Talk:Gamepedia AWS migration

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Reason for migration?

Just curious, why are all these wiki's being migrated to the new host AWS?

AishaTavon (talk) 22:35, 2 October 2017 (UTC)AishaTavon

AishaTavon: Presumably, this will put one more of Amazon's services onto their network, making it cheaper for Gamepedia to be hosted (almost free, since this is Amazon hosting), faster, and make it easier for them to expand without having to worry. -Xbony2, WikiNerd (talk) 11:26, 3 October 2017 (UTC)
Moving Gamepedia's technical infrastructure to AWS will have many benefits in the long term. It will allow Gamepedia to continue growing (we open an average of one wiki each day!) as well as aid us in making improvements to site latency and load times in the future. We understand the migration is moderately disruptive to our editing community, but we strongly feel that the benefits outweigh this short disruption to the wikis. CrsBenjamin (talk) Curseicon.png 14:54, 3 October 2017 (UTC)

Separate languages

With the (English) Minecraft Wiki being a 'Phase 2' Wiki, does that mean all the other languages of said Wiki, e.g. minecraft-ru, minecraft-nl, minecraft-hu, are part of minecraft.gamepedia.com or treated as a separate Wiki? DarkShadowTNT (talk) 22:53, 2 October 2017 (UTC)

All language variants of wikis are treated as extensions of the base wiki. MisterWoodhouse (talk) 22:57, 2 October 2017 (UTC)
Thanks for your quick reply. Would it be an idea to add that above the Phase 2 table, saying that separate languages are considered to be part of the main Wiki? DarkShadowTNT (talk) 19:21, 3 October 2017 (UTC)
Good suggestion. I've done so! CrsBenjamin (talk) Curseicon.png 19:37, 3 October 2017 (UTC)

Phase 1 Update

I noticed that there's been a delay in the Phase 1 Wikis being migrated to the new servers. Is it because there's a lot more of them than suspected, and so that's what is taking so long? And is there an ETA of when some, if not all, of them will be editable again? Aurovee (talk) 10:14, 22 October 2017 (UTC)

See the site notice: "Update: Fri 10/20 11pm UTC - We have encountered some unexpected issues. Our staff is working around the clock to complete this process as quickly as possible. Thank you for your patience." -Xbony2, WikiNerd (talk) 12:51, 22 October 2017 (UTC)

Some issues presumably related to migration

It seems that wikis that have already migrated to AWS, think that all edits from unregistered users originate from IPs in the 172.16.0.0 – 172.31.255.255 block, presumably internal private IPs used by AWS. I'm personally seem to always be lumped into one of the three IPs: 172.31.16.217, 172.31.44.126, 172.31.11.219, all of which have by now been banned from random vandalism. I'm having this issue on terraria wiki. I also tested it with same result on goatsimulator wiki, but not on wikis listed for phase 2, where it starts on 13 Nov or later. 86.115.19.146 07:34, 9 November 2017 (UTC)

I unblocked 217 and made note of it on the Slack #feedback channel. I don't see that the other IPs are currently blocked. --Pcj (T·C) 13:37, 9 November 2017 (UTC)
I've got a list of things that are likely related to the migration to AWS:
  1. Wikis are loading extremely slow (sometimes even near or over 30 seconds where it would've been at most 10 seconds), and when they do, a (big) chance exists JavaScript that doesn't load properly or even the whole page.
  2. I can't seem to edit pages admins only can edit, while I have admin rights. Server just returns a 500 Internal Server Error and doesn't attempt to save the edit.
  3. The appearance of error 520 is a recent development. Reloading the pages seems to fix this, though.
  4. Images sometimes don't load, while they have been uploaded properly.
  5. Wiki points are gone.
  6. So are achieved achievements.
Though Curse may be aware of this right now, I just wanted to report this just in case.
(minor detail) From my understanding, Curse is no longer hosting the Wikis, but the Amazon Web Services. Shouldn't that be changed on all (error) pages referencing to Curse as the host? (f.e. 502 and 522 error page). I wish you good luck on fixing errors and as always, thanks for all the work you all do. DarkShadowTNT (talk) 19:10, 16 November 2017 (UTC)
The above issues seem to be fixed. However, sometimes I get either a SSL handshake failure or a bad gateway timeout, both of which seem to take a long time to fix themselves, especially the SSL one. DarkShadowTNT (talk) 20:29, 19 November 2017 (UTC)
The network has been under attack today, which is causing some of the extenuating problems. You may want to join the Gamepedia Slack to stay on top of this and other issues. --Pcj (T·C) 23:02, 19 November 2017 (UTC)
Thanks. Reading this also explains why I get a DDoS check whenever I want to enter Gamepedia for the first time with a new browser session. DarkShadowTNT (talk) 13:54, 20 November 2017 (UTC)
For clarity, Gamepedia is still owned by Curse, so the branding is correct. We're just moving our hosting to AWS. --Alianin TC 21:51, 21 November 2017 (UTC)