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Forum Server Update

Post by mikeg » November 12th, 2020, 11:08 am

Howdy AA'rs

I'm going to be moving the forums to another server over this coming weekend (11.14.2020).

I'll be closing access to the forum on the old server and leaving the forums closed there and once I've imported the database on the new server I'll open up the forums again.

I'm expecting about an hour for the move. I'll update this post just prior to closing the forums so you have an idea of when the switch is taking place. Even when the forum is "closed" you can still see topics, you just can't post. Once the switch is complete I'll update this post so you know the move has completed and you are accessing the correct server.

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Re: Forum Server Update

Post by mikeg » November 15th, 2020, 3:01 pm

Forum going down at 2:35pm Pacific Time.

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Re: Forum Server Update

Post by mikeg » November 15th, 2020, 3:15 pm

Forums moved to new server and brought online at 2:49pm Pacific Time.

[4:35pm Pacific Time]

Forums moved back to original server due to issues with firewall ahead of new server.
Will do a bit more testing and try the move at a later date.

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Re: Forum Server Update

Post by mikeg » November 16th, 2020, 9:37 am

Found the error in the configuration on the server, that's been fixed and tested.
Will make server switch today before noon Pacific Time.

DNS takes about 30 minutes to expire. I noticed yesterday it seemed to take anywhere from 20 to 40 minutes for changes to propagate out.

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Re: Forum Server Update

Post by mikeg » November 16th, 2020, 11:59 am

Forums moved to new server, everything tests OK at this time.
DNS may take a bit to propagate out to the rest of Internet.

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