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Offline PinkRose

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Server being Upgraded Feb. 2nd.
« on: January 23, 2020, 03:07:12 PM »
We are being forced to upgrade. Alirrin will be working some magic but we're unsure if it will work.
Anything that is a must to have must be saved by Sunday, Feb. 2nd. The site will come down that Sunday, and hopefully come back up with everything attached. But maybe not.
We, I mean Alirrin, will do his best to back things up and set things right but it's always a tricky situation when something like this is required.

Good Luck.
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Re: Server being Upgraded Feb. 2nd.
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2020, 10:00:50 AM »
I'll back up the database, and even if everything goes pear-shaped and we end up with a blank site, I should still have access to stuff, but to be safe if there is some story or bit of history you want to be sure is kept around, try to find it and make a copy this week.
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Re: Server being Upgraded Feb. 2nd.
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2020, 11:11:18 AM »
Just want to say thank you...for doing both stuff, and things.
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Re: Server being Upgraded Feb. 2nd.
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2020, 05:03:13 PM »
Thanks for your efforts in preserving our home.

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Re: Server being Upgraded Feb. 2nd.
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2020, 04:53:50 PM »
Words of encouragement: Never, ever eat pears.  They're too squishy, and they always make your chin wet. Good luck, Alirrin, and thank you.

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Re: Server being Upgraded Feb. 2nd.
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2020, 11:12:58 AM »
The initial upgrade to SMF 2.0 is complete.  We've lost the Shoutbox, which was expected.  I will look into it to see if I can get it back without too much trouble.

We still have another component to try out, so if you see this and then the site goes down again, don't worry, I'm on it. ;-)
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Re: Server being Upgraded Feb. 2nd.
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2020, 11:29:48 AM »
Thank you Alirrin for all the effort and dedication!

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Re: Server being Upgraded Feb. 2nd.
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2020, 11:33:08 AM »
OK, we should now be operating with the latest version of PHP, which is what prompted the forum upgrade.  The custom home page and the shoutbox were mod packages that Imeriel installed way back when; I will see if I can identify new versions that I could install.  However, we have the forums and didn't lose any of the historical messages, so I am calling this upgrade a success.

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Re: Server being Upgraded Feb. 2nd.
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2020, 11:54:56 AM »
Bel'la dos Alirrin!
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Re: Server being Upgraded Feb. 2nd.
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2020, 12:02:14 PM »
So TinyPortal does not seem to want to install, so no home page or shoutbox for now. I'll see if I can find out why later, but for now I'm going to just leave it.  I suspect we can get by without it for now.  :)

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Re: Server being Upgraded Feb. 2nd.
« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2020, 07:28:48 PM »
Drinks all around!
Huzzah!
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Re: Server being Upgraded Feb. 2nd.
« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2020, 09:12:18 PM »
Mmmmm....pear shaped is now pear shaped pie.

Delicious! 

Thank you o' mighty Alirrin...or....SPOOOOON!
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Re: Server being Upgraded Feb. 2nd.
« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2020, 04:07:48 PM »
is the streaming news section on the homepage one of the featurs of this? never noticed it before just now

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Re: Server being Upgraded Feb. 2nd.
« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2020, 10:49:55 PM »
is the streaming news section on the homepage one of the featurs of this? never noticed it before just now

That's always been there.  I think we all tuned it out after a while. Those "news" items have been there for most of a decade, if not more, I'd wager.
GW2 - Mara Zahn, Raza Soare, Quinxe of the Flutterfoot Acquisitions Krewe, Keeley Bannister
Rift - Faeblight: Alirrin and Jirenn of House Aegan (Guardian); Zakhuani Darkstone (Defiant)
TOR - Alirrin Golfhan'ydor, Amira "Charity" Hask
EQ2 - Antonia Bayle: Quince Flutterfoot, Frixobulus, Sunbeam