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2-09-2010 @ 4:22PM
Devv, from what I have heard, from someone who has seen the Blizzard datacenters, their servers rival some government server "setups". You harp on the term "server setup", it's a perfectly valid short term for people not used to "server farm", "server infrastructure", or "datacenter". If someone reads my post and wonders what the hell a "datacenter" is, they will understand "server setup".The amount of redundancy they have is ridiculous. The amount of data they process is enormous. Do you propose they dump TB's of data from each datacenter from the main servers into a "backup" server, then dump it back after the first set has maintainence? There is no way in hell you could do that without noticing it. The poster thinks they can do that without anyone noticing it. They can't. You don't notice some hotfixes because that doesn't concern dumping the entire database from one server to the next. Even if you run them so the info is mirrored, it would still require a dump from one to the next as people's stats get updated while they play on the "backup" servers. Shut up, and stop being an ass.Do you know what Google's server farm is? A shitload of off-the-shelf servers stuffed into cargo containers, with battery backups. Think I am kidding?http://news.cnet.com/8301-1001_3-10209580-92.html
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