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Migration to new servers

Thanks to the support of our generous donors thus far through the Fundraiser (we're currently at 41% of our goal), Miraheze has been to move to better servers. You may have noticed faster load times. This is because of our new servers! We thank our generous donors for their help in achieving this goal!

Image migration to our new servers are still ongoing though. During this period, you may notice images go missing for brief periods of time. This is a normal hiccup of file migration and we apologize for the inconvenience. Below is an FAQ with some commonly asked questions which we hope will help you understand what is going on. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask on the Community portal, Discord, or IRC. Agent Isai Talk to me! 20:24, 27 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

FAQ

What is happening?

Miraheze has moved most of its services to bigger, better servers that are be able to handle more traffic with less load time and errors.

We have finished database migration but image migration is still in progress.

Why?

Our old servers were very underequipped to handle our growing demands. In addition, they were very slow and are "on their last leg" due to RAID disk failure.

How long will the migration take?

Databases have been migrated.

Swift (images) might take around a week or less to migrate.

What is the migration schedule?

Most core services have already been migrated or set up (such as MediaWiki and Phorge). The last remaining thing is Swift (files).

Currently, images are being copied to our new servers. This may take around a week but likely less.

What can I expect during the migration?

Database migration is complete. You should not notice any on-wiki hiccups.

For images, they may appear missing at random times while Swift copies over files and recalculates their hash. Rest assured, nothing is lost.

When will we begin to see speed improvements?

You can see them already! Wikis load much faster than before!