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Message Center Performance Upgrades

Mon Feb 13, 2012, 7:40 PM by Heidi:iconheidi:


:star:  Message Center news to know!


Today we completed a three-month process of implementing performance upgrades to the Message Center.  With these improvements in place, we're able to increase site speed and decrease the amount of errors deviants may experience in their Message Centers.  Our Devious Technology and Tech Ops teams have been working hard to move Message Center data to its own dedicated database cluster. We made a considerable investment in servers with 96GB of memory and 12 CPU cores to handle 6 billion messages and 6500 queries per second.

What does this mean for you?  :sherlock:  

  • Absolutely nothing.  We hope.  The upgrades have already taken place and you shouldn't notice any change in your normal deviantART experience.  Eventually, you should notice an increase in site speed and a decrease in Message Center errors.
  • If we do run into hiccups, you may experience slowness and possibly errors in the Message Center.  Some of these errors may include: delayed deliveries, failed message deletes, and things of that nature.  Members who have more than 10,000 messages in a single Message Center folder may possibly experience some issues, including a few messages not being delivered or a few messages reappearing after they've already been deleted.

We are closely monitoring site performance in the wake of this upgrade.  In the event something goes wrong and major issues are detected, we will revert to the old system to prevent further issues.  However, things are looking good.  As they say, hope for the best and expect the worst.

~Heidi


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:icononceuponausername:
OnceUponAUsername Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Student Writer
Members who have more than 10,000 messages in a single Message Center folder may possibly experience some issues, including a few messages not being delivered or a few messages reappearing after they've already been deleted.

There are people with more than 10,000 messages? :O

...

:iconforeveraloneplz:
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:iconsparknotes:
SparkNotes Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes. Sadly, I am one of those unfortunate souls. :iconcryforeverplz:
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:icononceuponausername:
OnceUponAUsername Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Student Writer
Poor you. :icontrolldadjumpsplz:
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:iconsparknotes:
SparkNotes Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes. :(

But I'm so gonna delete them all before summer is over. :stare:
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:iconsatania:
SaTaNiA Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:worship: to dT & TO !
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:iconirgendeine:
irgendeine Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012   Photographer
Update: it works perfect now again until I have reboot my system! It seems that the bug was with my pc, not with dA. :blush:
Sorry! :blowkiss:
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:iconvesner:
vesner Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Very cool! :D
I'll keep my eyes open to see if I can spot the hiccups ;)
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dandelgrosso Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome work peeps! :D :#1:
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:iconaomiarmster:
AomiArmster Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:eager:
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:iconstanzioni:
Stanzioni Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thumbs up!
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:iconirgendeine:
irgendeine Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012   Photographer
Seems that it doesn't work. Since two days it really needs minutes to build up the whole site. Login: 2 minutes - and then the site won't shown properly.
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:iconwyvernletdie:
WyvernLetDie Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Professional Writer
Brilliant, this is a nice improvement.
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:iconakreon:
akreon Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:thumbsup:
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:iconphoenixleo:
phoenixleo Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
:O_o:
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:iconpamonk:
PaMonk Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for all you do! I'd be lost without dA
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:iconmissdudette:
MissDudette Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
You got this!
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:iconainq:
ainq Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
dat feel when you have 12 cpu cores and 16gb of RAM
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:iconedaim:
Edaim Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Would be awesome to render full animation in HD!
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catluvr2 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
dat sig.

it works so well...
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TarantulaLdAmn Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:lol:
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Sublime-Feline Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for everything you and the da team do for us everyday! wed love and appreciate you!
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Topicality Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
I go through hundreds of artwork a day, good to know I can go faster over time eventually :D I've had the problem of my message center not saving as fast as I review art. :lol:
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:iconphoenixleo:
phoenixleo Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
:icontroofsplz:
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:iconcatluvr2:
catluvr2 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:happycry: Now if only it was an official emote...
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Topicality Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012
:highfive:
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:iconmiguel-santos:
Miguel-Santos Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012   Photographer
It has been working more smoothly... now I see why! :D

Nice. Keep up the good work. And thank you. :thumbsup:
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:iconsrsmith:
SRSmith Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012   Writer
More... Power...!
[Outstanding!]
:-)
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:icontvlookplay:
tvlookplay Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you again for taking care of the community :heart:
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:iconliliwrites:
LiliWrites Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:thumbsup: Thanks for keeping us in the loop!
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:iconkoorychan:
koorychan Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
great news~
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:iconbranchewski:
Branchewski Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:heart:
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RoxyCockerSpaniel Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
Sounds cool... :#1:
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:iconcappippuni:
Cappippuni Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
Always great to see more improvements and upgrade! :dalove:
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SparkLum Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
That's a lot of ram
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:iconlitecrush:
litecrush Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Sounds awesome! :la:
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:iconjamminjo:
JamminJo Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:thumbsup: Awesome as Always :thumbsup:
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:icondezenerate:
Dezenerate Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
:#1:
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:iconastralseed:
Astralseed Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
:thumbsup:
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol, well hopefully people won't let their message centers get to a whopping 10'000 before they bother clearing them out :faint:
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phoenixleo Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
I had it at 12000 today morning. Reduced to around 10000 by night :P
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
When the numbers get that big - even spending all day knocking a few hundred of them off feels like it makes no difference, I've experienced it a couple of times and I think "I've spent all day answering and clearing messages and I've only removed 10% of them! :psychotic:" I think I only once had around 10'000 messages from the submission of what I think is still my most popular work a couple of years ago. I actually hope to never get that many messages in 24 hours again. It took me days of almost non-stop dA using to get through everything :work:
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:iconphoenixleo:
phoenixleo Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
It's actually deviant watch deviations than activity messages/comments for me. :lol:
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:iconprosaix:
prosaix Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
I'm at 6979 right now from comments and replies! :crying:
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahhh, I'll enjoy my current and comfortable 52 messages I have right now :relax:
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SagwagianHowl Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Than,s for the update~!

I have had the problem of the whole site shutting off on all cellar devices lately, and messages popping back up later or unable to be removed...

Thanks! ^^
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saxeh Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
also I suggest:
1- to use -- if not yet-- load-balancing in these new servers to distribute the load of queries .
2- make a maximum limit for messages especially in the deviation stack .

thanks.
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DingoDogPhotography Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:dalove:
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:iconladynefertari:
ladynefertari Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
AWESOME!!!
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:iconkaty-l-wood:
Katy-L-Wood Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Student General Artist
Cool.
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xEquinexCreationsx Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
reasoning why I always keep my messages clear
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