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Web Move, late May 2018

Over this weekend, we are slowly moving (with the help of the new hosting company and SamW in the background) all of our websites – that’s both Forums, all the company and timetable sites, Suzy and Caroline’s personal sites, Caroline’s camino site, as well as those we host for Chris Dobbing (Peterbrough Bus Rally, A1Bus, rmooa etc.)
A temporary page has been setup at http://moggylabs.com/moving/ which is where we will post updates in relation to the move (only there after this one)
BABUS and our shop on BigCartel are not affected by this move.
On Friday 25th May 2018, Suzy will start by getting the ball rolling moving various domains across. Given propagation time and the like, it is expected everything should continue to work without problems for that day.
Over the bank holiday weekend of Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th May (and maybe Monday 28th May 2018) the host company will hopefully be able to transfer stuff on our behalf, with my assistance and that of Sam Wickham.
Because of the vast amount being moved, there is no timescale as to how fast things will be done. When we get updates, they will be posted only at http://moggylabs.com/moving/ to save cluttering your feeds up!
Technical issues – we are moving from a Windows server to a Linux, in a reverse of a previous move. We cannot forsee anything not working, but we will post bugs as and when things are found. After the move, Linux servers should have a lot more uptime than the windows ones before, which should hopefully reduce the times our shared server needs to restart etc. This is now a Virtual Private Server, hosted with our old hosts Evohosting. They have since changed ownership (now part of Paragon) but we were advised in the last fortnight they will now be known as tsohost.
If you need to contact Suzy, you can do so via Facebook [https://www.facebook.com/suzyscottdotcom ]
Twitter @suzyscottdotcom [ https://twitter.com/suzyscottdotcom ]
By email – either pusskins4mouse@gmail.com or heretotherepub@outlook.com are being kept open in Suzy’s PC throughout the shift, and will be checked regularly. (Except for the time if and when Suzy goes out, but this will be checked when she gets back).

« Last Edit: May 26, 2018, 07:51:07 PM by Suzy Scott »

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Re: IF YOU CAN READ THIS WE HAVE SHIFTED Web Move, late May 2018
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2018, 07:51:25 PM »
IF YOU CAN READ THIS WE HAVE SHIFTED

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Re: IF YOU CAN READ THIS WE HAVE SHIFTED Web Move, late May 2018
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2018, 08:12:17 PM »
20.10
SamW has done a quick update and the bugs on the Forums are now fixed – downloads work on both and avatars too (some on anglia are corrupt but it will be looked at ASAP)
The portal on dabf may not display correctly (it’s at the bottom not the side) – sam is on it!

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Re: IF YOU CAN READ THIS WE HAVE SHIFTED Web Move, late May 2018
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2018, 08:08:37 PM »
20.05

Intermittent FTP coming and going - waiting for a further question

All now moved except h2t and suzyscott but work done on h2t to reduce old folders and make space

DABF portal (or other forums) - if not looking right, up/down size (CTRL and scrollwheel or +/- ) to fix

Attachments working on Forums too

Anything else? Please get in touch by PM.

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Re: IF YOU CAN READ THIS WE HAVE SHIFTED Web Move, late May 2018
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2018, 08:37:21 AM »
Sorry for the last few days of downtime - we were asked to swap nameservers on thursday, but this made things worse not better.

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Re: IF YOU CAN READ THIS WE HAVE SHIFTED Web Move, late May 2018
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2018, 03:04:29 PM »
OK - the last stages are now in progress of our website move. We will need to go down for 5-15 minutes in the near future, and I've asked them to do it 17.00 today. So from 17.00 we will be down for 5-15 minutes - please be aware this affects everything we have online excpet BABUS and the H2T BigCArtel websitre, which are on other servers. Please be paitent while we upgrade - initally godaddy said we used about 8gb but imagine my suprirse that we've used all 20gb (even with deleting old content) in days! So we're going for 40gb instead, and will get a faster processor etc etc. too. PLEASE BE PAITENT !

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Re: IF YOU CAN READ THIS WE HAVE SHIFTED Web Move, late May 2018
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2018, 05:36:40 PM »
All websites should start to be back up now (some are faster than others right now!!!)
ALL done in terms of the Forums... just a few others to do!

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Re: IF YOU CAN READ THIS WE HAVE SHIFTED Web Move, late May 2018
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2018, 07:54:26 AM »
Thanks for all your efforts Suzy!

David
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Re: IF YOU CAN READ THIS WE HAVE SHIFTED Web Move, late May 2018
« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2018, 06:44:12 AM »
Webhosting / New Server / Forums and Websites issues

1. The new server appears to be very intermittent so far – somewhat flaky. Some people are getting server not found errors and then displaying fine on a mobile. We’ve had similar where some sites work, some don’t, but then work again soon after. We will be escalating this later. We did expect a linux server to be more stable than a windows one!
2. Some have had problems accessing FTP – also see 1 above. My wife has asked about blacklisting, but I was unaware of any policies under their former ownership. We will escalate this today too.
3. We are having problems in sending emails to Hotmail addresses from our own mailboxes, which we assume will replicate. We are today asking for this to be fixed.

Anything missed?