Thursday, 29 September 2011

Astro's Home on Blogger!

The look is a bit improved and the blog roll is up to date, check out what your favorite people from Astro are doing on their own blogs by checking here first! More improvements will be coming at Astro's official home here on blogger...

Monday, 5 September 2011

Update Three: Forums Up and Running

Honsou and I have finished checking for bugs and we fixed a few already, like not being able to reply to threads! All the important stuff is up and running, UserCP, create new threads and reply to threads. There will be hiccups along the way but for all intensive purposes the site is up and running. Please post up any problems you encounter and we will get them fixed asap.

If you cannot see the 'new' forums right now don't worry, there is nothing wrong with your computer, within the next 24 hours your internet providers will update their DNS and the new site will be available to you shortly.

Thanks for your patience during the move.


Update Two: Database Moved

The database is safe and sound in its new home, and the DNS servers have been updated. Everything is moving along as anticipated. I have the site fully up in test mode and as the DNS information propagates across the internet everything will be back to normal, or as close as Astro ever gets to normal, in 24 hours or less.

For your continued entertainment.

Hopefully everything will be back to normal shortly!

Update One: Forums Down

As everyone can see the forums are down. In moving the database the forums must be frozen, to preserve everyone's data, and then downloaded to a file. In the case of Astro this file is almost 600 MB. Moving this file by conventional means generally goes pretty quickly, except in cases where it is this large - it doesn't work too well. So adders is building and compacting the file and then the fun begins, moving that sucker. Most likely the servers will need to move the file directly using customer support. Once the file is moved we will begin unpacking it into its new home where all the other background files, like forum structure and images, are already waiting. After the database is moved and unpacked adders will repoint the DNS servers to their new home and the information will propagate across routers all over the world in 24 to 48 hours. Hopefully the forum will be back and fully operational by Wednesday morning, keep your fingers crossed! Until then, contemplate all the things you can cover in gold paint to make money:

More updates as we move along!


Friday, 2 September 2011

Astronomican News

As everyone is aware the server move will be happening in the next few weeks. Adders and I are working very closely at this point to ensure a smooth transition. There will be a 24 hour advanced warning given before the database is frozen and moved to its new home. Once that occurs we will have a presence here to aid in the transition and post any news. Additionally Brannick has established a global gmail account so we can use that to communicate updates as well.

Stay tuned for further updates!