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I wish I could give you a more specific date, and I will do my best to do so as I finish off the final few things that need to be done before I punt us to the new server. Tonight I will be attempting to get the mail server working in the new environment as well as backup scripts -- from there (on another day soon) I will disable the board, backup the database, move said database, restore it and repoint DNS records.

You will see the disabled post as I am going through the steps, but it would be a good time to make sure you don't have legacy static entries in your hosts file on your PC if you ever manually overrode what IP to point at (from previous migrations). Full backup, restore, test and DNS change should take anywhere from 2-5 hours (giving myself some whoopsie room) - DNS propagation once I make the edits to the zone file will take at least an hour to reach your ISP DNS server (they always say up to 24 hours, but that's rarely the case). Our TTL (time to live) on the DNS record isn't long so it should update fairly quickly.

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What's the new server? Did I miss something?
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Pyperkub wrote: Mon Sep 28, 2020 3:38 pm What's the new server? Did I miss something?
https://octopusoverlords.com/forum/view ... 10&t=97630
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You're really doing this in 2020? Guess we'll see everyone in 2021 :)
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Daehawk wrote: Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:14 pm You're really doing this in 2020? Guess we'll see everyone in 2021 :)
lol. I use that often at work when they want to do something big.
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I hope everything goes well. I'm not sure my sanity could handle a long term OOutage right now. Y'all are helping to keep me sane.

Good luck. We're all counting on you.
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coopasonic wrote: Mon Sep 28, 2020 3:39 pm
Pyperkub wrote: Mon Sep 28, 2020 3:38 pm What's the new server? Did I miss something?
https://octopusoverlords.com/forum/view ... 10&t=97630
Aha. Interesting that it seems as if it's still an HW server instead of a VM.
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Smoove_B wrote: Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:21 pm I hope everything goes well. I'm not sure my sanity could handle a long term OOutage right now. Y'all are helping to keep me sane.

Good luck. We're all counting on you.
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Smoove_B wrote: Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:21 pm I hope everything goes well. I'm not sure my sanity could handle a long term OOutage right now. Y'all are helping to keep me sane.

Good luck. We're all counting on you.
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naednek wrote: Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:15 pm
Daehawk wrote: Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:14 pm You're really doing this in 2020? Guess we'll see everyone in 2021 :)
lol. I use that often at work when they want to do something big.
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Kraken wrote: Mon Sep 28, 2020 6:01 pmIf worse comes to worst, we can always meet up at GT. Right?
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Smoove_B wrote: Mon Sep 28, 2020 6:41 pm
Kraken wrote: Mon Sep 28, 2020 6:01 pmIf worse comes to worst, we can always meet up at GT. Right?
Too soon!
We'll always have Facebook. :P
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Wow, no Popehat either. I got nuthin.
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Pyperkub wrote: Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:41 pm
coopasonic wrote: Mon Sep 28, 2020 3:39 pm
Pyperkub wrote: Mon Sep 28, 2020 3:38 pm What's the new server? Did I miss something?
https://octopusoverlords.com/forum/view ... 10&t=97630
Aha. Interesting that it seems as if it's still an HW server instead of a VM.
Yeah we've been down the VM road before and it didn't end well. With the prolific posting over the years, the database is fairly chunky and a VPS was not the right environment for said DB.

Now if we wanted to truncate the post history to the last year, I could probably host it on a much smaller system - but I don't see that happening!
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Smoove_B wrote: Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:21 pm I hope everything goes well. I'm not sure my sanity could handle a long term OOutage right now. Y'all are helping to keep me sane.

Good luck. We're all counting on you.
Not to worry I've actually restored the database twice, and was able to login and post/edit/delete etc fine. I'm sure there's going to be bumps along the way - but I'm running up against the deadline, so it's time to stop my navel gazing!
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FishPants wrote: Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:12 am Now if we wanted to truncate the post history to the last year, I could probably host it on a much smaller system - but I don't see that happening!
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Isgrimnur wrote: Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:45 am :snooty:
Don't you have like every post ever memorized anyway?
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This thread is more amusing (chock full of OO goodness) than it has any right to be. Server moves are not usually comedy gold.
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LordMortis wrote: Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:58 am
Isgrimnur wrote: Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:45 am :snooty:
Don't you have like every post ever memorized anyway?
Like most IT folks, I'm just really good at searching.
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Isgrimnur wrote: Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:04 pm
LordMortis wrote: Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:58 am
Isgrimnur wrote: Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:45 am :snooty:
Don't you have like every post ever memorized anyway?
Like most IT folks, I'm just really good at searching.
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I keep reading this as “Megatron is coming!” and thinking that 2020 really has it in for humanity.
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$iljanus wrote: Wed Sep 30, 2020 1:33 pm I keep reading this as “Megatron is coming!” and thinking that 2020 really has it in for humanity.
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LordMortis wrote: Wed Sep 30, 2020 1:46 pm Lions win the Superbowl! The apocalypse!
Hey, whoa... slow down there! Stop quoting scripture!
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