Server Migration early AM tomorrow

Discussion in 'Updates & Information' started by Semper Fidelis, Mar 20, 2020.

  1. Semper Fidelis

    Semper Fidelis 2 Timothy 2:24-25 Staff Member

    At around 0400 EDT tomorrow, my host will be migrating the sites on my server. They performed a test the other day and it all looked good as far as the PB and other sites hosted.

    There's probably not a lot of traffic at that hour but be prepared that a post or two might be lost if you're posting in the wee hours of the morning. I know that those of you on the opposite side of the planet will be wide awake so maybe this is more important news for you.
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  2. ZackF

    ZackF Puritan Board Graduate

    Thanks for all you do Rich.
  3. Joshua

    Joshua Administrator Staff Member

    Will we be required socially to distance during this time?
  4. Berean

    Berean Puritanboard Commissioner

    Only if the smell of your cologne becomes overpowering.
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  5. BGF

    BGF Puritan Board Sophomore

    I read the post title as Severe Migraine... Let’s hope not.
  6. NaphtaliPress

    NaphtaliPress Administrator Staff Member

    Looks like we are back now with only the couple of threads posted earlier when we clearly had a problem.
  7. Reformed Covenanter

    Reformed Covenanter Puritanboard Commissioner

    It is working for me. Thanks for the update.
  8. Pergamum

    Pergamum Ordinary Guy (TM)

    I oppose mass migration. I want to keep my servers American.
  9. Semper Fidelis

    Semper Fidelis 2 Timothy 2:24-25 Staff Member

    Well, so much for migration. I was trying to migrate to a different hosting manager to save about $15 per month (I thought it was going to be more of a savings). cPanel upped their licensing fees and I initially thought it was going to be more substantial. I had already scheduled the migration but was rethinking it even before it happened.

    I could have sworn things looked OK on the test servers but as soon as things went live, we lost a ton of posts. Not sure if the database was corrupted but I spent a couple of hours trying to see if re-indexing the threads was the issue. I ended up giving up and just telling them to put the IP back on the original server so that only posts from 4 am to about 12:30 pm were lost.

    Better that sitatuoin than losing about 1M posts over several years. Thsi board is a wealth of good Reformed information and it would have been too much to lose.

    I'm sticking with cPanel.
  10. NaphtaliPress

    NaphtaliPress Administrator Staff Member

    It would be a shame to lose the archive of materials that is for sure.
  11. Jeri Tanner

    Jeri Tanner Moderator Staff Member

  12. RPEphesian

    RPEphesian Puritan Board Junior

    Best laid plans of mods and men...
  13. Ed Walsh

    Ed Walsh Puritan Board Junior

    I was up as usual and I hadn't read your post. Now I understand. :)

  14. RPEphesian

    RPEphesian Puritan Board Junior

    All that we likely lost was puns by our resident New Zealander.
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  15. Kinghezy

    Kinghezy Puritan Board Sophomore

    Hey, I thought there was a worthless post by @ZackF and I said something stupid as well. Let's be a little more charitable please.
  16. Pergamum

    Pergamum Ordinary Guy (TM)

    We didn't lose those chicken sandwich posts, did we?
  17. Stephen L Smith

    Stephen L Smith Moderator Staff Member

    There is more than one New Zealander on the board for the record :)

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