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IMPORTANT FORUM ANNOUNCMENT
« on: December 28, 2017, 03:29:37 PM »
It has been near 8 years since we moved the forum to it's current server. Early 2010.  In Internet years, that is an eternity.  We have now outlasted the usefulness and functionality of our server.  I can no longer update our forum software due to the outdated supporting software on the server.  I am not longer able to upgrade the supporting software due to the outdated and now end of life version of the Linux Debian Operating System. We have also used up a lot of our physical memory and  many times taxing our RAM  So we have to move.  No easy task.   

Many of the slow-downs in the last couple months is due to some of these things. Trying to run back ups of an ever increasing database and supporting files, as well as the tools to fight off all the badguys all take RAM that we at times don't have enough of.

I've set in motion the creation of our new bigger badder up-to-date server.  Once it is installed, I'll be doing some preliminary moving and testing. At some point, I will need to shut the gallery down first. It may be a couple three days before the final move. All the pictures will be there in the posts, but there will not be  way to add new ones until we are ready on the new machine.

Once I am confident that the new server will support the forum, and have the bugs worked out, we will make the move. I will put the forum into maintenance mode so the database can not be altered as I back it up and prepare it for the move. Once backed up, it will then be installed on the new server. If that goes right, then at that point we will point the forestry forum address to the new server.   

Potential trouble spots when we first get moved.

 Potentially bookmarks may fail. You may need to type in the address and make a new bookmark
our search function may not work right away, as that is a third party software that I do not know id is compatible with the new operating system.

Others I may not even have considered.

I'll try to give everyone as much of a heads-up when and where and what as possible. It could be within the next week. I somehoe picked up the flu, so, sitting and thinking is about all im able to do right now anyhow, I just can't make a mistake on what my job is related to where I am sitting. ;)

Wish me luck!  I'm dreading this as much as the last time it had to happen.
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« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2017, 03:37:11 PM »
Good luck to our fearless Leader!!
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« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2017, 03:53:10 PM »
Yes,I wish you luck.
Got my fingers crossed too.
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« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2017, 04:21:56 PM »
Get better!
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« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2017, 04:26:50 PM »
Thanks Jeff, may the force of the porcelain gods be with you! Get well!!

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« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2017, 05:02:14 PM »
Luck? We don't need no stinking luck! We have The Jeff.

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« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2017, 05:03:34 PM »
Problem is, the Jeff ain't what he use ta be.  :-\
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« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2017, 05:05:33 PM »
Thanks for your work making this upgrade. Hope the flu leaves you soon.

This all sounds like a lot of hard work AND COSTLY.  I suggest anyone that wants to assist should go to the main page and click on Support Forestry Forum with PayPal. 




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« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2017, 05:14:14 PM »
Luck? We don't need no stinking luck! We have The Jeff.
:D :D
Problem is, the Jeff ain't what he use ta be.  :-\
your right your better  8) 8) 8) 8)     

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« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2017, 05:19:13 PM »
I don't do facechat or snapbook, but I suspect that this may eclipse the withdraws that the teenagers go into when those new fangled internets go down for 5min.


Fortunately Jeff, you are the host for many considerate and patient and very grateful folks who won't blink an eye as you work your wizardry ways.  Thank you again for the hard work and dedication to our community.
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« Reply #10 on: December 28, 2017, 07:17:59 PM »
Okay, so that explains the new avatar.   :-*
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« Reply #11 on: December 28, 2017, 07:46:03 PM »
This would be a good time to visit IAN for a week where it is warm while you work Boss.  ;D
Good Luck Jeff.
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« Reply #12 on: December 28, 2017, 07:57:35 PM »
Problem is, the Jeff ain't what he use ta be.  :-\

Yup, yer pushin' dat big 6-"O"  :D :D :D :D
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« Reply #13 on: December 28, 2017, 08:01:45 PM »
Yea, I don't think it's da age. I tink it's da wear and tear. I said dat in yooper sois it dint get by ya. Which reminds me of dat sumpthin.
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« Reply #14 on: December 28, 2017, 08:11:13 PM »
your going to be 60  :o  wow thats  old  :D :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X

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« Reply #15 on: December 28, 2017, 08:12:29 PM »
So yer  say'n it's dat time agin.  8)

We might as well send dis server out wit a bang. ;D
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« Reply #16 on: December 28, 2017, 08:13:44 PM »
Jeff,

Hope you will feel better. If I can be of any help please feel to contact me and I will see if I can assist you. Major updates can be tricky.

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« Reply #17 on: December 28, 2017, 09:21:26 PM »
Good luck Jeff!

You can always refer to this for help - http://theoatmeal.com/blog/fix_computer  ;)

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« Reply #18 on: December 28, 2017, 09:36:47 PM »
OH NO.....it can't go down for a few days...I'll start to get the jitters, shakes, probably start sweating uncontrollably, followed by insomnia, chills, fever, boils....I may even go comatose....
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« Reply #19 on: December 28, 2017, 09:44:56 PM »
The plan is for a few hours over one night my time.
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