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 Post subject: Impending Move
PostPosted: Sat 30 Aug , 2008 3:33 am 
The Grey Amaretto as Supermega-awesome Proud Heretic Girl
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In case you've missed it in the Business Room, this is an announcement of the impending move. We are encouraging people to start saving their posts to their hard drive, if they want their messages to survive the move. (That's in case they get lost in this interim period.)

Jude is working VERY hard to accomplish this enormous task. :clap: :toast:


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PostPosted: Sat 30 Aug , 2008 2:46 pm 
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Thanks Lali.

Assuming the move is successful, our new hosts will be mxhub.com. They're very good about responding to trouble tickets within 24 hours.

I took a backup of all the posts early yesterday, and have transferred it to the new server. Later, I'll try to take an incremental backup of posts since yesterday and see about transferring those. But just in case, you may want to save any posts you made since yesterday morning onto your hard disc, and then repost them if you don't see them when we move.

mxhub briefly enabled a preview messageboard for us, and I saw some error messages. At that time, the data structure wasn't yet fully in place, so I'm hoping that that was the only reason. But just in case, you might want to brace yourselves for a couple of days of downtime for b77.

In case the board is down when we arrive on the new server, I'll be posting updates in this thread:

TOB thread for discussing board outages

Bookmark it now, because if the board is down you won't be able to see this post to find the link.

In a perfect world, you won't see any difference at all - you won't even know we've moved servers except for an announcement somewhere stating the fact. In the real world, however, board77 may be rocky or nonfunctional until we get the bugs ironed out.

So wish us all luck! :cheers:

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PostPosted: Tue 02 Sep , 2008 1:21 am 
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Update: we've hit a (hopefully temporary) snag in moving our domain name - by the time we get it sorted out, the backup will be several days old, so I'll need to make a fresh one.

Stay tuned!

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PostPosted: Tue 02 Sep , 2008 2:09 am 
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:popcorn:

We're staying tuned and hoping for the best.


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Thanks Jude! :)

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PostPosted: Wed 10 Sep , 2008 10:35 pm 
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*ahem* Now would be a good time to start saving your posts and private messages to your hard drive, and repost them again once we've moved (if you want them saved for prosperity).

If we're delayed for more than a week setting up the new board I'll take a fresh backup, but if not (and I hope not!) then the backup I'm taking at this moment will be the last one.

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 Post subject: Re: Impending Move
PostPosted: Fri 12 Sep , 2008 8:56 pm 
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Are we there yet, huh, huh?

I guess we are!

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 Post subject: Re: Impending Move
PostPosted: Fri 12 Sep , 2008 10:32 pm 
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Just a suggestion: it might be a good idea to send out a global email from the old board to alert people of the move. Sometimes some people stay away for a while and it would be nice if they didn't think the board had disappeared.

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 Post subject: Re: Impending Move
PostPosted: Fri 12 Sep , 2008 10:45 pm 
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Good suggestion! I think Lali's working on that!

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 Post subject: Re: Impending Move
PostPosted: Tue 09 Dec , 2008 11:22 am 
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Our new hosts sent us a holiday card:

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awwwww... isn't that sweet?

It kind of looks like Tom Bombadil's house with all those scawwy trees crowding around in a menacing fashion. Don't ya think?

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 Post subject: Re: Impending Move
PostPosted: Tue 09 Dec , 2008 11:46 am 
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...and Gandalf has let off fireworks which are escaping up the chimney. :D :D :D

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 Post subject: Re: Impending Move
PostPosted: Tue 09 Dec , 2008 3:13 pm 
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:LMAO: :LMAO:

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Goldberry: Oh, thank you very much. Would you mind doing that outside next time?
Gandalf: Sorry :oops:

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