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BOFH

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I've got a spot of server maintenance planned for this (GMT) evening, guys.

The site will probably go down around 2 to 3 hours after this thread was posted. It's a bit of a monster of a change server-wise, but I'll try to be as quick as I can without screwing anything up :-)

Also: don't worry, I have backups 8)

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Wed Aug 31, 2011 4:44 pm
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noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

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Wed Aug 31, 2011 5:29 pm
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Mr MUTTLEY! wrote:
noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!


Man up, ya pussy ;-)

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Wed Aug 31, 2011 5:54 pm
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Half way there!

For those who want to know: the board runs on a VPS which, until about 5 minutes ago, ran ubuntu 8.04 + a bunch of custom apt repos. It's always been kept patched and up to date, but I never had a need great enough to justify the downtime needed for a full upgrade.

It's now running 10.04, and should soon be running 11.04. You can't go straight from 8.04 to 11.04 - hence the half way point.

(I actually have to go to 10.10 before I can go to 11.04, but that's much less of a big deal)

I've just taken another backup and I'm about to start the move to 11.04. Wish me luck :)

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Wed Aug 31, 2011 8:06 pm
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Annnddd... Kernel swapped and we're on 10.10. One more to go; a bit bigger than the last.

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Wed Aug 31, 2011 8:46 pm
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Eleven oh four. Phew.

As always, let me know if you have any problems.

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Thanks Tom!!! :)

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Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:42 pm
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LoQ wrote:
Thanks Tom!!! :)


You are most welcome, sir.

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Thanks for uh... Whatever you did. I don't understand 20% of what you were doing anyways, but I know it's for good! :P

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SCIENCE!

Thanks for all your work anyway, Tom! :))


Thu Sep 01, 2011 4:35 am
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Thanks, Tom! :D

Everything's working fine here.


Thu Sep 01, 2011 11:43 am
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Hi!

As a matter of interest:
Is there any reason for using ubuntu instead of debian (or any other server-distribution)?


Thu Sep 01, 2011 1:14 pm
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eierkopf wrote:
As a matter of interest:
Is there any reason for using ubuntu instead of debian (or any other server-distribution)?


There's no single reason, to be honest. I do like debian and I run it on a few of my smaller servers at home; but Ubuntu is more popular (and therefore community support is better), has a quicker release cycle, includes newer packages (e.g. debian is stil on PHP 5.2.* AFAIK, I use some 5.3 features in some things on this server) and a bunch of other small stuff.

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Wow, Tom's so awesome he organises these things for when I'm on holiday 8)

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I'm guessing this has nothing to do with the main site being down?

(cue cries of "there's a main site?")

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