Serve me the horror, something I can’t talk about and Iggylicious…
Tuesday August 08th 2006, 1:54 am
Filed under: No-Limit Hold'em,S&G,Shorthanded,WPX

Today I was planning on doing a “little” server upgrade. So I go ahead and backup all the shit that’s sitting on the server (which is quite a lot of stuff) using both self-engineered linux script goodness and the integrated backup solution of my server-admin-tool of choice (plesk 8 ).

After everything is done I flip the switch to upgrade to the new OS (Suse Linux Prof. 9.3 to OSS10) and wait till the setup is completed. Then I go ahead and try to restore everything using the integrated backup solution. Errm yeah. Let’s just say that it didn’t work out all too good – can anyone tell me: who in their right state of mind would program a backup tool which supports both local and remote backups with a restore tool which supports one thing: “browse”…you know the good old file button which brings you to the explorer on your desktop? This is ridiculous! Why should I do a remote backup (to another server with a kickass connection) just to find out that I need to download the shit to my desktop computer to upload it (via the not so groovy dsl connection)? Oooh well, so I only restored the domains with little content (size wise) and did the rest via scripting. *Sigh*

So, as you see, poker-tastic along with most of my other sites are up and running again. Coolio. So now I fire up WPX for one SnG, then it’s time for some sleep – almost 2am, my neck and back are killing me. Which brings me to the “I can’t talk about it”-part of the post: you know you shouldn’t dare to talk about a good run, so I’m not going to do it. What I’m going to do though is talk about WPX: It rocks. Plain and simple. While the traffic is still not really good (the most I’ve seen online at a time were slightly under 2k players, compare that to 70-100+k on Party and Stars), the games I frequent (low limit games along with low limit SnGs) are only a few minutes (max) away…and the 100% rakeback, w00t. Let’s just say that my constant SnGs along with some ring action is adding up…more than I thought it would. So I’m going to continue to play most of my games there, at least for now. I guess I’ll have a better idea of the total rake saved once I’ve played a whole month there.

Off to the Iggylicious part 🙂 Yesterday I finally had the chance to listen to the episode 81 of cardclub, which featured an uber-interview with the blogfather himself, Iggy. If you haven’t heard it yet, go ahead and download it, now, damn it! 😉




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Server issues are always fun, although I can’t relate to the Linux aspect, as we use Windows at work. It all sucks, though. 🙂

Comment by kaellinn18 08.08.06 @ 2:51 pm

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Indeed, sucks with any OS once you run into trouble, especially when the only true trouble is bad software design (e.g. the restore tool I mentioned). Sometimes I wish I would have taken the managed server approach – would have cost a little more money, but saved me much hassle when it comes to software upgrades/updates etc…

Comment by Ingoal 08.08.06 @ 3:33 pm