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TimothyEllis

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The forum is moving to better accommodations.
« on: September 28, 2018, 05:35:13 PM »
The forum is moving to better accommodations.
         
When? Could be any time in the next 72 hours.

Will you notice it? Hopefully not, but some downtime is to be expected. And maybe necessary to ensure no data loss. If the forum vanishes, or goes nuts, please do not be alarmed. Wait for it to return with as little self-harm as possible.

I'm told it can be a seamless transfer, but i dont think it will happen, given the issues on the current server. I think its most likely the forum will turned off for as long as it takes the domains to shift. And turned back on when I know its going to work properly. I dont know how long that will be at this stage.       
« Last Edit: September 28, 2018, 05:41:18 PM by TimothyEllis »
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She-la-te-da

Re: The forum is moving to better accommodations.
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2018, 06:09:28 AM »
I had a 503 error earlier today, but now I'm on. I'm just checking in on you guys while I do other stuff that's not writing. Hope the move goes better than you expect and everything gets transferred.
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Maggie Ann

Re: The forum is moving to better accommodations.
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2018, 06:45:32 AM »
I had a 503 error earlier today, but now I'm on. I'm just checking in on you guys while I do other stuff that's not writing. Hope the move goes better than you expect and everything gets transferred.

I did too and then lost my post. Yesterday, I lost a pm. Looking forward to the new digs.
           
 

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Re: The forum is moving to better accommodations.
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2018, 09:07:15 AM »
It's now running like lightning compared to before, so I assume the move has been completed.

It does feel zippier so either the move is complete or the old host was all like "please don't go" and stopped throttling the site or something.
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catowned

Re: The forum is moving to better accommodations.
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2018, 09:24:15 AM »
Delighted the forum will move.

There's been a lot of white screen and '503' server overload. And for a brief time a while back there was some commercial writer's site, which was interesting but not this site.
This is the first time the site's remained up while I clicked the agreement, entered info and declared I'm not a bot. Was thrilling to finally see the 'not a bot' graphic. It's been mystery.

Even if the site goes down for a while, better accommodations will be better.
(Almost can't click post because I've got to watch the emojis. How does one choose?)
eta. Thanks Tim for hosting.
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Angela Haddon

Re: The forum is moving to better accommodations.
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2018, 09:40:27 AM »
Thank you, Timothy - your work is appreciated! :D


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Denise

Re: The forum is moving to better accommodations.
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2018, 09:46:40 AM »
It seems to have already been moved. Flawless.


How can we help? Can we have a paypal donate button or something?

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Re: The forum is moving to better accommodations.
« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2018, 11:46:25 AM »
Sorry to disappoint, but the initial backups are still running.

I think this is going to take a lot longer than anticipated, since the current server appears to be the original IBM PC.

If things sped up a bit, it probably indicates the host completed their crash restores finally. But I'm guessing.

For now, cant do anything until the backups finish.
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Re: The forum is moving to better accommodations.
« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2018, 03:40:30 PM »
Excellent work and effort, and greatly appreciated. I never know when I get a 503 or 404 if it's our daily DoS attacks or a site problem. Either way, with a little patience, all comes to order.


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Simon Haynes

Re: The forum is moving to better accommodations.
« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2018, 03:54:02 PM »
Just wanted to say I'm really enjoying the new forum. Great job setting it up so quickly, and you have to be pleased with the results!
 
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Re: The forum is moving to better accommodations.
« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2018, 05:30:52 PM »
you have to be pleased with the results!

Very.  grint


The move however is driving me nuts!  :dizzy
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« Reply #11 on: September 29, 2018, 09:14:07 PM »
Just chiming in to say thank you. I know it can't be fun to deal with the server moves and all that, and you're a rock star. Thanks!  :banana-riding-llama-smiley-em


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Nathan Haines

Re: The forum is moving to better accommodations.
« Reply #12 on: October 01, 2018, 03:41:30 PM »
Yay, it's back up! We made it!  :grouphug:
 
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« Reply #13 on: October 01, 2018, 03:45:15 PM »
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Re: The forum is moving to better accommodations.
« Reply #14 on: October 01, 2018, 04:16:12 PM »
Oh, sweet sweet loading speed  :heart:


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