We decided to proceed without having conferences ready because the disk on the system being replaced had become unreliable.
Although it has been extensively tested, this upgrade is a complex one, and other problems may appear. Further testing continues. If you encounter a problem, please send all of the details to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each machine is a new DELL PowerEdge(tm) 500SC server, running a 900 Mhz. Intel Celeron(tm) processor. The speed increase is probably about a factor of 50 over the old server, but most of this speed is not needed for the services we are currently providing. It does open the door to adding services in the future.
The new machines are each equipped with 128 Mb RAM and a 20 Gb EIDE hard disk that rotates at 7200 rpm. Replacing our aging disk was essential. So was getting more disk space. This accomplishes both and leaves over a great deal of room for future growth, as well as opening the possibility of adding new services that are more demanding of storage.
Along with the operating system, many of the software components that run services on HVCN have been upgraded, too. None of these upgrades should change the behavior of your websites, CGI, SSI, mailing list, or other services that you currently use on HVCN. Of course, if we managed to misconfigure something, it will cause problems. We have done everything possible to avoid this, but it is probably impossible to do this kind of live upgrade without some glitch appearing. If you experience a problem using HVCN after the upgrade, please send a detailed explanation of your problem to email@example.com.
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