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Server Switch, most likely this weekend

Postby 5teN » 08 Oct 2010 10:26

Hey Guys,

Expect some downtime this weekend as the I move to a new webhost. What I will do is disable the board for about 3 hours while I create a backup/snapshot of the website. I will then re-enable the board, but we will lose any posts between when the backup was made, and when the new server is becomes active. I think that duration is about 1 day as the new domain settings propagate throughout the internets.

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Re: Server Switch, most likely this weekend

Postby okayfine » 08 Oct 2010 10:33

5teN wrote:as the new domain settings propagate throughout the internets.


It's just a series of tubes, right? 'Cause Costco has tubes that carry money from the registers to the office, and that stuff gets there RIGHT NOW. So, what, downtime of 30 seconds? :shock:
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Re: Server Switch, most likely this weekend

Postby bertvorgon » 08 Oct 2010 12:36

Over the years I have thought a lot about the COSTCO vacuum system for the cash....


We need to get the contract for a new COSTCO, as the vacuum installers, then, we build a shunt into the system, that would fire the money over to a building next door, that we have control of......most busy COSTCO's do a million a day.......if anything..there could be a movie contract in this....

Thanks Spencer, I will play Modern Warfare for a day.......
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Re: Server Switch, most likely this weekend

Postby 5teN » 09 Oct 2010 09:20

If you're seeing this, you're connected to the new server! Hopefully everything worked out... Please have a look around and report any funky behaviour! Links, broken images, etc would be most common.

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Re: Server Switch, most likely this weekend

Postby Byron510 » 09 Oct 2010 10:26

Thanks Spencer,

I saved my posts I made earlier in the day at home - I'll repost the responces later....

Man you put a lot of work into this site! We are greatfully thankful :D

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Re: Server Switch, most likely this weekend

Postby bertvorgon » 09 Oct 2010 12:22

So far so good!

Matt asked me...who is the new server we are using?
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Re: Server Switch, most likely this weekend

Postby 5teN » 09 Oct 2010 12:34

Thanks for the encouragment guys!

Mr Vorgon, I'm using www.canadianwebhosting.com now. They have an office in Richmond, which is nice, because if they treat me like my last host I can go talk to someone in person! They have been very professional and helpful so far!
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Re: Server Switch, most likely this weekend

Postby defdes » 09 Oct 2010 13:25

5teN wrote: They have an office in Richmond, which is nice, because if they treat me like my last host I can go talk to someone in person!

You can treat them to "The Five Ten Fingers of Death" taking on the evil warlords of web hosting: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dm-TgM0fAt4
Nice work Spencer, love the new layout, Thanks!

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Re: Server Switch, most likely this weekend

Postby datzenmike » 12 Oct 2010 19:31

Nearly half the time I visit, it says 'closed switching server' I come back and have to log in even though I checked the remember me box.

So is the change over now complete?
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Re: Server Switch, most likely this weekend

Postby thisismatt » 12 Oct 2010 19:55

datzenmike wrote:Nearly half the time I visit, it says 'closed switching server' I come back and have to log in even though I checked the remember me box.

So is the change over now complete?
Sounds like you need to clear your cache or dump IE, or both :P
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Re: Server Switch, most likely this weekend

Postby datzenmike » 12 Oct 2010 19:59

I'll try taking a dump....
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