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Offline Dominus Arbitrationis

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Site Maintenance
« on: May 17, 2015, 12:53:39 PM »
I am going to be doing a bunch of stuff on the server today, so the site may go down for periods of time, but it will be back up by 8:00 AM EST tomorrow. Also, any Mantis reports made today may be missing after this, so please keep a copy of every report you submit today in the event it does disappear.

This maintenance has been rescheduled for the the 23rd and 24th of May. There is a small chance the site will be down here and there, but I do believe I can mitigate most, if not all, of it to only an hour or two of downtime total. The bolded advice above still stands true, however. While I will endeavor to save all the reports, some may slip between my fingers. :)

I believe you will be able to view the forums, but you might be unable to while I set it in maintenance mode. The wiki will be read-only until the maintenance is complete. However, you will be able to browse the wiki at all times (Most likely).

In the event you need to contact Arcen during the downtime, please send us an email at [email protected].


As of, 6:40 PM EST, 24 May, the site is officially considered as being stable. I did just have to reboot the server, however, so you may have experienced momentary downtime just now. We do now have SSL enabled, so you can browse most of arcengames.com with a secure connection. 

Thank you for your patience regarding this matter, and many apologies for any inconvenience.
« Last Edit: May 24, 2015, 09:02:55 PM by Dominus Arbitrationis »
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Re: Site Maintenance
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2015, 12:57:48 PM »
I, for one, am super excited about the transition to the new and faster site.  And I gave Quinn the go-ahead to break as much stuff today as he needs to in order to get us transitioned over quickly.  Doing a transition without breaking anything is way harder in my experience than doing a transition where you're allowed hours and hours of downtime, so I said that as long as we're back by 8am EST tomorrow morning (the 18th), I'll be happy.
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Re: Site Maintenance
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2015, 10:15:19 PM »
This is being postponed until next weekend, at which point I can dedicate a lot more time to this. The infrastructure was really wacky for some reason (No fault of the hosts, only the OS), but I'm pretty sure it is mostly sorted out now.

I will be working on the server this entire week when I am able to, so if someone needs me shoot me an email and I'll respond a lot faster than a forum/mantis/wiki post/issue.
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Re: Site Maintenance
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2015, 11:25:39 PM »
Thanks again for all your hard work on this!
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Re: Site Maintenance
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2015, 06:39:16 AM »
Good luck during the migration, I have done this a few times myself and things will break - But after some time it really pays back :)

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Re: Site Maintenance
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2015, 07:26:52 PM »
Things are still migrating, of course, but the speed on this is already freaking incredible. :)   Happy dance bigtime for me, heh.
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Re: Site Maintenance
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2015, 08:16:45 PM »
I'd also like to point out I haven't even enabled a lot of the speed boosting stuff. :)

I just removed the forums from maintenance mode so everyone can post now, but there is the chance that the forums will horribly die as a result. For some reason there are odd fragments of the code appearing in the top of some of the pages and the error logs are going crazy with just about everything. But it seems usable so I want to see what happens.

Mantis currently has uploads disabled due to a issue with importing old attachments, which would make us choose between either old attachments or new ones. And no one wants that, so I'm going to keep working on fixing the old attachments then letting us post new ones.

Wordpress should be up and running perfectly.

The wiki is currently still down, but I just haven't gotten over it yet. It will probably be the last thing I do since comparatively few people use it and it holds less critical information.
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Re: Site Maintenance
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2015, 08:23:20 PM »
It's definitely great progress!
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Re: Site Maintenance
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2015, 09:38:29 PM »
Alright, a small update regarding the forums:

I did notice the code fragments appearing at the top of certain pages and have fixed it for a few pages. If people could give me a list of all pages affected, that would be very helpful. Mantis might be best for that, but here wouldn't be terrible either.
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Re: Site Maintenance
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2015, 11:45:58 PM »
My Messages/PM has it. That's the only place I've seen it though.

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Re: Site Maintenance
« Reply #10 on: May 24, 2015, 03:15:09 AM »
We seem to have lost the ability to upload files to Mantis -- see http://www.arcengames.com/mantisbt/view.php?id=16816 for an example.

Thanks for the work on this. Moving infrastructure that's been around for a while is never easy, and I don't envy you the job. (I've done my fair share of sysadmin work and have some idea of what's involved. You, sir, are a hero.)

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Re: Site Maintenance
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Re: Site Maintenance
« Reply #12 on: May 24, 2015, 04:50:07 AM »
Things tend to run quite smoothly so far :) Great job! :)

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Re: Site Maintenance
« Reply #13 on: May 24, 2015, 07:25:03 AM »
The wiki (this address: http://arcengames.com/mediawiki/index.php?title=Main_Page) returned that.

Quote from: Wiki
Warning: require(/var/www/html/mediawiki/includes/objectcache/ObjectCache.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /var/www/html/mediawiki/includes/AutoLoader.php on line 1009

Fatal error: require(): Failed opening required '/var/www/html/mediawiki/includes/objectcache/ObjectCache.php' (include_path='/var/www/html/mediawiki:/var/www/html/mediawiki/includes:/var/www/html/mediawiki/languages:.:/usr/share/pear:/usr/share/php') in /var/www/html/mediawiki/includes/AutoLoader.php on line 1009

Also, on Mantis, issues/suggestions that used to be marked "considering" with a cyan background are now marked "@[email protected]" and have a white background.

I hope this report help. Should I post it on Mantis? :P
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Re: Site Maintenance
« Reply #14 on: May 24, 2015, 07:49:50 AM »
Also, on Mantis, issues/suggestions that used to be marked "considering" with a cyan background are now marked "@[email protected]" and have a white background.

Fixed!
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