We're Moving v2.0

Discussion in 'Communications' started by Grimby, Apr 2, 2010.

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  1. Grimby Technical Consultant

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    The "one week" downtime factors in the time it will take IGN to shut the boards down, export all the data, mail the hard drive to us, and the data to be extracted and converted, and imported into the vBulletin database.
  2. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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    I said one week or so :p Not an exact figure.

    If you don't have your fanfics backed up, I encourage you to do so. We think everything will transfer over, but to make positively sure you don't lose anything, it's best to save the stories.
  3. ask-the-younglings Jedi Youngling

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    Why not export all the data, store it securely in the cloud, run the import routine, test, then adapt the import script to change only, test, then shut the IGN boards down, do a change only export & import (should take less than an hour), repoint the DNS and have the new board working for most within hours?

    It's not really any more work and - frankly - mailing the hard drive seems a bit... prehistoric. Not to mention kinda risky.

    For once, I'm not trolling. I've been involved in a few database conversions, including stuff as extreme as converting a flat-file AS400 db to a relational db behind a custom-built CMS. While I'm not in possession of all the facts, I'm genuinely trying to be halpful. I would also suggest that doing it in the way you describe would take rather longer than a week...
  4. Grimby Technical Consultant

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    The only problem with that suggestion is that we're not in control of exporting the data from IGN's servers. They have to do that, and they seem pretty set on not doing a whole lot else for us.

    Edit: And the other obstacle is the fact that they are only "allowed" to do one more data export for us.
  5. ask-the-younglings Jedi Youngling

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    Wow, that sucks. So you can't even really test the import script until then. I think a week is optimistic under those circumstances. Pretty poor service from IGN after 10 years of custom.
  6. Everton Chosen One

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    There's no way we're moving. We're not moving. No way.

    To conclude, of all the ways, none of them are us moving.
  7. Grimby Technical Consultant

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    Actually, they've already sent us one test export, which was missing several tables, but complete for the most part. That is what we're currently working off of.
  8. harpua Chosen One

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    I agree with Everton.
  9. Grand Admiral Strife RSA Emeritus

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    So are we there yet?

    I saw the whole "one week" thing at the top of the page and got my hopes up.

    At this rate The Old Republic MMO will be out before we move :p


    IGN probably has us scheduled for the final export on 12/21/2012
  10. JediWarrior Jedi Grand Master

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    vBulletin?!

    I refuse to return until we return to UBB and we perm-ban anyone who joined after TPM was released! (...omg, I think there are people on here now who weren't BORN when TPM was released...damn).

    Amusingly, this is my only post in the last five years :D
  11. Grimby Technical Consultant

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    Dude, UBB sucks. :p

    Nice to see you around here again, JW. Although, I can neither confirm nor deny your five-year-long hiatus. All those socks of yours, you know.
  12. TheGuardianofArlon Force Ghost

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  13. Tholain Jedi Youngling

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    Reading this thread i am not sure there is ever going to be a move.

    I dont mind that, i just made some icons.
  14. Tohl_Andares Jedi Master

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    This is turning out to be a great mystery it seems.
  15. Jeditheskyisblue Force Ghost

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    Is there ever going to be a move? I was on here a few years ago asking the same question.
  16. A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Riot Deterrent

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    Who set our move date... Harold Camping?

    Rapture comes, rapture goes, and we're still here. Must have the date wrong. New date is October 21st, 2011. We are all under divine judgment until then.
  17. obisgirlfan Jedi Padawan

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    what's going to happen with this move? new url? I have an older account I still can't access. Will that data be lost?
  18. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    The main URL should remain the same once the move is completed. There might be issues with links within posts but right now we don't know. (This would just be links to items within our site - external links should be OK).

    All the accounts should transfer even if they can't be accessed due to lost password, etc.
  19. Jabba-wocky Chosen One

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    I hate to pile on here, but I'm pretty sure George RR Martin writes novels faster than you guys have done this move.
  20. harpua Chosen One

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    Yeah, I'm not sure why you guys still answer questions about the move... just be honest and say it's not happening. :p
  21. Grimby Technical Consultant

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    We have top men working on it. TOP. MEN.
  22. JoinTheSchwarz Comms Admin & Community Manager

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    :p

    The only honest answer is that work's still being done, that the sluggish pace of the process is due to factors completely out of our hands, and that you guys are having fun with this, you *****.
  23. A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Riot Deterrent

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    I told you! Harold Camping...
  24. ardavenport Force Ghost

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    [face_laugh][face_laugh] I love that quote. At least you have a sense of humor about it, if not a schedule.

  25. Corellian_Ale Manager Emeritus

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    Almost afraid to ask, but is it known if we will have the ability/feature to mark a PM as "unread" after its been opened?
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