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New Site Move

Postby clay » Sun 12.09.2007 5:25 pm

We are getting really close to the actual server move. I will update the blog posts on the front page (http://www.thejapanesepage.com) with information as I get it. I know not everyone starts on the front page so below is the first post.

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I owe you guys an apology for this taking so long. Honestly I have been taking the move very slowly because I am scared I'll screw it up! I haven't moved a site this large and I wanted to get as much information and work done on it before moving.

I hired a group in Australia to handle the data transfer and integration. They have figured out how to copy all the user information to the new site and are working on how to transfer all the forum posts as is. I haven't talked to them in a few days, but in the last communication, they seemed confident it could be done in a week or so.

They have added a theme to the new site that I like with a little tweaking, but I am certain we may change the theme a few months after the move.

Because of the 500 errors, I will have the site moved really before it is fully ready. In other words we will have a 'Beta' site for a while.

The most important part of the site is the forum. As soon as the tech guys are sure they can port the posts and user data over, we will go ahead with the move. I am hoping the site will be ready for moving within 1-2 weeks.

I will update here whenever I have some information; I'm hoping this will be daily updates, but we'll see.

Thanks for your patience,
Clay
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RE: New Site Move

Postby chikara » Sun 12.09.2007 7:03 pm

clay wrote:
... I hired a group in Australia to handle the data transfer and integration.....

Onya mate. Let's just hope they don't make a complete dog's breakfast of it :)
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RE: New Site Move

Postby clay » Sun 12.09.2007 8:04 pm

:) So far so good. They have been very reliable and easy to access.

I just talked with the guy heading it up and he thinks we can start migration by the end of this week.

I'll post this on the front page, but we won't have all the data, video or chat integrated (I'll leave a link to the chat as it is, but we will probably use a different chat program that is more smoothly integrated with Drupal). So it won't be anywhere close to finished, but at least we won't have the 500 errors.
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RE: New Site Move

Postby Wakannai » Sun 12.09.2007 9:45 pm

Personally, I think it wouldn't hurt to dump the forum posts and start over.
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RE: New Site Move

Postby tanuki » Sun 12.09.2007 9:48 pm

Wakannai wrote:
Personally, I think it wouldn't hurt to dump the forum posts and start over.


Oh no! :o
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RE: New Site Move

Postby clay » Sun 12.09.2007 9:52 pm

Personally, I think it wouldn't hurt to dump the forum posts and start over.


I don't know. There is a lot of gold in there. You just have to dig deep.
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RE: New Site Move

Postby chikara » Sun 12.09.2007 10:16 pm

Wakannai wrote:
Personally, I think it wouldn't hurt to dump the forum posts and start over.

Wakannai - 181 posts

tanuki wrote:
Oh no! :o

Tanuki - 2219 posts

Can anyone else see a correlation there? :D
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RE: New Site Move

Postby Wakannai » Mon 12.10.2007 12:32 am

Don't read too deeply into it. You might get a surprise.
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RE: New Site Move

Postby ss » Mon 12.10.2007 1:26 am

Wakannai wrote:
Personally, I think it wouldn't hurt to dump the forum posts and start over.


I'm going to slaughter you if the forum posts gone. ^_^
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RE: New Site Move

Postby clay » Mon 12.10.2007 8:37 am

Wakannai wrote:
Personally, I think it wouldn't hurt to dump the forum posts and start over.


Great! Now I have someone to blame if the web gurus can't copy all the posts! Just kidding. They are pretty sure it should be fine.
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RE: New Site Move

Postby katafei » Mon 12.10.2007 9:57 am

Wakannai wrote:
Personally, I think it wouldn't hurt to dump the forum posts and start over.

whaaa?
No way, buster!


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