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Re: [trinity-users] Repositories for TDE was Re: [trinity-users] Slávek's repository

From: "Timothy Pearson" <kb9vqf@...>
Date: Mon, 5 Oct 2015 15:12:12 -0500
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> On Mon October 5 2015 11:59:49 Slávek Banko wrote:
>> ...so the problem comes back to the unavailable of primary server during
>> the weekend and discussion about vps.
>
> VPSs come with a wide range or prices and a wide range of reliabilities
> and levels of security.
>
> I operate one of TDE's mirrors.  It needs a lot of disk space and a lot
> of bandwidth but it does not need exceptional uptime guarantees and I
> don't need to run background checks on the host's sysadmins.  So I use
> a reasonably inexpensive VPS for that.
>
> At the other end of the spectrum my business's main server is on a
> Linode with exceptional toolset, reliability, security, and price.
>
> Other services are similarly hosted on VPSs or real servers either in
> house or at various price points in major data centers.
>
> Without wishing to cast any aspersions on vpsfree.cz or anybody else,
> some of the functions currently hosted by Tim do need significant
> reliability and security.
>
> --Mike

I would like to add briefly that the main TDE servers themselves have an
uptime of over 99% including downtime for upgrades, etc.; what is
continually failing (and will require a physical move to correct) is the
connection between the Internet and those servers.  While I know many TDE
users are from Europe, and therefore are used to much higher levels of
service (and much higher penetration of decent service levels), the TDE
project is based in the United States.  Over here, high speed and high
reliability Internet service is simply unavailable in many locations.

Trust me when I say the poor service is impacting the profitable end of
the business co-located with the TDE servers, and as such the entire
datacenter is scheduled to be physically moved to a location with much
better service in the next 3 - 6 months.  As you can imagine, a move of
this scale takes time; it has been in the planning phase for over 6 months
now.

Thank you for your patience and understanding!

Tim
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