There's been a lot of discussion on how important it was that we move to a better / newer system. Few people have a lot of experience with managing a dedicated server, MySQL queries, Queries per second, etc., but I still think the graphs below tell a fun story.
I'm still running the huge server that BYC was on before the move... but now without BYC on it. All that is left on that server is just all the sister sites, my project sites, etc. Well, check this out:
Below are weekly and monthly graphs of my server stats. Don't worry about the actual data titles, just look at the curves and trends. Keep in mind that these graphs represent data during the SLOW season of BYC, so even this data isn't totally accurate of the deluge we'd start to see in a few months:
This graph shows activity to the site for the last week: It is EST, and you can see where BYC went offline at 9:30 EST and flatlined:
MySQL Queries for the month... almost flatlines just as much as above... you can still see some of the activity from the sister sites... cute little bumps aren't they?