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It's Monday 29th October 2012 at 20:35 GMT+0.

In 25 minutes I'm taking the site offline for a half hour. Go and make tea, find a biscuit, do whatever you do with a cat, ring a friend if you've got one.

We shall return.


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Okay, it's back. I might slightly load the system for the next few minutes so if it feels slow that's temporary.


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Wow, I didn't feel a thing!
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Story of my life, that.

I'll do it again at 23:00 if you like.


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Whambamthankyamam :lips:
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Okay, I'm bringing the site down again at 23:00 for a second half hour, or less if I can manage.


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FG;1409323 wrote: Okay, I'm bringing the site down again at 23:00 for a second half hour, or less if I can manage.


Your bringing the tone down, you mean. Having another go indeed. Think you can last half an hour ?
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Snowfire;1409326 wrote: Your bringing the tone down, you mean. Having another go indeed. Think you can last half an hour ?


It's been so long since I last tried that I can't really recall. I'm sure I had more memory back then and a longer default timeout on my access point.


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I cheated slightly, I had to raise the sensitivity threshold to meet the deadline. Other than that I think we're just about recovering.


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Raised sensitivity and you still lasted the whole half hour. I'm impressed
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Don't let him kid you. The V in V-bulletin is for Viagra.
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And again please, at 18:15 GMT to tar a folder


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We're back. I don't anticipate any further downtime this week, thank you for your forbearance.


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Has your folder been suitably tarred ? Did you use the same brush ?
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Snowfire;1409380 wrote: Has your folder been suitably tarred ? Did you use the same brush ?


I happen to have one on hand if you'd like to see it...

tar czf jh30102012b.tar.gz forums


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Okay, FG...........I came to Forum Garden today and all the videos I have recently posted have disappeared from my threads. What's up with that?



Never mind. I just went back and the videos were there.
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That's a relief then.


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FG;1409483 wrote: That's a relief then.


I know it is........... :wah:
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Post by spot »

Ahoy shipmates,

I'm not exactly sure when, but I'm taking the site offline in the next day or so.

I'll give a good half-hour's warning and again I'll take the site down on the hour. This post is a warning that the site might be down without you seeing the immediate notice. If you find it that way, try again after half past.

If I do need longer I'll try to say so before starting.
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That, for the moment, is now done.

The site's host will be using a similar slot in a few days, I'll post notification.
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Today we may yoyo a little, the revised host should be taking over the site. When I think it's completed I'll update this thread.

I'm adding details here so Bryn can see them, he's a bit peripatetic today.

Account Level Activity 2018-04-19 07:35:00 2018-04-19 08:16:29 Our Monitoring team has discovered an issue that has required a reboot of the

parent server that your VPS is hosted on. We apologize for any interruption in service this may cause, however it is of the utmost importance that this matter

is attended to quickly and thoroughly. We anticipate this work to be brief and all services to be fully restored upon its completion.We are available

to assist with any questions or concerns at (800)-580-4985, (517)-322-0434 (international), or by email at support@liquidweb.com.

host2.forumgarden.com 2018-04-19 07:12:13 2018-04-19 07:12:14 Backup Failed for host2.forumgarden.com.

host2.forumgarden.com 2018-04-19 06:49:15 2018-04-19 08:16:27 Start Server

host2.forumgarden.com 2018-04-19 05:44:41 2018-04-19 07:14:35 http is no longer responding.

host2.forumgarden.com 2018-04-19 06:27:51 2018-04-19 06:44:18 Force Reboot Server

host2.forumgarden.com 2018-04-19 06:32:08 2018-04-19 08:16:28 Start Server

host3.forumgarden.com 2018-04-16 13:24:04 2018-04-16 13:30:59 Create Server

host2.forumgarden.com 2018-04-14 05:34:13 2018-04-14 07:00:17 http is no longer responding.

Account Level Activity 2018-04-14 06:10:00 2018-04-14 07:10:00 Our Monitoring team has discovered an issue that has required a reboot of the

parent server that your VPS is hosted on. We apologize for any interruption in service this may cause, however it is of the utmost importance that this matter

is attended to quickly and thoroughly. We anticipate this work to be brief and all services to be fully restored upon its completion.We are available

to assist with any questions or concerns at (800)-580-4985, (517)-322-0434 (international), or by email at support@liquidweb.com.

host2.forumgarden.com 2018-04-09 00:35:15 2018-04-09 00:36:01 http is no longer responding.
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The amount of traffic in here lately I doubt anyone will notice.
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Bruv;1518728 wrote: The amount of traffic in here lately I doubt anyone will notice.


Fashions come and go. When ForumGarden started in 2004 there was email, ICQ, IRC and special interest forums. Since then most users have added (and often abandoned) MSN, AOL Instant Messenger, Skype, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, WhatsApp, SnapChat, Viber, Reddit, the list could go on a lot further. What the site exists for at the moment is probably for members to come back to when they have a need to, and as an archive of what was said back in the day. We've never focused on any specialism, we've always been a purely social site, what remains is a scattered membership who'd not be able to re-engage with everyone else if the site were no longer online. I think that's a good reason to stay open.
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Fair enough.
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Has been a tad quiet, of late.
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Heads up everyone, FG will go down at some point tomorrow morning whilst Spot pushes some buttons, hope to see you all on the other side :-3
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Tomorrow morning is such a relative term, these days.
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LarsMac;1518747 wrote: Tomorrow morning is such a relative term, these days.


Specially across time zones.
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:wah: Spot will be pushing buttons on Sunday 22nd April from approx 8am BST (which still means it will be morning in America - pokes out tongue)
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Betty Boop;1518749 wrote: :wah: Spot will be pushing buttons on Sunday 22nd April from approx 8am BST (which still means it will be morning in America - pokes out tongue)


Just barely here.

The Pubs won't be closing for another hour.
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Betty Boop;1518749 wrote: :wah: Spot will be pushing buttons on Sunday 22nd April from approx 8am BST (which still means it will be morning in America - pokes out tongue)


What about Magentaflame's morning ? *wink*
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I'm not sure I'm going to finish the checklist today, the switch might be later.
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Well, that seemed relatively painless.

At least from this end.
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LarsMac;1518753 wrote: Well, that seemed relatively painless.

At least from this end.


The site host (LiquidWeb) has scheduled downtime for 08:00 GMT which equates to 04:00 EDT tomorrow morning (Wednesday, April 25th), I'll make a further note here once it is finished.
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All done. If anyone sees anything odd or different around the site please add details here.
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Inserting a new group discussion gives :-

Database error in vBulletin 4.0.4:

Invalid SQL:

INSERT INTO discussion

(groupid, firstpostid, lastpost, lastpostid, lastposter, lastposterid, visible)

VALUES

('1', 431, 1524654027, 431, 'Bryn Mawr', 4327, 1);

MySQL Error : Duplicate entry '0' for key 'PRIMARY'

Error Number : 1062

Request Date : Wednesday, April 25th 2018 @ 11:00:27 AM

Error Date : Wednesday, April 25th 2018 @ 11:00:27 AM

Script : http://www.forumgarden.com/forums/group.php

Referrer : http://www.forumgarden.com/forums/group ... &groupid=1

IP Address : 2.86.39.208

Username : Bryn Mawr

Classname : vB_Database_MySQLi

MySQL Version : 10.1.32-MariaDB



No idea if this is new or not.
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You might find that the system has forgotten which threads you've red and which are still unred. The reason is that you may have red them on the old host while the ne3w host was being synchronized, or maybe it's a cookie issue. It won't affect future posts, it's a consequence of the upgrade.



eta: we cross-posted, this isn't about groups.
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Bryn Mawr;1518774 wrote:

No idea if this is new or not.


I can't tell either, but it's not going to work if it's left unmended.

"A required field called groupid is missing or has an invalid value" when I just tried.
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spot;1518775 wrote: You might find that the system has forgotten which threads you've red and which are still unred. The reason is that you may have red them on the old host while the ne3w host was being synchronized, or maybe it's a cookie issue. It won't affect future posts, it's a consequence of the upgrade.



eta: we cross-posted, this isn't about groups.


My first look at a thread had forgotten but I took that to be because I was coming from an old search. All OK since then.
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Well, when I logged in I could read posts, but when I replied, the post did not show up after re-reading the thread.

I logged out, and was still able to re-post to the same thread, but it never showed up, and the earlier post also was not there.

I showed as present in the thread, but no new posts were there.

Logged out again, and back in, now both posts showed up.

A bit weird.
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Coming back after a while out New Posts showed me a list of threads. After looking at the new posts in those threads clicking on New Posts still shows me the same list of threads.

Clicking on one of the threads I've read takes me to the last post in the thread, not the first of the new posts from the first time in.
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Bryn Mawr;1518782 wrote: Coming back after a while out New Posts showed me a list of threads. After looking at the new posts in those threads clicking on New Posts still shows me the same list of threads.

Clicking on one of the threads I've read takes me to the last post in the thread, not the first of the new posts from the first time in.


OK, ten minutes later they've disappeared from the list of threads with new posts.
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I can see the effect. Clicking reload clears it, so I think there's a cache issue. I still have access to the old host, I'll try to find cache directives in the Apache configurations. We stepped up from Apache 1 to 2 so it's quite likely.
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Still some sort of problem, this post came up after clicking "Todays posts"

After clicking and visiting a post under "New posts" it remains in the list after another search.
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The system can't seem to tell when I've logged in, and/or logged out.
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LarsMac;1518790 wrote: The system can't seem to tell when I've logged in, and/or logged out.


Possibly one click late in registering the change? When I logged in it came back with the screen as per logged out, when I then clicked on Today's Posts it came back with today's posts but with the screen as per logged in.

Not that it will make much practical difference but the new environment appears to by running about five times faster than the old one.
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I am logged in, but the home page seems to indicate that I am not.
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Same here. Not registering "Read Posts". Posts still appear after having been read, and goes to first post instead of "First Unread".
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Things seem to have sorted themselves out, after a few re-logs
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LarsMac;1518815 wrote: Things seem to have sorted themselves out, after a few re-logs


Clearing the cache allowed me to log in cleanly but it still does not register posts having been read immediately, they go from the new posts lists after about quarter of an hour.

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