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    I know it is a bit of short notice but I will be relocating our server within the next week. This may go smoothly, but I will prepare for the service provider to take forever to transfer service to the new building, lol.

    Also in this time, I would like to do some work on the server. So don't be worried If we come back online then go offline for a day shortly after. I will put up a parking page before I take the server offline.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lightly_Toasted View Post
    I know it is a bit of short notice but I will be relocating our server within the next week. This may go smoothly, but I will prepare for the service provider to take forever to transfer service to the new building, lol.

    Also in this time, I would like to do some work on the server. So don't be worried If we come back online then go offline for a day shortly after. I will put up a parking page before I take the server offline.

    LT
    an upgrade is always nice =D keep up the good work LT

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    yes thanks for all your hard work LT

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    Maintenance and upgrades. A nuisance and a hassle, so kudos for taking the time and going to the effort. Far too many websites *don't*.
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    Thanx for everything LT.

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    good chatting with ya the other nite..thanks lt for keeping us family together.peace brother and much love...
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    Thx for the heads up..
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    Well the business where the server is housed is relocating, so moving the server is required. I came across a deal of some memory, so I will be bumping it up to a faster 8gb. Also I was be installing a fresh copy of cent os, newest version of course. Eventually later on I may take a look at upgrading the Vbulletin version to 5+. That will be dependant on a few key things so I will experiment with a virtual machine instance of it first.

    I will keep everyone updated here.

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    Well the planned outage will be Monday sometime in the AM. I will bring the server back up as soon as possible. I will let everyone know when I take the server down for updating.

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    Trust me. We'll notice when it's not up. *LOL*

    Good luck on the move, Dude, and thanks for keeping a tidy "house".
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    As an admin you should know that 50% of backups fail...Backup multiple times. I have had OS upgrades go to hell only to find out my backup was corrupt. A few hour thing turned into days.

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    Well the sever is moved and up and running at the new location. There will be some outages tomorrow as I will have to shut it down to install some new carpet where it will be sitting. Then in a week or 2 I will take it down again to upgrade the physical server.

    We have a redundant backup system. Mysql is synced to replicate onto my computer at home. I also keep back ups of everything on my external drive at home as well as one at the server location.

    Goal with the upgrade is to get a little faster response time on the server end. New memory and different raid configuration should help.

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    That was quick! It takes me longer to move a regular desktop box in my *house* when I have to unplug all the peripherals.
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    Lol, The server is pretty easy, just plug it in and turn it back on!

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    I never noticed anything. Smooth transition!

    Thanks LT !!!

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    I tried to keep the down time as minimal as possible. For a bit, the server was sitting on a box, lol. But it is in its own permanent space.

    I am planning updates to the server for not this coming week but the following. This will be where we may see the site down for a day or so. All depends on how smooth the reinstall of the new os goes.

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    Thanx LT
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    New security certificate, eh LT?

    Why didn't they fill in the Organizational Unit tag when they generated it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by groo View Post
    New security certificate, eh LT?

    Why didn't they fill in the Organizational Unit tag when they generated it?
    I just got a security warning in Firefox about the site not being trusted.

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    I just have to reactivate the new ssl cert. I am just holding off till I refresh the server as I will have to do it at that time anyways for the new CSR. No worries, we are still secure!

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    i got that certificate thing but went in anyways.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lightly_Toasted View Post
    I just have to reactivate the new ssl cert. I am just holding off till I refresh the server as I will have to do it at that time anyways for the new CSR. No worries, we are still secure!

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    I never really doubted there was a security issue...But paranoid me, with a site like this, when it goes down for maintenance, comes back up, and has an invalid security certificate...some could wonder if the server was taken and Johny Law could be trying to run it to fish. Which is not the case.

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    I know it is a pita, but everything is a ok. Next week prolly mid week, I will take the site down and perform a backup. Then I will completely wipe the hdd's and reconfigure the raid. My goal is to get a little faster server side response time. After this the new security cert will be in place.

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    So far everything is looking like Thursday the site will be offline for most the day while I work on the server.

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    Thanx for the heads up LT and keeping it all functional.

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