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Author Topic: ADMIN: Moving to a New Server Soon  (Read 5461 times)
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« Topic Start: September 23, 2008, 05:08:05 pm »

After 10 years of hard service, Bob's server is dying. We are going to be moving the board to a Linode Virtual Private Server. The current cost estimate is $60 a month that will have to be covered by donations. (It could be more if we need a larger VPS, but this one will hopefully work for us.)  We have enough donations and pledge from staff and regulars to cover the first few months, but we will be taking monthly donations as we'd rather have a cushion than suddenly run out of money and lose the server.

The move isn't scheduled as we have to set up the server and move everything (and then test it) -- and do all this in our spare time. We now have current database backups from early this afternoon so we shouldn't lose any stuff posted after that even if the board suddenly dies again.

We thank everyone for putting up wityh the board's troubles the past few months. The new server is not the super-server Bob's was so it may be a bit slower, but hopefully not much.  And we may be able to tweak it as time goes on.

I'd like to thank those who donated last night and today. You made getting the server quickly possible. I signed up for it last night and had it before I went to bed. Linode seems to be living up to their extremely high reputation.
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