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    ForumGarden Moving to a New Server!

    Hi Everyone,

    As most of you have experienced, the FG server has had an increasing number of "bad days" this last month. After tweaking, reconfiguring, and even recompiling, our load spikes continue into the stratosphere.

    After almost 4 years of loyal service, our dedicated server is reaching its end of life for us. It's time for an upgrade in power!

    If all goes as planned, I will be temporarily shutting down FG around noon PST, doing a final backup of the database and will be migrating all files to a new/bigger/better/faster/flexible server.

    I expect the downtime to be around 2 hours. Also during this time, we will be switching over the dns. So...some of you who use an ISP that doesn't update their dns frequently may experience a longer timeout period.

    Wish us luck!

    P.S. As with any new server, once FG is back online, we'll be chasing bug reports and modifying the configuration files to make everything run smoothly.

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    Re: ForumGarden Moving to a New Server!

    An exciting announcement - we'll meet you at the far end of the tunnel.

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    Wow, that is going to be great!

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    Awesome! May the force be with you!
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    Hope things go according to plan.
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    It must of happened. Suddenly FG has stopped hanging and is faster off the blocks than Usain Bolt
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    Re: ForumGarden Moving to a New Server!

    Quote Originally Posted by Snowfire View Post
    It must of happened. Suddenly FG has stopped hanging and is faster off the blocks than Usain Bolt
    That's just nerves, I reckon.
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    Re: ForumGarden Moving to a New Server!

    We are back! What an interesting afternoon. Our little forum which once took an hour or two to backup and restore has grown into a monster. The restore started around 12:30 - and finished about half hour ago. (7:15'ish)

    I'm looking around the site now for things to fix. BTW! Credits are temporarily disabled. This program was causing massive db errors when I tried to fire FG back up. I'll work on getting it back online soon.
    Please use the "contact us" button if you need to contact a ForumGarden admin.

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    Re: ForumGarden Moving to a New Server!

    Quote Originally Posted by Tombstone View Post
    We are back! What an interesting afternoon. Our little forum which once took an hour or two to backup and restore has grown into a monster. The restore started around 12:30 - and finished about half hour ago. (7:15'ish)

    I'm looking around the site now for things to fix. BTW! Credits are temporarily disabled. This program was causing massive db errors when I tried to fire FG back up. I'll work on getting it back online soon.
    Hopefully just a few more major items to fix and she'll be back online.
    Please use the "contact us" button if you need to contact a ForumGarden admin.

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    Re: ForumGarden Moving to a New Server!

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    This is the original site, I'm just seeing whether it still takes posts.

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