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**ATTENTION** - And we're done!

Please list any and all bugs, feature requests etc in here and we can pick them up from one place. Only one bug/request per thread please, and make the title relevant so they are easy to pick out.

**ATTENTION** - And we're done!

Postby TrimTheKing » 19 Feb 2015, 00:03

That got your attention eh?! :)

So I've finally got my backside into gear and planned and tested migrating the forum over onto the new server/hosting package. This will, in theory, give us more bandwidth, more processing power, basically a faster responding forum, for less money than we are paying now! :D

I've tested the process of migrating the actual forum and that works fine, myself and the other Mod's have proved this, so with that I'm happy. The one bit I have no control over is the time it will actually take to move the domain (the http://www.thewoodhaven2.co.uk bit) between packages.

The instructions say we need to plan for 24-48 hours, but it's not uncommon to see it happen in under and hour! Helpful…NOT! :evil:

Anyway, I am planning to do this on Saturday (21st) night thus all being well we'll be back up and running by end of Sunday at the latest.

I just wanted to let everyone know because I will be closing the forum to new applications and logins (so you will have no access) from approximately 8pm on Saturday. If you try to get to the site and cannot then don't panic, just keep coming back and it will hopefully all arrive back safe and sound… :?

If you think it's going on too long or are worried there's issues then please drop me an email on admin@thewoodhaven2.co.uk and I'll gladly give you a status update, assuming I'm not crying into a glass of whisky having failed miserably!!! :shock:

Just for info, I won't be touching anything on this instance of the forum, so all data will remain untouched from both the forum software and the database perspective. I will literally just be exporting a copy of the DB, copying it over to the new package, editing a single file to point to the new DB name, then kicking off the domain migration, which is all in the hands of the host.

The reason for telling you the above is just to assure everyone that even if something went awry with the domain move that all your data, posts, threads etc is thoroughly safe and it would just be a case of pointing the forum back to it in emergency. But we won't have an emergency, will we children...

Any questions or concerns then please shout up and I will do my best to answer them.

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Re: **ATTENTION** - Important Forum Announcement

Postby Mike G » 19 Feb 2015, 09:10

Will we be keeping the same forum software (phpBB)?
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Re: **ATTENTION** - Important Forum Announcement

Postby chataigner » 19 Feb 2015, 09:22

Bravo Mark. We really appreciate the time and effort you and other admin/mods put in - Thanks !
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Re: **ATTENTION** - Important Forum Announcement

Postby 9fingers » 19 Feb 2015, 09:35

Mike G wrote:Will we be keeping the same forum software (phpBB)?

Yes Mike. There will be no change there. We are just changing the box in which the forum is kept. Moving it has been tested. The unknown is how long the rest of the Internet addressing system will take to find the new box. The address links you currently use will not change at all.

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Re: **ATTENTION** - Important Forum Announcement

Postby Rod » 19 Feb 2015, 10:11

Will Tapatalk automatically work or will you have to re-enable it?

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Re: **ATTENTION** - Important Forum Announcement

Postby TrimTheKing » 19 Feb 2015, 10:32

Mike - Yes, as Bob says, I am changing nothing, just taking a copy of the existing (both phpBB software and DB) and placing the copies on another server, then pointing the DNS name at the new copy. All else will remain as is.

Rod - good point, not tested that, but in theory all Tapatalk does is point to the DNS entry so nothing should change. I will test today and report back.

David - Thanks, much appreciated. :)

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Re: **ATTENTION** - Important Forum Announcement

Postby Andyp » 19 Feb 2015, 11:21

Well done Mark,

Should this thread be rebranded as an Announcement so that it appears at the top of each and every Board?
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Re: **ATTENTION** - Important Forum Announcement

Postby TrimTheKing » 19 Feb 2015, 11:30

Andyp wrote:Well done Mark,

Should this thread be rebranded as an Announcement so that it appears at the top of each and every Board?


Yep good idea. Done.

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Re: **ATTENTION** - Important Forum Announcement

Postby Wizard9999 » 19 Feb 2015, 11:55

chataigner wrote:Bravo Mark. We really appreciate the time and effort you and other admin/mods put in - Thanks !


:text-+1:

A big thanks to you all!
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Re: **ATTENTION** - Important Forum Announcement

Postby Rob » 19 Feb 2015, 12:22

So....basically an IT project.....nothing to worry about then...phew :-)
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Re: **ATTENTION** - Important Forum Announcement

Postby TrimTheKing » 19 Feb 2015, 12:28

Rob wrote:So....basically an IT project.....nothing to worry about then...phew :-)


:lol: :lol:

Indeed. Nothing to see here people!


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Re: **ATTENTION** - Important Forum Announcement

Postby Mike G » 19 Feb 2015, 15:10

TrimTheKing wrote:Indeed. Nothing to see here people!


Is that a prediction? :D
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Re: **ATTENTION** - Important Forum Announcement

Postby TrimTheKing » 19 Feb 2015, 15:11

Mike G wrote:
TrimTheKing wrote:Indeed. Nothing to see here people!


Is that a prediction? :D


I refer the honourable Gentleman to my previous whisky/tears related comment! ;)

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Re: **ATTENTION** - Important Forum Announcement

Postby Halo Jones » 20 Feb 2015, 14:22

Thanks for all the hard work.

And good luck. Not that you will need it of course.
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Re: **ATTENTION** - Important Forum Announcement

Postby RogerS » 20 Feb 2015, 15:17

Rob wrote:So....basically an IT project.....nothing to worry about then...phew :-)


Nah...just a bit of coding. Piece of ****. :lol:
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Re: **ATTENTION** - Important Forum Announcement

Postby Phil » 21 Feb 2015, 09:17

Wizard9999 wrote:
chataigner wrote:Bravo Mark. We really appreciate the time and effort you and other admin/mods put in - Thanks !


:text-+1:

A big thanks to you all!


:text-+1: :text-bravo:


RogerS wrote:
Rob wrote:So....basically an IT project.....nothing to worry about then...phew :-)


Nah...just a bit of coding. Piece of ****. :lol:


Yea, right, but ..........................

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Re: **ATTENTION** - Important Forum Announcement

Postby Rob » 21 Feb 2015, 12:36

so....in the spirit of all good IT projects.....wouldn't it be nice if it had.......... :geek:
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Re: **ATTENTION** - Important Forum Announcement

Postby RogerS » 21 Feb 2015, 12:53

Rob wrote:so....in the spirit of all good IT projects.....wouldn't it be nice if it had.......... :geek:


and "Sorry we forgot to ask for .....can it be implemented by the end of next week? It's only a little change"
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Re: **ATTENTION** - Important Forum Announcement

Postby TrimTheKing » 21 Feb 2015, 13:25

You want me to implement moustaches for all???
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Re: **ATTENTION** - Important Forum Announcement

Postby RogerS » 21 Feb 2015, 13:34

TrimTheKing wrote:You want me to implement moustaches for all???


Yes please

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Re: **ATTENTION** - Important Forum Announcement

Postby Mike G » 21 Feb 2015, 19:03

Two hours to the end of the world. Nice knowin' you lot :)
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Re: **ATTENTION** - Important Forum Announcement

Postby Andyp » 21 Feb 2015, 20:09

Not that you will need it but good luck anyway. Or break a leg :D
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Re: **ATTENTION** - Important Forum Announcement

Postby 9fingers » 21 Feb 2015, 21:16

20:16 and I can still connect. Was It very quick or starting late???

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Re: **ATTENTION** - Important Forum Announcement

Postby Wizard9999 » 21 Feb 2015, 21:40

9fingers wrote:20:16 and I can still connect. Was It very quick or starting late???

Bob


...and at 8.40pm...
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Re: **ATTENTION** - Important Forum Announcement

Postby RogerS » 21 Feb 2015, 22:33

....and 9.33 pm
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