Originally Posted by Flood
Awesome. I gave the boss a heads-up a week ago or so. Good to have someone close to the hardware.
spoke with ops - they're expecting the traffic and will take similar measures to what they did last year (disabling uploading photos, whatnot)...
they ARE planning an upgrade to a more scalable backend system, but were unable to complete the move before the race this year. the database is usually the bottleneck, and will continue to be so until the upgrade happens (once dakar F5 madness settles down).
thanks as usual to Baldy and the SmugMug ops team for keeping us online during our favorite time of year!