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Offline GeekMaster

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Server Operating System Upgrade
« on: October 29, 2014, 09:03:54 AM »
Newer OS version is available.  Actually, it has been for a while.

The upgrade would erase ALL data!  This would necessitate backing up everything and restoring after the update.
Also, the server would be unavailable for a period of time.  Could be hours or days.

Downsides?  Oh yeah.  Murphy tells us that the forum could be forever useless once that is done and we would have to start it up again from scratch.  On the other hand, not upgrading could eventually bite us.

So...  The options:

1) If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
2) Do the upgrade and hope for the best.
3) If the upgrade breaks the forum.
     A) Re-install and start from scratch.
     B) It was good while it lasted.  See you around.
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Re: Server Operating System Upgrade
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2014, 09:11:29 AM »
I say 2 followed by 3A. I appreciate the time and effort, whatever you decide.
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Re: Server Operating System Upgrade
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2014, 09:13:03 AM »
2

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Re: Server Operating System Upgrade
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2014, 09:18:42 AM »
Whatever you decide, I'm fine with.  I'm very grateful that you've provided this space for us. 
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Re: Server Operating System Upgrade
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2014, 09:23:03 AM »
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Re: Server Operating System Upgrade
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2014, 09:24:40 AM »
What is this, Monday?  >:(

I say 2 followed by 3A. I appreciate the time and effort, whatever you decide.

^ What this brilliant young man says.

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Re: Server Operating System Upgrade
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2014, 09:29:36 AM »
I say 2 followed by 3A. I appreciate the time and effort, whatever you decide.

this is my instinct, but I am a luddite

I want to know what GeekMaster's instinct is.

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Re: Server Operating System Upgrade
« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2014, 10:17:03 AM »
I trust your judgement, GeekMaster.

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Re: Server Operating System Upgrade
« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2014, 11:48:01 AM »
I say 2 followed by 3A. I appreciate the time and effort, whatever you decide.

1


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Re: Server Operating System Upgrade
« Reply #10 on: October 29, 2014, 12:29:59 PM »
I trust your judgement, GeekMaster.

This.
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Re: Server Operating System Upgrade
« Reply #11 on: October 29, 2014, 03:11:31 PM »
La madre degli imbecilli รจ sempre incinta.

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Re: Server Operating System Upgrade
« Reply #12 on: October 29, 2014, 04:29:22 PM »
I say 2 followed by 3A. I appreciate the time and effort, whatever you decide.

1!

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Re: Server Operating System Upgrade
« Reply #13 on: October 29, 2014, 05:56:57 PM »
I'm with the 2, 3A crowd.
I could be completely wrong about this.

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Re: Server Operating System Upgrade
« Reply #14 on: October 29, 2014, 06:49:20 PM »
1



So are you saying 1=you agree, or voting for option 1

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Re: Server Operating System Upgrade
« Reply #15 on: October 29, 2014, 08:04:29 PM »
I think Mr. Party agrees with the quoted statement.  I also agree.:D
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Re: Server Operating System Upgrade
« Reply #16 on: October 29, 2014, 09:12:36 PM »
I think Mr. Party agrees with the quoted statement.  I also agree.:D

I'm with the Gingery one. 
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Re: Server Operating System Upgrade
« Reply #17 on: October 29, 2014, 10:32:07 PM »
Ginger high five!!(it's better 'cause it's soulless)
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Re: Server Operating System Upgrade
« Reply #18 on: October 30, 2014, 11:22:30 AM »
I say 2

If it all goes away and we have to start back from scratch.....it was probably God's will!!   :lambie:
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Re: Server Operating System Upgrade
« Reply #19 on: October 30, 2014, 11:12:36 PM »
Depends on the magnitude of 'eventually bite us.'

At any rate - 3B!  >:(


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Re: Server Operating System Upgrade
« Reply #20 on: October 31, 2014, 03:49:53 PM »
Is the member map broken?

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Re: Server Operating System Upgrade
« Reply #21 on: October 31, 2014, 09:18:51 PM »
Do the needful.
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Re: Server Operating System Upgrade
« Reply #22 on: November 03, 2014, 01:40:21 PM »
3B.

I haven't had any interest in Yammering for years and my participation in Running has waned as well.

Thanks for all your efforts. Having run several on-line communities in the past, I fully understand how much effort goes into it and how excruciating a process it is when making the decision about whether to continue or not.

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Re: Server Operating System Upgrade
« Reply #23 on: November 04, 2014, 08:47:47 AM »
3A

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Re: Server Operating System Upgrade
« Reply #24 on: November 04, 2014, 06:17:00 PM »
I say 2 followed by 3A. I appreciate the time and effort, whatever you decide.

This one. 
I've been doing this how long?

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Re: Server Operating System Upgrade
« Reply #25 on: November 06, 2014, 08:47:48 AM »
2 or 3A please.  :bouquet:

If it turns into 3B, can I move in with you and Sue? 
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Re: Server Operating System Upgrade
« Reply #26 on: November 12, 2014, 10:08:17 AM »
The announcement has been made that the upgrade will commence this Friday evening (erroneously saying 10/14 instead of 11/14).

Tentative upgrade plan:
1. Place CH in maintenance mode.
2. Backup Database
3. Backup all other CH data and pages.  This is a complete copy of the forum directories.
4. Request OS upgrade from web server provider.
5. Wait...
6. Wait...
7. Restore the forum directories.
8. Restore database.
9. Test.  :fingers:
10. Place forum back on-line.
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Re: Server Operating System Upgrade
« Reply #27 on: November 12, 2014, 10:10:49 AM »
The announcement has been made that the upgrade will commence this Friday evening (erroneously saying 10/14 instead of 11/14).

Tentative upgrade plan:
1. Place CH in maintenance mode.
2. Backup Database
3. Backup all other CH data and pages.  This is a complete copy of the forum directories.
4. Request OS upgrade from web server provider.
5. Wait...
6. Wait...
7. Restore the forum directories.
8. Restore database.
9. Test.  :fingers:
10. Place forum back on-line.


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Re: Server Operating System Upgrade
« Reply #28 on: November 14, 2014, 10:00:19 PM »
I'd be willing to host if 3B were the plan, but I don't know how anyone would find it (or I, them).

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Re: Server Operating System Upgrade
« Reply #29 on: November 15, 2014, 02:47:30 PM »
we're back!

thank you, GeekMaster  :heartbeat:

 

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