Server move this Monday (will require some downtime)

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by AntonyF, May 17, 2006.

  1. AntonyF

    AntonyF Official Tahmoh Taster Rear Admiral

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    The reliability of our current server has fallen recently, and you may have noticed some periods of downtime or slow responsiveness. This concerns us, as we want the best reliability possible, so we are going to move to a brand new server soon.

    Hopefully there will be very little impact to you, but this is how it will affect the websites. Please read on so you are aware of what will be happening.

    TrekToday/Trek Nation
    For the news and content sites there should be no down time. We will switch over to the new server and most people will start using it without knowing anything has happened. You do not need to do anything, it will all be automatic.

    Trek BBS
    This will require some downtime so that we can move the database over to the new server. We will stop any new posts being made, and put up a message saying the transfer is in progress. You should not have to do anything, but you will have to live without posting for a while (should be no more than a day). All you have to do is check back now and again, and when your internet service provider has picked up the details for the new server you should find yourself automatically there.

    I will advise nearer to the time when the exact date will be, but expect it to happen some time within the next week. I was going to do the CSI sites first, but as it's season finale week I've switched to Trek first (we don't have any season finales... *sniff*). Again I'd like to re-iterate that you don't have to do anything, it's just a case of being aware of things going on and some down time.

    Thank you
    Antony
     
  2. AntonyF

    AntonyF Official Tahmoh Taster Rear Admiral

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    Re: Upcoming server move

    The server move has been delayed, just a bit.

    I've swapped the order back around and will be doing the CSI sites this Saturday first. I may do the Trek sites on Monday, but as I go on holiday on Wednesday I may do it when I get back so that if things implode I'm around.
     
  3. AntonyF

    AntonyF Official Tahmoh Taster Rear Admiral

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    Re: Upcoming server move

    The server move was uneventful, so I'm going to move the Trek sites over on Monday. This will require some downtime for the messageboard to facilitate the database move.