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Another Migration

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Sorry for this morning's short outage(about 20m). I had to update the forum software. One little hitch about a newly-required php module delayed it from 10 minutes to 20, but we're back up now, and all updated. I wanted to get that done before the next big move: migrating the forum to a new host.

First off: there's no problem. The VPS we're using is just getting a little old, so I spun up a new one on digitalocean, where we already are, and have been migrating other sites I manage from this host to that one. One positive for migration as well is that for the same price a new VPS gets higher transfer limits, more storage, more muscle, and higher speed.

I still need to figure out some business with mod_rewrite(I would really like to switch to nginx, but that's for another day), but we should be migrated before the week is out. The plan, for the technically-inclined, will be:

1) configure the new host(kajar) as much as possible
2) turn off apache on the old host(humming)
3) take one last backup of the forum's files and database on humming, copy them to kajar, and extract
4) enable the site on apache on kajar
5) switch the DNS to point to the new host
6) receive varying reports of success and failure, as the DNS monkeys propagate the IP change across the internets
7) resume kcrag enjoyment

I estimate the outage for the site will last about 15 minutes to 12 hours, depending on your DNS provider. Set yours to 1.1.1.1 and 1.0.0.1 for best performance.

Thank you in advance for your patience.
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Thanks for keeping the lights on!
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Yes, thanks for all you do!
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Thank you @bahua!

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Thanks for the reminder to donate to bahua's beer fund.
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As is almost always the case, the DNS update took longer than I'd hoped, so the site was down for about an hour instead. But other than that, the migration went without a hitch. We're up and running now on our new host. Please let me know if you have any trouble.
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I have spotted the same issue we had a couple years ago with blank white pages for any content more than a certain age. I don't know what that age is. I am looking into it.

<edit>
That was a mercifully simple fix.

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apt install php7.4-dom
systemctl restart apache2
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Seems snappier!
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GOOOOOOOOOOOOD!!!!!

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chrizow wrote: Thu Jan 13, 2022 12:54 pm GOOOOOOOOOOOOD!!!!!

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Epic KCRag day.
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Best day of the forum's existence, for sure. I still can't believe how many people were legitimately pissed about that one.
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Yeah, people got UP their ASSES about it.
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