Community Forums - 08/28/2015 Dedicated Server Migration

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We are upgrading the forums tomorrow to run on their own dedicated server container. This should help with uptime and performance and afford us a few more niceties in the coming months as well. This will be a zero downtime upgrade but will results in about 20-30 minutes of read only.

This will happen tomorrow (08.28.2015) night at 9pm PST.


@tgauchatwhat are you going to do with your new found free time!?


Dagnabit! You were either reading my mind or I’m very predictable.

A break is a good thing… I’ll try not to substitute with binge eating or something…


Puppy party? Howl howl!

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Note, I am a bit delayed, expecting to start the move in about 2 hours

During the move

  • There will be very brief period where site is in read only
  • Images will be broken for a short time

Except for that we should be rocking … will update you here 5 minutes before we are going to readonly (and banner this) and again once all the drama is over!

So @sam_saffron did I get the date/time wrong? Is it happening very soon or tomorrow?

Very very soon I am just about to flick site to readonly

We are moved now @Ben give me a few minutes to sort out images

Testing new image uploads

:ballot_box_with_check: looks good using CDN and new scheme

:ballot_box_with_check: avatars are good, CDN refreshing

:ballot_box_with_check: old image links corrected

Bonus … looking at the slew of javascript errors I am seeing here …

@Ben I am done for today, fixed that javascript error you had (it was due to a site customization here) you will notice the “gigantic banner” is still here on categories page now :slight_smile:

I do recommend moving to a banner topic instead cause it is less jarring for regulars see:

Also I recommend the change we have at clicking on home page takes you to categories view … but once you are in a topic and hit home it takes you to latest, instead of back to /categories.

@arpit_jalan is looking at figuring out why the home icon is absent unless you scroll down a topic.

That is totally unrelated to the move, ping me here if anything is amiss

Woo-hoo! Search on iPad is working again. Thanks!

I spoke too soon. Search is still broken. Boo-hoo… :cry:

I thought that was just me! Thanks for noticing!