• At some point over the next few days NC Hunt and Fish will be migrating to a new server. We are not changing our hosting provider, but we are changing machines within that provider. The reason is that an external vendor, cPanel, has increased the price of their software and we need to migrate to a different control panel. When the migration occurs, the site will be unavailable and it will remain unavailable until the DNS servers are populated with the new IP address. This could take a day, but usually happens overnight. Once the site goes down you should clear your cookies and cache in your browser so you no longer attempt to connect to an old instance. Instructions will be posted on the old server so people who are stuck there will know how to find the new server.

Server migration thread - questions or bug reports

Tipmoose

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Use this thread once the server migration is complete to report issues or problems after the move.

You can also use this thread just as a landing zone to say "Hey...found you guys!"
 

Tipmoose

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The server migration will happen tomorrow 11/9/19 around noon. The site should be back up and accessible by 6 or 7 PM. That should be long enough for the DNS servers to get updated.
 

Tipmoose

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IMPORTANT........

The server migration did NOT complete today due to a variety of issues. We have rescheduled the migration for TOMORROW, Sunday 11/10 at noon.
 

darekzman

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IMPORTANT........

The server migration did NOT complete today due to a variety of issues. We have rescheduled the migration for TOMORROW, Sunday 11/10 at noon.
Tell the migration tech to change the ttl on the DNS records to 15 minutes. Do you need any help? I would gladly donate in any way if needed.
 

Tipmoose

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Tell the migration tech to change the ttl on the DNS records to 15 minutes. Do you need any help? I would gladly donate in any way if needed.
I think they are just going to swap IP addresses on the machines themselves. I spoke to the tech about it today. So, if they do that, the downtime should be less than 15 min.

Thank you very much for the offer of assistance. PM me your email addy and I'll contact you if things go tits up.
 

Tipmoose

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The migration looks to be pretty much complete. We are finishing up on the final comparison between the old machine and new one.

UPDATE: Server migration is complete.

Let me know if you find anything out of the ordinary.
 
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bigten

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Thanks! I am seeing no negative difference what-so-ever. Haven't had to do anything so far. Was fishing yesterday during your first start and on the way home from the coast today during the finish.
 

roundball

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Same here...didn't clear cache / cookies or anything...just clicked the same shortcut on my desktop and the forum opened right up as usual
 

oldest school

Old Mossy Horns
Use this thread once the server migration is complete to report issues or problems after the move.

You can also use this thread just as a landing zone to say "Hey...found you guys!"
Your upgrades always work fine with all the proper warnings within the stated time frame..
We have struggled with a vendor now for 6 weeks enduring their "system upgrade"
You are proof these things can be accomplished with zero drama.
Thank You.
 

Tipmoose

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Your upgrades always work fine with all the proper warnings within the stated time frame..
We have struggled with a vendor now for 6 weeks enduring their "system upgrade"
You are proof these things can be accomplished with zero drama.
Thank You.
You're welcome....I find it helps to pay for high quality software and a reputable webhost to begin with. Yes, it costs more...but its worth it in my opinion.
 
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