posted on May, 6 2006 @ 07:47 AM
SERVER TRANSITION THIS EVENING (5/6)
Our transition of the entire site code-base and data is scheduled for this evening, May 6. There will be some degree of downtime and a longer period
of time when the site will be "read only".
The Expected Schedule/Sequence
1) 7:00 PM EDT -- Site Becomes Read Only: On, or near, 7PM EDT, all three boards will move to "read only" where no new posts or replies to
threads will be allowed.
2) 7:20 PM EDT -- Data Transition and Upgrade: Soon after posting is disabled, the data will be moved to our new database server. There will
also be some time spent upgrading several database tables to accommodate planned future growth and features. We have just over 4 gigabytes of data to
transfer, test, and upgrade, so this part will take the most time.
9:30 PM EDT -- New Server Cluster Up for Testing: If all goes well, the new servers will be fully functioning with ATS, BTS, PTS, and ATSNN by
10:00 PM EDT -- Transition Begins: If all is well, the existing site URL's will redirect you to the unique IP addresses of each site and
regular posting can resume.
8:00 AM EDT May 7th -- DNS Changes Complete: By this time, everyone should be able to access the site on the new servers via the normal URL.
The remaining websites will be moved one-by-one over the next 2-3 days. (TinWiki.org, IgnoranceDenied.com, etc.)
Uploads and Podcasts
The member upload center, podcasts, and new member registrations should be able to resume within 2-3 days after the server move.