Server Migrations – update

Just a quick follow up post – the server migrations has been completed successfully. Unfortunately it took three times longer than we expected, but we haven’t lost anyone’s images!

This was our 5th server move in the history of the website and brings some interesting possibilities for us. We’re not going to reveal anything yet, but watch this space :)

Onwards and upwards!

Server Migrations

Due to almost reaching our limits in terms of disk space, we are currently in the middle of migrating all of your images to a new content server. The new box has three times the space our current one does, and also costs half the amount in rent!

As cubeupload is used 24/7, it’s very difficult to seamlessly transfer everything. We’ve been running image migrations for a few days now but still have to play catch-up every day for all the new stuff being uploaded.

On Monday (16th December) at around 19:00 GMT, we will be switching our DNS records to the new server and disabling the site on the old server. This is to make sure people aren’t uploading images to two servers at once. Image services (links starting with i.cubeupload.com and u.cubeupload.com) will be moved at the same time, but we will continue to run content migrations for a few hours just in case any images are left behind.

By the end of all this, we will have a lot more room for all your lovely content :)

Network upgrades

Just a quick “heads up” – one of our image cache servers will be offline due to a network switch upgrade at the datacentre. This will be from 16th September @ 22:00 UTC until 04:00 UTC the following day.

We will be directing all the traffic served by that cache server to elsewhere, so we don’t expect any downtime to our image service. However, we wanted to make you aware in case some technician spills their coffee on the new kit!

 

 

Why iOS 7 might not have shown its full hand, yet.

People who are really serious about software should make their own hardware.

With Ive leading both Hardware and Software, and with the well-known Apple tendency to design products at intersections, of Tech and Lib. Arts, as well as the intersection of Hardware and Software, I propose that we have only seen a fraction of the full iOS future.

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