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MOD FORUM OUTAGE: Friday 11am EST

Discussion in 'Communications' started by JoinTheSchwarz , Dec 21, 2017.

  1. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    The boards will be going on maintenance mode on Friday 8am Pacific/11am Eastern to undergo the long-waited-for software upgrade. They will be offline until the upgrade has been finished and tested and everything is working as it should.

    Thanks for your patience.
     
  2. Outsourced

    Outsourced Jedi Master star 4

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    Sounds like a Christmas Miracle to me.
     
  3. Boba_Fett_2001

    Boba_Fett_2001 Chosen One star 8

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    This is not what I meant when I said go away.
     
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  4. Master_Lok

    Master_Lok Force Ghost star 6

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    Thanks for the heads up (and posting on the banner too.)
     
  5. B99

    B99 Force Ghost star 6

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    A surprise to be sure, but a welcome one!
     
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  6. Bravo

    Bravo Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Hopefully everything goes as planned! Very excited for a upgrade! :)
     
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  7. jcgoble3

    jcgoble3 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I refuse to believe that this alleged upgrade is ever going to actually get done until it is actually complete. :p Bah Humbug and all of that.
     
  8. Chyntuck

    Chyntuck Force Ghost star 5

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    Software?! Upgrade?! This is Christmas come early! (just by a couple of days, but still.)

    Thanks to everyone who is working to make this happen :D
     
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  9. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    [​IMG]


    (I couldn't resist)
     
  10. Grahame

    Grahame Server Admin star 1 Staff Member Administrator

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  11. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 5

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    Ha! I keep telling people that this is the time of the year when upgrades, optimisation, clean-ups and similar things make most sense. Now I have solid proof. :D

    But, on the serious side, how long do you think this is going to last, given the size of the database (can't even imagine), whether it needs mass search and replace type of stuff (e.g. character conversion, updating BBCode) and possible timeouts during the process...plus the said testing?

    Asking because I don't do the 25th December Christmas, but the 07th January one, so I don't want to be bored when I *want* distractions from work stuff....and my own server maintenance duties. :p
     
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  12. A Chorus of Disapproval

    A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Fearless Vampire Killer star 8 Staff Member Manager

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  13. Grahame

    Grahame Server Admin star 1 Staff Member Administrator

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    Current estimate is 3-6 hours - my opinion is unless we find any major problems we'll go live with it then fix the minor stuff as we go along.
     
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  14. Ananta Chetan

    Ananta Chetan Jedi Grand Master star 4

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  15. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 5

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    Those are precisely the droids I was looking for, re: fixing stuff on the go. Given how many of us are there and the fact that the film is still fresh, that's great to know. :) Thanks. And shout if you ever need help from somebody who broke Invision many times.
     
  16. Lady Belligerent

    Lady Belligerent • WNU Adoptions Coordinator• star 7 VIP - Game Host

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    See you on the other side!
     
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  17. Bardan_Jusik

    Bardan_Jusik Mand'alor - Manager of EUC, SWC and Anthology/BtS star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Let's get this upgrade underway...

    [​IMG]
     
  18. Jester J Binks

    Jester J Binks Jedi Master star 4

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    Let me first say good job on getting the forum back in order (even pre-upgrade). They have been running great for me the last day or two.
     
  19. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    Ten minutes to go - see you all on the other side..
     
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  20. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    *insert Star Wars reference here*


    Missa ab iPhona mea est.
     
  21. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    Would 'I have a bad feeling about this' be too pessimistic?
     
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  22. Grahame

    Grahame Server Admin star 1 Staff Member Administrator

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  23. Darth Chiznuk

    Darth Chiznuk Superninja of New Films star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    If something goes wrong... it's been a fun five years!
     
  24. Grahame

    Grahame Server Admin star 1 Staff Member Administrator

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    If something goes wrong, we have 2 full backups :)