Archive server maintenance

  • Fun fact: the reason why the archive is such a hassle to host, it that it's about 1,013,509 files big.

    On it's own, it's about 100GB big, but the main issue is the big amount of small files - a Linux server has an amount of files it can handle, and each file uses a "inode".

    Since a server can only have so many indoes, it means that cheaper hosts are often out since we have too many files - if a webhost promotes unlimited disk space, they often have a limit on inodes.

    Anyhows, this is just an insight I wanted to share while working on the server.

    Hi there! I'm the Guild Wars Legacy admin, feel free to contact me if you've got issues.

    :ass: Inquisitor Karinda :der: Sunspear Elke :mes:Librarian Amber


    • Official Post

    So, the archive is back up again!

    If you wondered why this maintenance (which took way too long), was needed: it was mainly that the old server was running on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS - which is supported until April 2023, which is slowly coming closer.

    It was also not running in the current stack that I prefer using (which contains Caddy), so it was high time to bring this server up to scratch with my other servers.

    It's still not running 100%, but it can now be properly used again (with some layout faults, though, in same folders).

    It now provides a search bar as well and should be a bit snappier than before.