Brad Fitzpatrick (bradfitz) wrote in lj_dev,
Brad Fitzpatrick


We're now using the BIG-IP load balancer, instead of mod_backhand. The whole site seems much faster to me, and indeed... it is. We're doing 6.9 Mbps of traffic right now, compared to previous highs of around 5.5 - 6.0. We'd always flatline at 6 before.

With the new load balancer we can balance any sort of services... the finger server is now controlled by it, so should the machine that previous ran the finger server die, the load balancer will now handle that too, and deflect it to a different machine. Same with images, user pics, database connections, etc...

Now that Kenny isn't doing anything I'll work on getting a slave database connection up on it soon, then one on Marklar also. This'll happen after my finals, though... my last one being on the 8th. Kenny was running a replicated db, but then a MySQL bug stopped it replicating and it's way out of sync now, so I have to take another snapshot, since the partition I was having mysql on cartman write the binary update logs to filled up... stupid me. But stupid mysql for breaking in the first place. :-P

I can't wait for summer... I'm gonna be workin' on LJ stuff non-stop.

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