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Planned Outage Tonight

August 19th, 2011

Hello everyone, it’s your friendly Ozblogistan Tyrant here.

I plan to migrate our servers to a different data centre tonight. There will be some disruption during the move, and it may take time for your DNS records to be updated.

We’re moving from the Fremont data centre, which has turned out to be about as reliable as a Ford Pinto, to the Dallas data centre (I look forward to your big-hats-and-oil jokes).

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  1. Chris Warren
    August 20th, 2011 at 15:16 | #1

    What is Fremont data centre? what is Dallas data centre?

  2. may
    August 20th, 2011 at 15:59 | #2

    waah it didn’t work.

  3. August 22nd, 2011 at 14:28 | #3


    The actual hardware we ran on was previously in a building in Fremont, California. The site has now moved to different hardware in a building in Dallas, Texas.

  4. Tim Macknay
    August 22nd, 2011 at 15:14 | #4

    Ozblogistan is hosted in the United States?!?

    Reminds me of the blurb on the bottom of my daughter’s PVC gumboots – “Aussie Boot Factory – made in China”. πŸ˜‰

  5. Fran Barlow
    August 22nd, 2011 at 15:28 | #5

    @Jacques Chester

    A book depository? Is the password to the server “Zapruder”? (Don’t answer that)


  6. Matt
    August 23rd, 2011 at 21:02 | #6


  7. TerjeP
    August 23rd, 2011 at 22:25 | #7

    So Texas is better than California?

  8. boconnor
    August 24th, 2011 at 08:43 | #8

    TerjeP @ 7

    Yes, they have minimum wage servers.

  9. August 28th, 2011 at 13:10 | #9

    Ozblogistan is hosted in the United States?!?

    Australian traffic is too expensive. About 10x as much per byte, last time I checked.



    So Texas is better than California?

    Linode’s Fremont data centre has failed 3 times this year. Its Dallas centre hasn’t. I held off moving because Dallas is about 50-80ms further away.

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