PollDaddy Server Maintenance (Thursday 4th October 2007)

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Lenny

diggbutton.jpgThe PollDaddy.com site will be inaccessible for a period of up to 4 hours starting at 11am GMT this Thursday 4th of October. Please accept our apologies for the short notice of this down time. In the past 2 months we have seen a big surge in traffic to the PollDaddy.com site and our current server can no longer handle the demand. We have decided to move forward the upgrading of our servers to this Thursday to avoid any more problems with the site.

Your polls will still remain active throughout the process but you will not be able to log into your account during this time. We expect that up to 20 minutes worth of votes will not be collected from your polls while moving to our new servers but unfortunately this is unavoidable. If you are planning to conduct any important polls over the next few days we would ask you to refrain from doing so until Friday morning.

So what are we doing?

Up to now we have been using the server below to power the PollDaddy.com website and it can no longer supply the capacity that we require.

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(Here are some PollDaddy engineers at work on our current server)

On Thursday we will be moving to 2 new Dell PowerEdge 840 servers with Quad Core 2.13 GHz processors and 4GB of Ram. This should increase our current capacity dramatically.

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(Here is the solution!)

Once again sorry for the short notice of this upgrade and any problems you may have encountered on the site recently. Thank you to all of our users who have stuck with us so far. We have some exciting new features coming soon that will further enhance our current product offering.

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Regards,
The PollDaddy Team.

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35 comments on “PollDaddy Server Maintenance (Thursday 4th October 2007)

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  2. [...] On Sunday the 5th October at 11am GMT all PollDaddy services will be unavailable for a period of 2 hours (probably less). We will be moving all of our services to a new array of servers in a new data center. This is necessary in order to provide for some of the great new features we will be adding soon. Over the past year we have seen the site grow from strength to strength. We have come a long way from the days when we were dependent of this type of technology. [...]
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  3. Nice work! thanks
    Jose
  4. Pimped up servers! Yippie yi Yaaaaay!
    Datagear
  5. Good!!!
    leaster
  6. Cute pics. ;D
    Soup
  7. When my site grows up, I want a server just like yours. I think my site host uses the same sort as your old one. Nice upgrade. thanks
    Craig
  8. hey!good luck!:D
    melapnt
  9. Good.
    Mmahdi
  10. NICE
    APPLE
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