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Forum Upgrading on 1 Nov from 8pm till.......

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 29 Oct 2014 11:55 am

From Admin......

The forum will be upgraded on 29 Oct from 8pm till (should not be more than 12 hours) so just please bear with us and hopefully we will be back online by late morning on the 30th! :cool:

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 30 Oct 2014 7:53 am

Glitch in getting the Classified section to interact with new server. Had to revert back to old version. Will have to migrate both at the same time. Please stand by for another announcement from Admin.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 01 Nov 2014 11:24 am

Okay regulars, Admin is going to try again w.e.f. 8pm this evening. Bear with us.

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Post by zzm9980 » Sat, 01 Nov 2014 12:10 pm

Given how cheap VPSes are, even those hosted in Singapore, surprised Admin doesn't just bring up an entirely new secondary instance and migrate the data once it is working.

https://www.digitalocean.com/pricing/#

Maybe I should make myself available for consulting :P

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Post by Pal » Sat, 01 Nov 2014 12:42 pm

We are moving the Classifieds and Forum DB to another server then point the DNS records to the new server.

The long hours are due to converting the Forum DB which is phpbb2 to phpbb3.

If anything breaks then will point the DNS back to the old server. Tested these few days, should work well.
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