Downtime Thursday 11/8

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Downtime Thursday 11/8

Postby iced98lx » Thu Oct 25, 2012 6:56 pm

We'll have some downtime a week from today thursday 11/1 for some upgrades to add in our sponsor banners, turn posting privs on for the buy /sell forum, update some themes and add a frontpage. The site may be up but acting funny, down, or up but unusable for 1-3 hours during that time, starting at 8:00 CST. Sorry for the hassle, hopefully it will go smoothly and won't be much downtime :)
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Re: Downtime Thursday 11/1

Postby iced98lx » Thu Oct 25, 2012 7:09 pm

Oh, did I mention we tweet the latest 5 posts every 1/2 hour now?

https://twitter.com/SuFuAAS

(SFAAS as a twitter handle was taken)
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Re: Downtime Thursday 11/1

Postby black hills tj » Thu Oct 25, 2012 7:49 pm

Millio!

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Re: Downtime Thursday 11/1

Postby spartman » Sat Oct 27, 2012 8:45 pm

Good luck with the updates.

I work in IT and updates NEVER go as planned.
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Re: Downtime Thursday 11/8

Postby iced98lx » Thu Nov 01, 2012 5:58 pm

Speaking of never going as planned, work has spoken up and I am in the middle of a massive AD/LDS rebuild and will not have time to do this tonight. Instead I'll be writing a custom piece of software to back-calculate some data we shouldn't have lost. Next week!
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Re: Downtime Thursday 11/8

Postby spartman » Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:34 am

AD is such fun to mess with, NOT!!

Rebuilding the forrest or just a domain, if I may ask?
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Re: Downtime Thursday 11/8

Postby iced98lx » Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:33 am

spartman wrote:AD is such fun to mess with, NOT!!

Rebuilding the forrest or just a domain, if I may ask?


Neither, actually. Our software uses AD/LDS as a data store for site structure, perms, and users. The rest of the actual data is held within a DB. We have a situation where a customer has a proper db but the AD/LDS instance was lost and is 2 months old. I'm now tasked with finding a way to synthetically generate data that matches up so the site can be used again. It's bogus.
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Re: Downtime Thursday 11/8

Postby spartman » Sat Nov 03, 2012 1:25 pm

hoy vay.

Sounds like way more work than I would want to mess with.

It sucked bad enough getting our forest set up correctly between the 3 properties.
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Re: Downtime Thursday 11/8

Postby iced98lx » Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:11 am

Looks like this week is for sure a GO now. Also started work on a custom SFAAS theme for the boards, see if we can cut down on the number of themes I have to keep changes up in.
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Re: Downtime Thursday 11/8

Postby iced98lx » Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:54 pm

All done! Thanks for the patience.
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Re: Downtime Thursday 11/8

Postby Korrine » Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:16 pm

Thank you for taking on the task of running this board, Chris :)
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Re: Downtime Thursday 11/8

Postby black hills tj » Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:21 pm

Didn't even notice the board go down at all?

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Re: Downtime Thursday 11/8

Postby iced98lx » Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:51 pm

black hills tj wrote:Didn't even notice the board go down at all?

Thanks!


we had probably about 10 mins of downtime. Some bigger behind the scenes action going on. Apache re-writes being written, banner ad's collected from our sponsors, etc.
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Re: Downtime Thursday 11/8

Postby iced98lx » Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:54 am

Finally making some time in between work and wedding planning, you'll notice that all themes have ad's rotating from our sponsors. I have also begun compiling better stats to give to our sponsors. So far very good.
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