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pfm server migration/outage 20/02/20

Discussion in 'off topic' started by Tony L, Feb 18, 2020.

  1. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    Just a quick heads-up that pfm is moving home on Thursday. I haven’t got the precise timings nailed down yet, though it is likely the site will be offline for quite some time on that day/evening as stuff is moved across, DNS updated etc. I’ll attempt to keep everyone informed and update with any issues. Also don’t be overly concerned if the site has issues between now and then, e.g. we ended up crashing the existing server completely earlier this morning! Once done it should be invisible to the end user, i.e. this is purely a server & hosting company change, everything else remains as it is for the time being.

    PS I will at a later stage be upgrading XenForo to version 2.x, which is a fair bit different in look and feel, but that will come a few weeks later.
  2. Sue Pertwee-Tyr

    Sue Pertwee-Tyr pfm Member

    Please can you do this during the UK working day? I have a deadline on Thursday and can do without the distraction this place offers...
  3. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    Thanks for the notification, I will inform my client of the probable 20% improvement in my productivity that day.
  4. lordsummit

    lordsummit Moderator

    Gah! During the school holidays when I have time to waste on here!!!
    blossomchris likes this.
  5. Sue Pertwee-Tyr

    Sue Pertwee-Tyr pfm Member

    It’s an outage outrage!
    FireMoon and Mike Reed like this.
  6. Mike Reed

    Mike Reed pfm Member

    Best thing is to go on an outing to avoid the outage and its outcome. The only changes I like nowadays are underwear and David Bowie (n.b. to self; haven't played this in a long time).
  7. Arkless Electronics

    Arkless Electronics Trade: Amp design and repairs.

    I had some odd issues with "Database error" warnings coming up on screen about an hour ago here...
  8. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Hat and Beard member

    One gets distracted by the internet at work, the other waits until he isn’t. Sounds like a job-swap might be in order.
  9. deebster

    deebster Half Man Half Biscuit

    How convenient that I need to go come out of the closet and go shopping. An outage out outfit outing
    Alex S likes this.
  10. Joe P

    Joe P certified Buffologist / mod

    Just so fishies know what's going to happen ... the database that is pfm will be hosted on an M5 multitronic unit as of Thursday. Designed by the brilliant Dr. Richard Daystrom, the M-5 will handle all forum functions, including responding to simulated attacks from trolls.

    We're not expecting any technical difficulties during this transition, but if something goes awry perhaps a fishie in a red shirt could pop down to engineering to pull the plug.

  11. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    (Note to self: no red t-shirt on Thurs).
    Sue Pertwee-Tyr likes this.
  12. Rob998

    Rob998 Scimmia Nordoccidentale

    No danger of Tony ending up as Capt Dunsel?
    Joe P likes this.
  13. Joe P

    Joe P certified Buffologist / mod


    'Tis a good day to wear blue or command gold.

  14. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Hat and Beard member

    Looks useful. Could it deal with skateboard punks? Does it have a cane-shaking facility? What about glowering?
  15. Joe P

    Joe P certified Buffologist / mod


    The M5 is the most advanced computer on Earth. It can do all those things *and* play a fair game of Tic-Tac-Toe.


  16. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Hat and Beard member

    I like that robot a great deal. Swivelling its eyes in an attempt to distract the child's attention from its subterfuge is a something even our own glorious Prime Minister would be proud of.
  17. Mike Reed

    Mike Reed pfm Member

    I'd be completely thrown if fish media changes colour; (apart from 'gold').
  18. Rug Doc

    Rug Doc pfm Member

    I’m off work on Thursday. WTAF am I going to do now??
    lordsummit likes this.
  19. Stuart Frazer

    Stuart Frazer pfm Member

    I'm finding the current server very slow at times. Hopefully, the new server and hosting company brings improvements.
  20. Roger Adams

    Roger Adams pfm Member

    Mildly tempted to walk into Tescos with an iPad Pro strapped to my face.
    Isobarik likes this.

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