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Re: Notice ALL Members - Server Upgrade 6/1/2010
« Reply #25 on: June 05, 2010, 10:12:21 am »
Will I still be able to upload via FTP from my computer like I use too?
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Re: Notice ALL Members - Server Upgrade 6/1/2010
« Reply #26 on: June 05, 2010, 12:19:11 pm »
Yes ftp will be there. You can even customize it.  All features will be there plus a lot more.  You can even put a email on your domain like example:  superskunk@mutantskunk.com or mutantskunk@mazz.furtopia.org (if you just have a Furtopia domain). Users will no longer need to ask for mysql.  They can add databases as needed (yes we have backups of old DBs too).  Once migration is complete (it's a HUGE job so please be patient and excuse our dust) I will be putting up a post for users who have old accounts on how to migrate into using the new system.  It's not hard but I figure a instruction post for first timers will be helpful if needed.

I also bought an extra hard drive for the server and have installed a raid1 array.  In layman's terms this puts a redundant copy of our data on two hard drives.  If a hard drive fails the other hard drive will still have the data.  This should (minus Murphy) reduce downtime and chance of data loss.


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Re: Notice ALL Members - Server Upgrade 6/1/2010
« Reply #27 on: June 05, 2010, 02:51:02 pm »
Yes ftp will be there. You can even customize it.  All features will be there plus a lot more.  You can even put a email on your domain like example:  superskunk@mutantskunk.com or mutantskunk@mazz.furtopia.org (if you just have a Furtopia domain). Users will no longer need to ask for mysql.  They can add databases as needed (yes we have backups of old DBs too).  Once migration is complete (it's a HUGE job so please be patient and excuse our dust) I will be putting up a post for users who have old accounts on how to migrate into using the new system.  It's not hard but I figure a instruction post for first timers will be helpful if needed.

I also bought an extra hard drive for the server and have installed a raid1 array.  In layman's terms this puts a redundant copy of our data on two hard drives.  If a hard drive fails the other hard drive will still have the data.  This should (minus Murphy) reduce downtime and chance of data loss.


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Wow how cool.
Patience is worth a good upgrade, especially on a site we don't pay for. I'm excited for the new shiny stuff. :D
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Re: Notice ALL Members - Server Upgrade 6/1/2010
« Reply #28 on: June 06, 2010, 12:16:04 am »
Hah, well whaddya know?  A server upgrade!  I was wondering what was up.  And here I was debating asking you if you planned on upgrading any time soon, 'cause I got a good deal on some servers.   x_x  (I sell internets now)

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Re: Notice ALL Members - Server Upgrade 6/1/2010
« Reply #29 on: June 06, 2010, 07:41:31 pm »
A lot of work transferring as well as some technical challenges which we have resolved as we got to them.  We started restoring the user accounts this afternoon and will continue till 11PM picking up tomorrow.  Once finished with the user accounts we'll start restoring the user web files.  With some luck we'll have accounts and tld's on-line some time Monday.

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Re: Notice ALL Members - Server Upgrade 6/1/2010
« Reply #30 on: June 06, 2010, 08:20:26 pm »
Thank you for the hard work. 8)

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Re: Notice ALL Members - Server Upgrade 6/1/2010
« Reply #31 on: June 06, 2010, 10:34:01 pm »
But, but... where'd the IRC go?  :'(

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Re: Notice ALL Members - Server Upgrade 6/1/2010
« Reply #32 on: June 07, 2010, 07:59:27 am »
Ok the forums are now moved onto a little "temp server" to keep member updates live.  Moving the IRC server next.


As quoted they are working to get things back up.

Should be soon now. :orbunny:
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Re: Notice ALL Members - Server Upgrade 6/1/2010
« Reply #33 on: June 07, 2010, 08:27:32 am »
IRCd should now be online.
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Re: Notice ALL Members - Server Upgrade 6/1/2010
« Reply #34 on: June 07, 2010, 12:47:55 pm »
For all the staff working so hard on this. Thank you very much for all your hard work and effort into these forums!

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Re: Notice ALL Members - Server Upgrade 6/1/2010
« Reply #35 on: June 07, 2010, 01:26:37 pm »
Yes lots of appreciation go to you all with a dozen bags of
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Re: Notice ALL Members - Server Upgrade 6/1/2010
« Reply #36 on: June 07, 2010, 02:36:09 pm »
The IRC won't work for me. It gave me this instead:
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Re: Notice ALL Members - Server Upgrade 6/1/2010
« Reply #37 on: June 07, 2010, 02:49:31 pm »
The java client will come back in time. If you use a client like Icechat, Xchat or MIRC it works fine.
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Re: Notice ALL Members - Server Upgrade 6/1/2010
« Reply #38 on: June 07, 2010, 03:08:24 pm »
User web data files are copying back now.  Over a million files so it has been copying a few hours and will most likely be a few more.
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Re: Notice ALL Members - Server Upgrade 6/1/2010
« Reply #39 on: June 07, 2010, 05:25:58 pm »
Good luck with the rest of the workload.

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Re: Notice ALL Members - Server Upgrade 6/1/2010
« Reply #40 on: June 07, 2010, 06:57:24 pm »
Go WS go! :)
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Re: Notice ALL Members - Server Upgrade 6/1/2010
« Reply #41 on: June 07, 2010, 08:21:34 pm »
Ok the rest of the user backup data has been uploaded.  Next on order of priority I will be restoring:

1) TLDs
2) Mysql DBs
3) Fixing path changes in php scripts (as I find them).
4) Indexer Gallery
5) SSL cert

Once the changes are finished I will open up an official web page detailing the new system and how to use it.


However for those of you who are technically inclined who want to get to their site ahead of me or the curious I am opening up the control panel into a beta test.  


The reason for going with a control panel is this gives the users more control and more services.  For example, you want a mysql database?  YOU can do it!  You want email at your personal or Furtopia domain?  Easily done!  You'll also have live access to your logs and usage data.  

The control panel is not finished or even skinned so should be considered a work in progress. IE: "open Beta test" As always Furtopia services are an "as is" best effort service and come with no warranty expressed or implied.  Report any bugs/problems you find and please read all instructions.

Furtopia User Control Panel Address: https://www.furtopia.org/dtc     Notice there is no ssl cert yet so it will warn and you will need to give an exemption.  
Log in with your Furtopia username and password.

The control panel divided into your "My Account" -> You can view your stats and add new domains to your account.   And your domains-> Here you will see your Furtopia/tdl domain where you can make ftp, dns, subdomain, and email services.  Then Databases (your mysql), Password changing, and Support Tickets.

The very FIRST thing you will want to do when you enter is create an FTP account to your web space.  All ftp accounts will need recreated because the account owner (you) now has control over ftp.  For example if you host a collaborative project and want helpers to only access a part of your website (without being able to reach the other parts of your webpage) you could create a second ftp account with only this access.  

To create your FTP click on the + sign next to your domain name.  Next click on "FTP accounts".   Choose your personal ftp login(@yourdomain.furtopia.org will be added to the login automatically), password and pick a path.  On the Path option I STRONGLY suggest you pick the last option unless you know what you are doing (that says)-> /yourdomain.furtopia.org/subdomains/www/html/      Picking this path will have your ftp send you to your web html folder.  Higher paths are chooseable to allow users to download logs/mail/etc (be careful accessing this!  You can break it if you are not careful).

Example: Since my domain is whiteshepherd.furtopia.org if I typed in the ftp login "luckydog" at creation my ftp login would be "luckydog@whiteshepherd.furtopia.org" since @whiteshepherd.furtopia.org will be appended at the end of my logins.  The reason for this is it allows users to pick any login they want without another user reserving that login.  It may sound complicated but it's fairly easy following the menus.  

If after trying you still can not figure it out no worries.  Just send Kada-Ru a PM and we will set up an a ftp account for you.

Added Note: When you create a new service in the control panel it takes up to 10 min for the service to become live.


Good luck and good testing...    WhiteShepherd
« Last Edit: June 08, 2010, 09:29:27 am by WhiteShepherd »
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[05:01] <WhiteShep> We dogs sleep WHEN we can. :/
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Re: Notice ALL Members - Server Upgrade 6/1/2010
« Reply #42 on: June 07, 2010, 08:49:10 pm »
I didn't notice this thread until a few days ago. Remember the problem of the topic reply emails not coming through to yahoo addresses a few of us posted about a while back? I knew it was on the list of things to do and a couple of days ago I got one that worked correctly. Had the link to the topic and all instead of an empty email. Then I stopped getting them at all again, which is when I went looking and found this thread.

I'm not complaining or anything because I know things are still being worked out, but when I got the one email and then nothing, it reminding me of and made me wonder if it was a fluke similar to the house lighting scene in National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation.

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Re: Notice ALL Members - Server Upgrade 6/1/2010
« Reply #43 on: June 08, 2010, 08:10:53 am »
FTP question because it always auto-logged in for me before.

What do I fill in on the blanks.
Host: ?
Username: This I think is where mazz@mutantskunk.com goes
Password: I now this
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Re: Notice ALL Members - Server Upgrade 6/1/2010
« Reply #44 on: June 08, 2010, 09:10:48 am »
Your ftp

address: ftp.furtopia.org
login: <ftploginyoucreate@yourdomain.furtopia.org>    In your case mazz: mazz@mutantskunk.com
password: <your-ftp-password>
port: 21


Most ftp clients will save your settings once you log in.
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Re: Notice ALL Members - Server Upgrade 6/1/2010
« Reply #45 on: June 08, 2010, 09:13:09 am »
Ok Top Level Domains (TLDs) are now restored.  If you have a TLD that is not working send me a PM.


Next on the list is Mysql DBs restored.  Lot of these. ;)

Added Note: When you create a new service in the control panel it takes up to 10 min for the service to become live.

Anyone use the control panel?  Impressions?  


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« Last Edit: June 08, 2010, 09:28:58 am by WhiteShepherd »
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Re: Notice ALL Members - Server Upgrade 6/1/2010
« Reply #46 on: June 08, 2010, 09:29:12 am »
Looks nice Whiteshepherd. Nice seeing how much space you use up now, didn't know i was that much over the limit though x.o

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Re: Notice ALL Members - Server Upgrade 6/1/2010
« Reply #47 on: June 08, 2010, 09:30:42 am »
If your over the limit and using it for your art just shoot me a PM and I will gladly raise your limit.
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Re: Notice ALL Members - Server Upgrade 6/1/2010
« Reply #48 on: June 08, 2010, 09:46:25 am »
Dude, this is lookin' great!

Just wanted to say that I'm excited about all these changed.  You rock, WS! :D
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Re: Notice ALL Members - Server Upgrade 6/1/2010
« Reply #49 on: June 09, 2010, 09:26:39 am »
I have had to leave town and will be back thursday.  Accessing from a icreamshop with 1% battery. lol  Anyways we'll get the forums off this flaky temp server and get those DBs finished restoring.  gtg power!
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[05:01] <Kai_Misou> We cats sleep when we want and where we want.
[05:01] <WhiteShep> We dogs sleep WHEN we can. :/
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