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Forum Database Downtime - Please Read Carefully
« on: January 07, 2009, 02:07:40 pm »
Dear all,

As part of our attempts to keep this site going with the best resources possible, we will be moving the database behind this forum to a new location at some point during the next 48 hours. This will involve taking down the main site for a period of time.

Please accept my apologies in advance for not having the site available at certain points over the next two days. Once the transfer has been completed we will then be testing to see if there are improvements to the speed of access of the database.

We will try to keep disruption to a minimum and I will let you know here once the transfer is completed.

Peter
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Re: Forum Database Downtime - Please Read Carefully
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2009, 02:16:56 pm »
What!!!! No site???? 
 ;) Just kidding.


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Re: Forum Database Downtime - Please Read Carefully
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2009, 05:51:14 pm »
Just to keep everybody up to date.

We will be moving the databases to a new server tomorrow (Saturday). The new server has four times as much burstable memory as the current server, which for those less techy means that there should be little problem anymore with database access.

The server transfer will however mean a short downtime for allowing a proper copy of the databases and files to be made to the new server. This downtime might be for a few hours, but I will try and minimise any interruption.

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Re: Forum Database Downtime - Please Read Carefully
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2009, 05:56:58 pm »
Can't speak for the others, but I'm hardly ever on on Saturday. So, not an issue for me :)

Keep up the good work Admin, you're doing great!! 

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Re: Forum Database Downtime - Please Read Carefully
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2009, 05:57:57 pm »
Yep - no probs here with that either. Like Zeg, I'm not really on that much during the weekend.

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Re: Forum Database Downtime - Please Read Carefully
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2009, 09:40:41 am »
The site will be going down later this morning for database transfer. Thanks for your patience.

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Re: Forum Database Downtime - Please Read Carefully
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2009, 12:46:58 pm »
The database transfer is now complete. Please report any bugs on this thread.

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Re: Forum Database Downtime - Please Read Carefully
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2009, 02:26:09 pm »
Seems ok so far Admin.

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Re: Forum Database Downtime - Please Read Carefully
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2009, 05:16:42 pm »
Should now be working happily!!!!!

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Re: Forum Database Downtime - Please Read Carefully
« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2009, 05:36:48 pm »
YAY!!!! Jolly splendid it seems to - our bright shiny new server!



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