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 Server maintenance - 22nd March, 2015
 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 18:09 on 14 February 2015.
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Update: New date announced...

On Sunday, 22nd March, 2015 the website will not be available between 09:00 and 12:00, NSW time. During this downtime there will be major maintenance work carried out on the server, with the annual strip down, cleaning and reassembly taking place. Operating system updates and patching will then be applied, followed by some database maintenance before the site resumes service just before midday.

This work will ensure continued reliability of the server and the site itself.

In other news, I have reduced the number of displayed postings on the front page forum from five to two. This forum is usually only used to announce maintenance and upgrades these days and there's little point in having as much stale news on the front page.


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Brad.

A valve a day keeps the transistor away...


 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 21:14 on 21 March 2015.
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Is there some way you can include new posts on this page in the "You have unread posts" signal? I usually only come here if you mention that you've added something.


 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 21:32 on 21 March 2015.
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Not a bad idea. I'll see if it can be done this week if I have a couple of hours to spare.


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Brad.

A valve a day keeps the transistor away...


 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 12:01 on 22 March 2015.
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This maintenance work is now completed. We have a nice clean server for another year.


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Brad.

A valve a day keeps the transistor away...


 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 23:32 on 24 March 2015.
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Not a bad idea. I'll see if it can be done this week if I have a couple of hours to spare.

How did this go?


 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 06:57 on 25 March 2015.
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All the time was taken up with the programmed maintenance.

I am having a sickie today so I will see if this can be added today. The front page forum is a separate system to the main forums so it is a matter of duplicating the necessary code and hoping for the best. Smile


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Brad.

A valve a day keeps the transistor away...


 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 22:24 on 25 March 2015.
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This function is now installed. I'll do some testing before the weekend to make sure it is working correctly and if all goes well it should be going by the end of the weekend. A similar notice will appear in the sidebar close to the existing notice for the main forums when unread comments are available for viewing.

If members notice a 'test thread' in operation on the front page, please do not comment in it otherwise testing will be interrupted.


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Brad.

A valve a day keeps the transistor away...


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