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Server upgrade coming soon
« on: January 26, 2013, 09:27:08 AM »
Hello everyone! Our current server configuration is struggling to keep up with our server needs so an upgrade is essential. Sometime in mid to late Feb we will be moving the site to a new more powerful dedicated server. During this time the site/forum may not be accessible. The downtime could be anywhere from 4 hours to 48 hours.
Once I get the new server ordered I will put out concrete dates and times.

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Re: Server upgrade coming soon
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2013, 11:45:06 AM »
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« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2013, 12:57:40 PM »
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Re: Server upgrade coming soon
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2013, 02:41:41 PM »
Now to help subsidize the server and the time put in, I sincerely hope that a number of UO regulars sign up for Premium Memberships!
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« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2013, 03:03:31 PM »
Now to help subsidize the server and the time put in, I sincerely hope that a number of UO regulars sign up for Premium Memberships!
I second this! Every little bit helps.

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« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2013, 05:05:15 PM »
Good news

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Re: Server upgrade coming soon
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2013, 09:36:58 PM »
Great to hear!  I've been getting lots of "the server is under high stress" messages.
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« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2013, 08:02:55 AM »
So who is buying a premium membership?
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Re: Server upgrade coming soon
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2013, 11:30:19 AM »
So who is buying a premium membership?

We've had one new member sign up so far.

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Re: Server upgrade coming soon
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2013, 03:52:16 PM »
That was me. You might want to mention where to sign up for a premium membership. It took me a few minutes to locate it under the "My Proile" section. I guess I just mentioned it  :yap:
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Re: Server upgrade coming soon
« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2013, 09:21:42 AM »
That was me. You might want to mention where to sign up for a premium membership. It took me a few minutes to locate it under the "My Proile" section. I guess I just mentioned it  :yap:

Thanks, I'll try to make it easier to find.

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Re: Server upgrade coming soon
« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2013, 02:30:40 PM »
Hello everyone! Our current server configuration is struggling to keep up with our server needs so an upgrade is essential. Sometime in mid to late Feb we will be moving the site to a new more powerful dedicated server. During this time the site/forum may not be accessible. The downtime could be anywhere from 4 hours to 48 hours.
Once I get the new server ordered I will put out concrete dates and times.

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Re: Server upgrade coming soon
« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2013, 02:25:59 PM »
I'm pretty confident the upgrade will occur on Feb 19th and 20th.

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Re: Server upgrade coming soon
« Reply #13 on: February 12, 2013, 10:38:19 AM »
For those interested, this is the server configuration we're going to go with:

AMD Phenom II x6 1045t
6 Cores / 6 Threads
2.7Ghz / 3.2Ghz Turbo
8GB DDR3 RAM
128 GB SSD
Cent OS 64-Bit


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Re: Server upgrade coming soon
« Reply #14 on: February 12, 2013, 11:53:17 AM »
Thank you Rich and Chris and everyone who runs UO.

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Re: Server upgrade coming soon
« Reply #15 on: February 12, 2013, 09:41:07 PM »
An Ignore function would be a  nice incentive for premium membership.

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Re: Server upgrade coming soon
« Reply #16 on: February 13, 2013, 07:27:14 AM »
Thank you Rich and Chris and everyone who runs UO.

Thank you for your contributions as well!

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Re: Server upgrade coming soon
« Reply #17 on: February 18, 2013, 01:09:14 PM »
Just a reminder, the server move will take place tomorrow and possibly into wed. Please plan accordingly!

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Re: Server upgrade coming soon
« Reply #18 on: January 29, 2016, 08:56:11 AM »
Our current server configuration has treated us fairly well the past 3 years.  With that being said, it is time to move to a new dedicated server.  Spending 3 years on the same hardware increases the likelihood off hardware failure and downtime for the site.  The new move will begin a week from today(2/5) and should take approximately 24 hours.  Please plan accordingly. 

New Server specs:

Intel Xeon E3-1220v1
3.1 GHz / 3.4 GHz Turbo
4 Cores/ 4 Threads
32GB DDR3
240GB SSD
20TB Monthly Transfer

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« Reply #19 on: January 29, 2016, 09:51:51 AM »
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« Reply #20 on: January 29, 2016, 09:53:48 AM »
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« Reply #21 on: January 29, 2016, 10:00:10 AM »
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Re: Server upgrade coming soon
« Reply #22 on: February 04, 2016, 06:54:49 AM »
Change of plans! Due to time constraints, we're going to delay the server upgrade for an additional 5-6 months. 

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Re: Server upgrade coming soon
« Reply #23 on: February 04, 2016, 12:26:31 PM »
Will it fix problems like text not breaking at all? It doesn't happen all the time. It can make for an interesting read on a 27"
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Re: Server upgrade coming soon
« Reply #24 on: January 06, 2017, 07:26:33 PM »
It is time again!! The site will be moved to a new server on Wednesday Jan 10th.  I'm hoping to wait until late in the evening (after 10pm).  If all goes well, the site will be on the new server come Thursday morning. 

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Re: Server upgrade coming soon
« Reply #25 on: January 12, 2017, 09:44:26 AM »
Appears that the move went smooth... Thanks!
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Re: Server upgrade coming soon
« Reply #26 on: January 12, 2017, 09:20:54 PM »
Everything is switched over and setup correctly.  It was a long process, but necessary.  The only thing that I am aware of is the main page - when you click on a link, it opens, but it opens in the whole page and use of your back button is the only way to get back.  Before, we used the include function to automatically add the header and footer page, but since the move it will no longer work correctly.  I've tried many different fixes to no avail.  Please let me know if there are any other issues I've missed.

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Re: Server upgrade coming soon
« Reply #27 on: January 13, 2017, 03:46:11 PM »

Hi,

Thanks for your efforts! Just an FYI, about 2-3 hours ago, I received an error accessing urbanohio.com stating that the account was suspended; but the site loads for me fine now. :)

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« Reply #28 on: January 13, 2017, 03:53:56 PM »

Hi,

Thanks for your efforts! Just an FYI, about 2-3 hours ago, I received an error accessing urbanohio.com stating that the account was suspended; but the site loads for me fine now. :)

I suspended the site on the old server. You must have been accessing the old site. DNS can take up to 48 hours to update in some cases. We're glad it's finally working for you though!

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Re: Server upgrade coming soon
« Reply #29 on: January 16, 2017, 02:13:25 PM »
I'm missing "New" on the main page. under Recent Forum Topics:



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« Reply #30 on: January 16, 2017, 03:22:23 PM »
I'm missing "New" on the main page. under Recent Forum Topics:
I was noticing an apache error with the coding used to make those appear, so I removed them for now. They still functioned fine, but I don't like seeing errors. I hope to bring them back soon.

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Re: Server upgrade coming soon
« Reply #31 on: January 16, 2017, 03:36:50 PM »
Thanks for the update!  I actually did not know about the premium membership so glad it was brought up, I am happy to help UO!  Question: Will we ever get Tapatalk compatibility back?  I sure miss it

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« Reply #32 on: January 16, 2017, 08:45:55 PM »
Will we ever get Tapatalk compatibility back?  I sure miss it

I attempted to install three different versions of tapatalk and they all gave the same errors as before.  Maybe we can try again once 2.1 is released.
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Re: Server upgrade coming soon
« Reply #33 on: January 19, 2017, 01:01:41 PM »
anyone else having issues watching youtube videos on the site?

The actual youtube page works. I tried both internet explorer and chrome and haven't been able to watch youtube videos on UO
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« Reply #34 on: January 19, 2017, 01:06:26 PM »
^ I have the same issue. The Youtube videos won't display on UO.

As a temporary workaround, I "quote" the post, the URL displays in the reply box, and I can then copy-paste the URL.

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