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post Apr 3 2010, 9:06 AM
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We are currently in the process of migrating to a newer server location offered by our host. Further information about this will posted as it happens.
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post Apr 3 2010, 9:08 AM
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Oh wow. Will will lose stuff? Like our posts? Graphics and stuff?
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post Apr 3 2010, 9:12 AM
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QUOTE (W.I.N.X @ Apr 3 2010, 05:08 PM) *
Oh wow. Will will lose stuff? Like our posts? Graphics and stuff?

Right now, we are migrating the forum scripts because those aren't going to be changed.
After that is settled, we will disable new uploads/attachments to migrate them.
Afterwards, we will temporarily make the forum offline to finally move the database.
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post Apr 3 2010, 9:13 AM
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OK. Well good luck with moving the forum!
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post Apr 3 2010, 9:15 AM
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Well the total backup size in a compressed archive is 676MB... this is going to take a while (IMG:style_emoticons/default/icon_razz.gif)
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post Apr 3 2010, 9:48 AM
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ok, thanks for telling us. Hopefully this will help the problems the shoutbox has caused
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post Apr 3 2010, 12:31 PM
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Thanks for letting us know. And good luck. ^^
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post Apr 3 2010, 1:06 PM
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The forum migration has been paused for awhile due to some technical difficulties. (if you're interested, the problem is that we can't get remote database access working)

Let's just hope we don't need to shut off the old server and post instructions on how to edit the Hosts file and doing a "ipconfig /flushdns" command...
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post Apr 3 2010, 1:44 PM
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I'm curious, how large is the entire forum?
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post Apr 3 2010, 2:30 PM
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Around 700,000 to 800,000 rows, too lazy to open up the database manager (IMG:style_emoticons/default/icon_razz.gif)

I figured out how to remotely access the database from the old server to the new one but I'm going to do the migration on non-peak hours instead.


Also:
The forum has been scheduled to be migrated tomorrow.
If you want to update your avatar and/or personal photo, please do so now because uploads and attachments are going to be disabled for one week. (the reason for this is rather hard to explain, do post if you want to know)
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post Apr 3 2010, 2:41 PM
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Good Luck for moving to the new host!!
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post Apr 3 2010, 3:03 PM
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QUOTE (winxclub-joy @ Apr 3 2010, 10:41 PM) *
Good Luck for moving to the new host!!

Actually, it's the same host, but different server location (IMG:style_emoticons/default/icon_razz.gif)
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post Apr 3 2010, 4:14 PM
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are you serious? the archive is only 676MB?!
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post Apr 3 2010, 7:39 PM
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Good luck with moving! I hope everything works out!
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post Apr 3 2010, 7:53 PM
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Thanx for letting us know, and thanx for working to fix the problems (: I hope everything turns out good (yn)

So for approx how long and when will the forum be down ?

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post Apr 4 2010, 1:13 AM
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QUOTE (angel123 @ Apr 4 2010, 12:14 AM) *
are you serious? the archive is only 676MB?!

The original size is 810.59 MB. The archive contains everything about the website, including the database, uploads and forum scripts. Also, because the uploaded images are already compressed, you don't get much size reduction by recompressing them.

QUOTE (humbu111 @ Apr 4 2010, 03:53 AM) *
Thanx for letting us know, and thanx for working to fix the problems (: I hope everything turns out good (yn)

So for approx how long and when will the forum be down ?

1:30PM (GMT+(IMG:style_emoticons/default/icon_cool.gif) and for about 1 hour if everything goes well.
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