Community Forums - 08/28/2015 Dedicated Server Migration


(April Wong) #1

Our Community Is Growing!

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.


(Ben Edwards) #2

(Ben Edwards) #3

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


(ActionTiles.com co-founder Terry @ActionTiles; GitHub: @cosmicpuppy) #4

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…


(Keith Croshaw) #5

Puppy party? Howl howl!


(Sam Saffron) #6

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!


(Ben Edwards) #7

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


(Sam Saffron) #8

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


(Sam Saffron) #9

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 …


(Sam Saffron) #10

@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: https://meta.discourse.org/t/new-banner-topic-pin-type/16458

Also I recommend the change we have at https://community.imgur.com/ 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


(Geko) #11

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

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


(Benji) #12

I thought that was just me! Thanks for noticing!


(Arpit Jalan) #13

That’s because the site-text-logo was hidden via custom CSS:

#site-text-logo {
  display: none;
  //color: #C9C9C9;
}

I just changed it to:

#site-text-logo {
  color: #C9C9C9;
}

Header text logo is showing up fine now.


(Ben Edwards) #14