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Server Move and Forum Outage

Discussion in 'Communications' started by JoinTheSchwarz , Jun 5, 2017.

  1. JoinTheSchwarz

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

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    The Jedi Council boards are finally going to be moving to a new server. There are going to be no visible changes: this is not like the 2012 move, we are simply moving to a more powerful platform and we expect that this will help with some of the performance issues we've been experimenting.

    We are anticipating the site will be offline late tomorrow in the morning and we are expected to get back online in a few hours.

    As the server is changing, the DNS for the forums will change as well: this means that, while most people should be able to see the site again within a few hours of the move being completed, it's within the realm of possibility that some are unable to reach the boards for 24 to 48 hours, depending on your Internet Service Provider. If you were along for the 2012 board move, you probably know what to expect.

    Thank you for your patience.
     
  2. Diggy

    Diggy Force Ghost star 7

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    So, we'll be back by Thursday?
     
  3. Anakin.Skywalker

    Anakin.Skywalker Jedi Grand Master star 5

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  4. JoinTheSchwarz

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

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    The Rebelscum move went well, so we are not expecting any weird extra downtime. I'll be posting updates in the Facebook page if anything unexpected happens: https://www.facebook.com/TFNJediCouncil
     
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  5. Boba_Fett_2001

    Boba_Fett_2001 Chosen One star 8

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    The search function returns? [face_praying]
     
  6. JoinTheSchwarz

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

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    We'll have to see how it goes once we've moved, but that's the plan!
     
  7. Anakin.Skywalker

    Anakin.Skywalker Jedi Grand Master star 5

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  8. B99

    B99 Force Ghost star 6

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  9. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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    See y'all in a week then. :p
     
  10. A Chorus of Disapproval

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

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    Hello, nuclear winter. This is precisely the contingency I prepared for when I bought my cataclysm survival package from Glenn Beck.
     
  11. Juliet316

    Juliet316 JCC Game Winner star 10 VIP - Game Winner

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    Are the temp boards ready to be re - opened incase of snafus?
     
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  12. Anakin.Skywalker

    Anakin.Skywalker Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Is there a possibility that we won't get back on at all?
     
  13. JoinTheSchwarz

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

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    I mean, that possibility always exists, but our sister site moved last week and it went without a hitch.
    They are moving too, so nope!
     
  14. Juliet316

    Juliet316 JCC Game Winner star 10 VIP - Game Winner

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    Well the last move took about 9 months...
     
  15. ShaneP

    ShaneP Ex-Mod Officio star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Includes survivalist food storage!
     
  16. JoinTheSchwarz

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

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    If it takes that long, we'll consider opening an EZ Board or whatever.
     
  17. Anakin.Skywalker

    Anakin.Skywalker Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    As in 9 months of no access??
     
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  18. Juliet316

    Juliet316 JCC Game Winner star 10 VIP - Game Winner

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    We had a temp board, but apparently that's not going to be available either.
     
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  19. ShaneP

    ShaneP Ex-Mod Officio star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    As in nine months of chaos and confusion. There were bugs.

    But it was fun!
     
  20. Anakin.Skywalker

    Anakin.Skywalker Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    *goes to look up aforementioned survival pack*
     
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  21. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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    As in 9 of our Earth months wherein we were lost in the between space known only as the Nothing, where time had no meaning and dimensions collapsed in inverted shifted reflected parodies of themselves. Our minds were only saved by the intervention of forces beyond the comprehension of mere mortals who insisted on being referred to as Jake - the Jake collective, if you will.
     
  22. Anakin.Skywalker

    Anakin.Skywalker Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    *facepalm*
     
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  23. JoinTheSchwarz

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

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    That was a completely different situation, Juliet, my little doomsayer.

    Last time we were moving from a hosting company to a personally-owned server, and that involved physically mailing a hard drive through the country, creating an interface to transfer data to this new server (not an easy task as you can ask the people that lost fanfics and long posts), dealing with data corruption (idem), completely configuring a new message board software, and even getting some unique plugins to avoid losing functions from the old software.

    This time we are copying data from a hard drive that's currently sitting next to the new one.
     
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  24. A Chorus of Disapproval

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

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    JoinTheSchwartz, I've come to bargain!

    [​IMG]
     
  25. Anakin.Skywalker

    Anakin.Skywalker Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    So.....

    we're not all going to die?