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Site moving to a new server
Published 13/03/2018 @ 20:55:25, By antp
In the next days the site will be moved to a new server.

This will probably start on Friday. When starting the process, the site will be "locked" so no change can be done to it while pictures are copied from the old server to the new one, which may take a few hours.
Then until the DNS servers all around the world apply the address change it may take up to 24h for all visitors to reach the new server instead of the old one.

The hardware of the new server is similar to the old one, but with a newer version of the OS I'll be able to easily enable HTTPS (finally!)

This also provides a new version of PHP (7 instead of 5) which may improve speed a little, but required a few changes in the code (what I just finished).

The new server is in a Canadian datacenter, so the new sever may appear slightly faster for the North-American user.

Stay tuned for more info.
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Site moving to a new server
Published 13/03/2018 @ 21:49:03, By rjluna2
Will the new server have larger web space for all those pictures to store there?

Latest Edition: 13/03/2018 @ 21:49:24
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Site moving to a new server
Published 13/03/2018 @ 22:07:46, By antp
The disk is larger, but the current disk was far from full anyway :wink:
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Site moving to a new server
Published 14/03/2018 @ 01:09:45, By rjluna2
Then, it will be full in the far future :sol:
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Site moving to a new server
Published 14/03/2018 @ 23:34:12, By electra225
will I be automaticcaly connected to the new site adress just taping the old one ?
Thank you
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Site moving to a new server
Published 15/03/2018 @ 18:14:10, By antp
Yes, nothing to do at your side, just check the notice message at the top of the site if it changes :wink:
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Site moving to a new server
Published 15/03/2018 @ 19:53:28, By electra225
Thank you.
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Site moving to a new server
Published 16/03/2018 @ 10:00:40, By antp
Database transferred to the new server, now I'll start copying the millions of pictures :grin:
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Site moving to a new server
Published 16/03/2018 @ 12:36:01, By antp
Status:
- Main pictures: 50%
- Thumbnails: 0%
- Comment pictures: 0%
- Comment thumbnails: 0%

Of course the two "Thumbnail" steps will faster than the two other ones :smile:
I hope I'll be able to finish that today, since tomorrow I won't have time to continue it on Saturday until the evening (CET) :ohwell:

If all goes well, the site on the new server will be available in its "locked" state (like the current one) to check that all is working well until Saturday evening, and at that time it will be "unlocked" to be used as normal again.

Latest Edition: 16/03/2018 @ 12:48:37
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Site moving to a new server
Published 16/03/2018 @ 15:25:55, By antp
Status:
- Main pictures: 100%
- Thumbnails: 40%
- Comment pictures: 0%
- Comment thumbnails: 0%
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Site moving to a new server
Published 16/03/2018 @ 16:08:07, By antp
Status:
- Main pictures: 100%
- Thumbnails: 100%
- Comment pictures: 1%
- Comment thumbnails: 0%
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Site moving to a new server
Published 16/03/2018 @ 19:42:18, By antp
Status:
- Main pictures: 100%
- Thumbnails: 100%
- Comment pictures: 50%
- Comment thumbnails: 0%
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Site moving to a new server
Published 16/03/2018 @ 21:12:53, By antp
Status:
- Main pictures: 100%
- Thumbnails: 100%
- Comment pictures: 80%
- Comment thumbnails: 5%
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Site moving to a new server
Published 16/03/2018 @ 22:05:35, By antp
Status:
- Main pictures: 100%
- Thumbnails: 100%
- Comment pictures: 100%
- Comment thumbnails: 60%
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Site moving to a new server
Published 16/03/2018 @ 23:05:53, By antp
All done.

If you see a message "If you still see this message it means that you are still directed to the old server" at the top of the pages, it means that your DNS server has not updated yet, you just have to wait (at most 24h, usually less).

If you see "The site has moved to a new server, on which you are currently.", then you are already on the new one.
For those that are tech-savvy enough, you can still force landing on the new server by adding this to your host file:
198.100.148.169 imcdb.org
198.100.148.169 www.imcdb.org
198.100.148.169 pics.imcdb.org

(but don't forget to remove it later)
For the others it is better to wait :grin:


Please report any unusual behaviour, error message or missing picture (normally all were properly transferred, but in case I made a mistake...)

If no problem are seen, I'll remove the lock tomorrow, so pictures and comments can be added again, and the site can then continue its normal life :smile:

After that, I'll add the certificate for HTTPS.

Latest Edition: 16/03/2018 @ 23:10:33
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Site moving to a new server
Published 17/03/2018 @ 14:13:23, By kegare
No problems here.
Waiting for the unlocking :grin:
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Site moving to a new server
Published 17/03/2018 @ 14:33:57, By gabrimium
Hello, I'm new here (on the forum), so how can we create a new discussion?
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Site moving to a new server
Published 17/03/2018 @ 14:48:18, By mok
Waiting for the unlocking +1
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Site moving to a new server
Published 17/03/2018 @ 14:59:09, By 93MANIAC
I can't post any comments or add any movies or vehicles to the site has that happened to anyone else and when IL that be fixed ?
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Site moving to a new server
Published 17/03/2018 @ 15:36:51, By Ddey65
Yes, I still see these messages.
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