View Full Version : Server Upgrade coming

09-08-2017, 02:53 AM
Ugh. I've put it off as long as possible, but I'm sure you've all noticed the increasing instability of our current server. So we're taking steps to upgrade to a faster box than the legacy server we've been running on.

This SHOULD solve some security issues and such, as well as increase usability.

I'll keep you all posted, as I have more concrete information (like how long the outage will be for migration, etc...)


09-08-2017, 03:17 AM
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09-08-2017, 03:42 AM
Good Deal!

09-08-2017, 05:27 AM
Thanks. :) This always makes me unreasonably anxious -- and I'm increasingly feeling old and crotchety, "This server was the cool new thing, five years ago! What's so different that we gotta change AGAIN???"

Pity the poor knowledgeable folks like SHawkins and AW Admin -- they patiently explain why stuff like security certificates really do matter, and they explain it in "Cap'n Dummy talk," (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ch3X5WrhwGM) for me. :D

09-08-2017, 05:35 AM
Perfect time for a Voluntary Subscription Drive, but...

09-08-2017, 05:38 AM
It sounds like if we do this upgrade, it'll actually improve our Google rankings again -- we've been getting dinged for running on older stuff.

Maggie Maxwell
09-08-2017, 06:41 AM
Do what thou must.

*starts prepping AW Outage Survival Kit*

09-08-2017, 06:46 PM
Yeah, technology changes fast enough now that it's pretty common for us to have old things that still work just as they did right out of the box that are now not good enough, from servers to phones to sewing machines to thermostats.

Maryn, who had dial-up internet and a flip phone for the longest times

be frank
09-08-2017, 07:07 PM
*starts prepping AW Outage Survival Kit*

No kidding. When AW goes down ... I might ... *gulp* ... actually have to finish my book.


09-08-2017, 07:52 PM
Couldn't you have simply blamed the outage on Harvey, Irma, Jose, et al?

Then taken credit for superhuman skillz when it all came back better, faster, stronger...

Maggie Maxwell
09-08-2017, 07:53 PM
Ooh, that's some good thinking. Mac, why didn't you think of that? (It's not too late. We won't tell...)