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Offline VekseidTopic starter

Server Move Tonight
« on: August 18, 2013, 11:00:28 PM »
Planning to begin roughly 5 hours from this post.

Everything is pretty much ready on the new servers (finally : /) and aside from some issues that don't affect the main server (have IPv6 setup on the slave and it's a bit fickle...) everything is working fine.

The database is colossal by forum standards, and it's hard to be sure how long it will take me. There are a number of forums with more than ten million posts (BMR and E combined), not many have more than ten million private messages on top of that.

Search and the AJAX shoutbox will both be making a return on both E and BMR, though I can't make promises for how the shoutbox will go on Elliquiy here. The new server is significantly more powerful, but Elliquiy is also a fair bit larger than when we had to turn it off.

After restoring both sites to working status, the process is going to be:
1) Restore PMs, the Shoutbox, and AJAX notifications on Blue Moon
2) Attempt to restore the AJAX Shoutbox on Elliquiy
3) Attempt to restore Sphinx Search on both communities.

#3 may not be completed in a day, some of the code probably needs to be rewritten, especially in BMR's case.

I expect that both sites will be down for a good portion of tomorrow, though in worst case it might take two days. I've decided to skip some optimizations that would necessitate a really long downtime - I don't think a temporary minor benefit is worth another day.

In the mean time, World Enough and Time, Lunar Radiance, and of course Mumble/IRC will still be online, and I'll probably post updates on twitter also.

Finally, I'm starting up two new non-adult sites/forums. The first and most relevant of these is Hexwiki, where I'm planning on uploading the results of documenting this little adventure. It's primarily going to be a technical community that we can point people to various resources I and others put up, without having to point people directly to an adult site here. I am likewise interested in people who would also be willing to share their technical knowhow here. Documenting this mess is a big part of why this took so long. : /

There will be a more obnoxious piece of flare going up an hour or so before shutdown, to give people time to finish up posts and so on.

Thank you for your patience, everyone.

-Vekseid
« Last Edit: August 18, 2013, 11:05:36 PM by Vekseid »

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Re: Server Move Tonight
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2013, 11:07:10 PM »
Thank you, Vekseid.

Offline ObscureObscenities

Re: Server Move Tonight
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2013, 11:07:32 PM »
Huzzah, the return of the SB, and the exit of my free time and life.

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Re: Server Move Tonight
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2013, 11:09:14 PM »
*lays in massive quantities of Ibuprofen* ;D

Offline TamaRose

Re: Server Move Tonight
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2013, 11:10:00 PM »
Good luck! Would you like a drink before you start?

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Re: Server Move Tonight
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2013, 11:14:17 PM »
Good luck with the move. May things go smoothly.

Thank you for all the work you are doing man!
« Last Edit: August 19, 2013, 12:00:44 AM by Nicholas »

Offline Ember Star

Re: Server Move Tonight
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2013, 11:15:32 PM »
Site... down... long... time... horror... *twitches* LOL. I'll live though! Just means I get to launch my new group on the new old E!

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Re: Server Move Tonight
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2013, 11:19:47 PM »
Hope it all goes well. Thank you!

Offline Kuroneko

Re: Server Move Tonight
« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2013, 11:20:07 PM »
Thank you for all your hard work, Vekseid!

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Re: Server Move Tonight
« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2013, 11:20:54 PM »
Thank you for everything, Vekseid.

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Re: Server Move Tonight
« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2013, 11:21:05 PM »
Thank you for everything. See you on the other side. :)

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Re: Server Move Tonight
« Reply #11 on: August 18, 2013, 11:21:09 PM »
thank you so much <3

so excited for the shoutbox!

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Re: Server Move Tonight
« Reply #12 on: August 18, 2013, 11:26:49 PM »
I appreciate the head up! :3

Offline Kyrsa

Re: Server Move Tonight
« Reply #13 on: August 18, 2013, 11:27:08 PM »
Thank you, Veks.  *hugs*

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Re: Server Move Tonight
« Reply #14 on: August 18, 2013, 11:31:39 PM »
You're a Rockstar, Veks! Thank you and good luck in your move!

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Re: Server Move Tonight
« Reply #15 on: August 18, 2013, 11:38:11 PM »
You're simply fucking amazing, Vek. Thank you. Thank you so very much for what you do.

Offline RedPhoenix

Re: Server Move Tonight
« Reply #16 on: August 18, 2013, 11:44:22 PM »
Shoutbox and search?!?!? *squeals and runs around screaming for joy*

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Re: Server Move Tonight
« Reply #17 on: August 19, 2013, 12:14:31 AM »
*Smiles.* Thank you for everything you do for us, Veks. Thank you! :)

Cannot wait to see if the Shoutbox works right!!

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Re: Server Move Tonight
« Reply #18 on: August 19, 2013, 12:22:08 AM »
Well, at least it's my birthday tomorrow so I won't be sitting around like a zombie with nothing to do!

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Re: Server Move Tonight
« Reply #19 on: August 19, 2013, 12:25:17 AM »
Well, I can say, sleep and cleaning tomorrow will definitely happen. I can't wait to see the new changes Veks!

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Re: Server Move Tonight
« Reply #20 on: August 19, 2013, 12:31:53 AM »
Best wishes on a smooth transition and I'm seeing several users/avatars for the very first time thanks to this thread.

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Re: Server Move Tonight
« Reply #21 on: August 19, 2013, 12:32:42 AM »
Thanks Veks!  And I'll see everyone on the other side.  8-)

Offline Indyo

Re: Server Move Tonight
« Reply #22 on: August 19, 2013, 12:33:52 AM »
Thank you for all the hard-work, Veks!

Best wishes on the smooth transition. :-)

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Re: Server Move Tonight
« Reply #23 on: August 19, 2013, 12:47:33 AM »
 Awesome Vekseid, can't wait.

 In the words of Samuel L. Jackson.... hold on to your butts.

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Re: Server Move Tonight
« Reply #24 on: August 19, 2013, 01:02:33 AM »
Keeping fingers crossed, Veks. :)