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Forum Hosting Transition / Upgrade
« on: July 15, 2014, 05:40:18 PM »
Folks,

I anticipate transitioning where the forums are hosted late this evening or early tomorrow morning (call it a maintenance window of 2200-0600), as well as upgrading the software while I'm at it. Bas

If all goes according to plan, downtime should be around an hour tops.

During the process, the forum will be in "Maintenance Mode" and you won't be able to post or really do much of anything else.

If you have any questions, please let me know.

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Re: Forum Hosting Transition / Upgrade
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2014, 09:52:09 PM »
I anticipate transitioning where the forums are hosted

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Re: Forum Hosting Transition / Upgrade
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2014, 10:13:19 PM »
Alright kids, I'm thinking sooner rather than later..
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Re: Forum Hosting Transition / Upgrade
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2014, 10:20:49 PM »
Folks,

I anticipate transitioning where the forums are hosted late this evening or early tomorrow morning (call it a maintenance window of 2200-0600), as well as upgrading the software while I'm at it. Bas

If all goes according to plan, downtime should be around an hour tops.

During the process, the forum will be in "Maintenance Mode" and you won't be able to post or really do much of anything else.

If you have any questions, please let me know.

-Jason

What's your backout plan?  Murphy's law.  If you have one, you never need it.
When a strong man, fully armed, guards his own palace, his goods are in peace. Luke 11:21

Then He said to them, “But now, he who has a money bag, let him take it, and likewise a knapsack; and he who has no sword, let him sell his garment and buy one."  Luke 22:36

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Re: Forum Hosting Transition / Upgrade
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2014, 10:40:00 PM »
What's your backout plan?  Murphy's law.  If you have one, you never need it.

My backout plan is that if things are looking to go sideways, DNS doesn't get changed and I disable Mx mode.
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Re: Forum Hosting Transition / Upgrade
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2014, 10:44:33 PM »
Want to keep informed of events in your area? Go to http://www.miopencarry.org/update

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Re: Forum Hosting Transition / Upgrade
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2014, 10:48:51 PM »
Actually, I'm holding off for now.

Wide Open West is being shady, and I really don't need a connection to drop mid operation.

The *best* part is that Bluehost won't let me run screen!

I'm going to wait until tomorrow when I get into work - early.
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Re: Forum Hosting Transition / Upgrade
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2014, 10:51:08 PM »
Actually, I'm holding off for now.

Blah Blah Blah

I'm going to wait until tomorrow when I get into work - early.
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« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2014, 10:57:36 PM »
The *best* part is that Bluehost won't let me run screen!

I have linux boxes in two Tier 3 datacenters and one Tier 4 datacenter that support screen.  I'm guessing you do too.

Let me translate for Pat... Blah Blah, Blah Blah Blah Blah.
When a strong man, fully armed, guards his own palace, his goods are in peace. Luke 11:21

Then He said to them, “But now, he who has a money bag, let him take it, and likewise a knapsack; and he who has no sword, let him sell his garment and buy one."  Luke 22:36

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Re: Forum Hosting Transition / Upgrade
« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2014, 10:59:13 PM »
I have linux boxes in two Tier 3 datacenters and one Tier 4 datacenter that support screen.  I'm guessing you do too.

Let me translate for Pat... Blah Blah, Blah Blah Blah Blah.
Now I can understand that. Thanks Dan!!!
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Re: Forum Hosting Transition / Upgrade
« Reply #10 on: July 15, 2014, 11:09:55 PM »
I have linux boxes in two Tier 3 datacenters and one Tier 4 datacenter that support screen.  I'm guessing you do too.

Let me translate for Pat... Blah Blah, Blah Blah Blah Blah.

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miopenca@miopencarry.org [~/public_html/ocforum]# screen -S evac
Cannot make directory '/var/run/screen': Permission denied

Yeah... it's that good..

Also, for shits and giggles, I decided to turn up the frequency of smokeping. 20 pings at 30 second intervals (as compared to the default 5 minute) - just so if I ever feeling like smacking WoW around, I can:

The WAN gateway my modem is talking to:


Inside my house to show it's not my problem:
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Re: Forum Hosting Transition / Upgrade
« Reply #11 on: July 16, 2014, 06:07:50 AM »
Alright, now that I'm sure I have a good connection, work should begin shortly.
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Re: Forum Hosting Transition / Upgrade
« Reply #12 on: July 16, 2014, 06:57:25 AM »
By the clock I was going by..

Mx Mode On: 0614
MxMode Off && DNS Changed Over: 0655

Also, notice the latest version of SMF is in use
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« Reply #13 on: July 16, 2014, 12:37:13 PM »
Well done, Jason. I recall a certain other gun org updated their Forum and they were down for over a week...beyond their maintenance window.
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« Reply #14 on: July 16, 2014, 12:40:31 PM »
Well done, Jason. I recall a certain other gun org updated their Forum and they were down for over a week...beyond their maintenance window.

I can't remember - does that certain other gun org pay their staff?
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« Reply #15 on: July 16, 2014, 01:41:10 PM »

I can't remember - does that certain other gun org pay their staff?

I don't know if MGO does...I don't think so.
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Re: Forum Hosting Transition / Upgrade
« Reply #16 on: July 16, 2014, 05:29:29 PM »
Oh, by the way, this is the difference in latency between the old host and the new one:

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Re: Forum Hosting Transition / Upgrade
« Reply #17 on: July 16, 2014, 06:07:24 PM »
Is that why I can click something and not wait 20 seconds for it to load like it used to? lol

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« Reply #18 on: July 16, 2014, 06:27:17 PM »

Is that why I can click something and not wait 20 seconds for it to load like it used to? lol

In short: yes
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Re: Forum Hosting Transition / Upgrade
« Reply #19 on: July 16, 2014, 07:37:26 PM »
I have linux boxes in two Tier 3 datacenters and one Tier 4 datacenter that support screen.  I'm guessing you do too.

Let me translate for Pat... Blah Blah, Blah Blah Blah Blah.

isn't it more like

Blah blah blah magic happens blah blah blah?