Server Move

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    All being well, I'll be performing a server move tomorrow morning (4th December 2017) at around 10am.

    I'll put the site in to a read-only mode during the transfer, which may take a couple of hours. During this time, it won't be possible to make any posts, only read existing threads.

    I'll make the switch as quick as I can :). This is a move I would have rather avoided making, but we've been having some problems with the hosting company, so need to make the jump.
     
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    see you on the other side


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    Best of luck.:)
     
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    It'll be fine, we have faith in you!

    I saw a server move notice on the site on Saturday (I think?) morning, Was that a tester?
     
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    Thanks guys :).

    That was an attempt at the move, as it should have only taken 10 mins... but there was a problem that put a stop to it. However, it looks like I've run in to the same problem again, and there's no easy way around it - so I may just need to do it the slow way... which may take hours :(.
     
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    We're now on the new server - if the site is slow for you, it is likely because you're still viewing the old (in sync) server. The DNS should switch over within the hour :).
     
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    Oh, it's also worth mentioning we're using HTTP2 - which should improve the load time for pages with lots of resources (images, js files, etc...) :).
     
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    nivrip Yorkshire Cruncher

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    Seems fine, Ian. :thumb:
     
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    Hurrah :D.
     
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    V_R ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Moderator

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    Woo, we is back.

    Is there a way to tell if you're on the old or new server out of interest?
     
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    Is it fast? If so, you're on the new one :D

    The old server is routed via the new one, so it'll be much slower than normal - you'd notice the delay.
     
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    V_R ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Moderator

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    Ah, well here at home its rapid so its the new one I assume. Work internet has been slow as hell all day so I wouldn't have known either way!
     
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    Excellent! Please let me know if you spot any problems :). The site was pretty zippy before, so I can't notice much improvement - but I'll check the stats in a few days and see what loading times look like in comparison :D.
     
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    nivrip Yorkshire Cruncher

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    TBH, I can't see any difference. :)
     
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    That means you're on the new server :thumb:. When all goes to plan, it should mean we can't tell anything happened :D.

    Anyone hitting the "old" server would have a much bigger lag than they would normally experience, as it is currently acting as a "middle man" so that the servers are in sync.
     
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    Was in work, I miss anything? LOL
     
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