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ASF downtime Saturday evening

Discussion in 'Announcements and Site News' started by Joe Blow, Jul 15, 2006.

  1. Joe Blow

    Joe Blow Administrator Staff Member

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    Just letting everyone know that ASF will experience some downtime tonight which may last until Sunday morning as my host transfers accounts from one datacentre to another.

    I apologise for any inconvenience this may cause but unfortunately this process is unavoidable.
     
  2. Joe Blow

    Joe Blow Administrator Staff Member

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    The forums will be shutting down within the next 30 minutes.

    We should be back up by tomorrow morning. :)
     
  3. Magdoran

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    Hello Joe,



    I do hope the transition is not too problematic for you, these things can get messy, can’t they?

    Just a quick question. Since the overhaul, I haven’t received any email notifications regarding subscribed threads. I’m not sure whether the problem is at my end or at ASF. How do I reinitiate the notifications? The site seems to show that this should be happening... any suggestions would be appreciated.


    Thanks


    Magdoran
     
  4. Joe Blow

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    Hi Mag,

    Yes, unfortunately there have been some problems with the transition. It hasn't been as smooth as I'd hoped. I will look into this and hopefully get things fixed for you ASAP. Apologies for the inconvenience.

    Is anyone else having issues with email notifications for subscribed threads? If you are, please let me know in this thread.

    Thanks!
     
  5. Magdoran

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    Thanks for the heads up Joe,

    Good luck with the transition, having been invovled with IT projects, I know that this can be challenging sometimes... but hopefully a little pain for a lot of gain!


    Regards


    Magdoran
     
  6. Joe Blow

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    Unfortunately there is a more complicated move coming next month. This move was from datacentre to datacentre, the next move will be from server to server and will hopefully involve an upgrade of this software to the latest version (this is the hard part)... as long as I can get all the current custom modifications such as the stock quote and the journal features to work with the new software. Either way, the forums will hopefully be faster which is the most important goal.

    I predict a lot of this. :banghead:
     
  7. Joe Blow

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    Just wanted to check whether or not thread subscription notification emails are now coming through.

    Can someone please let me know if they are getting them or not?

    Thanks!
     
  8. GreatPig

    GreatPig Pigs In Space

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    Hi Joe,

    One thing I've noticed just recently is that ASF now seems to be rather slow at times. In particular, clicking on a thread sometimes takes 15-20 seconds before the messages appear (and I'm using Optus cable, which is fine on other sites). Occasionally I even give up waiting and refresh the thread page (which still seems quite fast) then select the thread again. Sometimes it comes up quicker that next time.

    Anyone else experiencing this sort of problem?

    Cheers,
    GP
     
  9. Joe Blow

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    Hi GP,

    Yes, I have noticed ASF can be a little slow at times. This is mostly as a result of the strong growth we have been experiencing. Next month this will hopefully be rectified when we get moved to a faster server with more ram.

    In the meantime, please bear with me... I promise ASF will get faster soon. :D
     
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    Hello Joe,


    Just thought I'd let you know I'm receiving email alerts again!


    Thanks


    Magdoran
     
  11. Joe Blow

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    Thats great news Mag. I was hoping it was fixed.

    If you or anyone else has any further issues with email notifications please either dig up this thread and post in it or contact me directly by PM.
     
  12. Joe Blow

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    Some more downtime tonight which could last until tomorrow morning. I expect that the forums will go down around midnight.

    Am trying yet again to make ASF faster, hopefully tonights upgrade will do the trick.

    Fingers crossed anyway!
     
  13. dutchie

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    We should all be in bed asleep anyway (after watching the footy)!

    Cheers

    Dutchie
     
  14. son of baglimit

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    joe

    how inconsiderate of you - i am a boring ol t**d who has no life and sits at home on sat nights looking at ASF - oh what will i do ??

    couldnt you wait till sunday morning when i am at church listening to a load of ol crap !!
     
  15. Smurf1976

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    Asleap by midnight on Saturday night? :eek:

    I thought it was only "$hhh...Rich people sleeping" at that time?

    Younger people in Hobart will get the joke... On the subject of which, at the risk of a bit of blatant promotion and Joe reminding me of the forum rules, 9 months of silence down here in Hobart has finally ended and http://www.curlysbar.com.au is now open. Presently only has half the capacity that Surreal had (though that will be fixed soon with a second level) and Rob (ex-Surreal) is running it. Some of the same DJ's too... So no excuse for young people in Hobart to be sleeping (or on ASF) at midnight on Saturday nights from now on... :p: :D

    Oh, and good luck tinkering with the forum Joe. :D
     
  16. Joe Blow

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    Is anyone finding that the forums are loading faster today?

    My hosting costs just went up 100% so I sure as hell hope so! :D
     
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    Yep, definitely noticable. Much better. Thanks. :)

    Is it on its own dedicated server?
     
  18. Joe Blow

    Joe Blow Administrator Staff Member

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    Yes, I had it running on a top end VPS before but it just wasnt cutting it anymore so I took the plunge, forked out the $$$ and got us our own server. :)

    This place just keeps on getting busier and busier!
     
  19. Porper

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    Definitely faster, at least twice the speed for me, the real test will be tomorrow when it is busier.But good that you've upgraded.:)
     
  20. Julia

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    Many thanks, Joe. So much faster. Really appreciated.

    Cheers
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