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Old 2012-02-16, 12:53   Link #1
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Exclamation Scheduled forum downtime (February 19/20, 2012)

The datacenter where our forum server is located wants to physically move our server to a different location (in the same datacenter) on Sunday, February 19, 2012 at around ~11:00 pm PST (their local time). This is Monday, February 20, 2012 at around ~8:00 am CET (European time).

While the server is being moved (physically) the forum will obviously down. I do not know how long the downtime will last: if they just move our server it could take just a few minutes, if they move a few in a batch it could take up to an hour (though I presume they'll try to keep downtime to a minimum).

It is possible there may be technical issues after the server has been moved and needs to boot up again, which may extend the downtime. Hopefully everything will go without a hitch though.

My apologies for the inconvenience (though I'd presume this won't impact most of you that are in USA/Canada/etc at least).

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Old 2012-02-16, 18:35   Link #2
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Thanks for the head up. I guess I'll have to find something to do besides posting silly things.

Hope they don't drop it. Handle with care.
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Old 2012-02-16, 19:31   Link #3
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Moved to a different floor or moved to a different room? I wish the downtime won't take long.
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Old 2012-02-16, 19:41   Link #4
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Just as long as its back up by Monday night so I can enjoy some Another speculah I'll be fine

edit: oh wait,the 21st will be Tuesday,cool!
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Old 2012-02-17, 00:28   Link #5
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Thanks for the notice.
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Old 2012-02-19, 02:33   Link #6
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Would it be best if this were posted as an announcement as well?
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Old 2012-02-20, 01:12   Link #7
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UPDATE

The datacenter has changed its plans and may move the server VERY SOON (within the hour).

I've updated the first post.
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Old 2012-02-20, 02:33   Link #8
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Will teh down time take long?
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Old 2012-02-20, 02:43   Link #9
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It's already done. In the end it took about 3 minutes , though they quoted it could have taken up to an hour.
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Old 2012-02-20, 03:01   Link #10
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Eh? It is? I didn't even felt it. :?
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Old 2012-02-20, 16:40   Link #11
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Just curious, was there supposed to be a second downtime? Last night (or rather, this morning?), I couldn't access the forum with a notice that it's checking something. I can't really remember now. And that's after GHDpro posted that it's already done.
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Old 2012-02-20, 16:49   Link #12
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Just curious, was there supposed to be a second downtime? Last night (or rather, this morning?), I couldn't access the forum with a notice that it's checking something. I can't really remember now. And that's after GHDpro posted that it's already done.
Yes, but that again should have lasted only a few minutes. Also a "forum closed" message should have been visible.

Basically I noticed after the move that replication was broken on the server used for backups (by doing this on a "slave" server the main forum server isn't impacted negatively during the backup), so I had to make a fresh database backup on the main forum server.
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Old 2012-02-20, 16:59   Link #13
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Well, no complaints here, I don't think I even bothered to check (or at least, remember) how long it took. But alright, good to know that it didn't take long either and that it was indeed planned.
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Old 2012-02-20, 17:52   Link #14
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If the downtime was only three minutes then I don't think many people would have noticed. I just hope no one was in the middle of typing a big post when the server went down. Nothing more annoying than that. Thanks for the heads up to the AnimeSuki staff; very professional to keep us informed.
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