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Erin Catto
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Forum Downtime

Postby Erin Catto » Mon Jan 25, 2010 12:22 am

I've requested that my host provide SSH to improve security. This has lead to some downtime with the forum and will probably lead to more. Thank you for your patience.

Once I have a more secure connection to the host, I will work on bringing the Wiki back online.

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Re: Forum Downtime

Postby Erin Catto » Wed Jan 27, 2010 1:07 pm

As you can see the forums are back online.

Why did it take so long? I transfered to a new server and the databases were replicated. However, I could not connect to those databases (blame my host). I created a new database and copied over all the phpBB tables.

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Re: Forum Downtime

Postby kiplantt » Wed Jan 27, 2010 3:04 pm

The forum is back! Yipiii ! :D

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Re: Forum Downtime

Postby BorisTheBrave » Wed Jan 27, 2010 4:13 pm

Nicely done. Lesser admins would just have reinstalled from scratch and left it, but I appreciate the effort. There are many old threads indexed on google that I'm sure people make use of.

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Re: Forum Downtime

Postby sketchbookgames » Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:04 pm

indeed, thanks for your extra effort Erin!

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Re: Forum Downtime

Postby Erin Catto » Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:13 pm

One of the big problems I had was the search index was greater than 50MB. The SQL admin page would time out before I got the tables uploaded.

I've now reconfigured search to use much less table space. Let me know if you see any problems with searching.

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Re: Forum Downtime

Postby Erin Catto » Sat Feb 06, 2010 9:29 pm

And now the Wiki is back up (and upgrade). Mediawiki seem much more fragile than phpBB.

Please report any issues.


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