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Down time weekend of 19th May 2012

Post by sinbad » Mon May 14, 2012 11:43 am

Hi folks,

There will be some down time this coming weekend (19th May) as we move the Ogre site on to a new server. The new server is cheaper to run so we're not as dependent on ad revenue to pay for it, and is running much newer base software so we can catch up with some upgrades we've been unable to do in the past. Despite being a VPS instead of a full dedicated box, we're hoping that the new setup will still be as good or maybe even better than the current system, since we've moved away from Apache to Nginx and are using more modern configurations of PHP which should manage the load better. If you're interested in more detail, you can find it on my blog.

The forums will be locked for the transfer period until the DNS propagates to the new site to make sure that no data is lost. We can't lock the wiki into read-only mode as far as I can tell, but we should be able to reproduce any changes if necessary quite easily. Hopefully it won't take too long and within a few hours we should be running again. That said, the new server obviously hasn't been tested with the full traffic load of ogre3d.org, so please bear with us if we encounter any unforeseen issues.
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Post by jacmoe » Mon May 14, 2012 1:04 pm

Tiki can be locked down too. So that won't be a problem. :)
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Post by sinbad » Mon May 14, 2012 1:11 pm

jacmoe wrote:Tiki can be locked down too. So that won't be a problem. :)
Oh, can you tell me how so I can do it? I couldn't find this in the admin pages.
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Post by jacmoe » Mon May 14, 2012 1:27 pm

It's Admin - Security - Site Access.
http://www.ogre3d.org/tikiwiki/tiki-adm ... e=security - 4th tab.
Tiki UI will never win any prize.. :wink:
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Post by sinbad » Mon May 14, 2012 2:35 pm

Awesome, thanks.
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Post by sinbad » Sat May 19, 2012 5:18 pm

We're on the new server now, DNS just propagating. Fingers crossed!
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Re: Down time weekend of 19th May 2012

Post by typist » Sat May 19, 2012 5:45 pm

Propagated quickly to Toronto. Response to server (and forums) is definitely better than before. Good luck :)
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Re: Down time weekend of 19th May 2012

Post by jacmoe » Sat May 19, 2012 8:39 pm

It really feels snappy now.
Let's hope it's because it *is* snappy. :)
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Post by spacegaier » Sun May 20, 2012 2:58 pm

Yes, it really feels much faster. Would be awesome if it would stay that way :) .
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Re: Down time weekend of 19th May 2012

Post by spacegaier » Sun May 20, 2012 3:11 pm

BTW: I am not (yet) able to re-access Mantis. Anyone else got the same problem?
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Re: Down time weekend of 19th May 2012

Post by sinbad » Sun May 20, 2012 3:14 pm

spacegaier wrote:BTW: I am not (yet) able to re-access Mantis. Anyone else got the same problem?
Mantis seems to work fine for me, anonymously and logged in.
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Post by spacegaier » Sun May 20, 2012 4:19 pm

Okay, Mantis via HTTP works, but not via HTTPS and the Mantis RSS Feed produces HTTPS links.

Additionally, the layout looks weird/wrong even after Ctrl+F5.
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Re: Down time weekend of 19th May 2012

Post by sinbad » Mon May 21, 2012 9:55 am

Looks like mantis defaults to https for some reason if you don't tell it otherwise. I've told it otherwise ;) Layout fixed.
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Re: Down time weekend of 19th May 2012

Post by spacegaier » Mon May 21, 2012 10:37 am

sinbad wrote:Looks like mantis defaults to https for some reason if you don't tell it otherwise. I've told it otherwise ;) Layout fixed.
And Mantis seems to have listened ;) . All good again. Thanks.
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