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To think that this day would happen sooner or later. ^^;

We are going to move the website and message board to another hosting plan, and I wanted to let you all know because the file and database transfer will be a lengthy one. At some point this week, the forum will be put in Maintenance mode, so activity can be put on halt for a short time, while the transfer is happening. The goal is to make sure that every single topic and message are preserved and safely moved to the other hosting server, so because of this, there will be a set time for when it will start and when we expect everything to get back running again.

By the time this topic has been posted, I intend to (temporarily) close the Oekaki and safely move all drawings and content to the new server.
DONE!

Next will be the most important section: The message board itself, and wow, this one takes the cake!

From a perspective, there is a limit to how much database content that can be transferred during an upload, and the over 300,000 messages we have posted alone has cumulated to a total of 150 Mbytes (!!), so the forum upload has to be done in segments, which means that we need a set time to make sure that each topic and message gets uploaded and not a single one gets lost.

I think a good time to start the Maintenance and forum transfer would be:
Friday, 7 December 2012, 15:00:00 = Central European (Sweden, Germany)
Friday, 7 December 2012, 09:00:00 = Eastern Standard (New York USA)
Friday, 7 December 2012, 23:00:00 = Japan Standard (Tokyo)

From that hour and onward, we hope that each topic and message gets transferred safely before the end of the week. Hopefully things goes smoothly from there and we can post on the forum again.

DONE!

In the meantime, have fun, stay sexy, and we will be up and running soon.
Let us know of another place to visit during this time, if you like, until the site is back up again.

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Re: Server change, site & forum transfer, scheduled Maintenance incoming
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2012, 08:16:37 PM »
*packs a suitcase* So long, old forum. I'll miss you! We've had some good times together! 

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Re: Server change, site & forum transfer, scheduled Maintenance incoming
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2012, 09:05:04 PM »
This time the forum moves on OUR TERMS

Not on the terms of some crash

Let's do this!

and hey, on the plus side, we won't have to worry 'bout dat RP gettin' out of control in the meantime :P
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Re: Server change, site & forum transfer, scheduled Maintenance incoming
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2012, 09:44:23 PM »
You should just reset the forum for a fresh start. Again.

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Re: Server change, site & forum transfer, scheduled Maintenance incoming
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2012, 09:50:20 PM »
You should just reset the forum for a fresh start. Again.

What purpose would this serve

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Re: Server change, site & forum transfer, scheduled Maintenance incoming
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2012, 10:13:56 PM »
You should just reset the forum for a fresh start. Again.

From this standpoint, it's mostly a server upgrade, two other sites I go to are going through this too, most notably MFZ. The site is still up, but it will take awhile for "ACT 5" to get into working order. This here is a situation in which we have no backup fourm for the downtime, which should be a good idea. Even though it's still a transfer, I consider it an upgrade, as it involves moving from this one to the new one.

And maybe now this place will see some actual activity going after the move, and less drama.
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Re: Server change, site & forum transfer, scheduled Maintenance incoming
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2012, 10:51:38 PM »
What purpose would this serve

What purpose wouldn't it serve

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Re: Server change, site & forum transfer, scheduled Maintenance incoming
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2012, 01:36:00 AM »
What purpose wouldn't it serve

I don't follow.

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Re: Server change, site & forum transfer, scheduled Maintenance incoming
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2012, 01:39:06 AM »
So how exactly will we find the new address or whatever?
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Re: Server change, site & forum transfer, scheduled Maintenance incoming
« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2012, 01:49:04 AM »
Well, Vixy was just going to tell you, but I said that'd be no fun. I will leave behind a series of riddles. Each of them will have to be solved before you can piece the puzzle together!

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Re: Server change, site & forum transfer, scheduled Maintenance incoming
« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2012, 01:51:19 AM »
Goddam you Riddler!
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Re: Server change, site & forum transfer, scheduled Maintenance incoming
« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2012, 12:25:02 PM »
Let's see... Japan time 11pm...
That means...
10pm my time...
... ONLY 2.5HRS LEFT!?

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Re: Server change, site & forum transfer, scheduled Maintenance incoming
« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2012, 12:26:18 PM »
Looks like it.

5:30 here (Central Time Zone) Which means its 6:30 in NY.

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Re: Server change, site & forum transfer, scheduled Maintenance incoming
« Reply #13 on: December 07, 2012, 12:31:49 PM »
Must make haste! *poofs*

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Re: Server change, site & forum transfer, scheduled Maintenance incoming
« Reply #14 on: December 07, 2012, 07:55:34 PM »
The transfer is done. The last thing left is the site address.

Posted on: December 07, 2012, 19:11:41
Site address still takes a while to be processed for everyone, so a few more minutes or hours should solve it.
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Re: Server change, site & forum transfer, scheduled Maintenance incoming
« Reply #15 on: December 07, 2012, 10:31:28 PM »
So... that was kind of anticlimactic. Good thing here, I suppose!

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Re: Server change, site & forum transfer, scheduled Maintenance incoming
« Reply #16 on: December 07, 2012, 10:33:48 PM »
Yeah that only took like 6 hours.
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« Reply #17 on: December 07, 2012, 10:40:16 PM »
Is it just me or are servers going down/needing maintenance all over the internet lately? In the past week I've had server issues with 4 or 5 different sites. And Steam as well.
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Re: Server change, site & forum transfer, scheduled Maintenance incoming
« Reply #18 on: December 08, 2012, 12:36:05 AM »
You can't be rid of me that easily...  Server change be damned, I will follow you to the ends of the Earth!

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« Reply #19 on: December 08, 2012, 02:21:12 AM »
Wait.
My reign over RPM was only 6hrs?

AND I SLEPT THROUGH MOST OF IT!?
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« Reply #20 on: December 08, 2012, 02:22:42 AM »
At least you went to sleep last night.
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« Reply #21 on: December 08, 2012, 02:49:43 AM »
NO!
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Re: Server change, site & forum transfer, scheduled Maintenance incoming
« Reply #22 on: December 08, 2012, 04:11:06 AM »
I was out getting new glasses when the move took place.  Good to see that everything moved without a hitch and that my bookmarks were automatically updated.

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Re: Server change, site & forum transfer, scheduled Maintenance incoming
« Reply #23 on: December 08, 2012, 04:35:41 AM »
That went smoothly.

Not like I wasn't expecting it to, of course. :D
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Re: Server change, site & forum transfer, scheduled Maintenance incoming
« Reply #24 on: December 11, 2012, 10:10:25 AM »
When clicking "Mark all as read" (while viewing all unread posts since last visit), I got this:
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Seems to have properly marked everything as read though.