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Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Dan, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Hi Everyone,

    Tomorrow afternoon i will be starting up the new server, when I do I will move over a copy of the site, it won't be a perfect copy and some things will be broken, but by and large it should work.

    I will then ask a few people to visit the address and see what they think of the speed and load times etc. If all is successful I will be pulling the plug on this server and migrating over to the new server.

    This will take up to 48 hours though most people will be immediately able to access them. During the migration I will be turning this server into read only so you can't post new topics etc.

    So please bear with us through the down time. But i need to get this done before the season starts next week.

    In the next few weeks I will be purchasing the new forum software IPB and will migrate all the posts from this year over to it. From there, I will turn this software into an "Archive" and allow people to access it to see old posts, but all new posts will be in the new forum instead.

    That will take sometime and I need to find the best time to do that as I need to work on the design of it also.

    Anyway just a heads up and a call out for a few testers.

    Dan
     
  2. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    Happy to help anytime of course
     
  3. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    cool. I was going to start it this afternoon but some things have come up for tonight. So I can dedicate tomorrow evening and night to this and test all day. If it is no good then they refund the money
     
  4. Rusty

    Rusty Well-Known Member

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    If you need a tester, I am available.
     
  5. Andrew..

    Andrew.. Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Without sounding as though I'm pissing in your pocket Dan.

    Just wanted to thank you again for all your efforts in making this site such a great place to visit.
     
  6. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    haha no worried manlyborn.

    Going through stress with our real estate at the moment, so may not have the energy to do the transfer tonight so may postpone it a day, may have to take the wife to the doctors too so that could cut into it
     
  7. Stevo

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    WTF am i going to do at work tomorrow if you start it tonight anyway?
     
  8. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Ok I need everyyone to go to
    http://182.50.142.184/~silvert

    The more people we can get there at once the better.

    Lots of things dont work but that is expected behavior and they will work once the URL is transferred over.

    So some images will be missing and you wont be able to get to news articles etc at the moment, but I need you to test the speed of the forums and the rest of the site to see if it is suitable for our needs.

    Dan
     
  9. davohan123

    davohan123 Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Dan the speed i got on my computer was not any slower than here
    Mind you this is when the site is not busy
    Works fine for me- hope this helps
     
  10. Stevo

    Stevo Well-Known Member

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    Yeah just checked it mate. Seemed quicker than the current one
     
  11. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    ok cool.

    techincally it should be only minimally slower.

    I get a ping time to the current server of 47ms whereas I get 200ms from the new server, as we are talking about milliseconds it really isn't anything to be worried about but I still need to check. I can always migrate back. I think I am going to bite the bullet and move us across tonight
     
  12. Andrew..

    Andrew.. Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    x2...all good Dan.
     
  13. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Keep periodically hitting it throughout the day, the more hits we get on it the better. I can then move everything across tonight and then by Sunday at the latest we should be on there. That means the site will be shut down for a while this afternoon
     
  14. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    Looks to be operationally fine Dan. Speed good and content seems accurate.
     

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