Author Topic: SCHEDULED FORUM DOWNTIME - April 8 & 9 - COMPLETED  (Read 2107 times)

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SCHEDULED FORUM DOWNTIME - April 8 & 9 - COMPLETED
« on: April 06, 2019, 07:56:18 AM »
Greetings friends!

We'll be doing some maintenance over the next few weeks to improve forum performance. Due to this we will have some scheduled downtime, which I will try to announce here ahead of time.

Right now we have two times scheduled:
Monday, April 8 at 7PM EDT
Tuesday, April 9 at Noon EDT

We hope these changes will allow much quicker and more reliable forum access.

Please contact me with any questions.

Cheers!
« Last Edit: April 09, 2019, 07:40:17 PM by arebelspy »
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Re: SCHEDULED FORUM DOWNTIME - Monday April 8 - 7 PM EDT
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2019, 11:22:28 AM »
Good to know. Though with all the unplanned downtime, I'm not sure that I will notice the real downtime :-)

@arebelspy have you considered trying to monitor forum uptime at all to quantify any impact? Is that data something you'd be interested in seeing? At this point it's pretty straightforward to setup some type of monitoring which could be useful information.

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Re: SCHEDULED FORUM DOWNTIME - Monday April 8 - 7 PM EDT
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2019, 06:22:46 PM »
Do you know how long for each downtime window?  It might be helpful to post that if known/estimated.

@ender is really smart.  If he offers to help, I vote yes. :)

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Re: SCHEDULED FORUM DOWNTIME - Monday April 8 - 7 PM EDT
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2019, 07:19:49 PM »
I would anticipate a few hours. Some major upgrades/testing.

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Re: SCHEDULED FORUM DOWNTIME - Monday April 8 - 7 PM EDT
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2019, 07:47:53 PM »
Do you know how long for each downtime window?  It might be helpful to post that if known/estimated.

@ender is really smart.  If he offers to help, I vote yes. :)

I would anticipate a few hours. Some major upgrades/testing.

Well I setup a ping to try downloading the root of the forums every 30 minutes. So hopefully I get an alert or two during the upgrades :-)

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Re: SCHEDULED FORUM DOWNTIME - Monday April 8 - 7 PM EDT
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2019, 09:33:49 PM »
Works fine for the most part but can be sluggish at times. Wishing you guys can bump it up to a newer and mobile-friendly version with responsive design... hate having to install Tapatalk just to browse. Good luck!

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Re: SCHEDULED FORUM DOWNTIME - Monday April 8 - 7 PM EDT
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2019, 09:45:30 PM »
If someone googles SMF mobile theme, wants to look through and research one, I'm willing to install it as an option you can set in your forum settings.
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Re: SCHEDULED FORUM DOWNTIME - Monday April 8 - 7 PM EDT
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2019, 02:56:18 PM »
Current work is completed. Please let me know if you are still experiencing forum issues!
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Re: SCHEDULED FORUM DOWNTIME - Monday April 8 - 7 PM EDT
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2019, 03:11:16 PM »
Thank gods the forums are back! I almost had to do work while at work today.

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Re: SCHEDULED FORUM DOWNTIME - Monday April 8 - 7 PM EDT
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2019, 04:36:48 PM »
Thank gods the forums are back! I almost had to do work while at work today.

Not only back, but so far quite zippy. Thank you forum gods!

Was it new hardware, reindexing, culling the database, something else?

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Re: SCHEDULED FORUM DOWNTIME - Monday April 8 - 7 PM EDT
« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2019, 06:13:35 PM »
Newer SQL version, change to database storage type, increasing number of connections, and database optimization. A few removal of features no one used but chewed up database space (and lookup times). Enabling an accelerator and more caching. A few other things, but that was the bulk of it.
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Re: SCHEDULED FORUM DOWNTIME - Monday April 8 - 7 PM EDT
« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2019, 06:45:19 PM »
We are grateful.

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Re: SCHEDULED FORUM DOWNTIME - April 8 & 9 - COMPLETED
« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2019, 08:05:14 PM »
Thank you. It seems to be much faster now.

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Re: SCHEDULED FORUM DOWNTIME - April 8 & 9 - COMPLETED
« Reply #13 on: April 09, 2019, 08:07:27 PM »
Thanks Joe. This, as well as the clean up a few weeks ago, has really improved the performance of the site.

Since I FIRE'ed, I would be glad to help if there are any specific things you need to do. One word of caution, I am an old Unix/Linux hand and do not know any of that Microsoft stuff.

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Re: SCHEDULED FORUM DOWNTIME - April 8 & 9 - COMPLETED
« Reply #14 on: April 09, 2019, 08:32:29 PM »
THANK YOU FORUM TECH WIZARDS!

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Re: SCHEDULED FORUM DOWNTIME - April 8 & 9 - COMPLETED
« Reply #15 on: April 11, 2019, 12:34:11 PM »
ARS, did you have any volunteers to investigate a mobile skin? Is this still a possibility?

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Re: SCHEDULED FORUM DOWNTIME - April 8 & 9 - COMPLETED
« Reply #16 on: April 11, 2019, 12:42:32 PM »
Thanks so much for these upgrades. The site has been working flawlessly the last two days.

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Re: SCHEDULED FORUM DOWNTIME - April 8 & 9 - COMPLETED
« Reply #17 on: April 11, 2019, 01:21:10 PM »
ARS, did you have any volunteers to investigate a mobile skin? Is this still a possibility?

No, and yes.

Any time anyone wants to volunteer to help, it is appreciated. :)

Regarding that request in particular:
If someone googles SMF mobile theme, wants to look through and research one, I'm willing to install it as an option you can set in your forum settings.
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Re: SCHEDULED FORUM DOWNTIME - April 8 & 9 - COMPLETED
« Reply #18 on: April 11, 2019, 01:21:42 PM »
Thanks so much for these upgrades. The site has been working flawlessly the last two days.

Thanks for the feedback! Good to know.
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Re: SCHEDULED FORUM DOWNTIME - April 8 & 9 - COMPLETED
« Reply #19 on: April 11, 2019, 01:25:58 PM »
Thanks so much for these upgrades. The site has been working flawlessly the last two days.

Yes, thank you!. The forum is running fantastic now.

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Re: SCHEDULED FORUM DOWNTIME - April 8 & 9 - COMPLETED
« Reply #20 on: April 11, 2019, 01:32:55 PM »
It's been great recently - kudos!


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Re: SCHEDULED FORUM DOWNTIME - April 8 & 9 - COMPLETED
« Reply #21 on: April 13, 2019, 11:06:28 AM »
Seems faster (the "new replies to your posts" is how I normally navigate and that's faster).

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Re: SCHEDULED FORUM DOWNTIME - April 8 & 9 - COMPLETED
« Reply #22 on: June 11, 2019, 07:45:24 AM »
Late to this party,  but chiming in to say thanks. The improved performance and new features are very much appreciated.

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Re: SCHEDULED FORUM DOWNTIME - April 8 & 9 - COMPLETED
« Reply #23 on: June 13, 2019, 07:39:31 AM »
Huh, interesting. Got a failed alert for this morning :)

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