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blogdowntown's Short Move (Updates)

By Eric Richardson
Published: Friday, June 26, 2009, at 01:47AM
New Server Eric Richardson [Flickr]

The new blogdowntown server in its rack at 600 W. 7th.

blogdowntown took a short move Thursday evening, traveling from the Historic Core to the Financial District and its new home at 600 W. 7th street.

In a perfect world, you wouldn't even know anything had changed were it not for this post. The world is never quite perfect, though, so I've spent the last few hours chasing down a few oddities that sprung up when the code was fired up on the new server.

Since its inception in January of 2005, blogdowntown has actually been hosted out of my apartment. Most of the time that has worked out fine, but it has always been a less than optimal situation. While you may not notice this change on your end, you can trust that I'm glad it has taken place.

Update (Friday, 4:30pm): A serious issue popped up this morning that was making logged in use of the site impossible. I've been working on debugging, but having a hard time of it since nothing was supposed to have changed in the environment. I'm hoping this can be cleaned up shortly.

For those interested in this sort of thing, my current theory is that a corrupt load-balancer was sporadically not forwarding cookies to the Rails application, leading to new sessions getting generated. I've recompiled and am very cautiously optimistic.

5pm: I'm willing to say that the load-balancer switch-out did it. Consider life back to normal.


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