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Server downtime on Tuesday 13th September 

Postby Unas » Tue Sep 06, 2011 5:25 pm

Update: The problems that were causing our multiple delays seem solved. The move will take place on Tuesday Sept 13th, any time after 9:00am, French time zone.

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Server downtime on 8th/9th September

Hi everyone,

During September, AAO is going to move to a different server configuration, offering better performance and more control for me.

This move will occur in two steps.
The first step, actually transferring AAO to the a materially different server, should take place on Thursday September 8th, starting around 9am (French time zone : UTC+2).
This means that for a while the whole website will be unavailable.
Hopefully, it shouldn't last more than a few hours.

Bottom line is : don't freak out when you notice AAO doesn't work on Thursday :-P
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Re: Server downtime on 2011-09-08 

Postby Bad Player » Tue Sep 06, 2011 6:21 pm

Let's hope this doesn't turn into another CR ;)
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Re: Server downtime on 2011-09-08 

Postby Meph » Tue Sep 06, 2011 6:24 pm

Will we still be on the same domain, or is it going to change? :)
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Re: Server downtime on 2011-09-08 

Postby Unas » Tue Sep 06, 2011 8:23 pm

We should keep the same domain ;-)

In theory, once everything is set right after this first step, if the move and conversion processes go well, there shouldn't be any visible change, even for me :XD: (except the better performance part)

The second step, which should hopefully happen in the next 2 weeks, will consist of isolating AAO in its own virtual machine, under my full control and with its own IP address.
That will bring some change visible to me, but you should still not see any change - until I actually decide to make use of those possibilities :-)

In short, AAO stays the same for you, only the technical stuff behind changes. ;-)

@Bad, who knows - it might :-D
Technically, it's quite a big change that'll take place after all, there are plenty of things that could go wrong :-P
Let's just hope that both my host and me won't have to face the same family problems Wooster did - but that would be quite unlucky.
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Re: Server downtime on 2011-09-08 

Postby Reyson » Tue Sep 06, 2011 8:46 pm

Well, if everything goes well we shouldn't have to worry. I hope. *cringe*
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Re: Server downtime on 2011-09-08 

Postby Meph » Tue Sep 06, 2011 9:11 pm

Unas wrote:The second step, which should hopefully happen in the next 2 weeks, will consist of isolating AAO in its own virtual machine, under my full control and with its own IP address.

If that's the case, would it be possible for me to get an FTP account to update sprites? :) I'd obviously have to ask you for permission for each change that I make, though. ;)
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Re: Server downtime on 2011-09-08 

Postby Unas » Tue Sep 06, 2011 9:21 pm

We will discuss that when the time comes, but yes : part of the point of having my own VM is to be able to give limited access to others without giving away my own password :-P
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Re: Server downtime on 2011-09-08 

Postby Meph » Tue Sep 06, 2011 9:22 pm

OK. Great. :D
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Re: Server downtime on 2011-09-08 

Postby Godot Mango » Tue Sep 06, 2011 11:41 pm

Downtime...
No!
What will I do with my life for them hours?!
Wait... french time zone...
9 hours... 9am...
*mathematizes*
so, around noon/midnight my time?

Oh, I'll be in school/asleep... so... :P
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Re: Server downtime on 2011-09-08 

Postby Unas » Thu Sep 08, 2011 2:37 pm

Well, just to mention that the move hasn't taken place yet; my host is having some technical difficulties at the moment, and is working on setting everything right before actually doing the transfer. :-)
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Re: Server downtime on 2011-09-08 

Postby Reyson » Thu Sep 08, 2011 2:45 pm

Host having technical difficulties BEFORE the transfer. That's GLORIOUS. *cringe*
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Re: Server downtime on 2011-09-08 

Postby Unas » Thu Sep 08, 2011 2:50 pm

Testing and noticing the difficulties BEFORE is actually better than starting things and noticing difficulties DURING.

Here, everything is safe since we haven't moved yet - they're working on making sure that it's safe all the way before actually starting the transfer.
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Re: Server downtime on 2011-09-08 

Postby Reyson » Thu Sep 08, 2011 3:22 pm

Oh. Well then, hooray.
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Re: Server downtime on 2011-09-08 

Postby Unas » Thu Sep 08, 2011 5:19 pm

Rejoice, America, you have a few more hours to live ><

Looks like there's some serious problem to establish a connection between the current server and the new one.
The move will probably be delayed to tomorrow (Sept 9th). I'm editing the first post to reflect that.
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Re: Server downtime on 8th and 9th September 

Postby Reyson » Thu Sep 08, 2011 8:25 pm

Yay, I like life. Unless I get Meph angry, then I'm dead.

And let's hope that server trouble won't affect anything important.
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