We’re Back Online

Server-diary

Most of you may have noticed a blackout of promods.net websites. This was caused by a corrupted hard disk on our server. Fortunately no data was lost, so we could start from backups on a temporary hard disk. The second maintenance offline period was nescessary to replace the corrupted hard disk by a new one and move all data to it. Now everything is up and running again. Thanks for your patience!

What about another host?

Some people suggested to move to another host service. But we believe that we already found a powerful one: LeaseWeb, based near Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Just to give you an impression why we need to run our services on such a professional host:

Our WIP folders contain about 10 GB of data and we’re working with 16 developers in parallel on the various projects all over the map. To manage this, we use a professional document management software (SVN).

Our current release has a size of 1.6 GB. With over 170,000 installations, our server has to handle dozens of terabytes of data transfer within a few days or even hours when we release a new version. This is way beyond what a “simple” webhost can handle.

When will you release the next versions?

During the server failure we were able to work on our local copies of the WIP folders, but had to ensure not to overlap our work. This caused a delay in releasing the compatibility update for Euro Truck Simulator 2 v1.19 – Even though we’re still working hard on it, you should not expect a new version within the next 1-2 weeks.

In parallel, we’re working on our next big step: ProMods 2.0 – That version probably will become our biggest update ever! Our long time partner Poland Rebuilding joined us and will be included to the ProMods map. And there will be additional content in northern Sweden, Finland, the Baltic States, Romania and much more!

Stummer

I'm into truck simulators for several years now and made some simple mods for "18 Wheels of Steel - Haulin". Besides being a moderator in the forum, I maintain the blog and the social media channels.

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