FABO moving to new servers soon!

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  1. Joeychgo

    Joeychgo FABO Administrator Staff Member

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    Just to give you guys a little notice...

    FABO is moving to new servers soon. More storage space, twice the ram, faster processors. For those of you who don't speak techno-geek, it basically means we're moving to bigger and faster servers.

    I don't have a specific date yet, but it should be within the next 2 weeks or so.

    DO NOT PANIC! I expect this will be smooth and easy. Only thing you guys will notice is a few hours of downtime one night. We are basically going to just copy the site over to the new servers. The site isn't changing, so nothing new for you guys to learn.

    Just wanted to let you guys know so you wouldn't be surprised by the downtime.

    Now we return you to your regularly scheduled program...
     
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    • Alaskan_TA

      Alaskan_TA Well-Known Member

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      Well, there is always something new to learn. ;-)
       
    • lilfontleroy

      lilfontleroy annoyinglilLeroy

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      why does every IT person in the world ALWAYS say that? :lol::poke::poke:
       
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      • flingdingo

        flingdingo Well-Known Member

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        Just be sure to keep the old servers in a box in the garage in case you ever want to put FABO back to stock!
         
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        • Joeychgo

          Joeychgo FABO Administrator Staff Member

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          because that's how we plan it...
           
        • lilfontleroy

          lilfontleroy annoyinglilLeroy

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          Custer had a plan too :steering::BangHead:


          :eek::lol:
           
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          • Joeychgo

            Joeychgo FABO Administrator Staff Member

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            Gee, thanks for your confidence. :)
             
          • lilfontleroy

            lilfontleroy annoyinglilLeroy

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            no lack of confidence, you seem to know what you're doing :D but it's computer juju

            JM2C make sure you have your backups done
             
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            • MoparLeo

              MoparLeo NRA BENEFACTOR LEVEL LIFE MEMBER FABO Gold Member

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              :thankyou::thumbsup:
               
            • barbee6043

              barbee6043 barbee 6043 FABO Gold Member

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              I eagerly await!
               
            • R4Sedan

              R4Sedan Larry

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              Thanks for the heads up
               
            • mopowers

              mopowers Well-Known Member

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              I'm sure some folks will still find something about the new servers to bitch about.
               
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              • George Jets

                George Jets 1967 Dart 2 Door FABO Gold Member

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                All sounds good, glad you are able to keep on top of it all !

                I am quite surprised at the amount of Data that comes into FABO on a daily basis and is being stored on the servers. That takes some massive hard drive capacity on the servers like 10,000 Tera-Bites or more. Text is not quite so bad, but all the pictures take about a hundred times the space of text being there are so many pixels in each picture to store.

                Thanks again for keeping things going.

                Enjoying the Site . . .
                 
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                • RustyRatRod

                  RustyRatRod I was born on a Monday. Not last Monday. FABO Gold Member

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                  Is this going to the secret location in the Sierra Nevadas in the government underground bunker that doesn't exist and you caint tell us about?
                   
                • SGBARRACUDA

                  SGBARRACUDA ROY FABO Gold Member

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                  Down 2-3 hours! What am I gonna do. I hope this comes with some free counseling ! Oh no Oh no Oh no, 246 toothpicks, Mom we have a situation!
                   
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                  • Dartnut

                    Dartnut Don't hate me because i'm beautiful

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                    Will we have to tip the new servers?
                     
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