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What the hell's with the site?
« on: June 24, 2010, 05:24:27 AM »
Undoubetly you've seen the site come and go, especially more the last week or so.  So what's happening?  Well, the server this site is on is almost 6 years old.  It's survived my administration skills over that time ;) along with a datacenter explosion :(.  It's had a good run.

For the last, oh what's it been, roughly 6 months, the box has 'hinted' that it wanted some attention, and in the beginning it'd go down once every month to month-and-a-half.  When it'd stop serving the website, I'd log on and issue a restart command, and everything would come back.

Fast forwarding to now, it's much angrier than before, going down every few days, with one time requiring me to open a support ticket to reboot the box given I couldn't reach it, and this last time needing a ticket to reboot as the box crashed after my restart command.  It's way overdue, but now begins the move to another server.

I just put in the order for a new box and I'm waiting to get login details and such after it's done coming online.  Unforunately this isn't a simple copy things over and keep going from there.  This will take some time to plan, text and execute, and the site will be unavailable for a little while (somewhere between a few hours to two days) as things migrate over, both site files and changes to DNS information.

I'll let you know more as things progress.

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Re: What the hell's with the site?
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2010, 01:26:24 AM »
The server move is happening in the next few hours.  Most of you won't even notice ;)

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Re: What the hell's with the site?
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2010, 06:52:45 AM »
Hopefully you didn't notice? ;)

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Re: What the hell's with the site?
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2010, 05:46:31 AM »
Removing the sticky on this topic given I've completely moved everything to the new server and we've been rolling along.

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Re: What the hell's with the site?
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2010, 05:46:50 PM »


good job! nope never even noticed.
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Re: What the hell's with the site?
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2010, 08:10:26 PM »
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