Announcement: site transfer to new server - update

Announcement: site transfer to new server - update

Unread postby René » 13 January 2015, 11:00

Hi everyone,

I will be transferring the site to our awesome new server this afternoon (UTC / UK time), between 1 and 7 hours after this post's timestamp.

To be clear, the site should only actually be down for a small part of this 6-hour window — probably around the middle of it, or around 3-5 hours from now.

When it's back online, it should be more stable than it's ever been; I'm expecting our average uptime of around 98% will rise to between 99% and 100%.

Note that the chat may be down for a bit longer, as that's always tricky to get working, but everything should be working as normal by the end of the day (again, UTC / UK time).

Thanks again to all the people donating who are making this possible. :keke:

-René
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Re: Announcement: site transfer to new server - expected downtime toda

Unread postby René » 13 January 2015, 17:45

Update: I'll be starting the transfer on the hour, so please be prepared for the forums to go down in 15 minutes. Thank you :)
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Re: Announcement: site transfer to new server - expected downtime toda

Unread postby René » 13 January 2015, 19:20

Update: If you're reading this, you're viewing GFO on the new server. :)

Chat people, please stand by.
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Re: Announcement: site transfer to new server - expected downtime toda

Unread postby René » 13 January 2015, 20:53

René wrote:Chat people, please stand by.

I'm sorry this is taking longer than expected. We didn't have 123FlashChat yet the last time we changed servers, and I didn't realise it was made up of literally tens of thousands of tiny little files that together add up to 2.6 GB. This would be going a lot faster if it was just a few large files adding up to 2.6 GB (or indeed a less insane amount).
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Unread postby René » 13 January 2015, 21:36

Update: GFO's Video Chat is now up and running on the new server. :)
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Re: Announcement: site transfer to new server - update

Unread postby René » 14 January 2015, 20:32

Update: \LaTeX is functional once again.
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