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PostPost #1  Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 6:43 pm    Post subject: Important - downtime on Monday 21st September Reply with quote Back to top

as posted elsewhere:

I shall be moving Heartland over to the new servers this coming monday - 21st September

This should mean the site will be down for a day or so, from Monday evening (GMT)

When it comes back up you shouldn't notice any changes - we will still be running the same version of the forum software - I'll upgrade that a week or two later as it's a big job in itself Wierded Out

However, there may well be teething troubles so I'll create a thread in the Feedback area specifically for bug reports Smile

Thanks in advance for all your patience Very Happy
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PostPost #2  Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 11:24 am    Post subject: Re: Important - downtime on Monday 21st September Reply with quote Back to top

Quiff Boy wrote:
the site will be down for a day or so,


So how am I supposed to fill the time?
Does this mean I have to interact with real people??

Not sure if I like the sound of this.

Laughing

Hope it all goes well, see you on the other side!
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PostPost #3  Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

"A day or so"...does this mean the whole of Tuesday too?

There is a very important birthday boy on that day and I want to start his thread you see.

Yay! We are going to the other side! Cool
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PostPost #4  Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Laughing

it depends on your ISP

the site should be back up and running on the new server by the time i go to bed on monday evening, but the address "myheartland.co.uk" might not be pointing at the right server for you until later tuesday... that part of it is out of my hands, so its hard to say how long it will take.

for some users it could be more or less instant, in other cases it can be up to 24 hours before people's ISPs update their dns details Neutral
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PostPost #5  Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

ISP = ?
dns = ?

you are speaking geek to me! Neutral

at least i do have the patience though and might just start the thread earlier then....wouldn't be the first time either! Embarassed

also bet there will be more babies born nine months from then Wink Mr. Green
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PostPost #6  Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

ISP = Internet Service Provider (who you pay for internet access)
DNS = Domain Name Server (computer(s) on the internet which translate the www.myheartland.co.uk address to the location of the actual computer HL is on)
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PostPost #7  Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Cheers Mark! Kiss

Didn't realize it was that basic. Very Happy
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PostPost #8  Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

See you on the other side people.
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PostPost #9  Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

MadameButterfly wrote:
Cheers Mark! Kiss

Didn't realize it was that basic. Very Happy
No Problem Kiss.

Everything in computers has a TLA (three letter abbreviation) Wink
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PostPost #10  Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Quote:

Everything in computers has a TLA (three letter abbreviation)


There are some exceptions in IT - check my today's wardrobe:



Twisted Evil Twisted Evil


So it's gonna be a manic monday. Good luck for moving and updating our well beloved mad house - take care Wink
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PostPost #11  Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

cheers guys Laughing

i've done the exact same move to several sites over the last week or so and its gone pretty smooth

granted, none of the others have as large a db or filesystem, as heartland (the gallery takes up all the space Laughing) but essentially its the same steps as moving, say the march violets site Smile

the new webserver is all primed - domains area created, databases ready, backups already running (even though there's nothing there to backup yet), email addresses created

i just need to

1) take the site off line on monday evening
2) run a full db and filesystem backup
3) copy the backups to the new server
4) unzip the filesystem
5) restore the db
6) bring the forum back online
7) update the DNS
8) wait...

...at least thats the theory Laughing

i tried steps 2 to 5 last night using a recent backup and it went smoothly Very Happy
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PostPost #12  Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

btw. how large if the size of the HL mysql db..circa? I cant really imagine how much content has been filed over the years.

Probably it would be half of the size without Mr.Blast spamming around here all the time Mr. Green
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PostPost #13  Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

DocSommer wrote:
btw. how large if the size of the HL mysql db..circa? I cant really imagine how much content has been filed over the years.

Probably it would be half of the size without Mr.Blast spamming around here all the time Mr. Green

Laughing

as of about 5 seconds ago it was 220mb
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PostPost #14  Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Thanks for the info - I wouldn't have expected that much considering it's just plain text but on the other hand >300k postings is quite a lot as well, definetely more than a keyboards lifetime (just discovered the statistics^^) We are not worthy!
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PostPost #15  Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

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PostPost #16  Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Good luck at your proceedings ... Very Happy ... I guess we're all with you in mind on Monday ... Laughing ...
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PostPost #17  Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 10:37 pm    Post subject: Re: Important - downtime on Monday 21st September Reply with quote Back to top

streamline wrote:
Quiff Boy wrote:
the site will be down for a day or so,


So how am I supposed to fill the time?
Does this mean I have to interact with real people??

Not sure if I like the sound of this.

Laughing

Hope it all goes well, see you on the other side!

What are real people?
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PostPost #18  Posted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 9:17 am    Post subject: Re: Important - downtime on Monday 21st September Reply with quote Back to top

stufarq wrote:
streamline wrote:
Quiff Boy wrote:
the site will be down for a day or so,


So how am I supposed to fill the time?
Does this mean I have to interact with real people??

Not sure if I like the sound of this.

Laughing

Hope it all goes well, see you on the other side!

What are real people?


Laughing Laughing Laughing
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PostPost #19  Posted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

DocSommer wrote:
Probably it would be half of the size without Mr.Blast spamming around here all the time Mr. Green

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PostPost #20  Posted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

another 500 byte wasted Laughing Laughing We are not worthy! Wink
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PostPost #21  Posted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

*boing*

just a reminder that this is happening tonight, probably around about 8pm ish Cool

i'll be on here a short while beforehand and let people know when it's going to be...
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PostPost #22  Posted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

half an hour and counting... Smile
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PostPost #23  Posted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Quiff Boy wrote:
half an hour and counting... Smile


and then it's your bed time right boss?
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PostPost #24  Posted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

See you all later then Mr. Green
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PostPost #25  Posted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

5 mins and counting Smile
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