OK we got thru the first of two upgrades this evening.
What we did this evening should go a long way towards eliminating the errors we were seeing, but it will be at the expense of speed. the forum should be noticeably slower (strictly speaking some things will be slower and some faster). this will last until the second phase of the upgrade is complete. At present that is scheduled for tomorrow night. So if we are running slow, it shouldn't be for long.
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i had to use task manager to get out of explorer just now.
just letting you know
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Got a Database error again a few hours ago,,,, Not complaining just letting you know
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That would have been when we took the db server down to upgrade the database.
Step 3 is going to be adding more memory to the box once we figure out how much of an improvement this latest change is.
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What OS you guys using for the DB? Is this a SQL DB? Is it clustered? What hardware is it on? Just asking out of curiosity. If you need any assistance let me know. Don't mind lending a helping hand.
Last couple weeks, in order:
The above is not the whole story. And not even whats pissing me off at the moment. Just hitting the high points.
- Upgrade to VB4 results in much heavier query traffic due to the nature of the beast
- I start beating on the db config to pump up the thruput buffers, caches etc. to handle the added load.
- Turns out VB also silently converted about five of the 385 tables to InnoDB type from myISAM. There's no mention of this in VB docs and I had to find out about it in a blog post bitching about same. All optimization done up to this point pretty much did bupkis for the InnoDB tables now running un-optimized in a bare config.
- InnoDB optimization commences and alleviates some of the issues. Memory requirements shoot thru the roof. Nature of the beast.
- The InnoDB conversion is a good thing since myISAM tables only support table-level locking and thanks to 1. above, we are pushed over a performance threshold and are running out of connections, which took some time to discover thanks to the joys of working with a hosted linux server where for much of the time I couldn't get at the error reporting (have I mentioned how much I hate linux?).
- We figure out the connection issue and deal with it. Part of the solution requires a much more comprehensive conversion to InnoDB.
- Conversion performed night before last. InnoDB tables are much more scalable regardless of load since they are ACID compliant etc. etc. Naturally they are also much slower. So performance yesterday sucked royally UNTIL
- Conversion to mySQL 5.5.21 from 5.0.xx. 5.5 really shows the investment Oracle has put into the platform and InnoDB tables are significantly faster. HOWEVER
- We need a bunch more RAM on the system to properly implement buffers and such for all the InnoDB tables. Thats next. Right now we are coasting on the native performance of the 5.5 version of mySQL, which is certainly an improvement over 5.0.
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We had a hitch in the giddyap overnight, with the forum going crazy last night until we wised up and just shut it off until I could be rousted out of bed to fix it. I've been posting this around so here goes again:
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