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Important notices and news about the server hosting all services.

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Global E-mail rejection rule

, 10:45

Server messagesDue to the increasing amount of spam I introduced a new global E-mail rejection rule from *@????.vip. If you are a legitimate sender and happen to use a domain like this please be aware that your e-mails will not reach the recipient! As a workaround you can switch to a different, more trusted provider.

Internet outage today and ISP switch in June

, 16:59

Server messagesThere was a long Internet outage today due to device failures at the ISP. The problem seems to be fixed now, all services should be back to normal. Unfortunately I am forced to change service providers, which will most probably cause issues.

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ESXi disk I/O benchmark and improvements

, 11:44

ESXi.pngSince the SSD arrived I had concerns about the disk throughput, performance was just not right. Copying a virtual disk image took a hilarious amount of time due to the ~80kB/sec transfer speed. I spent yesterday night with benchmarking, and the results are already better, but still not perfect.

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Small server outage for performance improvement

, 19:42

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Today I had to take the server offline to test a salvaged P400 RAID controller. Although the components were not in use for a really long time, a low battery charge seems to be the only issue so far. A SFF8484 to SATA cable is on the way to be able to harvest the advantages, which includes improved data transfer speeds (lower page load times) and complete data redundancy.

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Random outages

, 21:31

Server messagesRandom outages of all services were happening in the past two days. The reason behind is a failing UPS which has been temporarily bypassed until the issue has been resolved. Please keep in mind that until the faulty device has been replaced, even a short power outage will cause the system to reboot, resulting complete unavailability for a couple of minutes.
Thank you for your understanding, sorry for the inconvenience caused!

Scheduled power outage

, 16:38

server.jpgDue to renovations of the electric system, there will be a scheduled power outage from 2016.03.25 08:00 until 16:00 CET. During this period all devices will be turned off, which means the server and the website will be unreachable.
I am sorry about the inconvenience, thank you for your understanding!

Server outage

, 23:15

server.jpgDuring the upcoming weekend I am planning to move the server hosting my services to a different location, which will result inevitable outages. However I am glad to announce that the useable bandwidth will be increased by 100% and due to the completely different infrastructure I am expecting the availability to be increased as well.
Please be patient, everything should be back to normal until Monday, 15th of February.

Welcome

, 20:49

Hello, stranger. Please come in and make yourself at home! I am glad to announce that Ӕ Central is back and soon valuable content will be loaded as my time allows :)

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