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Site migration: Mu-43 moving to a new host.

Discussion in 'Site information' started by Amin Sabet, Apr 21, 2010.

  1. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Dear mu-43 members:

    We will be moving to a new host, which should be a better fit for our needs going forward. This will require a brief period of site closure on Thursday, April 22 beginning at 8:30 AM EST (-6GMT).

    The site is expected to be inaccessible for approximately 4-6 hours. The actual server migration doesn't take very long. Most of that time is waiting for DNS propagation.

    Thank you for your patience with this move. I've done quite a bit of research and feel confident that our new hosting company will deliver excellent performance and reliability.

    Amin
     
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  2. ajramirez

    ajramirez Mu-43 Veteran

    212
    Jan 16, 2010
    Caguas, Puerto Rico
    Is it Wednesday the 21st or Thursday the 22nd?

    Regards,

    Antonio
     
  3. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Good catch, Antonio. I fixed it. Should read Thursday the 22nd. Thanks!
     
  4. josef

    josef New to Mu-43

    7
    Apr 20, 2010
    Louisiana, US
    You mean, on the DAY of the big Olympus firmware update?! :eek: We'll have so much to talk about!! Just kidding.. we'll manage.. i hope the migration goes well. Great site by the way.
     
  5. Brian Mosley

    Brian Mosley Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    So the site was down a while ago, and now it's back... have we done yet?

    Cheers

    Brian
     
  6. SimonL

    SimonL Mu-43 Regular

    97
    Apr 15, 2009
    NW England
    oh dear

    Amin,

    I hope you realise that by using the corporatespeak phrase "going forward" you have reduced yourself to the rank of 'corporate suit that carries a camera' down from 'talented, dedicated photographer' :smile:

    You'll have to work hard in the coming months to regain your credibility :biggrin:
     
  7. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    No, not even started yet. Should be happening in about 3 hours.
     
  8. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    I've never worked in a corporate environment, so I plead ignorance :redface:.
     
  9. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    Excuses excuses.... no credibility for you....
     
  10. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus

    Be thankful you've never worked in one!:biggrin:
     
  11. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    The migration is now done. Took about 1.5 hours :smile:.

    Posts made during the 10 minute window just prior to the backup may have been lost due to the migration service closing the boards ~10 min late. Sorry for any inconvenience!

    So far I've noticed that very large image uploads to the Gallery are giving an error, and I've asked the host to look into that (Edit: fixed)

    Please have a look around and let me know if anything is broken. We'll try to get any kinks worked out asap.
     
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  12. mabelsound

    mabelsound Guest

    Feels nice and snappy--nice work.
     
  13. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Thanks, John, that's good to hear!
     
  14. Djarum

    Djarum Super Moderator

    Dec 15, 2009
    Huntsville, AL, USA
    Jason
    :drinks:

    Excelent work. I'd buy you a drink if I could.
     
  15. ajramirez

    ajramirez Mu-43 Veteran

    212
    Jan 16, 2010
    Caguas, Puerto Rico
    Amin,

    For some reason, ever since the migration I cannot access the site from my Blackberry. I tried shutting it down and removing the battery, but to no avail. I continue to get the message that the migration is in process.

    Regards,

    Antonio
     
  16. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    Antonio,
    Try clearing your cookies, & cache.
    That should work....
    There were many problems with the Iphone also but it's ok now.....
    shooter
     
  17. ajramirez

    ajramirez Mu-43 Veteran

    212
    Jan 16, 2010
    Caguas, Puerto Rico
    Shooter,

    Cleared the cache. Works like a charm now.

    Thanks a bunch!

    Antonio
     
  18. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    Glad to help brother.....
    Don