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Giant Bomb Is Moving Servers Thursday Morning

You may experience some oddness on the site early on Thursday. Apologies for any disruptions.

It's moving day for this little guy.

Giant Bomb and Comic Vine will be in read-only mode from 7 AM until approximately 9 AM Pacific Time on Thursday while we move our servers to a new colocation facility. During this time, posts to the forums, wiki edits, personal messages, and other site changes may not be copied to our new servers, so you may not wish to make any major changes during this time, and you may see some weirdness such as disappearing forum posts if you do attempt to write anything to the site. However, you can still read all available posts and content. After 9 AM, you should be pointed at the new location, but if you continue to see a red bar across the top of the site, you may need to refresh your DNS. You can find some instructions on how to do that here, although the specific techniques will vary based on your operating system.

Apologies for the disruption. In the long run we hope that this move will improve site stability and reduce downtime.

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Edited by Deltan

So long AWS? Nice.

Posted by Crunchman

I experience oddness everyday on this site.

Posted by TruthTellah

Oddness = Giant Bomb.

But thanks for the heads up!

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Edited by iAmJohn
@deltan said:

So long AWS? Nice.

But think about all the good times AWS gave us. Like that week where all their servers broke and Giant Bomb and all the other Whiskey sites went down.

Well okay, the live content they did was pretty awesome, but still.

Posted by Milkman

you're a server

Edited by mlarrabee

We trust you to deliver our groceries, Amazon, just not our websites.

Posted by endoworks

Thanks for the heads up! Good luck! I know server moves rarely go as planned.

Posted by MooseyMcMan

Does that mean we can post really dumb stuff that will then disappear forever?! Rad!

Uh, I mean, so long as it doesn't break forum rules?

Edited by Ghost_Cat

SNIIIIIDERRRRRRR!!!!

Edited by mrpibb

@mooseymcman: we won't have the wild wild west as the data will be copied over, so don't do dumb stuff. It'll be in the new colo.

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Edited by csl316

Server? I hardly even know her!

What am I doing.

Posted by MooseyMcMan

@mrpibb: I was joking. Mostly just trying to get a rise out of one of the mods.

Posted by mrpibb

@mooseymcman: all good, just want to make sure nobody gets banned needlessly :)

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Edited by UberExplodey

Edited by Grimluck343

Does that mean we can post really dumb stuff that will then disappear forever?! Rad!

Uh, I mean, so long as it doesn't break forum rules?

Remember the beta version of the site? So rad.

Posted by Video_Game_King

Right when I post all my content, huh? Damn. Guess everything's going up early.

Posted by Hailinel

@csl316 said:

Server? I hardly even know her!

What am I doing.

Practicing for Vaudeville?

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Posted by MooseyMcMan

@mooseymcman said:

Does that mean we can post really dumb stuff that will then disappear forever?! Rad!

Uh, I mean, so long as it doesn't break forum rules?

Remember the beta version of the site? So rad.

That's Precisely what I was referencing.

Posted by Giganteus

Burn in shit, AWS.

Posted by graf1k

@hailinel said:

@csl316 said:

Server? I hardly even know her!

What am I doing.

Practicing for Vaudeville?

Posted by csl316

@graf1k said:

@hailinel said:

@csl316 said:

Server? I hardly even know her!

What am I doing.

Practicing for Vaudeville?

Whatever I did, I'm glad it resulted in this being posted.

Posted by RonGalaxy

@csl316 said:

Server? I hardly even know her!

What am I doing.

gods work

Posted by Fobwashed

Someone better tell @marino , I hear he's got like hundreds of pictures to upload. Also, I hope pictures load a bit faster after this move =]

Posted by Killroycantkill

That picture makes it all worth it.

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Posted by DiscountLlama

Oddness on this website? Why I never.

Edited by EarlessShrimp

@grimluck343 said:

@mooseymcman said:

Does that mean we can post really dumb stuff that will then disappear forever?! Rad!

Uh, I mean, so long as it doesn't break forum rules?

Remember the beta version of the site? So rad.

That's Precisely what I was referencing.

We don't need anyone getting needlessly banned. Who else will protect us from the plights of Maine?

Edited by weegieanawrench

Sounds good, but I'll be at work unfortunately, so I'll miss any shenanigans that result from the migration.

Posted by kerse

You mean I might have to actually study instead of slacking off and watching GB videos tomorrow?

Posted by Gangway

Hamster

Edited by MeAuntieNora

The minute I first saw you on that piano eating popcorn, I knew you were no ordinary hamster.

Posted by Example1013

I hope no one ends up like hizang in this dystopia.

actually there's a few users who i wouldn't mind ending up like hizang

Edited by MrCHUP0N

IS THIS PROFESSIONAL MESSAGE TO COMPENSATE FOR UNPROFESSIONAL FRIDAYS

Posted by Lego_My_Eggo

Posted by RetroVirus

I will be taking an exam during this time, so at the very least I won't be here to mess anything up.

Posted by ripelivejam

hamsters are vile devil creatures. rats 4 lyfe.

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Posted by Rotnac

TWO HOURS without distractions from life and priorities and stuff!? NOOOOOO!!!!

Farewell for now and good luck moving, Giant Robot.

Posted by Stimpack

Very cool news.

Posted by Slag

whoah bustin' out the ole @staff user account.

Haven't seen that one in years!

Edited by GaspoweR

@grimluck343 said:

@mooseymcman said:

Does that mean we can post really dumb stuff that will then disappear forever?! Rad!

Uh, I mean, so long as it doesn't break forum rules?

Remember the beta version of the site? So rad.

That's Precisely what I was referencing.

Oh I remember it fondly

Edited by Brendan

I want to headrub that hamster with one finger so bad! Adorable!!

Edited by Cerberus3Dog

I always wondered if hamsters are like crazy coordinated. I would think their legs would fall through the gaps in the hamster wheel. BUT I'VE NEVER SEEN THAT HAPPEN.

Posted by sub_o

@csl316 said:

Server? I hardly even know her!

What am I doing.

That means Einhander would be out of question.

Posted by LiquidPrince

I wonder if and how long the site will be fucked for a period of time.

Posted by RetroVirus

@gaspower said:

@mooseymcman said:

@grimluck343 said:

@mooseymcman said:

Does that mean we can post really dumb stuff that will then disappear forever?! Rad!

Uh, I mean, so long as it doesn't break forum rules?

Remember the beta version of the site? So rad.

That's Precisely what I was referencing.

Oh I remember it fondly

Goddamn I really missed the beta site. Those were the best of times.

Posted by happypup70
Posted by horseman6

@iamjohn said:
@deltan said:

So long AWS? Nice.

But think about all the good times AWS gave us. Like that week where all their servers broke and Giant Bomb and all the other Whiskey sites went down.

Well okay, the live content they did was pretty awesome, but still.

AWS is a fantastic service and is up 99% of the time. That means yes, a few days a year, services could be down, but in my experience it's down maybe once every couple years and if you have DR properly set up, clients shouldn't see much downtime at all. Even moving to a new service or new server locations at AWS won't change as much as people think. I've seen very reliable local data centers go down as much or more so due to issues with local IP's, generators, crazy power outages, etc.

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Posted by whitegreyblack

Godspeed, GiantBomb.

Posted by AriesDog

Just curious, going to Azure or something else?

Posted by Sanj

Daaave, site's down.

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