MySQL database moving to a new server
Just a quickie heads-up: I’ll be moving GeekISP’s MySQL database to a new host fairly soon. This migration will bring us up to a more recent version of MySQL, but we’re staying on the 5.0 series for now. The new box has a lot more RAM and a lot more CPU cores, so it should be a bit faster.
If you’d like to test out the new DB, just connect to db.geekisp.com on port *3307*. Through some proxy magic that will get you to the new host. Note that your data will be slightly stale until the cutover happens, and any changes made on the new server ahead of the cutover will be lost.
This migration should have minimal impact on websites, since we’re not changing the server version except for a few patchlevel updates. That said, email support if you experience any problems.
Note: The exact cutover date is TBH, but likely sometime on the weekend of January 28th.