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Server Downtime 2015/03/28

Postby Mystler » Fri 20. Mar 2015, 23:48

Congratulations! If you see this, you are connecting to the new server and you should be able to play. If you encounter any unusual problems, please report them.

Dear explorers,
next week, on Saturday, March 28th, The Open Cave will move to a new server. We have been preparing for this and expect everything to run smoothly. However, there will be a period of 24-hours where you may not be able to play on our shards.

At 6am CET, 5am UTC, which is Friday, March 27 11pm MDT/KI, we will make the last database backup. After that, all of your progress on the shards as well as our websites WILL BE LOST! Within a few horus after that, both shards will be shut down and the backups will be restored on the new server. It should not take long until the shards are running again. Nevertheless, we have to change our domain the-open-cave.net to redirect to the new server. This change can take up to 24-hours until it is active, which means you may not be able to play because you are still connecting to the old server.

On Sunday, March 29th, you can try to login to our shards. As soon as it works the change is complete and you're good to explore again.

We are sorry for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding. :)

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Glückwunsch! Wenn ihr das seht, dann seid ihr mit dem neuen Server verbunden und müsstet wieder spielen können. Bei ungewöhnlichen Problemen gebt uns bitte bescheid.

Liebe Forscher,
nächste Woche, am Samstag, den 28. März, zieht The Open Cave auf einen neuen Server um. Wir haben uns darauf vorbereitet und erwarten, dass alles flüssig verläuft. Trotzdem wird es eine Periode von 24 Stunden geben, in der ihr vermutlich nicht in der Lage sein werdet auf unseen Shards zu spielen.

Um 6 Uhr morgens MEZ, werden wir das letzte Backup der Datenbank erstellen. Jeglicher Fortschritt auf den Shards sowie unseren Webseiten, den ihr danach macht, WIRD VERLOREN SEIN! Innerhalb der folgenden Stunden, werden beide Shards heruntergefahren und die Backups auf dem neuen Server installiert. Es sollte nicht lange dauern bis die Shards wieder laufen. Nichtsdestotrotz, müssen wir unsere Domain the-open-cave.net auf den neuen Server umleiten. Diese Änderung kann bis zu 24 Stunden dauern bis sie aktiv ist, d.h. ihr werdet vermutlich nicht spielen können, da ihr euch noch mit dem alten Server verbindet.

Am Sonntag, den 29. März, könnt ihr versuchen euch anzumelden. Sobald dies funktioniert ist der Wechsel komplett und ihr könnt euch wieder in die Höhlen stürzen.

Wir entschuldigen uns für die Unannehmlichkeiten und bitten um euer Verständnis. :)
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Re: Server Downtime 2015/03/28

Postby Gigi » Sat 21. Mar 2015, 02:01

Oh no.
I sure hate losing all the hard work we
have done.
Well, we will manage.
Thanks for letting us know.
Here we go with another "wipe".

I am sure we will survive.
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Re: Server Downtime 2015/03/28

Postby janaba » Sat 21. Mar 2015, 02:31

This is just a 'move' and 'no wipe' Gigi, noone will loose anything ... Mystler was just making everyone aware that all progress after Friday, March 27 13pm MDT/KI will be lost ... A few hours later the shard and the website will go down and 'the backups of everything before that time on March 27th will be restored on the new server' ... So, I wish us and our precious TOC Team good luck for the whole process or operation ... :)
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Re: Server Downtime 2015/03/28

Postby Mystler » Sat 21. Mar 2015, 10:09

Yes, only progress after the backup will be lost, of course.
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Re: Server Downtime 2015/03/28

Postby Gigi » Sat 21. Mar 2015, 16:41

That is great news.
Really was worried about that.
Thanks so much for "saving" our stuff.

I am sure everyone will be so happy.
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Re: Server Downtime 2015/03/28

Postby Vaughan » Sun 22. Mar 2015, 09:03

I did not expect anything else. Mystler works professionally . Do not worry , everything will be fine .
Thank you Mystler for your work. :D You will do a good job :!: as always :!: :!: :!:
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Re: Server Downtime 2015/03/28

Postby Mystler » Sat 28. Mar 2015, 18:34

Hooray! If you see this, you are connecting to the new server and you should be able to play. It looks like everything went pretty smoothly, even the DNS change didn't take 24-hours - for me it was about an hour. :shock:

If you encounter any unusual problems or find things that we didn't move properly, please report them to us.
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Re: Server Downtime 2015/03/28

Postby janaba » Sun 29. Mar 2015, 02:04

Yay!!! Hooray and Congratulations, TOC Team!!! ... but really, I believe noone here expected anything less than a successful, smooth and elegant server move ... :D

So, right now I'm in the City of Dimensions, waiting for the boat to depart, and everything feels absolutely great and stable by now ... the forum is looking and working as it should as well ... I'd say 'Mission accomplished', great job, Team! ... ahh, and the boat is now elegantly sailing across the lake too ... now you can enjoy an absolutely well-deserved weekend and time ... :)
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Re: Server Downtime 2015/03/28

Postby Vaughan » Sun 29. Mar 2015, 05:11

As always, good work. Congratulations and Respect for the TOC team. And the cave again filled with life. :D :D :D
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