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Downtime and System Upgrade

Sorry for the downtime. My webserver had a failing hard-drive and I figured that while I was replacing the hard-drive, I would upgrade the entire machine as well. The box was a Pentium 4 1.4Ghz with 512MB of RAM that I hadn’t upgraded since I first built it in 2002. Now it’s been upgraded to a Pentium 4 2.4Ghz (hyper-threaded) with 1GB of RAM. Building from source will be a lot faster now! The whole upgrade process took a while because I was also in the process of upgrading another one of my machines and that took for EVER (some issues with shorting). Finally I had to install FreeBSD (version 8.0) on the new hard-drive as well as Apache, PHP, MySQL, WordPress etc. After I have everything set up, I’m going to make sure that I image the hard-drive so that I can restore it from backup easily.

Upgraded to FreeBSD 5.2.1-RELEASE

I upgraded my server OS to FreeBSD 5.2.1-RELEASE. It was painles… ok I won’t lie… it was mostly painless. With me, nothing ever goes according to plan.

Anywaym things look good for now. Hopefully this will get rid of those annoying kernel panics when I transfer large files. I hear that issue was fixed in 5.1. Since I was running 5.0-RELEASE, obviously I had the issue. I hope everything works now.

FreeBSD is really amazing.

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