GardenStew is moving to a new server

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  1. Frank

    Frank GardenStew Founder Staff Member Administrator

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    Hi all,

    Tomorrow the 22nd Feb I will be moving GardenStew onto a new server (computer) on the advice of my hosting company. This means that for a short period posting will be disabled as to not lose any data/postings in the switch-over. The new server will be just as fast but a bit more stable and less prone to random crashes.

    Some unforeseen problems may occur (such is life) so apologies for any unnecessary periods of downtime.

    Thanks for reading!
    // frank
     
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  3. zuzu's petals

    zuzu's petals Silly Old Bat Plants Contributor

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    Hope it all goes smoothly - :smt023:
    Thanks for all you do, Frank!
     
  4. toni

    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Certainly hope the move goes smoothly. I know it will mean many fewer headaches for you when you don't cringe everytime the phone rings.
     
  5. Frank

    Frank GardenStew Founder Staff Member Administrator

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    Hehe in case Toni's comment confuses anyone she is referring to the fact that GardenStew sends me a mobile/cell phone message whenever it crashes. Sometimes (almost always) this occurs while I'm snoozing my head off.
     



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  6. Netty

    Netty Chaotic Gardener Plants Contributor

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    Crossing my fingers for a smooth transition Frank :)
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Thanks for lettin us know in advance Frank as it will save us all worrying. I really hope that the change over is without incident.
     
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    Good Luck in the change over Frank.
     
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    :stew1: Fingers crossed :stew2:
     
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    This is like moving to a new house. Exciting. I hope for an smooth transition. We will all be keeping our green fingers crossed.
     
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    It's today! Good luck to all of us.
     
  12. Sjoerd

    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    What time will you begin the change-over?..and can you estimate how long you will be out of the air? When I switch server types I was down about 72 hours (without problems).
    I hope that yours will not take so long.
     
  13. Frank

    Frank GardenStew Founder Staff Member Administrator

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    IT'S DONE! That wasn't too bad was it? :) Sorry that I had to disable posting while I got everything in order, I just didn't want folks to lose posts that they had written.

    As always there may be a few bugs in the system so if you spot any errors or strange behaviour please let me know!

    Thanks you all for your patience!!! :stew1:
    // frank
     
  14. toni

    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    That was quick and painless. I did notice the posting was disabled but it didn't seem to take very long to get it all done.
     
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    Frank GardenStew Founder Staff Member Administrator

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    The posting was disabled for about 3 hours as I had a small bit of trouble restoring all the posts to show characters other than the English alphabet (i.e. Swedish, Danish characters). As these characters have become more important with new members I thought it best to take a bit longer to get it back 100%.
     
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    Thank you for taking our special letters into the new server. I'm a bit surprised at it being done already, but I'm not going to complain. ;)
     

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