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NOTICE - EXPECTED FORUM DISRUPTION
« on: March 23, 2016, 09:53:17 pm »
Over the next few days you may notice the forum go offline.

I can't at this point say how long for, it could be anywhere from a half an hour to a couple of days.

Reason -

We're currently migrating to another server, one of the reasons being to enable SSL on all the Peppermint sites .. the current server OS trying its best to not make this an easy proposition.

To guarantee the integrity of the databases the Peppermint websites cannot be edited whilst this happens, so we have no option other than to take them down whilst the copy occurs .. ALL the Peppermint sites will be affected but most will only be offline for a short period.

As the forum content changes minute by minute, there will be little point in bringing it back online from the old server until the DNS records point to the new one, or any new postings would be lost when we bring the copy on the new server online, so though the forum will be the last to go down it will also likely be the site that's offline for the longest.

We'll try to be as quick as possible, but unseen circumstances being the nature of the game in these things, I'm afraid it'll be down for "as long as it takes" :)

At the end of this we'll have a fresh up to the minute server, and you'll have more secure browsing, everyone wins .. we hope you understand the need for this, and thanks for bearing with us :)
« Last Edit: March 23, 2016, 10:02:44 pm by PCNetSpec »
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Re: NOTICE - EXPECTED FORUM DISRUPTION
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2016, 11:41:54 pm »
Security is worth it "taking as long as it takes," appreciate all the hard work.

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Re: NOTICE - EXPECTED FORUM DISRUPTION
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2016, 12:05:01 am »
When it's time to move, it's time to move.  Taking the time to do it right is the only way to do it.

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Re: NOTICE - EXPECTED FORUM DISRUPTION
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2016, 01:29:26 am »
Security is worth it "taking as long as it takes," appreciate all the hard work.

Ditto  :)
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Re: NOTICE - EXPECTED FORUM DISRUPTION
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2016, 02:06:28 am »
I'm sure no one will mind and just go with the flow  ;).
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Re: NOTICE - EXPECTED FORUM DISRUPTION
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2016, 06:32:02 am »
Okeydoke. 

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Re: NOTICE - EXPECTED FORUM DISRUPTION
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2016, 06:57:57 am »
Thank you, PCNetSpec, and Team Peppermint.  ;)
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Re: NOTICE - EXPECTED FORUM DISRUPTION
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2016, 11:24:38 am »
We're currently migrating to another server, one of the reasons being to enable SSL on all the Peppermint sites ..
Good move!  ;)

... until the DNS records point to the new one...
Do you already have the IP address for the new forum?  :D

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Re: NOTICE - EXPECTED FORUM DISRUPTION
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2016, 01:01:32 pm »
If you mean do I already have an IP for the new SERVER - Yes, the server is already up and running .. just need to copy the sites/databases/ISO's/etc. across, check them all out, then update the DNS records to point at the new IP
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Re: NOTICE - EXPECTED FORUM DISRUPTION
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2016, 05:03:19 pm »
Thank you.
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Re: NOTICE - EXPECTED FORUM DISRUPTION
« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2016, 05:18:30 pm »
@ PCNetSpec:
Most sites you can visit through the IP before the DNS records have updated, hence the question.  ;)

But I see http://98.158.178.148/ (this forum) doesn't work... although I can ping it...

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peppermint@peppermint-home ~ $ ping forum.peppermintos.com
PING forum.peppermintos.com (98.158.178.148) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from 206.217.215.148.static.midphase.com (98.158.178.148): icmp_seq=1 ttl=47 time=112 ms
64 bytes from 206.217.215.148.static.midphase.com (98.158.178.148): icmp_seq=2 ttl=47 time=111 ms
64 bytes from 206.217.215.148.static.midphase.com (98.158.178.148): icmp_seq=3 ttl=47 time=115 ms
^C
--- forum.peppermintos.com ping statistics ---
3 packets transmitted, 3 received, 0% packet loss, time 2002ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 111.215/113.227/115.952/1.998 ms
peppermint@peppermint-home ~ $ ping 98.158.178.148
PING 98.158.178.148 (98.158.178.148) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from 98.158.178.148: icmp_seq=1 ttl=47 time=111 ms
64 bytes from 98.158.178.148: icmp_seq=2 ttl=47 time=111 ms
64 bytes from 98.158.178.148: icmp_seq=3 ttl=47 time=111 ms
^C
--- 98.158.178.148 ping statistics ---
3 packets transmitted, 3 received, 0% packet loss, time 2002ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 111.285/111.690/111.940/0.482 ms
peppermint@peppermint-home ~ $
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Re: NOTICE - EXPECTED FORUM DISRUPTION
« Reply #11 on: March 24, 2016, 05:20:19 pm »
I'm not advertising the new IP until it's all set up and COMPLETELY locked down ;)
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Re: NOTICE - EXPECTED FORUM DISRUPTION
« Reply #12 on: March 24, 2016, 05:30:50 pm »
That's what I thought since you didn't give it right away...

And it's a wise decision...  ;)
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Re: NOTICE - EXPECTED FORUM DISRUPTION
« Reply #13 on: March 25, 2016, 11:54:13 am »
So far I haven't experienced any disruptions whatsoever.  I haven't even experienced a hiccup within the forum. :)
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Re: NOTICE - EXPECTED FORUM DISRUPTION
« Reply #14 on: March 25, 2016, 12:01:15 pm »
Hi perknh,

Last night I experienced hiccups while using the forum -- but I think it something to do with the sauerkraut and blood sausage that I had for dinner ...  :D

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