View Full Version : server move AGAIN!

18th May 2006, 11:13 AM
Ok folks, this time I have an engineer helping me make the move to the new hosting company. What I am going to try to do is have minimal board down time. I think I can set up the move so that the old version of the board on the old server actually calls up the database from the new server, so that the posts will stay consistent. With any luck, this transfer may only take a few minutes to an hour. It also means I should be able to see if the new database works right away and if not can revert to the old database.

So fingers crossed -- with luck we will be in our new home by mid afternoon Irish time. :cffee:

At least I will have the top guru from the hosting company working directly with me! The one advantage of being the technology journalist for one of the main newspapers... :lol: I never pull rank except to get geek help or my phone or broadband probelms sorted... :shifty:

Bruce H
18th May 2006, 11:54 AM
Good Luck!!

18th May 2006, 12:19 PM
Good luck...

19th May 2006, 09:08 AM
OK folks it looks like our changeover has gone through and we are FINALLY at the new hosting site!!!

Thanks to the guys at Hosting365.ie who did the transfer.

I need to upload the new smilies and some other minor board changes, etc but will fix that later today.

19th May 2006, 10:06 AM
Done, smilies moved etc.

The board is considerably faster now; this should be noticeable to most! :thmbsup: We are based at a business-grade hosting service. Hooray, hooray, hooray; I am SOOOOOO glad this finally worked!!


19th May 2006, 10:14 AM
WOW well done Karlin...speed of light now!!!sometimes you have to pull rank and it was very worthwhile in this instance

Thanks to all the people who helped too :flwr:

19th May 2006, 10:46 AM
Well done Karlin!! Great job! Thanks for all of your hard work! :flwr:
Julie and the girls

19th May 2006, 11:02 AM
I never realised we could get such a speed improvement just in the way the board operates.

:jmp: :jmp: :jmp:

We shouldn't have those bits of regular downtime either now.


19th May 2006, 12:26 PM
Thanks Karlin!!! cl*p

19th May 2006, 12:54 PM
Thanks Karlin, I actually managed to do some work this morning... that's gone out the window now we are back on line...... yippeeee

19th May 2006, 05:12 PM

Whew! what a relief to hear it was all a success. I was afraid i'd have to postpone Zack's neutering for a minute there. :?

well done! and thanks for being here.

19th May 2006, 05:16 PM
Goodness it is like lightning.

Great job, it so fast when I hit enter before I lift my head it is done.

Job well done, amazing work.
Way to go Karlin.

19th May 2006, 09:16 PM
was afraid i'd have to postpone Zack's neutering for a minute there

:lol: :lol: :lol: Boy that is REALLY looking for excuses!!

I never thought I'd be so delighted with something as basic as a hosting move. The site just works so smoothly now and so FAST!


The other coolness factor is that my rescue site displays correctly without all the weird little dingbats.


And I am doing a nice redesign of the SM Infosite. I hope to have that up and working over the weekend.

But most of all I am just so darn glad the board is moved with the database, the problems are gone, and everyone gets a better board experience as a result.


Bruce H
20th May 2006, 10:57 AM
Thanks for all your hard work, Karlin. I appreciate it so much and I know everyone else does too. I just can't imagine how you find the time for this, all the responses, and your rescue site; oh yeah, and you have a job too! All that work is nothing short of incredible.