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  1. Ian

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    Probably a good chance we'll be switching tomorrow - so be aware that we could experience about 30-minutes of downtime during the changeover. I'm hopeful it won't be longer.

    On another note - Thank you to many of you who have recently donated - it was key in paying the setup fee to get things moving as this ended up being much more expensive than I anticipated. I'll do my best to get things moving as I know many of you are waiting for your items from the ProShop - but I don't think it will be much longer.

    But I can't express how much I appreciate your donations, because there's no way I could have done this on my own and it couldn't have happened otherwise. Believe me - it has played a large part in being able to do this while keeping the monthly charges at least somewhat within reach. The good news is I definitely think you'll be quite pleased with the results, as this is a monster two-machine configuration that exceeds even some of the boards out there larger than ours. I believe the days of DB errors are definitely over with :cool:

    I've updated the donation numbers that we've received, along with what our new goal needs to be to pay for it all for a year. If you do the math you'll see what it costs per year to run this place.
     
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    Hey Ian, for a time last night I couldn't get on and kept getting some sign in box that didn't work to boot. What was that??
     
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    Thank you..
     
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    There was security setting that hadn't been set which allowed people to be able to see the contents of a directory - which could have been a big problem if someone picked up on that. Instead of showing a "Forbidden" notice it instead password protected the directory. The normal setting to correct that through Plesk didn't work, and instead prevented the regular index file from loading. I think there was about an hour last night where I tried to troubleshoot it because it kept prompting for a username and password each time I tried to load the main forum page. I finally figured it out - but it was very aggravating.
     
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    How do we see the donation numbers and goals? I've never come across that before.
     
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    Look at the ProShop box underneath the first post - I posted it there so people could see it...although now that you say you didn't notice it - I'm starting to wonder if I should move it....?
     
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    For the avid users who havent contributed - time to step up!
     
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    LOL. I see it now. I went immediately to the front page and looked around for a link. Then I clicked on the donate page and didn't see it there. I wasn't actually looking for it in this thread.

    I guess I've gotten used to scanning over and ignoring advertising banners and now that I don't see those anymore, anything that even looks like one gets ignored.
     
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    Thanks Ian, appreciate the work, cost, and time involved here.
     
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    Looking at the specifications the database server alone will have double the mount of resources this current one has on its own - and checking it against some other site configurations I'm definitely looking forward to making the change over.

    Just got an e-mail and it appears tomorrow is the target - I just don't know what time yet so I'll make sure I update you. In the meantime thanks again for all of your support, as I said in the previous posts it played a key role in getting this done.
     
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    :yeahthat:


    Thanks Ian for all the hard work to keep this place up and running.
     
  12. Patriot_in_NY

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    I'm convinced this will fix the issues.............. Finally got off my lazy butt and joined. What can I say, I'm a cheap Scottsmen :cool:

    Money well spent....... Keep up the good work Ian.
     
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    Is there a place where the server config and such are discussed? I'm a technical person, and even if I don't have anything to contribute, I'd be interested in the configuration and such.
     
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    *waits with baited breath for IAN to share the specs on the new toys we'll get to play with*......
     
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    maybe some people dont have any money, and they walk for miles to the library to use a public computer to go on their favorite website, patsfans.com
     
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    Do you do that?
     
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    I got that also ... I thought Ian traded me to the Raiders with Seymour.
     
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    you sure your location is earth?
     
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    We once had a member who claimed that once or twice a year in conjunction with his own personal annual fund drive, but he doesn't get to post here anymore...:D
     
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