We’ve been doing a lot of talking about some of the growing pains we have been having with our database server. And how we are going to deal with it. Well we will be moving Stack Overflow’s database to its own hardware this Friday (2011-03-11).
2011-03-11 9:00pm Eastern (2011-03-12 02:00 UTC)
To Make everything MORE AWESOME
2 new Dell R710′s
- 2x Intel Xeon Processor X5680 3.33 GHz
- 96GB of RAM
- 6 Intel X25-E SSD’s in a RAID 10
What will this mean?
First, we will be putting Stack Overflow into Read Only mode again for the maintenance – just like we did when we went down the Oregon trail. Once the migration is complete, Stack Overflow will be on its own DB pair, and can run free, and the rest of the Stack Exchange sites don’t have to contend with the Megalopolis for database time, making them MORE AWESOME as well.