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Server downtime Saturday June 15, 2013

Posted by somtam2000 on 13/6/2013 at 09:52 admin

Hi all,

Just to let you know Travelfish will be offline for a chunk of time this coming Saturday June 15 as we move the site to a new server to try and address the performance problems we've had in the last week or so. I can't supply exact times at this stage sorry, as we're waiting for the new server to be provisioned, but once that is done I should be able to supply a time block -- ideally it will be a 6-8 hour block in the middle of Satuday GMT +8.

Apologies for any inconvenience, but we think moving to a new server should sort out the problems.

Cheers!

Stuart

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Posted by busylizzy on 14/6/2013 at 19:58

Sigh... just read this. It means I'm probably about to be booted off and will have no choice but to get on with my chores!

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Posted by somtam2000 on 14/6/2013 at 20:52 admin

Not yet - we're still waiting for the new server to be provisioned -- so maybe not down till tonight or tomorrow. Will update this post when I have more.

We'll do our best to delay your chores as long as possible!

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Posted by somtam2000 on 22/6/2013 at 03:45 admin

Ok, we missed last week's window and the server shift will (should) be happening tonight. Travelfish will be offline today (Saturday) from around 20:00 GMT+8 -- for around 5-6 hours. So in about 3 hours.

Apologies for the inconvenience.

Cheers

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Posted by somtam2000 on 22/6/2013 at 06:47 admin

Just a quick reminder we'll be closing off access to the server in about 15 minutes.

Cheers!

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Posted by somtam2000 on 22/6/2013 at 11:43 admin

Things are taking longer than planned so have temporarily re-opened the site -- apols for the confusion. Will post again when I have more info.

Thanks!

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Posted by somtam2000 on 22/6/2013 at 22:48 admin

Still ongoing -- ahh what a great weekend we're having!

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Posted by SBE on 23/6/2013 at 03:07

Take your time! Better not to push the red button until you're absolutely sure it won't blow anything up.

I don't know why it is, but I've noticed that when forum sites move to new servers to improve things what they actually tend to get is loads of new bugs that take ages to fix.

One forum I used to be on somehow lost every single post and ended up with a totally content free forum. I think the owner did it to try and stop spam but in the end spammers were practically the only posters using it and it's now dead and expired and no more like the parrot in Monty Python. And that was a bog standard generic PhPbb forum BTW, not a uniquely crafted site like TF with lots of little quirks that only you understand.

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Posted by somtam2000 on 23/6/2013 at 04:00 admin

Ha ha SBE thanks :)

Pushing the red button in 15 minutes, so the site will be again offline from 17:15 GMT+8 hopefully this time for just an hour or so.

Seeya!

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Posted by somtam2000 on 23/6/2013 at 08:27 admin

Fingers and toes crossed, we do appear to be back in business.

Will take a little time for the new IP address to bounce around the world, but the migration is finished.

I think.

Taps everything wooden within reach.

Thanks all again for your patience!

Cheers

Stuart

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Posted by SBE on 24/6/2013 at 11:58

Phew, well done! TF was offline a bit longer than the message on the screen said it would be so I watched this instead. ;-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6C_HjWr3Nk

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