BYC Server Upgrade Tonight - Downtime Expected

Discussion in 'Website Announcements, Feedback, Issues, & Guides' started by Nifty-Chicken, Jan 20, 2011.

  1. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    Hey everybody! We've outgrown the server we're currently on, so we're moving to a bigger and faster server that will hopefully [​IMG] get us through the Spring rush!

    Tonight, starting around 1:00 AM EST we're going to be moving many gigabytes of databases and files, tens of thousands of images, and oodles of other stuff. The whole process will take a few hours, but hopefully the downtime won't be longer than an hour. We expect the downtime to probably start sometime around 2 - 3 AM EST.

    Thanks for your patience as we work hard to keep this boat afloat! [​IMG]

  2. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    Good thing you have to get a bigger server since we have so many members nifty! [​IMG]
  3. happyhens44

    happyhens44 BroodyAddict

    Apr 25, 2010
    Northern WI
    Good Luck [​IMG]
  4. BlakesFarm

    BlakesFarm Songster

    Jan 6, 2011
    Upstate SC
    Hope all goes well! [​IMG]
  5. BWKatz

    BWKatz Songster

    May 22, 2010
    And connect quicker? [​IMG]
  6. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Good thing you're doing it on a week night, when I SHOULD be sleeping before I go to work tomorrow.

    Good luck!
  7. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    How exciting [​IMG]

  8. phasianidae

    phasianidae Songster

    Nov 9, 2010
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  9. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    I'm gonna need a lollipop!

    Imp- [​IMG]

    OK, I'll get some sleep tonight.

    BTW- Hope all goes well.
  10. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    Glad you are on top of all this. [​IMG]

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