Hi! Sorry no one's heard much from the Admin team in a while about the performance issues on the server/site and the outages and general sluggishness. I've been monitoring and keeping things kind of alive for a while but SS has been going through some intense personal stuff, but I got the green light to kinda take the helm over this server stuff to get things a lot more stable and running better. The gist of it is almost all of the storage devices in the Retro box are close to 50,000 hours of flying time, which is when conventional spinning disks lose performance and start to be ready to die again. One disk has died completely in the OS RAID so we have no redundancy if the remaining OS disk were to die. A site this heavy will also run like shit off of a single disk. I donated 4TB of offsite backup space off of my SAN in Los Angeles so we at least have something if that disk were to croak. I don't think we can afford to replace the whole server at this time, and it will run well if we give it some TLC so I am going to buy some parts out of my pocket, have them sent to the DC and have the DC staff overhaul the server. Full disclosure, here's what I'm buying and what I've spent: https://p.lostsig.net/EZNiD5.png $1,212 USD buys us good quality enterprise grade SSDs that can actually handle the OS and database disks for 2-3 years instead of instantly dying, some new spinning disks for the datastore and a NVMe SSD to use as a ZFS L2ARC cache I will also donate 64GB of ECC DDR3 from my personal stash to also allow for extra cache RAM The RAM I have is not compatible :c SS may be able to give me some of the Patreon/recurring donation funds for this. Whatever is left I will see if anyone in the community wants to help me donate to recoup, anything left will just be my personal donation for the next couple years, and if I go over $1212 with donations I will refund people. If you want to help me recoup some of these costs: Paypal: [email protected] / Cash App: $seanieb64 / Venmo @seanieb64 This should allow everything to run way better and take a lot of stress off of everyone so we're not constantly wondering when all the storage is gonna randomly die. Thanks for your time!