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Upcoming server migration

Posted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:04 am
by Martin Ryan
Just to let you know that I'll be moving the forum to a new server in the next few weeks. Not quite sure when, depends on availability. I'll post on the forum Twitter and Facebook accounts before I start so if you find the forum's disappeared check there if that's the reason.

I'm hoping to do it in one evening, but it might take a couple as I'll try to squeeze the forum software upgrade in there too.

Re: Upcoming server migration

Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:52 am
by Martin Ryan
Seems to have gone successfully this time. Welcome to the new digs. This server is now based in the States, Seattle I think, so might be a bit faster for the top half of the world(?)

I've also upgraded the forum version hence the slightly update skin. Let me know if you spot anything funny.

I've still got to get the advertising working again and also the emails - I don't think they come through automatically after an update.

Re: Upcoming server migration

Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:26 am
by Paul Segal
Hi Martin,

Advertising seems to be working, but I don't appear to be getting emails from the forum. Not that there's a rush...

While I'm here, thanks for the work and effort you put into this.

Best

Paul

Re: Upcoming server migration

Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:38 am
by Martin Ryan
I just had another crack at the emails, but I keep coming up against brick walls. I won't be able to get to it tomorrow either so hopefully will get to it over the weekend.

Re: Upcoming server migration

Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:43 pm
by Wim Gielis
Thank you Martin

Re: Upcoming server migration

Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:00 pm
by jim wood
Martin Ryan wrote:
Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:38 am
I just had another crack at the emails, but I keep coming up against brick walls. I won't be able to get to it tomorrow either so hopefully will get to it over the weekend.
Martin,

Is it a port issue?

Jim.

Re: Upcoming server migration

Posted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:48 am
by Martin Ryan
Don't think so. Still having trouble. Any Linux gurus out there who want to give me a hand? Send me a PM.

Re: Upcoming server migration

Posted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:48 am
by Martin Ryan
Progress! You were right Jim, it was a port issue. Turns out the VM provider was blocking 25. I've got it opened up and can now send emails from the server.

It's still not quite configured right for the forum. You might get some emails, but they'll be the useless ones telling you there's a new post, but not what's in it. And there'll only be one until you revisit the site.

I'm done for the night, will come back to it another evening.

Re: Upcoming server migration

Posted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:57 am
by jim wood
Fantastic news!!!! Well done Martin. We're all busy and I know you're even more busy. You know we (the admins) appreciate this and the hard work you put in to the migration. I just hope the wider community appreciates it as well.

Re: Upcoming server migration

Posted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:02 pm
by gtonkin
I for one appreciate having this forum available to me. Thanks Martin and everyone else who keep it running smoothly.

Re: Upcoming server migration

Posted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:51 pm
by lotsaram
Email notifications working again :D

Re: Upcoming server migration

Posted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 3:02 pm
by gtonkin
I am receiving emails but it looks like there is a setting to be tweaked as I receive:
Hello gtonkin,

You are receiving this notification because you are watching the topic "Upcoming server migration" at "TM1 Forum". This topic has received a reply by lotsaram since your last visit. No more notifications will be sent until you visit the topic.
Previously I would receive something like:
mce said:
I observed the same problem there in Cube viewer. Copy and Paste takes ages...
Version: Planning Analytics Local 2.0...then the links
Edit:sorry hit submit rather than preview

Re: Upcoming server migration

Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:25 am
by Martin Ryan
Thanks for the thanks - it's usually quite fun messing about in Ubuntu, it's a nice change of scenery from data. Annoying when a snag like this comes up though.
gtonkin wrote:
Wed Jul 26, 2017 3:02 pm
I am receiving emails but it looks like there is a setting to be tweaked as I receive:
Yep, this is the default email approach. Unfortunately it's not simply a setting. I have to find and edit the appropriate source php files. Been a while since I've done it - IIRC the hard part was finding the right php file. The editing isn't overly difficult. I've still got the source code from the old server so hopefully can do a bit of copy and paste.

Re: Upcoming server migration

Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:53 am
by Martin Ryan
Just an update to say that I haven't forgotten about fixing the email notifications to do what they used to do. I've just been very short of time in the evenings of late. No end in sight to that at this stage, but it's on my radar to finish this job.

Re: Upcoming server migration

Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:03 pm
by gtonkin
HI Martin- saw this link Re: having email notification contain post body? Not sure if you have all the details on what to change but thought I would post in case you don't have them to hand.

Re: Upcoming server migration

Posted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:58 pm
by Martin Ryan
I've got the body of the email working now, but it currently will still only send you an email once and then won't send you another until you've visited the forum. Fixing that is next on the to-do list.