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FinHeavenAJ
04-01-2006, 05:05 PM
Not too long ago we upgraded to a two server setup because we wanted to keep the site up and running. After watching how this setup has been doing, we are in need of yet another upgrade to keep FinHeaven around for the long term - especially the draft. Our goal this year to make sure that the site doesn't go down once due to too many people.

With that said, please excuse any downtime that you may experience this weekend as we're upgrading yet again. We are adding another server to our plan (that's three servers). For those keeping track, we're looking at three Dual Xeon 2.8 CPUs... each with two gigs of ram and two 73GB SCSI.

Later tonight (around 11pm) we will definitely go down for a brief period of time as we transfer our data to the new servers.

So, while this weekend may be a little rocky keep in mind that it's for the best... to improve your FinHeaven experience!

Sincerely,
Andrew Tatum
Founder/Webmaster

PS: I just want to thank Ken (aka 3P) and Walter (aka Mindwarp) for helping with this transition. These guys are server/linux pros and deserve much props for keeping FinHeaven on it's feet. Great job guys!

Nublar7
04-01-2006, 05:06 PM
Sounds good AJ. A little downtime is worth not having to go through a weekend like the one with the Brees/Culpepper visits.

CrunchTime
04-01-2006, 05:09 PM
There is not much going on AJ so this would be a good time to make another upgrade.

Its a small price to pay to avoid overloads on draft day.Good luck and let us know if there is anything we can do to help.

Props to our tech gurus 3P and Mindwarp.:up:

The Rev
04-01-2006, 05:11 PM
PS: I just want to thank Ken (aka 3P) and Walter (aka Mindwarp) for helping with this transition. These guys are server/linux pros and deserve much props for keeping FinHeaven on it's feet. Great job guys!

:clap:

AJ, thanks for always making improvements and making sure we fans have a place to go for the best information. :wink:

PHINATIC13
04-01-2006, 05:16 PM
AJ,thanks for all the work you and the staff do for this awesome site.

TotoreMexico
04-01-2006, 05:16 PM
Great news, all these improvements make Finheaven the best site!!!:D

rod557
04-01-2006, 05:23 PM
Thankz guys love the site. keep up the good work

In_Flames
04-01-2006, 05:39 PM
Sounds good AJ. A little downtime is worth not having to go through a weekend like the one with the Brees/Culpepper visits.

:yeahthat:....love the site guys, keep up the great work...

Spegg
04-01-2006, 05:41 PM
Sounds good. You guys are great.

Iceband
04-01-2006, 05:44 PM
Sounds good man looking forward to the improvements!!

HugeFinFan
04-01-2006, 06:02 PM
Thank you AJ, we truly all appreciate what you do for this site.

Fin Fan in Cali
04-01-2006, 06:12 PM
Being the rookie Mod, I can tell you that AJ, and the great staff here are always looking to make the site better.:wink:

TimeGap
04-01-2006, 06:23 PM
Thanks alot AJ

Jt0323
04-01-2006, 06:29 PM
Sounds good! 11pm is perfect for me because ill be watching the WWE Hall of Fame! so it will be over just in time for FinHeaven to go back up!

spiral
04-01-2006, 06:37 PM
I have no idea what you're talking about, but I know you work your a$$ off for all of us, so thank you!

This is definitely one of my most visited sites and you've done a fantastic job!

ILPhinFan88
04-01-2006, 06:39 PM
Sounds good, wait is this an April Fool's joke. :D

BigDogsHunt
04-01-2006, 06:59 PM
Everytime I tell people how much this site Rocks, you all go ahead and make it rock even better.....nice work, and much appreciated by the masses.

Thanks...:D

Roman529
04-01-2006, 07:05 PM
I notice sometimes it is impossible to get on this site...I get the "page won't open message," but usually things are back online quickly. Great job AJ and everyone who helps with the servers and technical stuff. :tongue:

PeytonsForehead
04-01-2006, 08:03 PM
Thanks for the heads up AJ. The extra servers are going to be a real boost to the site. A little down time will be worth it in the long run, especially when the team makes some serious noise next season in the playoffs. Keep up the good work you and your staff continue to do to make this the best Dolphins fan site anywhere.

popularwar
04-01-2006, 08:04 PM
Thanks a lot, man. I couldn't imagine the draft without being able to run back and forth from the TV to the computer.

phin-fan34MDH
04-01-2006, 09:46 PM
You guys rock the party. This is by far the best Phins site around. Thanks for all the hard work.

R&RExpress
04-01-2006, 10:19 PM
its all good with us jus keep up the good work.

NCDolphan
04-01-2006, 11:41 PM
Props go out to all involved!!!

Muck
04-01-2006, 11:57 PM
I notice sometimes it is impossible to get on this site...I get the "page won't open message," but usually things are back online quickly. Great job AJ and everyone who helps with the servers and technical stuff. :tongue:

These types of errors should be drastically reduced.

THOMAS_54
04-02-2006, 01:35 AM
Thanks very much AJ, and too Mindwarp and 3P.

Jimmy James
04-02-2006, 01:55 AM
These types of errors should be drastically reduced.

Darn it, Muck, you realized your error.

calphin
04-02-2006, 10:33 AM
This site is the best!!!

Fin_dlayOhioFin
04-02-2006, 10:39 AM
Great job guys.....best Dolphins message board site on the web:
FinHeaven!

LarryFinFan
04-02-2006, 02:00 PM
No problem AJ...has to be done...

FinaciousOne
04-02-2006, 02:12 PM
It's funny. Even though I knew from your announcement that the site would be temporarily down, that didn't prevent the sick feeling of panic I got in my gut last night when came to the site and got the "Site Temporarily Down" page.

I guess it's kind of like if someone were to tell you that they are about to punch you and then when they do punch you it still hurts even though you were expecting it.

Hammerhead
04-02-2006, 02:31 PM
Thanks for this site and all its improvements! Esp. this time of year, this is about the only class method of keeping up with the fins.

No idea what I'd do without it.

dolphinfan2k5
04-02-2006, 03:33 PM
3 servers:hump:

screamer
04-02-2006, 04:22 PM
3 servers now. 4 after we win the SUPER BOWL this year! Thanks everyone who serves and helps out with this GREAT site!

Muck
04-02-2006, 04:47 PM
It's funny. Even though I knew from your announcement that the site would be temporarily down, that didn't prevent the sick feeling of panic I got in my gut last night when came to the site and got the "Site Temporarily Down" page.

I guess it's kind of like if someone were to tell you that they are about to punch you and then when they do punch you it still hurts even though you were expecting it.

Bobby Humphrey's girlfriend experienced the same thing after he threatened to kiss her.

MarinoForPres
04-02-2006, 07:20 PM
yeah thanks for the hard work guys at finheaven1 and do what u need to give us that great experience we look for!

Dolphins561
04-02-2006, 07:24 PM
And the site is getting a lot better as far as performance.

If you can, please help out and donate a few bucks to finheaven.com...

pyrodolphan
04-03-2006, 01:23 AM
Thanks alot guys!:dolphins:

Ohiophinphan
04-03-2006, 12:04 PM
My member number is in the 700's. When I joined, I remember thinking, "How many sites will I have to join to get complete, current information?" and "What a huge number, it could never hit a thousand could it?"

You folks have done an awesome job. Thank you very much!

fin-atic
04-03-2006, 03:35 PM
AJ, Muck, you guys are the best!

SamBoSqueezy
04-03-2006, 07:41 PM
http://dolphins.scout.com/

this website gives you a list of all the FA and all the players in the draft and their rateings

BSQX4
04-04-2006, 05:58 PM
Thanks A.J., you provide a first class website. I should know because I'm on every day. Thanks for all the Dolphin fun. What would we all do without Finheaven?

Phinfan31
04-04-2006, 11:10 PM
Your dedication to the Miami Dolphins, this website, and to your fellow phin-fans is un-matched AJ. You have built a great staff around you as well - You are the Nick Saban of Finheaven. Thanks to the whole staff who make this the greatest Dolphins website on the internet!!!

PassRush
04-08-2006, 01:11 AM
Thanks guys. Great job with the site and my VIP payment is practicly in the mail. This easily my favorite site on the web. With that said, please; that "site temporarily unavailable" page incites rage, what would happen if over night Donnie Jones got busted for coke, this place would go crazy without finheaven

Maynard the Hammer
04-08-2006, 01:17 AM
Thanks guys. Great job with the site and my VIP payment is practicly in the mail. This easily my favorite site on the web. With that said, please; that "site temporarily unavailable" page incites rage, what would happen if over night Donnie Jones got busted for coke, this place would go crazy without finheavenyeah, esp. after i hit refresh 5 times, lol. Nooooooo!!!

Dors156
04-12-2006, 08:00 PM
no problem thanks for this great site

peckerdunne
04-12-2006, 08:16 PM
Sounds good. Hope to be away from the computer over Easter anyway. Unless Ricky ruling comes in :-(

I'll take this opportunity to thank you all for the great work you do to keep us overseas up-to-date.

Your efforts are very much appreciated.