Important - downtime on Monday 21st September

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Quiff Boy
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as posted elsewhere:

I shall be moving Heartland over to the new servers this coming monday - 21st September

This should mean the site will be down for a day or so, from Monday evening (GMT)

When it comes back up you shouldn't notice any changes - we will still be running the same version of the forum software - I'll upgrade that a week or two later as it's a big job in itself :urff:

However, there may well be teething troubles so I'll create a thread in the Feedback area specifically for bug reports :)

Thanks in advance for all your patience :D
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Quiff Boy wrote: the site will be down for a day or so,
So how am I supposed to fill the time?
Does this mean I have to interact with real people??

Not sure if I like the sound of this.

:lol:

Hope it all goes well, see you on the other side!
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"A day or so"...does this mean the whole of Tuesday too?

There is a very important birthday boy on that day and I want to start his thread you see.

Yay! We are going to the other side! 8)
here we go again....
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:lol:

it depends on your ISP

the site should be back up and running on the new server by the time i go to bed on monday evening, but the address "myheartland.co.uk" might not be pointing at the right server for you until later tuesday... that part of it is out of my hands, so its hard to say how long it will take.

for some users it could be more or less instant, in other cases it can be up to 24 hours before people's ISPs update their dns details :|
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ISP = ?
dns = ?

you are speaking geek to me! :|

at least i do have the patience though and might just start the thread earlier then....wouldn't be the first time either! :oops:

also bet there will be more babies born nine months from then :wink: ;D
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ISP = Internet Service Provider (who you pay for internet access)
DNS = Domain Name Server (computer(s) on the internet which translate the www.myheartland.co.uk address to the location of the actual computer HL is on)
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Cheers Mark! :kiss:

Didn't realize it was that basic. :D
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See you on the other side people.
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MadameButterfly wrote:Cheers Mark! :kiss:

Didn't realize it was that basic. :D
No Problem :kiss:.

Everything in computers has a TLA (three letter abbreviation) ;)
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Everything in computers has a TLA (three letter abbreviation)
There are some exceptions in IT - check my today's wardrobe:

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So it's gonna be a manic monday. Good luck for moving and updating our well beloved mad house - take care :wink:
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cheers guys :lol:

i've done the exact same move to several sites over the last week or so and its gone pretty smooth

granted, none of the others have as large a db or filesystem, as heartland (the gallery takes up all the space :lol:) but essentially its the same steps as moving, say the march violets site :)

the new webserver is all primed - domains area created, databases ready, backups already running (even though there's nothing there to backup yet), email addresses created

i just need to

1) take the site off line on monday evening
2) run a full db and filesystem backup
3) copy the backups to the new server
4) unzip the filesystem
5) restore the db
6) bring the forum back online
7) update the DNS
8) wait...

...at least thats the theory :lol:

i tried steps 2 to 5 last night using a recent backup and it went smoothly :D
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btw. how large if the size of the HL mysql db..circa? I cant really imagine how much content has been filed over the years.

Probably it would be half of the size without Mr.Blast spamming around here all the time ;D
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DocSommer wrote:btw. how large if the size of the HL mysql db..circa? I cant really imagine how much content has been filed over the years.

Probably it would be half of the size without Mr.Blast spamming around here all the time ;D
:lol:

as of about 5 seconds ago it was 220mb
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Thanks for the info - I wouldn't have expected that much considering it's just plain text but on the other hand >300k postings is quite a lot as well, definetely more than a keyboards lifetime (just discovered the statistics^^) :notworthy:
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:lol:
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Good luck at your proceedings ... :D ... I guess we're all with you in mind on Monday ... :lol: ...
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streamline wrote:
Quiff Boy wrote: the site will be down for a day or so,
So how am I supposed to fill the time?
Does this mean I have to interact with real people??

Not sure if I like the sound of this.

:lol:

Hope it all goes well, see you on the other side!
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stufarq wrote:
streamline wrote:
Quiff Boy wrote: the site will be down for a day or so,
So how am I supposed to fill the time?
Does this mean I have to interact with real people??

Not sure if I like the sound of this.

:lol:

Hope it all goes well, see you on the other side!
What are real people?
:lol: :lol: :lol:
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DocSommer wrote:Probably it would be half of the size without Mr.Blast spamming around here all the time ;D
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another 500 byte wasted :lol: :lol: :notworthy: :wink:
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*boing*

just a reminder that this is happening tonight, probably around about 8pm ish 8)

i'll be on here a short while beforehand and let people know when it's going to be...
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half an hour and counting... :)
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Quiff Boy wrote:half an hour and counting... :)
and then it's your bed time right boss?
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See you all later then ;D
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5 mins and counting :)
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