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The Big move and its preparation. PLEASE READ!!
« on: October 20, 2009, 02:50:24 AM »
Hello all.

This is to let you know that later this week or over the weekend I will be moving this site to a new host.  Because it will take up to 3 days for Diasfora to fully propagate onto the new server I will be hosting us in another domain temporarily so there will be a minimum break in service.  Also, we will be upgrading to V2 of SMF that has some nice little additions that you'll discover as you go along - my favourite being the expandable reply boxes as I am always getting caught out having to scroll both the reply window and the reply page (you'll see what I mean when you are there).

This whole thing has proved to be quite a challenge as we have lots of little errors in out Database that made it fail to import without finding and editing out all the quirks by hand, not only that but it is over 70mb which is a little heavy considering our size.  To make things easier I will be pruning the boards before export so don't be alarmed if the maintenance is fairly brutal and we may have to lose some modifications like the "bookmarks" as all mods should really be uninstalled before upgrading the Database to be compatible with V2.

The one thing I did notice (AND THIS IS THE IMPORTANT BIT FOR THE MEMBERS), is that the personal messages tables are nearly 8mb which is over 10% of our overall DB size.  I would ask you all then to prune your inbox and outboxes to help me to get us moved swiftly.  You should see a "prune messages" option at the bottom of the PM functions, and you can delete your PMs on mass if you are sure you have nothing that needs archiving, and if you do, you can always quote it and send it to yourself so it is recent, and then use that tool to delete all messages over 2 weeks old or whatever.

The interim site in the temporary domain I probably won't fuss over too much so please ignore anything that hasn't been updated like some of our custom images etc, as I will have to focus on getting the Diasfora installation perfect for us when we move back to it 4 or 5 days after the initial move.

Thank you all for your cooperation.
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Re: The Big move and its preparation. PLEASE READ!!
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2009, 03:19:26 AM »
Whoops!  I'm sure no one is that concerned but I didn't flip that switch that maintained postcount while pruning threads.  I have only pruned 2 so far and if anyone's Postcount has suffered and they want them back - PM and I'll rectify it.
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Re: The Big move and its preparation. PLEASE READ!!
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2009, 04:37:31 AM »
Thanks Smokes!  Noted. :)

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« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2009, 05:34:49 AM »
I've noticed I have the bad habit of just leaving messages to milder :P

I've got a few interesting messages that I like to keep around, but I'm brand new here.

However, as a guest, I will gladly abide by the rules of your house.
just one little time change so a draft board in 1968 turns down the bribe to accept "bone spurs" and we are home-free.

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Re: The Big move and its preparation. PLEASE READ!!
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2009, 05:45:21 AM »
I've noticed I have the bad habit of just leaving messages to milder :P

I've got a few interesting messages that I like to keep around, but I'm brand new here.

However, as a guest, I will gladly abide by the rules of your house.

It's not a really a rule as such, just a request to make things a little easier for me.  I spent a couple of days exporting our database and importing it only for it to fail halfway through the process because of a silly little syntax error.  I have just exported it again and it is looking much healthier so thanks to everyone who has helped towards that.

Nice to see you here 8ullfrog.
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Re: The Big move and its preparation. PLEASE READ!!
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2009, 05:48:31 AM »
I agree good to see ya here 8ully. ;D

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« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2009, 06:21:09 AM »
Im all cleaned up and ready to go.  ;D Thanks for the notice Smokes

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Re: The Big move and its preparation. PLEASE READ!!
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2009, 06:34:52 AM »
Like the avvy hittz :)

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Re: The Big move and its preparation. PLEASE READ!!
« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2009, 06:36:18 AM »
Don't put off until tomorrow, what you can put off until the day after.

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Re: The Big move and its preparation. PLEASE READ!!
« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2009, 06:41:44 AM »
I have been "pruned".

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« Reply #10 on: October 20, 2009, 07:26:42 AM »
me also

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« Reply #11 on: October 20, 2009, 07:28:13 AM »
Geez, never realized how many PM's I had acquired...pruned.
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Re: The Big move and its preparation. PLEASE READ!!
« Reply #12 on: October 20, 2009, 07:35:28 AM »
Seriously!! I had like 103 pages. WTF?

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Re: The Big move and its preparation. PLEASE READ!!
« Reply #13 on: October 20, 2009, 07:38:09 AM »
I only had a PM asking me to red this thread...

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« Reply #14 on: October 20, 2009, 07:39:10 AM »
^ LOL.. I was almost that bad. I had a page and one half :D