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We're moving to a new server -- Expect some downtime
« on: September 27, 2013, 10:57:09 PM »
Server Move FAQ

The forum is moving to a new server?  Really?
Yes.

And Jack's blog, and the MSB stuff, and-
Yes, yes, everything.

When?
Soon.

How soon?
Oh, I'd say... [checks watch] soon.

When will you know when it's going to happen?
With luck, we'll know a few hours or maybe a day in advance.  Or maybe not.

Do you actually HAVE this new server?
Yes.
Really.  Jack paid for it, it's running, but there's nothing on it yet.

Will it be faster than the current cold-molasses server?
OMG I certainly hope so!

So, what exactly will happen?
We hope that we'll be able to give you some notice.  Then we'll lock up the forum and blog and a few other things, and everything will get copied to the new server, and if it works we'll change thesurvivalpodcast.com and survivalpodcast.net and a few other URLs to point to the new server.  When those changes propagate out to your ISP, you'll see everything running on its new home.  You shouldn't need to make any changes.

Really?
Probably really.

More news to follow as soon as we know more. :)

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Re: We're moving to a new server -- Expect some downtime
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2013, 11:02:22 PM »
Thanks for all your hard work guys!!

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Re: We're moving to a new server -- Expect some downtime
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2013, 11:05:00 PM »
Yeah, thanks for the hard work! You guys rock!

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Re: We're moving to a new server -- Expect some downtime
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2013, 11:07:59 PM »
If we're very very lucky, it won't be our hard work this time.  Thank Jack for paying the server provider extra bucks to handle most of the move.

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Re: We're moving to a new server -- Expect some downtime
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2013, 12:33:01 AM »
Roger that.

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Re: We're moving to a new server -- Expect some downtime
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2013, 12:43:28 AM »
Thx for the heads-up, and for your time keeping things running!

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Re: We're moving to a new server -- Expect some downtime
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2013, 08:40:47 AM »
You guys must have gotten it moved over, it is WAY faster for me this morning.

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Re: We're moving to a new server -- Expect some downtime
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2013, 08:50:09 AM »
Thank you guys!  And thank Jack for not being broke!

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Re: We're moving to a new server -- Expect some downtime
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2013, 09:23:18 AM »
If we're very very lucky, it won't be our hard work this time.  Thank Jack for paying the server provider extra bucks to handle most of the move.
we are not that lucky...

You guys must have gotten it moved over, it is WAY faster for me this morning.

Cedar

nope, not yet.....

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Re: We're moving to a new server -- Expect some downtime
« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2013, 10:23:46 AM »
we are not that lucky...

I can dream, can't I?

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Re: We're moving to a new server -- Expect some downtime
« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2013, 03:03:53 PM »
I love you guys! The forum is beast now. I can't imagine how it'll be when it gets upgrades!!!! This man is very excited.

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Re: We're moving to a new server -- Expect some downtime
« Reply #11 on: September 28, 2013, 06:28:13 PM »
Thanks for the heads up!

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Re: We're moving to a new server -- Expect some downtime
« Reply #12 on: September 28, 2013, 08:39:54 PM »
Thanks for the heads up, and even more, for all the hard work you do!
Luv ya!  :-* 


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Re: We're moving to a new server -- Expect some downtime
« Reply #13 on: September 28, 2013, 08:45:49 PM »
are we there yet, how about now


if you want to help out with the move you can always kick in a few extra dollars here and there to help fund the caffeine haze they will be to do the tweaks

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Re: We're moving to a new server -- Expect some downtime
« Reply #14 on: September 28, 2013, 09:20:27 PM »
are we there yet, how about now


if you want to help out with the move you can always kick in a few extra dollars here and there to help fund the caffeine haze they will be to do the tweaks

Seems like Archer was running a beer tab fund before.  Where's that link???

Ah...  here it is:  http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php?action=treasury


~TG

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Re: We're moving to a new server -- Expect some downtime
« Reply #15 on: October 03, 2013, 01:46:08 PM »
The initial copy of data is happening so the forum will be seemingly randomly slow...... Be patient, it takes a while to backup/copy 336 gigabytes of data.

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Re: We're moving to a new server -- Expect some downtime
« Reply #16 on: October 03, 2013, 04:44:07 PM »
*cough* tapatalk while you're at it? *cough*

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Re: We're moving to a new server -- Expect some downtime
« Reply #17 on: October 03, 2013, 11:32:25 PM »
Thanks guys! We couldn't be here without you.   :)

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Re: We're moving to a new server -- Expect some downtime
« Reply #18 on: October 12, 2013, 12:25:48 PM »
UPDATE:  We have copies of everything running on the new server.  Gotta do a little more testing and debugging today, but with luck, the server move will occur tonight.  Or, well, pretty soon.

Expect to see a "closed for maintenance" notice when you try to login here.  Should be open for business within a few hours, or maybe a day.  (Part of this depends on how fast the DNS change propagates out to your particular ISP.)

*cough* tapatalk while you're at it? *cough*

Didn't forget.  That'll be our next project after the server move: installing updated forum software and adding Tapatalk.

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Re: We're moving to a new server -- Expect some downtime
« Reply #19 on: October 12, 2013, 10:14:19 PM »
it is 9:15 PM pacific time, server will be moving soon.... here we go!

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Re: We're moving to a new server -- Expect some downtime
« Reply #20 on: October 12, 2013, 11:38:16 PM »
Moved... let's see what breaks..

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Re: We're moving to a new server -- Expect some downtime
« Reply #21 on: October 12, 2013, 11:48:18 PM »
and chat is broken... great.

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Re: We're moving to a new server -- Expect some downtime
« Reply #22 on: October 13, 2013, 02:16:57 AM »
and chat is broken... great.
You just implemented a new feature:  hiding everyone's ID and comments from the chat. Now the NSA can't spy on us  :P

everything else (but the chat) looks great.

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Re: We're moving to a new server -- Expect some downtime
« Reply #23 on: October 13, 2013, 12:10:44 PM »
and chat is broken... great.

Well, we expected that from testing yesterday.  Ditto for spell-check.

Can I restart the server now, can I, can I, huh? :excited:

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Re: We're moving to a new server -- Expect some downtime
« Reply #24 on: October 13, 2013, 12:13:28 PM »
BTW, a Grand Huzzah! to Archer who did this singlehandedly on very little sleep.  All I've contributed so far is testing stuff and finding more work for him to do. :)

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Re: We're moving to a new server -- Expect some downtime
« Reply #25 on: October 13, 2013, 12:17:48 PM »
Good job guys! Archer must have switched onto beast mode!

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Re: We're moving to a new server -- Expect some downtime
« Reply #26 on: October 13, 2013, 12:32:06 PM »
Good job guys!

John

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Re: We're moving to a new server -- Expect some downtime
« Reply #27 on: October 13, 2013, 12:51:16 PM »
CURRENT STATUS SUMMARY:

thesurvivalpodcast.com and agritrue.com are moved and running on the new server.

We're aware of two broken things on the forum:
  Chat fails with a zillion error messages.
  The spell-checker is missing.
We think we know how to fix those, but they'll have to wait for a day or three.
If you see problems other than the above, please let us know.

Josiah and Archer are currently working on moving brinkoffreedom.net, so it's not working properly yet.

survivalpodcast.net (which holds all the MSB member stuff) is still on the old server, until we sort out some software compatibility problems.

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Re: We're moving to a new server -- Expect some downtime
« Reply #28 on: October 13, 2013, 01:19:26 PM »
Archer status: thirsty, i need a cider.....

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Re: We're moving to a new server -- Expect some downtime
« Reply #29 on: October 13, 2013, 01:50:53 PM »
I dont no if i can surviv thre daas wifout spel chek  :o