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#61 OFFLINE   chaseracer

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Posted 15 May 2017 - 09:32 PM

No 'dark side of the moon' radio silence so far.........  ;)


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Posted 15 May 2017 - 09:43 PM

Slarbartisfast is on fire here, first operation a success!


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#63 OFFLINE   Cavcraft

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Posted 23 May 2017 - 02:44 PM

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Thanks for bearing with us, there has been a lot going on behind the scenes with the transition in hosting of the forum and we wanted to update you all on whats been going on and what still needs to happen.

 

We have a new server to run the forum, have taken backups of the current forum and are in the process of restoring the backups to the new server to ensure that it all works as expected. We've bought the IPB licence (software that runs the forum) and are using this to test that all works correctly.

 

We've set up reliable external cloud storage for automated forum backups which will be scripted to run daily, and as part of the process we will also regularly test restores from these backups to the test forum to ensure it all works as expected in the event of a serious problem.

 

The next actions are for some testing to be carried out on the new server to ensure that the backup restores correctly, then to cut over to the new server for the 'live' site. Stanky and Slartibartfast have a plan for this which should only require about 15 minutes of downtime and no lost posts, timing of this will be announced once we are ready to make the change and we'll give as much notice as we can. The plan is for nothing to change on the surface as a result of this changeover.

 

Once the changeover has taken place we'll get a sticky post added to the top of the main forum with a breakdown of running costs and a link to a GoFundMe page for those who wish to contribute. We'll also welcome suggestions for improvements going forward.

 

 

Again, peeps, this has been the hard work of Stanky and Slartibartfast, and Mike is still helping us out.


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Posted 23 May 2017 - 07:28 PM

Great news. Thanks all involved.



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Posted 23 May 2017 - 07:40 PM

Excellent news!

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#66 ONLINE   hairnet

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Posted 23 May 2017 - 07:40 PM

like billy knew what he was typing :lol:

 

thanks all - ya slappas :D


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Posted 23 May 2017 - 07:47 PM

Yeah, but I actually understood all that!

Big thanks to Stanky, Slartibart, Billy, and DaveB4Mike for the hard work. VERY much appreciated.


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Posted 23 May 2017 - 08:22 PM

Good news all round, thanks to all involved, I'm very grateful indeed 😀

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#69 OFFLINE   Cavcraft

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Posted 23 May 2017 - 08:31 PM

Yeah, but I actually understood all that!

Big thanks to Stanky, Slartibart, Billy, and DaveB4Mike for the hard work. VERY much appreciated.

 

 

Appreciated and thanks, but it really is down to the hard work of Stanky and Slarty. As Nettyhair correctly spotted, they know what they're typing, we're just messengers!


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Posted 23 May 2017 - 08:35 PM

Excellent. What are the running costs looking like going forward? Not after full profit-and-loss accounting, but would be nice to have an idea so I can have a think about what to contribute.


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Posted 23 May 2017 - 08:52 PM

That`s excellent news Cav... thank you to all concerned.

 

Excellent. What are the running costs looking like going forward? Not after full profit-and-loss accounting, but would be nice to have an idea so I can have a think about what to contribute.

 

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Posted 23 May 2017 - 08:57 PM

Settle, petal, as the man said:

 

 

Once the changeover has taken place we'll get a sticky post added to the top of the main forum with a breakdown of running costs and a link to a GoFundMe page for those who wish to contribute.

 

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It'll all happen. It's looking positive.



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Posted 23 May 2017 - 09:09 PM

Announcement due any time now, template looks fantastic.


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Posted 23 May 2017 - 10:50 PM

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Posted 23 May 2017 - 11:09 PM

Great news. Thanks for all the hard work behind the scenes.
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Posted 23 May 2017 - 11:34 PM

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Posted 24 May 2017 - 07:58 PM

Great!! Thanks for all the hard work keeping this wonderful place on the road!

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Posted 24 May 2017 - 08:59 PM

Mentally high-fiving all 3 of you right now :)

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Posted 25 May 2017 - 10:10 AM

Thanks muchlies.


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Posted 29 May 2017 - 03:06 PM

Just thought i would pop in & check progress,,Not a lot it seems.

3 weeks & still running on my server which i paid an extra month on to stop any downtime.ip 107.150.45.138.

Another month due shortly,do i need to continue paying this to keep site up or  is new server that is being paid for by all these donations going to materialise soon.

Not bothered to be honest but need to know.

And to think i took all of 1 and a bit days to totally rebuild & install my server & all hell broke loose.

Just hope things work out.


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Posted 29 May 2017 - 03:49 PM

Lots going on behind the scenes, Mike - shouldn't be long now.


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Posted 29 May 2017 - 04:00 PM

Just cant understand why it is taking so long,it only takes a couple of hours to  provision a server.


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Posted 29 May 2017 - 04:08 PM

Hi Dave, many thanks for the heads up. Could you specify the exact renewal date so we have a deadline to work towards?

The transition has taken a while for a few reasons:

1. We wanted a physical server in a data centre we can actually visit. This took longer to provision than a server from a mass market hosting provider based somewhere international would have done, but has advantages that we think were worth the wait.

2. We're not moving to a like for like platform. The legacy platform relied on cpanel/apache. The new one is nginx. This saves in licensing fees and is more performant. However it's not a straight forward transition.

3. I am risk averse and won't do anything before I've tested it to death first.

I really appreciate everyone's patience, especially yours Dave, and thanks for all the help you've provided me and Stanky so far.
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Posted 29 May 2017 - 07:36 PM

I am absolutely flabbergasted.

Genuinely. I can't find the words.

I was beginning to feel a bit bad, and wonder whether a few of us overreacted. This fantastic display of the pot and the kettle has offered much reassurance.

Brilliant.
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Posted 30 May 2017 - 06:32 AM

Just renewed server for another month as i dont want to see autoshite disapear without  trace.


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Posted 30 May 2017 - 06:42 AM

Fair comment from Dave/Mike IMO.

Would like to thank him for renewing and suggest he might be repaid.


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Posted 30 May 2017 - 07:22 AM

I'd certainly hate for Dave to be out of pocket, that would be very unfair.
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Posted 30 May 2017 - 07:31 AM

Be assured, Dave/Mike being OOP while helping with the transition was never an option.  Once we know the server costs he's incurred since passing on the management of the site, we'll see him right.


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Posted 30 May 2017 - 07:37 AM

Thanks very much to the new team. Lack of downtime while work goes on has been great.
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Posted 30 May 2017 - 07:47 AM

Dave's patience astonishes me considering the shit thrown at him.
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