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Server Migration - 21st March

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Server Migration - 21st March

Post by PTRACER » 1 year ago

My host has got in touch with the following:
We're getting in touch to let you know that we need to migrate your hosting plan from luna.servers.prgn.misp.co.uk to a new server.

It's all part of our commitment to ensuring your services are as efficient and secure as they can be. We'll be starting these upgrades on 21st March 2020.

Please bear in mind that DNS changes can take between 24 and 72 hours to go through due to DNS propagation and caching.

During this period, you may still see your sites pointing to the old server.
Of course, this is terrible timing since the Bahrain GP is that weekend. I am anticipating some downtime and I am currently evaluating the possibility of creating a temporary forum in another place. Else we will just have to accept the forum MIGHT be down that weekend. Let's see.
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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 1 year ago

The weekend my house move is scheduled for as well!

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Post by Sedre » 1 year ago

Maybe we'll try to postpone Bahrain GP? It's looks to be easier than postpone server migration or house move.

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Post by Ian-S » 1 year ago

@PTRACER The move will probably be seamless (ours was, same host) but what you may find is stuff stops working because you automatically get put onto the latest version of php (7.2 I think) as a lot of legacy code was dumped and doesn't work anymore, depends how much of the main site is template base or being pulled from a MySQL database, you can downgrade from php7 to 5 in the control panel, but this doesn't sort every issue (TSO is like a politician when it comes to straight answers, they don't know how to give one, personally I don't think it's php5 you select, but a type of compatibility mode and not true php5 and some stuff still won't work).

I'm still finding pages that don't work months after and having to do a fresh install of phpbb soon because the old version was so hacked about that it'll never work properly on php7 lol.

One very annoying thing that I have yet to find a solution for is the new servers will only accept ftp connections through TLS1.2 and so I now can't connect via FTP but have to rely on the file manager built into control panel to upload stuff because I don't have a PC with Windows 10 on.
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Post by Sedre » 1 year ago

Sedre wrote:
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Maybe we'll try to postpone Bahrain GP?
Done.

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Post by erwin greven » 1 year ago

Sedre wrote:
1 year ago
Sedre wrote:
1 year ago
Maybe we'll try to postpone Bahrain GP?
Done.
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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 1 year ago

erwin greven wrote:
1 year ago
Sedre wrote:
1 year ago
Sedre wrote:
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Maybe we'll try to postpone Bahrain GP?
Done.
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Post by PTRACER » 1 year ago

I've made a compete backup of forum, website and CPdB.

Posting here is fine but I would recommend not making any updates to the CPdB for 24 hours just in case.
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Post by mattia2 » 1 year ago

CPDB seems broken now. Not sure if this relates to the server migrationb or whatever else.

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Post by PTRACER » 1 year ago

mattia2 wrote:
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CPDB seems broken now. Not sure if this relates to the server migrationb or whatever else.
Yes, this is due to the server migration. I'm trying to fix it now. Luckily I took backups of everything.
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Post by mattia2 » 1 year ago

PTRACER wrote:
1 year ago
mattia2 wrote:
1 year ago
CPDB seems broken now. Not sure if this relates to the server migrationb or whatever else.
Yes, this is due to the server migration. I'm trying to fix it now. Luckily I took backups of everything.
Now it works, don't know if everything is a this place (but if you took backups, i'm 100% sure it is)

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Post by acerogers58 » 1 year ago

CPDB looks like it's down again.

Edit: Nvm looks like my browser redirected to the error link.

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Post by MonteCristo » 1 year ago

The front page is chucking a wobbly and going to an index directory.
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Post by PTRACER » 1 year ago

MonteCristo wrote:
1 year ago
The front page is chucking a wobbly and going to an index directory.
I'm getting this too. For five or ten minutes, it tries to download the webpage I want to visit. Then it fixes itself.

If it continues beyond tonight I will report to the host.
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Post by acerogers58 » 1 year ago

Yeah I was getting that too, really weird.

By the way the admin site on CPDB is still down.

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