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by mrvass
Nov 28 2012 6:19pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Server Maintenance Tonight for 30 Min, Between 23:15-4:15PST
Replies: 6
Views: 604

Re: Server Maintenance Tonight for 30 Min, Between 23:15-4:1

The server has finally been upgraded properly this time by the host, with what seemed like an almost indiscernable downtime! The forum should be considerably more stable from here on out! Thanks for everyone's patience!
by mrvass
Nov 25 2012 7:27am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Server Maintenance Tonight for 30 Min, Between 23:15-4:15PST
Replies: 6
Views: 604

Re: Server Maintenance Tonight for 30 Min, Between 23:15-4:1

As it turns out, something went wrong right towards the end of the process on the host's side, and they've escalated the issue to their Engineering department (which is not as responsive as their MST team due to different hours/coverage). The host switched the server back to the old configuration, b...
by mrvass
Nov 25 2012 4:36am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Server Maintenance Tonight for 30 Min, Between 23:15-4:15PST
Replies: 6
Views: 604

Re: Server Maintenance Tonight for 30 Min, Between 23:15-4:1

The server has now been transferred! Thanks for your collective patience!
by mrvass
Nov 25 2012 2:25am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Server Maintenance Tonight for 30 Min, Between 23:15-4:15PST
Replies: 6
Views: 604

Server Maintenance Tonight for 30 Min, Between 23:15-4:15PST

Hello all! I suspect that many of you have encountered the forum downtime that we've experienced of late resulting from increased use of server resources after the server and forum software upgrades some weeks ago. We are currently set to substantially upgrade the server's resources in the next few ...
by mrvass
Nov 23 2012 2:13pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ES Site Maintenance and Upgrades, Oct 22nd - 30th
Replies: 58
Views: 22010

Re: ES Site Maintenance and Upgrades, Oct 22nd - 30th

Overall server memory usage has been up since we added features to the forums, but previous outages were tied to suboptimal maintenance service scheduling, which has been fixed, but it seems that was not the only source of the memory issues that caused the table crash we experienced this morning. To...
by mrvass
Nov 02 2012 1:19pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Server Maintenance Tonight Oct 24th 00:00 PST
Replies: 17
Views: 1855

Re: Server Maintenance Tonight Oct 24th 00:00 PST

Basic tapatalk functionality has been enabled, you can find the forum by searching for "Endless Sphere" on the tapatalk app.
by mrvass
Oct 29 2012 1:57am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Yet more Server Upgrades! October 29th at 00:30 PDT
Replies: 4
Views: 768

Re: Yet more Server Upgrades! October 29th at 00:00 PDT

The update is going to be delayed a bit, as it seems pulling the backup off the server is taking a bit longer than expected. Please expect a board outage around 00:30 PDT, though it seems like we can expect the changes to be finished before 02:00 PDT as before!
by mrvass
Oct 26 2012 5:09pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Yet more Server Upgrades! October 29th at 00:30 PDT
Replies: 4
Views: 768

Re: Yet more Server Upgrades! October 29th at 00:00 PDT

wesnewell wrote:If you haven't already considered it, please, please make it mandatory for new users to fill in the location field when registering. This will avoid tons of problems and wasted post.
Great suggestion wesnewell, we'll test it out!
by mrvass
Oct 26 2012 3:08am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Yet more Server Upgrades! October 29th at 00:30 PDT
Replies: 4
Views: 768

Yet more Server Upgrades! October 29th at 00:30 PDT

The next set of upgrades will be pushed to the live server at 00:00 PDT on October 29th (Sunday at midnight PDT). Again, the board will be disabled for 2 hours at most at this time. This is the last update in the planned set of three, so expect a number of new features!
by mrvass
Oct 26 2012 3:03am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Server Maintenance, October 26th at 00:00 PDT
Replies: 9
Views: 1076

Re: Server Maintenance, October 26th at 00:00 PDT

OK, server maintenance is complete, and the forum is reactivated. Justin will be discussing the features we've introduced in the main [url=http://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=44816]ES Site Maintenance and Upgrades, Oct 22nd - 27th[url] topic, in the meantime please post here if you'...
by mrvass
Oct 26 2012 1:13am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Server Maintenance, October 26th at 00:00 PDT
Replies: 9
Views: 1076

Re: Server Maintenance Window, October 26th at 00:00 PDT

So this one's going to be a bit low on the feature updates, but the other updates we have running on the test server need a bit more testing before they're committed to this one. We are planning on adding the following: - Post revision history - Google search choice on search bar - Tapatalk support ...
by mrvass
Oct 24 2012 10:03pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Server Maintenance Tonight Oct 24th 00:00 PST
Replies: 17
Views: 1855

Re: Server Maintenance Tonight Oct 24th 00:00 PST

Jeremy Harris wrote:Thanks folks. I only remembered this downtime part way through breakfast when the forum disappeared! I'll do better next time...............
So will I. Hope the global announcement of the next server outage on Thursday/Friday is good and prominent!
by mrvass
Oct 24 2012 10:01pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Server Maintenance, October 26th at 00:00 PDT
Replies: 9
Views: 1076

Re: Server Maintenance Window, October 26th at 00:00 PST

For those in other parts of the world, will this be GMT +8.00, as per this morning's down time? (The maintenance today was at was 08:00 my time) Good point... More like GMT -7:00, because I tend to forget we're on PDT out here. So my apologies, the first server update started an hour early! 07:00 G...
by mrvass
Oct 24 2012 3:30am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Server Maintenance, October 26th at 00:00 PDT
Replies: 9
Views: 1076

Server Maintenance, October 26th at 00:00 PDT

We are planning a 2 hour forum outage at midnight the night of Thursday, October 25th (or 00:00 PDT, October 26th) to add some features to the board and wiki! During this time post data will not be saved to the database, so please refrain from trying to post anything during this period. Thanks for y...
by mrvass
Oct 24 2012 3:25am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ES Site Maintenance and Upgrades, Oct 22nd - 30th
Replies: 58
Views: 22010

Re: ES Site Maintenance and Upgrades, Oct 22nd - 27th

The first set of server updates is complete! The announcement topic is here in case anyone finds anything amiss or wants to discuss the changes made: http://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=44920 Otherwise, the next planned upgrade window will be coming up on Thursday/Friday at 00:00 mi...
by mrvass
Oct 24 2012 3:18am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Server Maintenance Tonight Oct 24th 00:00 PST
Replies: 17
Views: 1855

Re: Server Maintenance Tonight (in 9 min) Oct 24th 00:00 PST

Complete! A number of the back-end server services were updated, including PHP, and PHPBB is now updated to the latest version (3.0.11). The local apache/php compile was a bit slower than expected, but from what I can see, per our test prior to updating the live server, the board seems to be running...
by mrvass
Oct 24 2012 12:12am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Server Maintenance Tonight Oct 24th 00:00 PST
Replies: 17
Views: 1855

Server Maintenance Tonight Oct 24th 00:00 PST

As mentioned by Justin in ES Site Maintenance and Upgrades, Oct 22nd - 27th , we'll be temporarily taking the server down at 00:00 on Wednesday Oct 24th at 00:00 Pacific time until about 02:00 worst case, to update PHP, PHPBB, and some programs on the server itself for security purposes. During this...
by mrvass
Sep 20 2012 11:08pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Server Maintenance, 20 Sept 2012 from 05:01 to 06:00 EDT
Replies: 2
Views: 199

Server Maintenance, 20 Sept 2012 from 05:01 to 06:00 EDT

I just wanted to let everyone know there will be about ~15 minutes of server downtime, some time between 05:01 and 06:00 EDT on Friday, the 20th of September 2012. Please refrain from posting or sending private messages during this time, as your words may be lost!

Thanks!
by mrvass
Jan 30 2012 6:56pm
Forum: Forum Rules and Features
Topic: Damn Spam posts!
Replies: 170
Views: 19707

Re: Damn Spam posts!

Thanks for the advice, neptronix, an update of the forum is definitely on the todo list. I've personally been in the process of moving to a new place, so I didn't really see this issue until Ypedal e-mailed Justin and I (and for that same reason may have some slow response latency). I've been readin...
by mrvass
Dec 05 2011 7:20pm
Forum: Forum Rules and Features
Topic: Update on Outage, Lost Images, Parse errors, etc.
Replies: 46
Views: 53278

Re: Update on Outage, Lost Images, Parse errors, etc.

Well, looks like the character fix might take a bit longer than expected. I've been looking at a few topics for character replacement references (those provided in your script are nowhere near comprehensive now that a second migration has occurred with the previous corrupted characters): http://www....
by mrvass
Nov 30 2011 4:32pm
Forum: Forum Rules and Features
Topic: Update on Outage, Lost Images, Parse errors, etc.
Replies: 46
Views: 53278

Re: Update on Outage, Lost Images, Parse errors, etc.

OK, OK, I think that's sufficient poking! :) I've been meaning to set up a quick test server and test some scripts on the content before applying the changes to the server (I don't want to introduce more problems and have to waste time backpedaling or restore the whole database!), but honestly the t...
by mrvass
Sep 29 2011 3:33pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: GSM alarm
Replies: 22
Views: 1605

Re: GSM alarm

At 7-Eleven you can get a Speakout wireless SIM and $25 prepaid voucher that expires after 365 days. I am told that Speakout rents the Rogers network. $1.25/month is deducted for a 911 fee, resulting in a $15 loss over the course of that year, but at $10 remaining and 0.10/text, 100 texts per year, ...
by mrvass
Sep 22 2011 9:00am
Forum: Forum Rules and Features
Topic: Planned Server Downtime, August 31st 19:30 PST
Replies: 50
Views: 17016

Re: Planned Server Downtime, August 31st 19:30 PST

Thanks guys, for the kind support! I've been happy with my reward of getting back to my normal hardware development duties, but I'm sure we'll be able to put that beer money to good use! rebelpilot, I'm afraid the recovered photos are missing much of the month of August. Sorry about that! Please res...
by mrvass
Sep 15 2011 2:50pm
Forum: Forum Rules and Features
Topic: Planned Server Downtime, August 31st 19:30 PST
Replies: 50
Views: 17016

Re: Planned Server Downtime, August 31st 19:30 PST

Topic moved to General Discussion, to stop annoying people with an outdated announcement.
by mrvass
Sep 15 2011 1:40pm
Forum: Forum Rules and Features
Topic: Planned Server Downtime, August 31st 19:30 PST
Replies: 50
Views: 17016

Re: Planned Server Downtime, August 31st 19:30 PST

Alright, attachments as of August have been restored! Please let me know if you find anything amiss! A special thanks to Trevor for being extremely responsive and helpful in going through some FTP hoops to get an offsite backup to us that he had taken during his ownership of the forum. His contribut...