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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.
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 Jetpaction

Not sure if the issue is on my side but speed has been dramatic for me since the move, especially downloading videos take ages with speeds that max out around 250kb/sec. Not even enough to stream a video. I'm on a 50/4 Mbit connection in Europe, and trying to download the QLEX from Galak-Z in HD format but it's not going any faster than 250kb/sec and I had to resume the download a few times already because it times out.

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Posted By kmg90

Is now using the CBSi servers? Roundtrip times are definitely a bit faster. Does this impact video serving, or are you still using Akamai?

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Posted By wintermute

Thanks for the hard work keeping the site up. Your effort is appreciated.

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Edited By TruthTellah

*clicks some pages, loads a video, and uploads a gif*

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Posted By deactivated-58b79d22eb7ed

Thanks for the hard work keeping the site up. Your effort is appreciated.

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Posted By Excast

Yeah, definitely noticing a marked improvement in page load speeds. Nice job top men!

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Posted By alanm26v5

Site was crawling for me the last 2 or so days, much snappier today. So thanks for that.

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Edited By peritus

I experience oddness everyday on this site.

Thats what we subscribe for.

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Posted By mrpibb

we are actually still on VM's. Only the data stores are on real steel which should be faster and more responsive.

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Posted By vikingdeath1

I didn't think this would affect me, but then when I was walking out the door to head to class this morning I pressed play on the newest bombcast and... couldn't connect.

I don't download them since my phone has limited space, Thank god for my backup entertainment on the Giantbomb Video buddy!

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Posted By coribald

Moving down from AWS to a colo? Yikes...now you've gotta worry about things like "hardware". AWS has its (small) share of issues, but I'd put everything in my colo up there if it was up to me.

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Edited By mrpibb

and we're in our new colo!

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Posted By GaspoweR

I was hoping for some new releases image shenanigans during this period but I am disappointed.

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Posted By Pop

I want to be the guy this time, even if I'm not making any sense.

I liked it better on the old servers. That thing that those servers did aren't present on these ones.

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Posted By SupberUber

I experience oddness everyday on this site.

Boom!

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Edited By spdiscus

I like AWS. Are you folks switching to a CBS-owned colo?

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Edited By Evilsbane

Thank you Giant Robot, Goodnight!

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Posted By Snail

@slag said:

whoah bustin' out the ole @staff user account.

Haven't seen that one in years!

They use it on their Game of the Year articles every year, actually.

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Posted By Oobir

Thanks Giant Bomb Staff, IF that is your real name.

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Posted By squrler

Amazon? Amazon??? AMAZOOOOOOOOOON!!!!

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Edited By Winternet

All I could read was that Giant Bomb will be under seaserpent rules for 2 hours.

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Posted By Sanj

Daaave, site's down.

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Posted By AriesDog

Just curious, going to Azure or something else?

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Posted By whitegreyblack
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Godspeed, GiantBomb.

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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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@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

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

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Posted By LiquidPrince

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

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Posted By sub_o

@csl316 said:

Server? I hardly even know her!

What am I doing.

That means Einhander would be out of question.

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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.

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Edited By Brendan

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

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@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

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Posted By Slag

whoah bustin' out the ole @staff user account.

Haven't seen that one in years!

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Posted By Stimpack

Very cool news.

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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.

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Posted By ripelivejam

hamsters are vile devil creatures. rats 4 lyfe.

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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.

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Posted By Lego_My_Eggo
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Edited By MrCHUP0N

IS THIS PROFESSIONAL MESSAGE TO COMPENSATE FOR UNPROFESSIONAL FRIDAYS

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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

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Edited By MeAuntieNora

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

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Posted By Gangway

Hamster

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Posted By kerse

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

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Edited By weegieanawrench

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

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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?

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Posted By DiscountLlama

Oddness on this website? Why I never.

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Posted By Killroycantkill

That picture makes it all worth it.

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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 =]

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Posted By RonGalaxy

@csl316 said:

Server? I hardly even know her!

What am I doing.

gods work

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Posted By csl316

@graf1k said:

@hailinel said:

@csl316 said:

Server? I hardly even know her!

What am I doing.

Practicing for Vaudeville?

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

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