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General => Announcements => Topic started by: spiros on 11 Jan, 2008, 15:11:09

Title: Important: Scheduled maintenance - forum and server upgrade
Post by: spiros on 11 Jan, 2008, 15:11:09
Following a number of issues we had to deal with during the past 20-30 days (including slow performance, DDoS (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DDOS) attacks and others), and the fact that numerous different settings we have been experimenting with did not provide a solution, a forum upgrade and a server upgrade are due.

The forum upgrade is scheduled for 18:00-20:00 tonight (Greek time - GMT +3), to the latest stable version of the forum. As there has been a great number of code modifications regarding both the aesthetics and functionality of the forum, there will be some time until these are reimplemented for the new version. So, things will be different. Of course, there is no guarantee that this will be a smooth upgrade, and potential problems may cause unforeseen downtime.

A server upgrade is also scheduled over the next few days. We are moving to a server running Apache 2.2, Php 5.2.4, with 40 GB SCSI drive space and 1560 KB RAM. This migration might also be the cause of problems and instability. They will be dealt with if and when they appear. It is all done for the best with a view to long-term stability and performance.

A short notice will be added to this topic a few minutes before the forum is moved to maintenance mode. You are advised to post any urgent terminology queries now.
Title: Re: Important: Scheduled maintenance - forum and server upgrade
Post by: spiros on 11 Jan, 2008, 19:06:43
The upgrade procedure will start in about 10 minutes. The forum will go into maintenance mode (no posting will be possible).

If it goes smoothly, it will take 2-4 hours.
Title: Re: Important: Scheduled maintenance - forum and server upgrade
Post by: spiros on 11 Jan, 2008, 20:31:45
The forum update has been successful. As mentioned earlier, it is in a basic state without all the cosmetic and functionality modifications it had before the upgrade.

There might be some glitches as some of these modifications are reapplied, other than that you may continue using the forum as  before.

Happy posting!
Title: Re: Important: Scheduled maintenance - forum and server upgrade
Post by: Frederique on 12 Jan, 2008, 08:24:43
Love the new look :-)