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IMPORTANT: Pre-Upgrade preparation

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kinetix63    21

700+ messages gone.... *shame* lol

Thank you to everybody who's helping us out with this. The less PM's we have to process, the shorter Neowin will be off-line whenever the upgrade finally hits.

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DaveLegg    1,000
Thank you to everybody who's helping us out with this. The less PM's we have to process, the shorter Neowin will be off-line whenever the upgrade finally hits.

Indeed, a test migration took about 10 hours, mostly on the PM's, and we now have half as many PMs in the system than we did at that point in time, so the migration time should now be around 5 hours (the maintenance will be longer however, as there are other things we need to do at the same time)

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Steve B.    467

IT MUST BE HOURS. WHEEEEEEEEE

Can't wait for Atlas!

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Jeston    400
IT MUST BE HOURS. WHEEEEEEEEE

IT'S ONLY GONE DOWN ONCE SINCE YESTERDAY, SO I'M BETTING NOT!!!! WOOOOOOOO

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Steve B.    467
IT'S ONLY GONE DOWN ONCE SINCE YESTERDAY, SO I'M BETTING NOT!!!! WOOOOOOOO

Oh... I saw 6 earlier and now it's five... :(

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cybertimber2008    43

Might be worth the time and effort to do a database query to see who the top say, 500 users pm count and pm/email pointing them this way.

Though I am surprised to hear that it's at half the number of PMs as before looking at the views the topic has seen. Amazing.

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DaveLegg    1,000
Might be worth the time and effort to do a database query to see who the top say, 500 users pm count and pm/email pointing them this way.

Though I am surprised to hear that it's at half the number of PMs as before looking at the views the topic has seen. Amazing.

The top 'offenders' are staffers, so I've moaned at them already. On top of the efforts of you folks, I wiped the inboxes of banned members (they can't read PMs, so why have them?) and a few others along those lines.

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RoomKid    15
You're a Subscriber.... Go find out :p

I'm getting jealous! I wish Paypal was working for me, too bad it isn't. If not I would definitely be a subscriber.

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Yusuf M.    1,362
The top 'offenders' are staffers, so I've moaned at them already. On top of the efforts of you folks, I wiped the inboxes of banned members (they can't read PMs, so why have them?) and a few others along those lines.

Lies... :shifty:

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Steve B.    467

I only had 7 in my Inbox. :(

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Zain Adeel    197

i had 8..

and done :)

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Crazysah    7
Indeed, a test migration took about 10 hours, mostly on the PM's, and we now have half as many PMs in the system than we did at that point in time, so the migration time should now be around 5 hours (the maintenance will be longer however, as there are other things we need to do at the same time)

Wow. That is brilliant news. Any rough numbers on how many total PM's there are out there?

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+John.    1,395

Done. Hope it all goes well (Y)

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Fred Derf    217

I just deleted 500+ PMs. I hope that helps.

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sweetleaf    2

Great news. Can't wait to see the new site. PM's have been cleaned out.

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Wannes    38

There you go. I've deleted all my private messages so you'll have no work on me.

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TheNay    1

Checked and had none :)

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Lord Ba'al    0

Ok, all PMs went down the crapper.

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AlfredSka    0

It would be interesting to hear about the size percentage that the message database shrunk due to members cleaning house, before performing the conversion.

Edit: I now see that some stats have been posted (gotta read through the thread before posting requests like this).

Edited by AlfredSka

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tiagosilva29    952

Made a backup and now the box is empty and disabled.

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Gravitas    23

Done. Glad that I could be of some help. :)

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KoL    36

I had around 170 messages hehe. Removed everything except like 10 msgs

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Nicholas-c    37

Got 6 left, Need to keep the stuff inside :p

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x-byte    94

Removed them all :)

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Wannes    38

To those keeping message, you can always download them to your local PC.

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