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Server migration! (Complete!)

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Hey there everyone!

Believe it or not, the site and forum have been living on the same sever for more than a decade! In computer years, that's like 100 million and 3 years, give or take a year or 2 million. Basically, the forum is being served by a Stegosaurus, or something like that. It also turns out that a comet is about to destroy the very part of the datacenter housing our server, so there's that tiny detail too.

Anyways, the server is really, really old, and it's living in a really old building that's about to be demolished pretty soon. Seriously, this is all true, I promise! So, I've spent a lot of time building a new server environment elsewhere which should be easier to maintain and upgrade, and it should cost a lot less to run! It also seems to run a bit faster/smoother, and we'll have the benefit of running on all the latest and greatest server software! :holiday:

I'm planning on running the final part of the migration on Wednesday, 9/26, which is basically the part where the forum database is moved over to the new server.

My plan is to take the board offline on Wednesday night, copy over the database, run the final maintenance steps, and then update the DNS to point to the new server. For you, this update should be completely painless, except for the fact that the forum will be offline for awhile (oh noes?). I'll update this topic when the work is complete!

If you have questions, or just want to post pictures of your favorite dinosaurs to celebrate the life (and impending shutdown) of the old server, please do so in this topic!

Cheers,
Sal :santa:

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Can't wait to wake up Thursday morning to that new server smell.

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15 hours ago, Sobend said:

Can't wait to wake up Thursday morning to that new server smell.

Hopefully it's not the smell of burnt electronics! :pirate2:

4 hours ago, Shooter585 said:

Thanks Sal

You're welcome! I haven't forgotten this place! ?

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This work is now complete! The main website and forum are both running on a shiny, brand-new server! Things appear to be working just fine, but let me know if you notice anything amiss. :smile:

It's a bit of a bittersweet moment though -- after a decade of serving our community, the old server will be decommissioned once I'm sure the new setup is working properly. Hopefully it will be turned into new servers or shiny new iPhones or something!

Cheers! :ice:

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Ahhh that new server smell.

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Oh boy, I can log in again!

I probably could have used a proxy to log in earlier, but ain't nobody got time for that.

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18 hours ago, Egghebrecht said:

hurray

and I can post again too

Darn it, I forgot to add Egghe's IP to the server ban list!

I mean... Welcome back Egghe!! :whistle:

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Test?

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Hi Sal.

Yuan and Eggh says they are still IP banned. Yuan says he got IP banned when he posted "Test?", as he could not post in the mod board or send PMs.

They can't tell you about it since they're banned.

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Why does Yuan get IP banned and Shooter585 gets to post all he wants? Really hurting my enjoyment of this forum atm.

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19 minutes ago, Sobend said:

Why does Yuan get IP banned and Shooter585 gets to post all he wants? Really hurting my enjoyment of this forum atm.

Shhh or I will IP ban you too.

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16 minutes ago, Shooter585 said:

Shhh or I will IP ban you too.

This post literally got Shooter585 IP banned.

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15 hours ago, Un0 said:

Hi Sal.

Yuan and Eggh says they are still IP banned. Yuan says he got IP banned when he posted "Test?", as he could not post in the mod board or send PMs.

They can't tell you about it since they're banned.

thx Unoes!

now to see if I get banned again with this post :p

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5 hours ago, Sobend said:

This post literally got Shooter585 IP banned.

trying to post in this thread got me banned on 3 different IP's too

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Hey sal, since your formum migration the auto IP ban thing got much worse

No idea what happened but I think pretty much everyone is getting IP banned automatically if they log in frequently

and I get banned every time I try to respond to one of your posts (with your post quoted) or pm you

thins is another try to get a message out

we'll see if it gets through this time...

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I just posted "Test?" in this thread and that gave me my IP Ban. It is indeed going haywire, and well.. I am still IP banned. 

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On 9/26/2018 at 5:20 AM, Salmoneus said:

Hopefully it's not the smell of burnt electronics! :pirate2:

You're welcome! I haven't forgotten this place! ?

test one two

test one two

if this gets through it's fixed!

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Not necessarily. My messages got through, but I was immediately banned after. 

Come to think about it, this might ban me too. :ohmy: 

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29 minutes ago, Yuanrang said:

Not necessarily. My messages got through, but I was immediately banned after. 

Come to think about it, this might ban me too. :ohmy: 

no more problems here for now

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On 10/30/2018 at 8:08 PM, Egghebrecht said:

no more problems here for now

I could ban you for nostalgia's sake if you miss those issues? :biggrin:

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