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Upgrade...change of plans.
« on: July 26, 2010, 04:28:24 PM »
Things are most likely going to get get ugly over the next couple of days for some you.

Instead of piddling around with the server upgrades all the time I decided to fork out the cash for a fully Dedicated Server, which...one is much larger and faster, and two...we'll never have to go through this again.

I know I said that last time too, but this new one can have disk drives added to it to increase capacity, ram to increase speed, whatever I need it can be added instead of having to replace things or move.
It's a more significant amount of money each month but I'm confident it'll be worth it in the long haul.

Now the bad news.
Our IP address is going to change with this switch, which means were going to go through what we did last time with folks not being able to get on for a day or so, a few posts getting lost because people might post on the forum on the old IP address while we bring the new one live on the new IP address, etc.
In laymens terms what's going to happen is since were going to have a different IP address, we basically will be RE-establishing our location on the web.  

You dont know it, but there's a file on your computer that remembers DNS files for the sites you visit. Which means their IP address etc. It'll take several hours for those DNS records to expire so the new ones can take over.

Were seasoned, we can get through this.....one more time :biggrin:

Edited to add--> The swap is scheduled to begin tomorrow at 1:00pm CST
« Last Edit: July 26, 2010, 10:01:31 PM by FinsnFur »
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Re: Upgrade...change of plans.
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2010, 07:39:39 PM »
Were seasoned, we can get through this.....one more time :biggrin:

Piss on it I quit :argh:.

























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Re: Upgrade...change of plans.
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2010, 08:04:47 PM »
 :laf: what a nutjob.
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Re: Upgrade...change of plans.
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2010, 08:57:31 PM »
The people that are going to have the biggest problems are:
People that are in too big of a hurry and are inadvertently accessing the old server once we shut it down.
These people need to hold the shift key and press the F5 key once they get a page that says "server not found". This will refresh the page directly from the server (assuming propagation is complete) instead of loading it from their computers cache.

People that never log off and therefore cant remember their passwords.
These people need to use the "I forgot my password" link at the bottom of the front page. It only shows up if your not logged in.

People that are on Generic Internet providers, such as Road Runner, Comcast, AOL, NetZero, Juno and a couple others.
These people's biggest enemy is going to be time. The are up against the mercy of their providers for providing them cached versions of the site which they are led to believe is fast internet. When really it's saved versions of the web. You'll need to wait until the provider refreshes their sources, unless someone on one of these providers knows a work around to accessing the internet outside of the providers web.
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Re: Upgrade...change of plans.
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2010, 09:09:34 PM »
Thanks for the warning boss ....  :whew:

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Re: Upgrade...change of plans.
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2010, 09:28:18 PM »
So if I can't ever find FnF again could someone email me a link :wo:.  Like say a geek :wink:.
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Re: Upgrade...change of plans.
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2010, 09:58:16 PM »
The web address isn't changing Barry, just our IP address.

An IP address is a series of numbers that identifies our servers location, and since were changing servers, it'll take a few hours for our location to be recognized  again. Not by you, but by your internet service provider. Which in your case is Telus Communications.
The change will have to have made it to them before they can provide you our site on your computer, when you click your bookmark.

It's like pouring carburetor cleaner into your gas tank. Once your done pouring it in, it still has to go through the system and make it to the carb.

...or taking a Tylenol. You can't take a Tylenol and feel better the instant you swallow the pill. It has to make it's way through your system.

It's merrily a waiting game for us. The web will do the rest.  :wink:
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Re: Upgrade...change of plans.
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2010, 10:12:59 PM »

It's merrily a waiting game for us. The web will do the rest.  :wink:


I'm screwed.  :doh2:
sometimes I wonder....is that getting closer..... then it hits me

I had a personal conflict the other day, now I'm not speaking to myself.... I'm getting lonesome

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Re: Upgrade...change of plans.
« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2010, 11:07:48 PM »
I'm screwed.  :doh2:

Right on :yoyo: :yoyo:.  Alll the advice I been giving you on woman has finally paid off :biggrin:.    Or  :puke:.






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Re: Upgrade...change of plans.
« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2010, 09:34:08 PM »
Did you call my Internet provider generic??? :argh: Easy with the name calling there buddy!
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Re: Upgrade...change of plans.
« Reply #10 on: July 27, 2010, 09:38:01 PM »
Hey 5shot's that sheep sure is pretty!!! But she need's a wig! Preferably a red one! :alscalls:
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Re: Upgrade...change of plans.
« Reply #11 on: July 27, 2010, 09:40:59 PM »
Well if your already here and reading this WWW, then it may not be as generic as I assumed. :wink:

Welcome back :eyebrownod:
Didnt even know ya left did ya?  :nono:
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Re: Upgrade...change of plans.
« Reply #12 on: July 27, 2010, 09:49:48 PM »
Damnt! Alway's a day late and a dollar short! :confused:
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Re: Upgrade...change of plans.
« Reply #13 on: July 27, 2010, 10:36:36 PM »
Hey 5shot's that sheep sure is pretty!!! But she need's a wig! Preferably a red one! :alscalls:


I would be happy to loan her to you, but you would have to keep your wig at home. I never had good luck around redheads.  :alscalls: :alscalls: :alscalls:
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I had a personal conflict the other day, now I'm not speaking to myself.... I'm getting lonesome

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Re: Upgrade...change of plans.
« Reply #14 on: July 28, 2010, 09:50:07 AM »
I'll find you, no matter where you are hiding!!
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Re: Upgrade...change of plans.
« Reply #15 on: July 28, 2010, 10:53:18 AM »
 :confused:  ... wow this new server stuff sucks... I can't seem to log on, or reply to any threads. can't even read the writing I'm writing to know if I'm writing the reading right...  Anyone else having this trouble?
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Re: Upgrade...change of plans.
« Reply #16 on: July 28, 2010, 11:12:24 AM »
Yote,

Since you were kind enough to write what you wrote let me be one of the first to tell you how sorry I am that you are having trouble writing what you think you have read and reading what you think you have written.  It seems that the new server does not like to read what you wrote and in the process has chosen to re-write what you have written.  Then to make things even worse it logs in as you and has made a well written post about writing and gave you credit for it.  Hopefully Jim will get this right and you will be able to again read and write, but not necessarily in that order.  Right on, Write on, or On on.    :biggrin:

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« Reply #17 on: July 28, 2010, 01:45:26 PM »
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Re: Upgrade...change of plans.
« Reply #18 on: July 28, 2010, 04:21:38 PM »
How do ya spose he came up with all that Brad? :confused:  :laf:
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