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Re: Server Swap Imminent.
« Reply #15 on: March 07, 2014, 01:47:52 PM »
Can someone tell me if they are logging in OK via the normal domain please?

Trev, server swaps can take a while to work everywhere. The delay was cause by me not knowing nameserver IP's were different to server IP's. You learn something every day......
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« Reply #16 on: March 07, 2014, 02:06:29 PM »
I logged in via normal links.
Was down most of day my time, so maybe others have not tried yet. all should be home from work soon :)
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Re: Server Swap Imminent.
« Reply #17 on: March 07, 2014, 02:09:09 PM »
I just optimized the DB, it is working right for me now.  :thumbsup:
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« Reply #18 on: March 07, 2014, 02:19:16 PM »
I just clicked on posts unread, since last visit,
which was an hour ago and I got, a bunch as old as the 4th
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« Reply #19 on: March 07, 2014, 02:28:09 PM »
I just clicked on posts unread, since last visit,
which was an hour ago and I got, a bunch as old as the 4th

That is pretty normal as I have been optimising the database, removing old logs and other random maintenance stuff.

I think I am on top of it now.

Can anyone the other side of the pond tell if me if the forum feels faster, slower or the same as before?
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« Reply #20 on: March 07, 2014, 02:33:58 PM »
Seems faster,but honestly that could be the power of suggestion.
she had a hip with bad habits , and a shake that was a bit obscene

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Re: Server Swap Imminent.
« Reply #21 on: March 07, 2014, 02:37:36 PM »
I am now on the normal site and it seems about the same, perhaps a tiny bit quicker.  I did notice while on the temp server, I was missing some of the threads (I know there were additional posts that were no longer there that I had previously seen) and now that I am back on the normal one, they did not return.  Almost as if the server rolled back to a previous time before the posts? FYI
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Re: Server Swap Imminent.
« Reply #22 on: March 07, 2014, 02:38:40 PM »
All is well - but I suspect some postings are lost.

In the in between time I posted onto this thread and the Ukraine riot threads both posting are not present, and I did not insult Anteros.

Not great loss (insulting Anteros) but a I guess a few other posts disappeared.
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« Reply #23 on: March 07, 2014, 02:44:20 PM »
I am now on the normal site and it seems about the same, perhaps a tiny bit quicker.  I did notice while on the temp server, I was missing some of the threads (I know there were additional posts that were no longer there that I had previously seen) and now that I am back on the normal one, they did not return.  Almost as if the server rolled back to a previous time before the posts? FYI

Its possible we lost about an hour or so this morning. Herrie and I agreed "early morning" to meet on Skype. I came on about 8.30am, and he had sent me a bunch of messages about 6.30am saying he had done it all at his end.  :o

Early morning in Europe and here on the island mean two different things I think.
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Re: Server Swap Imminent.
« Reply #24 on: March 07, 2014, 02:48:41 PM »
Seems faster,but honestly that could be the power of suggestion.

We are on a way better ho$t than before. It is in the UK so increased speed versus the time lag to the US against the shitty host we had before should at least balance out.

The host we have now, you pick up a phone and talk to a guy called Rory, and a few moments later it is fixed. The one we had before you opened a ticket and someone called Abdul or Gomez replied after two days with "we are looking at this with most urgency, and we are of the hoping to have you the answer soon" - and then we would go offline for six hours.  :chuckle:
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« Reply #25 on: March 07, 2014, 02:59:31 PM »
Compliments to Manny, Herrie and Rory.   tiphat

Have a cold one or warm one.  :BEER:
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Re: Server Swap Imminent.
« Reply #26 on: March 07, 2014, 03:32:20 PM »
Compliments to Manny, Herrie and Rory.   tiphat

Have a cold one or warm one.  :BEER:

Petit Chablis now!  ;D

Actually, Rory @Vidahost is da man! I spoke to four tech support people (one of whom was an RW strangely enough) on this before Rory nailed it this evening and talked me through the fix. I was tearing my hair out with the site down all day before I spoke to him.

The host imported us from the old server a few days ago - no easy task because our image files are so large - and Herrie took care of the database update and real-time swap over details this morning.

All I had to do was sort out the nameservers, A records, DNS glue and the easy stuff. Which I then promptly broke.  :chuckle:

A guy from GoDaddy chimed in with a temporary dirty fast fix [that worked] early evening before Rory did his stuff - gotta love that "can do" American service ethic. Even though GoDaddy are a totally crap host, they are a good registrar and they have some really good tech guys. That bloke made me feel all warm and fuzzy even before he had fixed it.  :thumbsup:

But it looks like we are here and pretty much together. Please mention any gremlins you find on the topic here so I can take a peek at them.
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« Reply #27 on: March 07, 2014, 04:44:23 PM »
Good customer service can not be understated.  Cheers!  :BEER:
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« Reply #28 on: March 07, 2014, 05:10:27 PM »
Good customer service can not be understated.  Cheers!  :BEER:

I so love that American "can do" attitude........... we need some of that over here. Over here it is all "Well, I will have a look". In the US it is more like "Yes, we will get that fixed up for you. You will be up and running in no time"

That is a bit of America I really do like!
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« Reply #29 on: March 07, 2014, 07:50:15 PM »
I was about to write, it is much faster, when it froze  up solid, would not load page. Had to click out of browser, the come back on.
When going from page to page, seems much quicker.
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