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Server move...
« on: December 12, 2009, 11:21:39 AM »
The forum has been moved back to Isaac's servers. This was done with only a couple of hours of downtime.

Technically, for now, you will notice that "simutrans.info" is the domain -- all requests sent to forum.simutrans.com will be automatically forwarded to simutrans.info - this is what allows us to make the transfer seamless (with the exception of the necessary downtime to copy files and the database, but that was done at a time when activity on the forum was very minimal).

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to ask or comment here.

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Re: Server move...
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2009, 11:41:50 AM »
Attachments are broken, but will be likely fixed in a few minutes. Please don't reupload anything yet.

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Re: Server move...
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2009, 11:43:57 AM »
Yes, subtle little problems always manage to creep in! hehe

But at least the big stuff worked: The database moved without error. Yay! :D

EDIT: ETA one hour - have to re-download attachments and re-upload...
« Last Edit: December 12, 2009, 11:57:10 AM by Isaac.Eiland-Hall »

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Re: Server move...
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2009, 12:11:03 PM »
Maybe link to css, javascript and images are sill to old server.
I'm using Fx browser with RequestPolicy addon, so I can only see text and white background.

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Re: Server move...
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2009, 12:18:10 PM »
Hmm. There is a script on Hellmade's server that redirects all requests to simutrans.info - this is actually how I"m able to make the change instant. Is it possible that RequestPolicy or some other feature is preventing the redirect?

I'm hesitant to try and update all to simutrans.info if only because forum.simutrans.com will point here shortly, but perhaps I can look at trying that...

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Re: Server move...
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2009, 12:32:05 PM »
Thank you.
Okay, I understand now, simutrans.info is a temporary url.

In that case, no problem, I can change policy to enable that.

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Re: Server move...
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2009, 12:53:14 PM »
Attachments are fixed - thanks, Isaac!

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Re: Server move...
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2009, 12:55:53 PM »
Our timing appears to be good - Hellmade's server went down, which caused us to find one other issue to fix. hehe

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Re: Server move...
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2009, 01:15:40 PM »
Don't worry. Within 4 or 5 hours, some mysterious hand will fix everything up there (as said VS in IRC), as always did.

EDIT: it's up.
« Last Edit: December 12, 2009, 02:13:17 PM by IgorTekton »

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Re: Server move...
« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2009, 03:25:57 PM »
DNS records for forum.simutrans.com have now been changed to point at Isaac's server.

Sorry I didn't do this sooner, I was out last night and didn't realise we were doing this so soon!

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Re: Server move...
« Reply #10 on: December 12, 2009, 03:27:58 PM »
No problem - the thing is, the .htaccess on Hellmade's server means that there's no rush, that's why I didn't ask you until the move was already completed. :)

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Re: Server move...
« Reply #11 on: December 12, 2009, 09:30:45 PM »
just asking why move to other server?

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Re: Server move...
« Reply #12 on: December 12, 2009, 09:43:54 PM »
I'll just copy this from my other message elsewhere:

The server we moved from is...
a) owned by a person who does not communicate with us
b) still available, but for how long exactly?
c) crashing like mad

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Re: Server move...
« Reply #13 on: December 12, 2009, 11:34:01 PM »
Good job too. I welcome the return to the arms of our benevolent dictator.

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Re: Server move...
« Reply #14 on: December 12, 2009, 11:41:03 PM »
Yea, our benevolent dictator!

HUZZAH!

This deserves a banquet with something special =P



(Isaac knows where this something special came from XD)