Free Upgrade to Linode 96, help test Host4

November 4, 2003 3:01 pm

I am looking for 10 to 15 brave souls, er, existing Linode 64 customers who are currently at ThePlanet that would be willing to migrate their Linodes to Host4. At the same time, you will be [b]upgraded to the Linode 96 plan for free[/b] — you will [b]continue to pay the Linode 64 prices[/b].

Host4 had been running under 2.4.21 kernel for quite some time, and as you all know, experienced deadlocks or silent deaths, whereby no kernel oops would be printed, etc. This made debugging the problem difficult. I’ve upgrade the machine to much more recent kernel and have been hammering away on it (running a few “[url=http://members.optusnet.com.au/ckolivas/contest/]contest[/url]” threads to generate load) and so far so good.

Here are the conditions:

[list][*]Migrate you to host4, upgrade you to Linode 96 (no changes are required on your end, keep same IPs, filesystems, etc)
[*]You get a Linode 96 at the L64 price.
[*]If everything goes well (say 60 days no problems), then you can stay on host4 and enjoy your discounted Linode 96
[*]Be aware, that this means you accept the possibility of downtime due to reboots
[*]If there are problems with host4 freezing again, your old slots will remain reserved for you to move back onto
[*]If there are problems, you can back out at any time
[*]If we do have to move you back, you’ll be back on the Linode 64 plan, but you can keep your extra disk space for free.
[*] update: XFER will remain at 25 GB
[/list]What do you guys think? If you’re interested, post a reply here and I’ll contact you guys in a few days.

Thanks,
-Chris

25 Responses

  1. I think this is a wonderful idea. I know I would be happy to migrate my linode with the risks mentioned. As my linode is only a test system I am more then happy to cope any downtime needed.

    Chris

  2. I’d be happy to volunteer. My linode does my backup MX and backup DNS, so I can deal with problems that arise.

  3. Hey, I’m up for a try, too. Currently, I’m not putting a great demand on my linode — mostly using it as a mail-server — so possible downtime isn’t much of a problem. This will change in a couple of months, however.

  4. Go ahead and sign me up, just put some directions up on exactly what we need to do.

  5. I’ll volunteer….just let me know what to do

  6. i’ll be glad to be a guinea pig, as briefly discussed by email.

  7. Please sign me up as well. I only run a personal site on the lindoe account for email and some web development stuffs.

    Thanks,
    Kevin

  8. I’d certainly be up for it 🙂

    Thanks,
    Nick.

  9. sign me up

  10. [quote:c13f3f2642=”caker”]I am looking for 10 to 15 brave souls, er, existing Linode 64 customers who are currently at ThePlanet that would be willing to migrate their Linodes to Host4. At the same time, you will be [b]upgraded to the Linode 96 plan for free[/b] — you will [b]continue to pay the Linode 64 prices[/b].
    [/quote]

    Sign me up!

  11. If I’m not going to lose any files and IP will not change then sign me up.:-)
    Mariusz

  12. Another volunteer here – I’m currently on Host1. I use my linode for testing/playing around – so down time is no big problem.

    Geoff

  13. Sign me up for it too 🙂

    I’ll gladly help out testing, and as long as my ips/diskimages will keep intact some downtime won’t be a problem.


    Thomas

  14. I’m interested too 🙂

  15. Slots still open? Please count me in as well. 😀

  16. [quote:84e1e28cf7=”caker”]I am looking for 10 to 15 brave souls, er, …[/quote]

    You can move my linode over. I’m generating sporadic loads, using the linode as a build server.

  17. I’m willing to sign up as well 😉

  18. If theres still room i will transfer too.

  19. I’ve setup the migrations for the first group of people. If you don’t see the migration when you log into the LPM, it probably means we had enough people already. But if you didn’t make the cut I still might contact you if things go well and we need a few more people to load the server.

    Please don’t reboot your Linode or resize your images until AFTER you migrate to host4.

    After the migration your account will say “Brand New” — that will go away after you boot your existing profile for the first time.

    Thanks,
    -Chris

  20. Hi Chris,

    I have just mirgated my account to host4. After the mirgation, is there any specific tasks that you are looking for to help testing out the server? ie: Should we increase our apache/mysql/cron load/processes in our account?

    Regards,
    Kevin

  21. If you need another count me in.

  22. If you need another guinea pig with a decent load, I’ll go.

  23. Count me in, too, if it’s still available.

  24. If you still are looking for volunteers, I’m willing.

  25. This offer is closed, and the problem with Host4 was a kernel bug long gone 🙂 Now these guys are my Guinea Pigs for new kernels 🙂

    Thanks,
    -Chris

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