Pack your bags, we're moving!

Discussion in 'Feedback and Suggestions' started by jrap, Jan 9, 2011.

  1. jrap

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    Hi all,

    I'm very excited to say I just placed an order for our new machine!


    The goods:

    The box will be hosted in Tampa, Florida.


    I gain access to it tomorrow. I'm back to school & work, so I'll be working at night configuring the server throughout the week. The plan will be to shutdown the forums and transfer all of the data either early Saturday or early Sunday morning. Hiccups are always a possibility, but that is the tentative plan!

    I will keep everyone updated!

    Rob
     
  2. nerdegutta

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    Nice!

    Looking forward to enter the new hardware. :D
     
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  3. jpanhalt

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    I suspect that is an understatement. Prove me wrong!

    Does sound like a good move, though.

    John
     
  4. thatoneguy

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    Sweet!

    It is awfully kind of you to provide this service, and enhance it, for FREE! I know how much work/time goes into setting up and maintaining a heavily hit forum. I'm suprised there aren't donations here. AdSense must be paying well.
     
  5. Wendy

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    I've offered, the offer is still open.
     
  6. maxpower097

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  7. retched

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    .....I dont like the sounds of this....

    ...I FEAR change....

    Thats why I have been wearing the same underwear since high school ;)
     
  8. nerdegutta

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    What does your President say about change...?

    I shower with my underwear each other day for a week. Then I turn it inside out, and do it again... Saves me a lot.:D
     
  9. Wendy

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    Why the move? I can guess, but I'd like to hear it from jrap.
     
  10. jrap

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    Renting from Hivelocity.net - It's my understanding that they rent space within Sago.

    The current provider, while I have had nothing but a good experience dealing with them, simply can't beat the specs/price that hivelocity is offering..

    Rob
     
  11. jrap

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    Just a small understatement, hah! My attempt at being optimistic.

    Rob
     
  12. R!f@@

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    Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeew!!! [​IMG]


    Change is always Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet....[​IMG]
     
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  13. Wendy

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    You guys do realize how addicted to this site I am. Right?

    Just don't put me through withdrawals.
     
  14. nerdegutta

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    Is AAC going to be in a virtual server, or real hardware?
     
  15. thatoneguy

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    From OP and the fact that there are 1,000 users on in "Middle of the nite" (5 a.m. EST), I'd say Dedicated server, bordering on need for cluster.
     
  16. nerdegutta

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    That was kind of what I was thinking. Since AAC is expanding, I figured out that the forum needed The real deal.:D
     
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  18. Dave

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    Hey Rob,

    Thanks for keeping everyone up to date on this. Having experienced our moves over the years I have full confidence it will going as smooth as possible. Really looking forward to the move!

    I remember the speed-kick we got from the last upgrade but the levels of traffic these days neccessitate better hardware: 7million unique visitors and over 30million pageviews last year for those that are interested.

    Dave
     
  19. retched

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    I would like to know AACs birthday.

    It sent me birthday wishes, It is only right that I be able to do the same ;)

    But, I cannot seem to find the inception date. Or "First Boot" date ;)
     
  20. Dave

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    For some reason I've got 12th May 2003 stuck in my head. Web Archive dates us back to 25th May 2003. The forums went live later that year.

    Either way we're 8 years old this year :)

    Dave
     
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