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Site outages and upgrade notifications

Postby Oliver » Friday Dec 27, 2013 12:59 pm

I thought I'd stop creating a new thread each time there's going to be an outage to the site or an upgrade.

So here is the first outage: I will be taking the site offline today (Friday, December 27) at 3pm AEDT to upgrade the forum.

At 3pm anyone logged in will be kicked off and no one will be able to log in.

The upgrade should take about 10 minutes.

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Re: Site outages and upgrade notifications

Postby Oliver » Friday Dec 27, 2013 2:17 pm

We're back. If you come across any issues please let me know.

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Re: Site outages and upgrade notifications

Postby Oliver » Sunday Jan 11, 2015 9:46 pm

I've been beavering away on the forum and homebrewandbeer.com over the holidays and on the evening of Monday 12/1/15 the forum will be offline for a while I upgrade the site and enable a swag of features that will hopefully get you all excited!

Stay tuned.

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Re: Site outages and upgrade notifications

Postby Oliver » Monday Jan 12, 2015 7:43 pm

I will be taking the site offline at 9.30pm AEST tonight.

If you are online at that time your login will be terminated.

The upgrade should be complete within an hour.

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Re: Site outages and upgrade notifications

Postby Oliver » Thursday Jan 15, 2015 6:26 pm

Well, that didn't exactly go to plan! We hit some major issues during the upgrade and the forum was offline for three days. The fix would have been quicker but sadly 10-hour days at work got in the way of me fixing it more quickly.

All I can do is apologise ... I tested the upgrade thoroughly beforehand, but something about the test environment is different from the live server and the database corrupted during the upgrade process. As a result I had to restore the backup I took immediately before the upgrade.

So the upgrade is on hold for now until I work out exactly what went wrong and how I can make sure it doesn't happen next time I do an upgrade.

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Re: Site outages and upgrade notifications

Postby rotten » Friday Jan 16, 2015 10:36 am

Bloody computers. Keep up the good work Oliver
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Re: Site outages and upgrade notifications

Postby Guru » Friday Jan 16, 2015 11:39 am

If you need any technical help Oliver let me know. I'm kind of handy with this stuff.
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Re: Site outages and upgrade notifications

Postby Oliver » Friday Jan 16, 2015 6:16 pm

Hi Guru,

Thanks for the offer. I will PM you with details of what happened. There will be beer in it for you if you can solve it!

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Re: Site outages and upgrade notifications

Postby Guru » Friday Jan 16, 2015 7:24 pm

Drinking beer now so wont attempt to look at this until a little later. I am sure we can work this out though.
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Re: Site outages and upgrade notifications

Postby rotten » Tuesday Mar 31, 2015 10:56 pm

How's the upgrades goin guys ?
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Re: Site outages and upgrade notifications

Postby glenn.harvey.7543 » Thursday Apr 09, 2015 4:12 pm

Is this site going be up and running anytime soon
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Re: Site outages and upgrade notifications

Postby Guru » Tuesday Apr 14, 2015 8:13 am

Haven't heard from Oliver in a while so not sure if he got around to this in the end or not. There were some issues we worked through but had yet to try a couple of things. He is possibly a little busy I'm guessing.

Not sure what glenn is talking about above, the IS running, I wouldn't be typing this message otherwise.
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Re: Site outages and upgrade notifications

Postby glenn.harvey.7543 » Wednesday Apr 15, 2015 10:45 am

Sorry about the confusion but just hadn't had many post lately thought must have had some problem
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Re: Site outages and upgrade notifications

Postby Guru » Wednesday Apr 15, 2015 12:57 pm

Yeah no dramas. Has been very quiet as you have noticed. Think everyone has gone into hiding.
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Re: Site outages and upgrade notifications

Postby Oliver » Thursday Jun 04, 2015 3:01 pm

Hi guys,

Yes, just been flat out for work so haven't had a chance to sit down and go through this properly. I have tried a couple of things but really need to block out a day where I don't have any interruptions (and don't have a beer, because that doesn't help concentration!).

So yes, it is still on the agenda and I will get to it ASAP.

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