Disk Failure: An Extended Analysis

Disk Failure: An Extended Analysis

Today, I want to talk about my worst nightmare: data loss. As a server owner, there is nothing more important than data. Collectively, we’ve spent thousands of hours developing and playing iPwnAge, and all of this work is represented as data. And so, naturally, we make sure it’s safe: data loss is creative loss. We make backups as often as possible, and we even backup the backups across various physical locations and storage mediums. There are daily checks of hardware health, and…

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Scheduled Server Downtime: Internet Service Upgrade

Scheduled Server Downtime: Internet Service Upgrade

Hey all! This is just a quick notice to all players: Thursday, June 22nd between approximately 12pm to 3pm, the server and all ipwnage.com services will be down for internet upgrade services. We’ll be fitting the servers with a gigabit internet connection. No map progress or server data will be altered during this downtime. Any questions? Just ask.   As of 4:10PM, the server is back online! Thanks for being patient.

Parrots, Terracotta, 1.12 Oh My! [UPDATE: 1.12.1]

Parrots, Terracotta, 1.12 Oh My! [UPDATE: 1.12.1]

Damn time flies. It’s not quite summer yet, but we’re close enough to warrant the good vibes 😎 , so happy summer everyone. Today, Mojang released 1.12 to the public and the good news is that iPwnAge already support 1.12 clients. However, the server only lets 1.12 clients join: there are no 1.12 features just yet. At the bottom of this article will be a projected timeline for when 1.12 features will be brought to the iPwnAge Network servers. Read…

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Scheduled Server Maintence: All Servers will be Offline!

Scheduled Server Maintence: All Servers will be Offline!

Hey everyone! This is a quick notification to all that the server will be down for hardware maintence this Sunday, March 19th from 10am EST to 11:30am EST. This maintence is necessary to upgrade storage capacity as our server maps continue to grow. During this time, all three Minecraft servers will be offline. Teamspeak and the website will continue to function like normal.

Winter Updates & Architect

Winter Updates & Architect

Woah, where does the time go? We’re almost half-way through February and it’s been awhile since an update post. Well, let’s fix that! Not much is happening in FTB these past few weeks. About two months ago, we “temporarily” prevented new Twilight Forest portals from being created as a method of preventing so much TWF land generation. The result was really amazing: since then, the server has only crashed 3 times; 2 of which were WorldEdit-related crashes. This means two…

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See ‘Ya Real Soon!

See ‘Ya Real Soon!

Today I begin my Disney College Program! This is a once in a lifetime opportunity that is going to provide me with invaluable resume building experience to build my future career. Starting today, I’m going to be living working earning and learning all at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, FL. This is not a one man operation, however, about 5,000 college-aged students were accepted into this program. As you can imagine, ~1500 students all in one housing complex trying…

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Scheduled Maintenance & Staff Position Opening

Scheduled Maintenance & Staff Position Opening

Hey all! Hope the holiday mad craze hasn’t got you down yet. This is just a brief notice to let everyone know that on Saturday, December 17th at 11:59PM Eastern Standard Time, the server will go offline for approximately 30 minutes to an hour for routine server hardware diagnostics and upgrades. During this time, all regular servers will be inaccessible. Instead, there will be a fallback server setup with GM1, and players are free to be as degenerate as they…

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