much...
Forum: Big Board Discussions 21 Mar 2007, 03:50
Replies: 8
Views: 3,025
Posted By alexi
Erwin, could you go into a little more detail on...

Erwin, could you go into a little more detail on how you did this? Or better yet make a hack? :)
Forum: ibProArcade Archive 26 Jan 2007, 11:46
Replies: 47
Views: 6,745
Posted By alexi
After the upgrade to 2.5.9 I tried some different...

After the upgrade to 2.5.9 I tried some different games. It turns out that most of them work. The 2 that don't are pacman and asteroids. This is on a strictly default install, with the default games...
Forum: ibProArcade Archive 26 Jan 2007, 04:44
Replies: 47
Views: 6,745
Posted By alexi
I saw 2.5.9 was up and i was so hopeful this was...

I saw 2.5.9 was up and i was so hopeful this was fixed... no such luck
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