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Server Move Friday November 10, 2017

Discussion in 'Feedback' started by Phillip, Nov 9, 2017.

  1. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    On early Friday November 10, we’ve scheduled a move to a new server with significantly more resources dedicated for our use.

    The transition for our forum will require some downtime as we will close the forum on our old server, back up the forum and then move and install the forum to the new server. So please understand that the forum will experience some downtime on Friday and possibly for some members (depending on your location around the world) until early Saturday.

    Please follow our Facebook and Twitter accounts if you want to stay up-to-date with the server move as it happens. We'll announce on Facebook and Twitter immediately when the forum is back on-line.

    Thanks in advance for your understanding. We are making this change in order to provide everyone with a faster and more reliable surfing experience. Our new server will also take advantage of some of the newer web technologies.
     
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  2. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    What time?
     
  3. muppetgem

    muppetgem Well-Known Member

    Will MC still look the same or will it look totally different?
     
  4. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Gosh, and it took a while to get used to this server after we were with vBulletin for so many years.

    Well, I'm sure we'll eventually get used to another new server after a while as well, I'm just a little concerned about all the wonderful features we got when we moved here, like larger avatars, being able to embed media in posts, among other features - I hope we'll still have them after the move.
     
  5. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    It sounds like you may be confusing a server upgrade with a forum upgrade. Once all the dust settles tomorrow after the server upgrade, everything on the site and forum should function and look exactly as it does now. The server upgrade involves upgrading the physical hardware and behind-the-scenes software required to host our site, not the look and feel of the forum.
     
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  6. muppetgem

    muppetgem Well-Known Member

    Thank goodness the forum is keeping the same look. I like the way it looks right now, and it would take a while to adjust to a different style.
     
  7. 1000 Eyes

    1000 Eyes Well-Known Member

    Oooh, this sounds coolio @Phillip ! Out of curiosity, I know that how the forum works and looks will remain the same, but is it possible we might be getting some extra features with this upgrade? (Like, say, longer edit times... it's too short for me right now, lol.) At any rate, completely understand and hoping all goes well with the change-up! :)
     
  8. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    Our server move was a success! There are several outstanding issues with the site that will be updated as soon as possible.

    The issues we are aware of are:

    - Our DNS records around the world are not yet fully propagated, meaning that some will still see the old site (or even no site) for a few more hours. This will resolve itself within the next 12 hours.

    - E-mails may be delayed for a few hours for the same reasons.

    - Our mailing list and some of our other scripts need to be configured for the new server.

    - MC Radio previews with song titles are not displaying correctly on the MC home page.

    If you notice any other issues with the site or would like to comment on the server move please post here. We will be watching the server loads and activity closely over the next several days to monitor the new server under normal traffic.

    Thank you for your understanding during the scheduled downtime.
     
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  9. MuppetSpot

    MuppetSpot Well-Known Member

    Will Cards be ever online again?
     
  10. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    So far, everything looks the same as it was prior to the move.
     
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