Pre Migration M/A Server Migration - Down Time Expected

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  1. Nathan

    Nathan Founder

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    Well its time to move M/A to a box with a bit more oomph. Some of the snap the site had has gone away and there are some back end things such as backups that can be handled a lot better than they are now.

    On or about midnight on Friday Jan 22 the site will go down to move to a more powerful server on a different host. We are moving away from the shared server to Virtual Private Server were I have more access to the O/S to tune the site better.

    It is expected that the migration will only take a few hours at most but it may take a day or two for the DNS to propagate across the entire web. In English that means the site might not be found for some of you by name for a day or two.

    Thanks for the continued support of Motoring Alliance. For me this move is a proud moment that shows the site has legs and will be better prepared for future growth.
     
  2. lotsie

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    Good to hear things are moving along nicely:D That's my B-day by the by.

    Mark
     
  3. goaljnky

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    We knew that. That is why we choose that day. So now instead of obsessively checking MA, you can actually go out and enjoy yourself. :Thumbsup:
     
  4. lotsie

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    See, that's why I like this site so much, everyone helps each other:D

    Mark
     
  5. Rixter

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    I thot you picked that date so that rather than giving Mark a useful b-day present, you can simply provide him with speeder service :wink5:
     
  6. Minidave

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    Well, it may have lost some of it's zip to y'all, but to those of us used to the NAMeless site, it's a speed demon!

    Keep up the good work, I'm recruiting daily from my MINI friends....
     
  7. lotsie

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    The service here is wonderful, as is the company:Thumbsup:

    Mark
     
  8. Nathan

    Nathan Founder

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    Reminder bump....
     
  9. lotsie

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    Shameless bump:lol:

    Mark
     
  10. Nathan

    Nathan Founder

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    Time change for move. Now scheduled to begin at 5PM CT on Saturday.
     
  11. Nathan

    Nathan Founder

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    45 min folks....

    It will go away for a while, please do not panic.
     
  12. Nathan

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    Last post before move
     
  13. Nathan

    Nathan Founder

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    Site is back up.

    There are still a few issues we are working on.

    If you find something please don't be shy, let me know.
     
  14. Metalman

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    Nathan, after you get some rest.......
    The library seems to have some issues.
     
  15. Nathan

    Nathan Founder

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    Am chasing a few different issues, Library and the home page being the biggest 2 on my list right now.
     
  16. Nathan

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    Library fixed.

    Clumps of hair are starting to accumulate from main page issue.
     
  17. Nathan

    Nathan Founder

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    w00t...Main Page issue fixed!!

    Most everything tested so far seems to be working...

    If you note any issues, please be sure to let me know.

    and now sleep calls.
     
  18. lotsie

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    My, but it's nice and roomy in here:D.

    Everything seems to work for me so far:Thumbsup:.

    Mark
     
  19. Nathan

    Nathan Founder

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    Zoomier too...the site has a it's snap back..
     
  20. lotsie

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    Yeah, I noticed. I may need a bigger sway bar for my laptop:lol:
    Hey what are you doing up??? Have to play with the new toy:D

    Mark
     

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