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Server migration Sept 22

Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 3:15 am
by DNS
Our webhoster has informed us that our private, dedicated server will be moved to a new facility. They assured us the databases will be safe, but just to make sure we did a full-back up yesterday of all sites.

According to the webhoster:
* Your server will be hosted in modern environmentally-friendly datacenter, thanks to the hydro-electric capabilities, provided by the Niagara Falls;
* Superior connectivity, provided by fully-redundant multitiered 10GE network with excellent throughput and low latency to both Europe and the US, due to strategically beneficial location on the East Coast (New York).

Migration itself incurs up to 24 hours of downtime. Unfortunately, this is the fastest and most trouble-free way to accomplish this.
IP addresses of your server will change. You will have to update your DNS records and, possibly, DNS server settings for your domains.
So this site and all other affiliated sites to this one will be down for approximately 12 to 24 hours on Sept. 22 (GMT -5).

Our webmaster will handle all the DNS and other technical work required. He has also stated that he might be able to have the sites up on Sept. 22 as a 'read-only' that is we won't be able to make posts, but we might be able to at least read some posts from the previous days until all sites are back up online at the end of the day or early Sept. 23 (New York time).

Re: Server migration Sept 22

Posted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:25 am
by DNS
The move was successful, we are on the new server now. However, we will be down a little later today for some more scheduled maintenance, but hopefully for just a short time.

Re: Server migration Sept 22

Posted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:44 am
by Nicholas
Looks good here and at the other two DW - well done David, in overcoming obstacles. :bow:

Re: Server migration Sept 22

Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:47 am
by DNS
Forum colors and avatars back on the left and some other features will be back to "normal" soon.

Re: Server migration Sept 22

Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:49 pm
by Nicholas
David N. Snyder wrote:
Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:47 am
Forum colors and avatars back on the left and some other features will be back to "normal" soon.
Keep the blues - much more restful & uplifting colors - like the sky. :clapping:

Re: Server migration Sept 22

Posted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:51 pm
by Nicholas
Safari could not find DP because your URL was missing a '/' after the 'com' - but now it has been restored - good.

Re: Server migration Sept 22

Posted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:22 pm
by DNS
Nicholas wrote:
Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:49 pm
David N. Snyder wrote:
Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:47 am
Forum colors and avatars back on the left and some other features will be back to "normal" soon.
Keep the blues - much more restful & uplifting colors - like the sky. :clapping:
This site will keep the blues theme, but the other 2 went back to their more traditional colors -- so I can tell them apart easier.

Re: Server migration Sept 22

Posted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:43 pm
by DNS
(you might have to hit refresh on your browser to see the new colors)

And in honor of the new changes, I have changed my username to DNS which are my initials and also is an acronym for Domain Name Server. :tongue:

Re: Server migration Sept 22

Posted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:52 pm
by Lucas Oliveira
Gratitude David for this work dedicated to the Dharma!

:namaste:

Re: Server migration Sept 22

Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:59 pm
by Lhamo
:coffee: It looks good here.
I think, the colors of a forum are like the colors for a room.
:candle: