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Offline Fury

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Downtime coming September
Game Warden and Hard Light Productions will be moving to another server September. The reasons for this are purely financial. Our standing host still charges original sum monthly and we've been unable to negotiate a transfer to better server (we have need for more RAM) for same price or price reduction for our current server.

Expected downtime should be no longer than say, two or three days because DNS update needs to propagate to your DNS server. But expect Mr. Murphy to have a ball on this one, I know I do. I will announce date for the downtime as soon as I know it myself. However, it may be on short notice depending on circumstances, such as scheduling it around real-life. I know some of you will have strong withdrawal effects due to the downtime, but as we rely solely on ads and goodwill donations by admins and community alike, we want to make sure the few bucks are not wasted on overpriced server.

If you want to work on your projects during downtime, I strongly suggest to download whatever you need from our ftp as soon as possible.

Don't forget that you can keep in touch with the community on IRC via your favorite client or Mibbit.

Update 1: Looks like the downtime will begin either on September 1st (Tuesday) or 2nd (Wednesday).
Update 2: There will be longer downtime for FS2Netd as taylor has busy real-life schedule and may not be around to set it up right after the move.
Update 3: HLP's move will commence within 24 hours. GW's schedule is up to MatthewPapa.
Update 4: We're on new server!
Update 5: Hosted project sites are yet to set up. I apologize for the inconvenience.
« Last Edit: September 03, 2009, 09:51:07 am by Fury »

 

Offline General Battuta

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Re: Downtime coming next month
Back up any content that you really need to keep (posts with valuable information or whatnot.) Can't imagine what those would be, but it can't hurt, right?

 

Offline Fury

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Re: Downtime coming next month
Incidentally you can use "Print" button that is in bottom right corner of every topic. It outputs a text-only page you can save on HDD or print. :)

 

Offline FUBAR-BDHR

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Re: Downtime coming next month
If you know what it's going to be can you post the new IP before the site goes down so we don't have to wait for DNS to update. 
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Offline Mongoose

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Re: Downtime coming next month
At least we have a backup to get our daily fix.  To the IRCcave, Robin!

 

Offline Spoon

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Re: Downtime coming next month
I'm guessing the wiki will also be down in this time?
What's the easiest way to save info from the wiki onto a harddrive?
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Offline gavilatius

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Re: Downtime coming next month
aww, ok, i guess i can work on my project... now
any one beat the last boss yet?

 
Re: Downtime coming next month
You could set up a reverse proxy in the meantime to prevent DNS headaches.

http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/mod/mod_proxy.html

 

Offline Stormkeeper

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Re: Downtime coming next month
I'll have to re-work my bookmarks?
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Offline eliex

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Re: Downtime coming next month
It seems to be the case.

 

Offline Mongoose

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Re: Downtime coming next month
Why would you need to change your bookmarks?  Transferring to a different physical server won't affect the site's domain name in the least.

 

Offline Flipside

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Re: Downtime coming next month
What is basically means is that the IP address of the Server is going to change, and it's going to take time for any routers between you and HLP to receieve the new IP address as it filters through their tables. The further you are from HLP, the longer the wait until it can be found again, but even then, it shouldn't be that long, the system works quite effectively.

 

Offline Colonol Dekker

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Re: Downtime coming next month
We'll have to cope. . . So bookmarks will be the same, but the IP will change?
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Offline gavilatius

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Re: Downtime coming next month
so will it be the same url?
any one beat the last boss yet?

 

Offline Flipside

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Re: Downtime coming next month
Yes, the URL will be identical, for people who have it bookmarked, nothing will change, you just might have trouble getting through for up to 24 hours until all the links between you and HLP know what route to take :)

 

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Re: Downtime coming next month
HLP = a house.

www.hard-light.net = P.O. Box.

You have always accessed HLP via the POB. That will not change. It's just where that POB will send things that's changing.
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Offline Rick James

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Re: Downtime coming next month
Are there any specific dates for when this move will occur?

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Offline colecampbell666

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Re: Downtime coming next month
I will announce date for the downtime as soon as I know it myself..
Gettin' back to dodgin' lasers.

 

Offline Androgeos Exeunt

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Re: Downtime coming next month
Will HLP IRC still be up during the downtime?
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Offline colecampbell666

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Probably, it's hosted on the EsperNet servers.
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