CoN Downtime March 25, 2017

Posted: 16th February 2017 22:18

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My web hosting provider, who does the day-to-day management of the servers that run CoN (as well as my own site and those of my clients), was recently purchased by a larger company. The good news is that we'll get a faster server out of it, by some degree - the bad news is that we'll be down for a couple hours to make it happen.

On March 4, we'll be taking the site down for the transition starting at 5am Eastern time (10am UTC, unless daylight saving kicks in before then, I can't be bothered to check that). The site will likely be completely down for roughly two hours, during which time you will be unable to access it, or, if you somehow manage to, anything you do like forum posts or fanart submissions will probably be wiped later.

I'll post again after we get the all-clear so that you guys can help me test things out that weekend. wink.gif

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Posted: 3rd March 2017 19:47

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This work has been put off due to scheduling issues. I do not have a new date for it yet, and will need to work out a new schedule that works for me and the management company in the next few days. I'll update this topic again when I know.

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Posted: 14th March 2017 14:48

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We now have a new date - the work will begin at around midnight Eastern on March 25. We still hope to have the downtime limited to a couple hours, but it is possible it will require a bit more time, as these things often do.

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Posted: 25th March 2017 12:43

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They actually finished the work within an hour, meaning that the new server has been up and running for seven hours or so already. Please let me know if you run into anything weird.

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Posted: 25th March 2017 19:39

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Quote (Rangers51 @ 25th March 2017 13:43)
Please let me know if you run into anything weird.

You mean weirder than usual, right?

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Posted: 25th March 2017 21:19

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