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DaveLegg

Over the next few weeks, we will be performing various maintenance tasks behind the scenes to upgrade our hosting platform. Most of this we will be able to perform with little or no downtime, but there will be small periods where the site may become unavailable - don't panic, it's all part of the plan!

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6 hours ago, DaveLegg said:

Over the next few weeks, we will be performing various maintenance tasks behind the scenes to upgrade our hosting platform. Most of this we will be able to perform with little or no downtime, but there will be small periods where the site may become unavailable - don't panic, it's all part of the plan!

Don't Panic?! it's part of the 'plan' hmm, seems kind of an ominous warning there! :D

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dipsylalapo
2 minutes ago, jnelsoninjax said:

Don't Panic?! it's part of the 'plan' hmm, seems kind of an ominous warning there! :D

It's a feature :P

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DConnell
7 hours ago, DaveLegg said:

Over the next few weeks, we will be performing various maintenance tasks behind the scenes to upgrade our hosting platform. Most of this we will be able to perform with little or no downtime, but there will be small periods where the site may become unavailable - don't panic, it's all part of the plan!

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mpmc

Random question, why choose the UK as your server home? 😁

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Brandon H
1 minute ago, mpmc said:

Random question, why choose the UK as your server home? 😁

@Steven P. and most of the other founders are based in the UK so it makes sense to me to have the servers closer to home now that they're able :)

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DaveLegg
43 minutes ago, Brandon H said:

@Steven P. and most of the other founders are based in the UK so it makes sense to me to have the servers closer to home now that they're able :)

Actually Steve and Marcel are in the Netherlands. But I look after the servers, and the datacenter is around an hour away from me. In the past we've had trouble when we've needed to rely on third parties to deal with hardware issues, so it needed to be somewhere accessible.

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kukubau

That means bye bye AWS?

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DaveLegg
On 10/5/2018 at 6:18 PM, kukubau said:

That means bye bye AWS?

We'll still be using portions of AWS (Cloudfront CDN for example), but the servers will no longer be EC2 instances.

 

As a general progress update, the new servers are now installed in the datacenter, with the new MySQL server replicating in real-time from the current instance on EC2. We're on track for switching over the site next week. I'll update again when we have a firm day & time set for the switch over.

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DaveLegg

Today's the big day, we'll be making the switch in roughly 6 hours from now.

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DConnell
5 hours ago, DaveLegg said:

Today's the big day, we'll be making the switch in roughly 6 hours from now.

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DaveLegg
12 minutes ago, DConnell said:

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We switched over at 1pm BST, all seemed to go smoothly

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DConnell
14 minutes ago, DaveLegg said:

We switched over at 1pm BST, all seemed to go smoothly

Cool.

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