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« on: February 06, 2004, 08:57:22 pm »
There will from time to time this month be a few slow downs as we move Furtopia to a new co-located server.  As Furtopia grows so does the resources we need to provide.  Our new server should give us 8x the hosting speed we have now.  So keep your paws crossed it goes smoothly.  It is a HUGE amount of work to transfer.  But I think/hope it will all be worth it! '<img'>
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« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2004, 09:56:38 pm »
good luck there WS :>
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« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2004, 11:02:14 pm »
Good luck WS.    '<img'>  '<img'>
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« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2004, 01:51:04 pm »
Might that be why www.kattywampus.com fails alot recently?
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« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2004, 09:58:17 am »
If it has been in the last 3-4 days, yes. If before that, not really sure. Did you send WS a message about having troubles accessing it?
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« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2004, 12:44:02 pm »
I contacted Katty and we fixed it. '<img'>
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« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2004, 06:47:52 pm »
'<img'>  '<img'>  Good luck WS, hope it all turns out good for you '<img'> '<img'>

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« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2004, 06:36:33 pm »
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Ok after spending a good chucnk o fthey day Ben and i have got the forums moved.  Next step will be putting things back to where they belong.  Let us know of any serious issues.
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« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2004, 02:19:16 am »
As many of you already know, Furtopia has undergone some major upgrades
for the benefit of our members. To avoid some confusion I will explain
some of these changes now.

FTP:
Furtopia is now using a new FTP service/server. The way the new FTP
service works is a little different then the old service. The new
Furtopia FTP for starters will allow you to access ALL your Furtopia
accounts through one login/email (for most of you this is just one
standard HTML account). It does this by creating a Virtual (not real)
directory like "HTML" that will take you to your website where you can
begin uploading. For example, if you log into your FTP account and you
see an "html" directory, go into your "html" directory and it will place
you at the top of your webpage where you should upload your website. The
"html" is NOT a REAL folder and only exists inside the FTP so you don't
need to worry about it affecting your website. Please keep in mind until
you enter into the "html" directory (or other virtual other directories
that lead to other accounts) you will not be able to upload. If you have
any questions feel free to email your Furtopia Staff at
"admin@furtopia.org".

Earlier this week we migrated our standard web accounts to the new
Furtopia server. As of today we have finished moving all the web
accounts on cgi.furtopia.org onto our new server. This has been an
INCREDIBLY painstaking task. In an attempt to minimize disruption to our
members each account was moved and adjusted (if necessary) and hand
keyed back into the Furtopia services for over 600 accounts. This
process took hundreds of very dedicated furhours. However, the process
is not perfect. In some cases there may be an account that will require
minor adjustments or a reinstall (hopefully not). I believe we have
mostly cleared this successfully. I would ask if any of you notice an
error need help with something please contact us and let us know. After
such a massive migration there are bound to be a few pot-holes that need
filling in our new furry autobaun super highway. '<img'>

Now that the user accounts have been migrated I'll have more time to
focus recoding/restoring Furtopia services like Web Reports.

Now that user accounts are all on the new server let us know what you
think about the speed!

Furtopia has moved to a new 40 MB (from a 1.5 MB) connection but we need
to know if you, our members, are seeing/feeling any improvement? Let us
know by emailing us at admin@furtopia.org or better yet, post your
opinions in our Futopia forums http://forums.furtopia.org .

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« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2004, 11:56:47 am »
Well done.  The access speed is excellent.  I see all went well.  Thank you to WS, Kada-Ru, and Benjamin for seeing a smooth transition.
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« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2004, 12:09:09 pm »
Aye, I agree with Patrick. The access speed is much better and I do notice a big differance. Thank you so much WS, Kada-Ru, and Benjamin for making the improvements. Very much appreciated.  '<img'>

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« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2004, 01:36:02 pm »
I've gotten lots of comments recently from people visiting my site that it's faster. Thanks! '<img'>

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« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2004, 01:37:18 pm »
Seems to be working perfectly well, and its plenty fast enough for me.

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« Reply #13 on: February 23, 2004, 10:31:12 pm »
Everything is going MUCH faster. Great job, everyone!  '<img'>
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« Reply #14 on: February 24, 2004, 09:42:26 pm »
Well after a week of hard work I left for dinner and the web server caughed p a hair ball and wen't down for almost two hours.  

Not good concidering my #1 priorty is to make/keep Furtopia  stable.  I'm working hard on it honest!  

If there can be found a positive side to this on the good side from the error logs o fthat outage I was able to fix and adjust the server config to correct some problems and increased our server responce speed.  I also wrote a program that if Apache stops running my program should restart it.

I'll keep working at this till we have our stable home back.

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« Reply #15 on: February 24, 2004, 10:27:59 pm »
(gives the very hard working WS a warm hug)
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« Reply #16 on: February 25, 2004, 11:56:57 am »
I haven't had any trouble. You guys run a great site and I'm proud to be hosted with you. '<img'>

I can't ever say enough good things about what you all do. '<img'>
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« Reply #17 on: February 25, 2004, 01:13:17 pm »
Thanks Ayame.  ':blush:'

Yeah I'm slowly with a lot of work getting this place up to speed.

I have now got our SSI textcounter working.  But it will take a few changes.  The new string is: <!--#include virtual="/cgi-bin/counter.cgi" -->  instead of <textcounter>  and you will need to name any HTML file you use textcounter or any SSI in to a ".shtml" extension (the way Apache handles Server Side Includes).  If you previously used <textcounter> and you would like me to convert it for you just PM me and I can restore your counter with your old count.

Do to requests from users I am also looking into also providing ASP pages support to Furtopia accounts.
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« Reply #18 on: February 29, 2004, 02:02:12 pm »
Ok I just got Web Reports/User Stats converted over to the new server.  Mmebers should now be able to check their web account activity.  http://www.furtopia.org/memberservices.html  

Let me know of any errors!
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[05:01] <WhiteShep> We dogs sleep WHEN we can. :/
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