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Attention: OGF Server Migration (Please Read)

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by captnroger, Mar 15, 2005.

  1. captnroger

    captnroger OGF Webmaster

    Attention OGF Members,

    I'm pleased to announce the following upgrades that will improve overall speed of the Ohio Game Fishing website and all webhosting customers. We are taking every precaution to prevent any interruption of service, and with the exceptions listed below, we are not anticipating any significant downtime.

    The Ohio Game Fishing site is migrating to a new server. The combination of the increase in CPU speed, RAM, and a higher speed connection to our network providers will yield improved site performance. This upgrade should position us for continued through through at least the next 12 months.

    The upgrades will be rolled out in three phases:

    1.) To prepare for the server move, the database migration will happen this evening 3/15/05 beginning at 5:00PM Eastern Time. It will be necessary to take the OGF Forums offline during this time to move the database to the new server. We anticipate the forums being unavailable for approximately 30 minutes, and everything should be back up and running at 5:30PM Eastern Time today.

    2.) All remaining data and sites will be migrated this coming Saturday, 3/19/05 beginning at 10:00AM Eastern Time. This migration should be seamless and you should not experience any downtime, whether you are browsing the site or if you are a OGFHosting customer.

    3.) Next week we will upgrade to the latest versions of vBulletin and Photopost, which should correct the issues with the photo gallery. In addition, a brand new arcade system will be installed. We do not have a final date/time for these upgrades, but I will post more information later in the week regarding this event. Obviously our priorities at this point are getting items 1 and 2 above completed successfully.

    Thank you for your patience during our move, and we're sure you'll be pleased with the end result.

    Regards,

    The OGF Team!
     
  2. captnroger

    captnroger OGF Webmaster

    Please note, the OGF Forums will be unavailable today from 3:00-3:30pm ET 3/18 to help prepare for the server migration tomorrow. Thank you.
     

  3. captnroger

    captnroger OGF Webmaster

    Steps 1 and 2 are complete, and we are on the new server as of 7PM this evening. Should be seeing significant improvements in performance already.