The fulltext indexing is kicking my ass. It’s 1:30 AM, and it’s working now… but I don’t have a ton of faith in it staying that way. Let’s cross our fingers. :-) (and if you have any experience with full-text indexes in SQL Server 2005 and have any pointers, drop me a line.) Thanks for your patience while we recover from this…
Apparently, things aren’t as rosy as once thought. We killed the banners again (temporarily) and will be working to get performance back to where it should be. Now that we’re running on SQL 2005, we have some more options available to us that we’re looking forward to exploring and implementing. Thanks for your support and patience. :-)
The database server was running on a backup machine since around 8:00 last night, and it’s back on its original hardware, but with a new OS and SQL Server version under it (from Win2K/SQL2K to Win2K3/SQ2K5) so hopefully things will be perfrorming a bit better. If you come across any issues, please drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for the notes of support (which are finally coming thru, since our inbound mail was also affected…)
Got the server running on a slow backup, but it’s working nonetheless. It’s Sloooooooooow, but it’ll be better on Sunday. Thanks for your patience.
… because I’d hate to think I spend a few minutes on Thanksgiving sorting out the difference between PEE and GOLDEN SHOWER on our advanced search page. (When you searched on “Golden Showers” you actually got peeing scenes. Now you have your choice.) So, once again, Happy Thanksgiving (or Thursday) everyone… and treat your turkey better than Jerry Butler treated his in “>Raw Talent ;-)