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Site Move Complete

Poster: Aron Schatz
Posted on March 2, 2009 at 1:46:19 PM
If you see this message, you have successfully reached the proper server for ASE Adnet. Data is currently being updated and there is no assumption of any reporting problem due to the site switch.
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Front End Switch Sunday March 1st, 2009

Poster: Aron Schatz
Posted on February 27, 2009 at 11:51:17 PM
ASE Adnet will be moving its front end to the primary Adnet server (dubbed, Server2) on Sunday. The front end portal will be offline for brief moments throughout the day and the data may not be current. The switch will NOT cause any disruption in the live ads. Revenue reports will be normal. Tracking reports may be slightly off on Sunday due to the switchover.

A notice will be posted at the start of the switch and the end. This is the first change to provide enhanced service to the publishers of ASE Adnet.

EDIT: This build up to the move took longer than expected, it will happen tomorrow (March 2nd). Sorry about the confusion.
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Server2 Tonight

Poster: Aron Schatz
Posted on August 27, 2008 at 12:21:48 PM
Server2 is fully ready to serve content for Adnet's backend. This is a notice for everyone that your pages will now be served by two servers instead of one. If you notice outgoing links such as content1.ase.cc or content2.ase.cc, that is normal. The goal is to stick to the same server that served the page.

content1.ase.cc is Server1
content2.ase.cc is Server2 (If you couldn't figure it out ;))

content.ase.cc is a load balanced address now that will point to either of them at any time. There should be no outages at all. In fact, uptime should be nearly perfect from now on.

Edit: DNS changes are now updated which mean Server2 will be serving pages very soon to everyone!
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Name Server Switch Tonight

Poster: Aron Schatz
Posted on August 26, 2008 at 10:31:45 PM
This change should be non eventful, but if you experience any outages, please contact me. If you are worried about DNS being an issue (we're only changing nameservers, not IPs), you can change the domain "ase.cc" to "aseadnet.com" so content.ase.cc will be content.aseadnet.com .

This change is happening overnight to ease the transition. My apologies from not posting this sooner. It had to be done before bringing Server2 online due to the increase load of DNS.
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Server2 Going Active This Week

Poster: Aron Schatz
Posted on August 25, 2008 at 5:03:04 PM
With the vacation weekend approaching (at least for the USA crowd), Server2 will be fully functional by the end of the week and serving ads across all the sites. The code on Server2 is more updated than the first and current server, but once the rollout is completed, everything will be in parity. The primary server will be updated tonight with brand new code that has been running on Server2 for over a week. Final testing of Server2 will be done tomorrow including how it handles random reboots (that I force) and such.

I will do a full article on how the backend of ASE Adnet actually works. I found it interesting to plan and you might as well. Most people won't be in the same situation as ASE Adnet (needed redundancy), but you never know.

Edit: The code on both servers are in sync and Server2 is handling my final tests fine. Perhaps Server2 will be pushed into production by tomorrow night if everything goes smoothly.
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Server2 Testing This Week

Poster: Aron Schatz
Posted on August 19, 2008 at 3:56:44 PM
The Adnet server (dubbed: Server2) is online and currently serving ads for ASE Labs. I don't recommend anyone actually try the new server out until I make sure it is completely stable. By next week, people can start using the new server if they wish. This is why I won't give out how to jump on the new server just yet... even though it is pretty easy to figure out by going to ASE Labs and looking at the javascript on the page...

Even so, the new server is up and the front end of ASE Adnet is hooked into it so everything works. I'm pretty happy at the progress. The new server brings a change for DNS. It will now be hosted elsewhere (IE: it will be hosted by ThePlanet directly) to ease the burden of DNS queries off of Adnet's own servers. This is the other part that I'm testing. Load balancing seems to work using DNS and even is handling failovers (which I didn't think it would do, but testing shows otherwise).

I would estimate that the new server should be fully operational and working for ASE Adnet by the end of the month. There will be a code update to fix some minor issues that have been nagging as well (such as adding a random amount of time to data expiration instead of a specific amount to stagger when queries need to be redone). Changes are in store and ASE Adnet's growth looks good. Thanks for being a publisher!

Edit: There are some weird things happening with the reporting for views, but the clicks are working fine.. Go figure! This is only with Server2, no need to be alarmed.
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