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    Moving servers... again

    Hey everyone, I know everything seems to be working well, but I'm getting killed in server fees from Rackspace. So I'm going to be moving the forum to a new location - joining Universe Today in the Amazon EC2 cloud.

    I'm going to try and minimize the disruption, but it's a 5 GB database file now, so it'll take a few hours to transfer over to the new location. I'll be shutting down the server here at some point for maintenance, and then importing the database into the new location. I'll try to move as quickly as I can, but I'm thinking it'll be down for at least 2-3 hours, and then it will take time for the domain name to propagate to the new location.

    And then there will be a zillion little bugs to squash. :-)

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    I'll survive the move.

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    I have this image of dozens of cardboard boxes full of threads, big burly guys putting them on a truck, and at the other end Fraser directing the guys with the boxes going "no, that one goes in Astronomy, and the big one goes in ATM". I just hope we can find the coffee pot before breakfast.
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    I heard the move is going to be up to Don.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swift View Post
    I have this image of dozens of cardboard boxes full of threads, big burly guys putting them on a truck, and at the other end Fraser directing the guys with the boxes going "no, that one goes in Astronomy, and the big one goes in ATM". I just hope we can find the coffee pot before breakfast.
    You forgot one other BIG problem swift, the Box marked "vikings" needs to be redirected to Valhalla!
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    Quote Originally Posted by chrissy View Post
    You forgot one other BIG problem swift, the Box marked "vikings" needs to be redirected to Valhalla!
    You mean you didn't want the box labeled "SPAM" in the Kitchen!?!
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    Last one out, remember to turn off the breakers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swift View Post
    You mean you didn't want the box labeled "SPAM" in the Kitchen!?!
    I have sold a load of boxes of spam already and more are reserved.....did I say that out loud?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moose View Post
    Last one out, remember to turn off the breakers.
    The Breakers ?
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    Hey.. baut's still up! Great!
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    but it's a 5 GB database file now,
    Where can I get the DVD version? :-)

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    Please, PLEASE, don't use 'Monback bros. hauling.
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    *TAP TAP TAP*

    *cough* ... Is this thing on? .... Now, about those Amazonian ladies..

    ETA: well, it looks like the IP did change, and people seem to be happily posting. Good.
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    It went without a hitch, except for transferring the monstrous database. It's so big it blocks out the Sun. It's like wrestling an octopus.

    I'm going to be upgrading the software later today, so the admin work isn't done yet...

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    I hope somebody loaded up that big crate of ferrets ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by danscope View Post
    I hope somebody loaded up that big crate of ferrets ?
    Knew I was forgetting something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AstroRockHunter View Post
    Please, PLEASE, don't use 'Monback bros. hauling.
    How about MoonMan hauling?

    Did that trash get moved with the trashcans in the move?

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    Thanks, Fraser. Had a mild panic attack when I attempted to log on to the forums when they were down. I'm over it now. Whew.

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    Hey, did anybody find the box with the mod lounge's soft-serve ice cream dispenser? It should have been labeled "paperwork 6 gross".
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    Looks like the mod lounge got a new carpet and coffee machine...yay!
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    Has anyone seen my phenolic washer collection? It was in the box marked "truffles".
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    Quote Originally Posted by PetersCreek View Post
    Has anyone seen my phenolic washer collection? It was in the box marked "truffles".
    Why, are your phenolics very dirty?

    Its nice to see the moderators have done the best job of derailing this thread.
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    I got locked out for some reason. I had to get help reconfiguring my DNS set up

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fraser View Post
    It went without a hitch, except for transferring the monstrous database. It's so big it blocks out the Sun. It's like wrestling an octopus.
    And there's the newest CT topic: Giant space octopus wrestles with Earth, causes pole shift.

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    Ahhhh... so the news is out.. NASA finds giant octi and wrestles it to submission... and the forum has a new server... Good Job, Well Done.

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    Was trying to find a post of mine from a day or two ago, but no luck (only fairly old posts were returned, and nothing if filtered for last 7 days.) Wondering if there are issues indexing on the new system?

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    Quote Originally Posted by danscope View Post
    I hope somebody loaded up that big crate of ferrets ?
    I'll take those. I am going on a flight and have an interesting idea for these.
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    This morning my laptop was still not finding the new site, and so like the desktop had to go to here to reconfigure how the laptop looks at DNS instead of finding it automatically.

    How long before automatic setting will pick it up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sticks View Post
    This morning my laptop was still not finding the new site, and so like the desktop had to go to here to reconfigure how the laptop looks at DNS instead of finding it automatically.
    Good, now anyone who can't see the board can use this post to see the board.

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    Last week, I accidentally selected the Server Install of Ubuntu. Since it was nothing like the glorious description of the DESKTOP version of Ubuntu, I was quite disappointed when I couldn't figure out the command prompt thingies and had to resort the live disc to save myself.

    Having scratched the surface of server software and not liking it, I keep misreading the title of this as "Moving sewers... again". Does brief exposure to servers normally cause this extreme fear and dislike in people with middling computer skills like me?
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    Hlafordlaes, IIRC during the last migration there were indeed some lag effects wrt to indexing for searches. Yet OTOH I also remember some difficulties with searches, which could be solved by choosing the other tab (Search Single/Search Multiple).

    Quote Originally Posted by Solfe View Post
    Having scratched the surface of server software and not liking it [...]
    You should never do this. It may render CD-ROMs and DVDs unreadable. The same may apply to magnetic media, but optical media are especially vulnerable to scratches.
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