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forum upgrade

Posted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 2:56 am
by Ironman
There has been a forum upgrade planned for a while now. I finally feel comfortable with that, so I have tentatively scheduled it for tomorrow. It will be on 3/16 1AM CDT, 6AM GMT. I just have to hear back from James to make sure he is ready.

I will be upgrading to PHPBB3.0.8. So at 6AM GMT, I will wait until everyone is off the forum, and then take it offline. I will backup the database. Then I will install the new software in the staging directory. Next I will convert the database to work with the new software. Then the old forum software will go in an archive folder, and the new forum will be moved to where the old one is now.

That whole thing shouldn't take very long. Well under an hour for sure. However there will probably be bugs to work out, and I will have to make some modifications. So in GMT, the window will be from 6 to 10AM.

I should have it back up before the end of the window. However there may be some secondary functionality, which I may have to work on over the rest of the week.

Posted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:19 pm
by Ironman
It is definitely a go. So I will be taking the forum down at 6AM GMT, which is about 3.5 hours from now.

Posted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:34 pm
by Oscar_Actuary
may the force be with you

Re: forum upgrade

Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 5:08 am
by Ironman
All done. Let me know if there are any problems.

Re: forum upgrade

Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 5:33 am
by robt-aus
wow. looks good. thank you!

Re: forum upgrade

Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 7:41 am
by wilburburns
Looks good, I hope it was as seemless as expected.

Cliff

Re: forum upgrade

Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:45 am
by Oscar_Actuary
it feels so young and hip now
hope all the old guys aren't intimidated by the high falutent buttons and thinggamajigz

"Get off my lawn, son!" ...

excuse me, where was I...

oh yeah, peeling my apple out here on the porch,
'bout time for a nap.

"close that ice box!"

Re: forum upgrade

Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 12:48 pm
by Ironman
Yea, it was very seamless. I didn't have any trouble with it. I had to make some changes to file permissions and add a line to a couple PHP scripts, but it went well. Hopefully later on today I will have time to do some testing.

Re: forum upgrade

Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 8:52 pm
by Jebus
I already forgot what the last forum looked like.

Re: forum upgrade

Posted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 4:19 am
by stuward
You young guys must have short attention spans.

Re: forum upgrade

Posted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 10:03 am
by robertscott
blame our instant outmeal culture of instant gratification

Re: forum upgrade

Posted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 7:40 pm
by jps
Site looks better and loads faster for me. I can't seem to log in on my phone though....??

Re: forum upgrade

Posted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 8:09 pm
by Ironman
That's strange. there should actually be additional options for the phone. I turned on all the RSS and other feeds. Are you getting an error message? I understand the browsers on some of those phones are a little funky. I have a very basic phone at the moment. I'll see if I can get on with my wife's android later on tonight.

Re: forum upgrade

Posted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 8:33 pm
by jps
No error....just goes right back to the log in page. No problems until the upgrade. I'm using a blackberry storm. Not a big deal really, I can visit all the forums just fine, but in the rare case when I get a PM and I'm at work, its nice to be able to check.

Re: forum upgrade

Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 2:00 am
by Ironman
It works on my wife's phone.