We Are On A New Server
Posted 28 August 2009 - 10:43 AM
We are on a new server, with a new host. Our generous, silent benefactor has hosted these forums for free, for years. The time had come when that server (a workhouse goddess) needed to retire from bearing this beast of data and we went in search of a new home, which we now paying for as well. (Your kind donations help with that!)
The DNS propogation ran all last night. I received faint few notices of any trouble. We lost perhaps 1, maybe 2 posts in our time line during the switch over, which was incredible luck.
Our new host is a company I, and another moderator here, use for all our sites. They are incredibly dependable and have the best customer service I've ever dealt with (instant help, no matter the time of day.)
We're in great hands.
A group of moderators handled the move. It was a team effort! Joe Dolson was my hero yesterday Dazzlin Donna is SO SMART! She'd say something "programmer-like" and my performance engineer husband, Eric, would be commenting nearby with "yep, yep, she's right" and "yes, that what I just told you Kim!", LOL
Pierre's expertise and humor - I'm still giggling. Ron, you're really an angel in disguise. Michael, all the way in Australia, was in there helping. And then the rest of the gang were on hand, cheering, praying, dancing, offering suggestions and otherwise keeping me sane - always a good thing :haha:
Should anything appear to be odd to you, by all means let us know here. We were literally down to the wire and there was NO time for staging/dev/testing. It's a true testament to the skill and expertise of the folks who volunteer to keep these forums going that it all worked out as well as it did.
Take a bow!
Posted 28 August 2009 - 11:09 AM
Posted 28 August 2009 - 01:50 PM
Posted 28 August 2009 - 01:59 PM
Posted 28 August 2009 - 04:01 PM
Everything seems fine this end (nice and fast too!)
Posted 28 August 2009 - 04:15 PM
Oh well, he gets an extra few infinite bananas -->
Posted 28 August 2009 - 04:36 PM
Edited by Grumpus, 28 August 2009 - 04:36 PM.
Posted 28 August 2009 - 04:41 PM
You likely recall Al, my friend who hosted us for our first years as our private benefactor who never asked us for $$. We left him when his server, as you know, could no longer handle the load and had another generous person host us, who I keep secret, but he is someone you know His server held us well for many more years until she could bear us no more.
So, we now reside at ICDsoft, on 2 servers. No dedicated servers anymore, but they can handle our DB and growth and as many can see, are faster. No more freebies but folks have been kind and donated $$ here and there, so we can handle the costs. I am a reseller for them anyway, so I got us a sweet discount!
I will respond to your orig post and queries as well.
Posted 28 August 2009 - 05:12 PM
I got here just in time to have to get you a housewarming gift... will have to see what I have in my bag-o-tricks.
Posted 28 August 2009 - 05:42 PM
Hi Stock, good to see you again. Where have you been hiding?
Posted 28 August 2009 - 08:03 PM
Posted 29 August 2009 - 10:35 AM
I got here just in time
Heh Weird karma there...but I have to say, everytime I see "Grumpus" show up, I'm thrilled! You are a most brilliant and talented guy and I wish for everyone in the Community to get to know you.
Posted 30 August 2009 - 02:34 PM
I could adjust my hosts file, of course...but I really prefer to know when the DNS has actually changed! Unfortunately, it's not there for me, yet...
At any rate, I wanted you to know that the DNS is not, in fact, 100% yet. I'm not sure what the hang up is, but I've encountered a few obscure oddities...
At any rate, thanks for the accolades! I just did the initial grunt work - moving and upgrading the database. Mostly, it was a lot of waiting while very large files transferred. And transferred. And transferred.
And so on.
Posted 30 August 2009 - 03:26 PM
Posted 30 August 2009 - 06:43 PM
The clock should be up (or at least very close to it) by now. Even the slowest updating ISP should theoretically have it by now. Maybe they have something in there where it uses the cached one for 24 hours (or 12 hours or whatever) since the last "hit" on it - rather than the first hit? And because you keep trying it every few hours... it's resetting the clock? Doesn't make sense to me that they would do that, but if I was Doctor House and I looked at the symptoms, that'd be one of the diseases I'd consider doing a biopsy for.
Who is your ISP? (if you don't want to say out loud - that's cool - just curious as to whether I can find something about it - an issue like that is usually something that pops up in forums if it is an issue had by others - and there is often a solution posted as well).
Edited by Grumpus, 30 August 2009 - 06:43 PM.
Posted 30 August 2009 - 06:46 PM
Posted 30 August 2009 - 06:54 PM
Very strange stuff. But yeah - 72 hours is probably a good time before we start really looking overly hard at the situation.
Posted 31 August 2009 - 04:00 AM
What's our time to live (TTL) setting in the DNS? That's an *advisory* number telling DNS servers to check after that period of time has elapsed for DNS changes. Being advisory, it means a lot to most well-behaved DNS setups, and jack to those who think they know better.
Posted 31 August 2009 - 08:36 AM
This is now the 4th day, which just seems unusual...
Any how, proxies work.
Posted 31 August 2009 - 04:26 PM
Have you closed your browser since then? Browsers are notorious cachers too, especially Chrome. Heck, Chrome caches 301 redirects too.
Posted 31 August 2009 - 05:06 PM
I haven't closed my browser, no -- but I have (had) tried multiple other browsers, none of which had been used to visit Cre8asite at any time recently.
But it's all in the past now, so that's all a moot point.
Posted 31 August 2009 - 05:38 PM
Posted 31 August 2009 - 05:56 PM
(I see Stock found our bananas!)
Posted 31 August 2009 - 06:04 PM
[Oh! Hurt! But I couldn't resist.]
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