[Finished] Maintenance at 7pm UTC+2, 28.09.

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[Finished] Maintenance at 7pm UTC+2, 28.09.

Postby Shade » Sun Sep 28, 2014 2:24 pm

Dear Community,

UT99.org is moving to another host today at 7pm UTC+2. This process may take several hours (including loading the new DNS zone information). The board will be in maintenance mode for this time period.

Because moving to another host means getting a new ip address, it may be possible that you will be unable to open ut99.org even when it's up again.
In this case, you need to clear your DNS cache. To do this, open the console via typing "cmd" in the windows search. Then type "ipconfig /flushdns" in the console and press Enter. (I guess Linux and Mac OS X users will also find out how they can do it. :P)
Clearing the browser cache won't hurt, too.

With the new host, the running costs for UT99.org will decrease to 5,90 Euro / 7,48 Dollar per month. Big step! :tu:

Thank you for your patience and please report any problems in this thread you may experience.

Best regards,
Shade
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Re: [Finished] Maintenance at 7pm UTC+2, 28.09.

Postby Shade » Sun Sep 28, 2014 8:17 pm

UT99.org is back online!
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Re: [Finished] Maintenance at 7pm UTC+2, 28.09.

Postby Chamberly » Sun Sep 28, 2014 9:55 pm

I didn't even see this notice yesterday? Anyway, congrat. UA was down too. O.o
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Re: [Finished] Maintenance at 7pm UTC+2, 28.09.

Postby Sp0ngeb0b » Sun Sep 28, 2014 10:51 pm

Just a kind note, looks like you forgot to adjust the default page to "http://ut99.org/portal.php" as it was before. Besides that, good work, and thank you for keeping this place running!
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Re: [Finished] Maintenance at 7pm UTC+2, 28.09.

Postby Shade » Sun Sep 28, 2014 10:55 pm

Sp0ngeb0b wrote:Just a kind note, looks like you forgot to adjust the default page to "http://ut99.org/portal.php" as it was before. Besides that, good work, and thank you for keeping this place running!


Oh thanks for the hint, fixed.

@Chamberly What do you mean? I've wrote the notice just today. :)
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Re: [Finished] Maintenance at 7pm UTC+2, 28.09.

Postby Chamberly » Mon Sep 29, 2014 12:29 am

Ah. I was at work when you wrote that and stuff. I thought you might give a 1 day notice, might be a good idea before I get a panic attack.... xD
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Re: [Finished] Maintenance at 7pm UTC+2, 28.09.

Postby Dr.Flay » Mon Sep 29, 2014 2:49 am

It truly was a day of juggling sites and domains !
We have lost 1 post from Jack in the process, as an automated email escaped from the test domain, sending him to the wrong site :(
We were giving the site a test with doing some common tasks, and one of them triggered a thread notification.

My apologies Jack, and thanks so much for the PM and suggestions.
Thankfully I ran screaming into the staff section and shouted stop, before we triggered anything else.
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Re: [Finished] Maintenance at 7pm UTC+2, 28.09.

Postby JackGriffin » Mon Sep 29, 2014 6:26 am

Yeah, I'm glad I immediately PM'ed you when things didn't look right. You guys were able to head off any problems at all, though it was neat to be able to watch from the sidelines as you went through the testing. Hope it didn't bother you guys.

All in all it was a well-done move. Painless and seamless from our end :thuup:
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Re: [Finished] Maintenance at 7pm UTC+2, 28.09.

Postby Carbon » Mon Sep 29, 2014 12:08 pm

Great news and smooth as silk. Also, thanks for the move to SSL.
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Re: [Finished] Maintenance at 7pm UTC+2, 28.09.

Postby Radi » Mon Sep 29, 2014 6:41 pm

Thanks for update :-D even posting from my opera mini browser is working much better now, without many tries like before :-) thanks
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