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Moving Ehmry.com to a new host


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#1 thetoothpick

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Posted 18 November 2016 - 12:58 PM

TL;DR forum downtime Sunday, November 20, 5pm - 10pm PST.

Hello all,

As Thuley mentioned, we're going to be moving Ehmry.com to a new hosting service.  This will involve some downtime and a DNS switch.

For transparency's sake, here's what I'll be doing:
  • Set up new host with mirror of files and DB from current host (already done).
  • Schedule downtime and inform users (doing that now).
  • When the time comes to make the final switch, turn the forum software "off," leaving a public message.
  • Back up files and database again, transfer and restore on new host.
  • Turn forums back "on" on new host.
  • Change DNS to point at new host.
  • Wait for DNS switch to propagate.

From the outside (i.e. for all of you), the process will look like this:
  • Server will go "offline" (forums will be replaced with a note, login will be disabled).
  • Once DNS changes have propagated, server will reappear as "online" and normal use can resume.
Using this process, everything should be preserved during the transfer.  I've already tested the new system and it runs the forum software fine.

This Sunday evening (PST) is the best time for us to make the necessary changes.  I will take the forums offline at ~5pm PST on Sunday, November 20th.  They should come back up on the new host within 2-3 hours, but I'm going to call it 5 hours just to be safe.

The forums will be down from 5pm to 10pm PST on Sunday, November 20th.

If you have any questions, concerns, or comments, please bring them up here.

Thanks!

- Fair Winds (thetoothpick)

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#2 Thuley

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Posted 18 November 2016 - 10:48 PM

Great work, thanks for taking charge of this.

#3 thetoothpick

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Posted 20 November 2016 - 09:30 PM

The deed is done.  Let me know here if you have any problems.

By the way, outgoing email is now being sent from "forum@ehmry.com", in case you need to update any filters.

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