Server upgrades tomorrow (Monday)

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  1. Mar 17, 2019
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    Niall All Powerful Super Being Staff

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    Update: Server Upgrades Complete

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    Tomorrow morning from around 9am GMT we'll be undergoing a major server upgrade. This will result in downtime of hopefully no more than 3-4 hours.

    A holding page will be in place during the upgrade with semi-regular updates on progress.

    The main task is moving the database from the existing servers to the new ones. We'll also be taking the opportunity to do some long overdue database tweaks which were difficult to perform while the site was running on the current servers.

    Once the site is live on the new servers you will be logged out, so you will need to log back in. Please make sure you know your password otherwise you'll have to go through the password reset process.

    Also, login will be disabled on the new servers for the first 30 minutes or so to make sure everything is working smoothly from a "read-only" perspective. We'll then open up logins and the upgrade will be complete.

    Hopefully the new servers will see an end to our good friend the "cannae take the strain" page (although if we have another night like Paris these new servers may well feel the heat too).

    If you experience Caf Turkey during this outage please contact your local health professional for support in this difficult time.

    See you on the other side :)
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2019
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    Cloud7 Full Member

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    What am I supposed to do without the caf for 4 1/2 hours :(
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    Sied I..erm..love U2, baby?

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    I'd grown fond of cannae take the strain captain
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    Florida Man Cartoon expert and crap superhero

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    Catt Ole's at the wheel!

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    This means I have to work :(
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    tenpoless Full Member

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    No more she cannae take the strain capt'n. :drool:
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    MaxiPaxi likes to shove his mum's boiled eggs up his rectum

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    I'm going to miss the captain. :(
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    Schmiznurf Caf Representative in Mafia Championship

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    Good job i'll be at the gym tomorrow then.
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    Sunny Jim Full Member

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    Do you guys rememer that week or 8 days when they Caf was down?? Happened 6 years ago or summat. That was really a difficult time for me.
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    Water Melon before it dries out, eh

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    Thanks @Niall and everyone else involved for this. It takes time, effort, money so well and truly appreciated!
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    niMic Curvy gay Scout

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    altodevil Just another Duffy

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    Wonder if you could track that date by looking at births in and around Manchester exactly 9 months after.
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    Random Task Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018

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    The downtime period may run longer than anticipated so it will be handy to get some tips.
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    LuisNaniencia Sky Sports called my bluff

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    mazhar13 Full Member

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    9 a.m. sounds like a perfect time to start the upgrade. For you lot who are on the Caf 24/7, at least it'll allow you to be productive at work. :)
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    Water Melon before it dries out, eh

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    Catt Ole's at the wheel!

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    We're going to be exhausted tomorrow evening.
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    kouroux 45k posts to finally achieve this tagline

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    Noooo. The timing couldn't be worse :( Right in the middle of my boring meeting
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    Catt Ole's at the wheel!

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    Reserved for the the husband now.
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    Dwazza Gunnar Solskjær Lutefisk is it!

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    FFS now I will have to do work? The state of this place.
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    RobinLFC Cries when Liverpool doesn't get praised

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    You work in the middle of the night?
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    Dwazza Gunnar Solskjær Lutefisk is it!

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    No, I just assume it will take longer than Niall suggests.
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    Damien Self-Aware RedCafe Database (and Admin) Staff

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    I have faith that Niall will manage the upgrade on time with no delays at all.
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    Pexbo has never watched Star Wars

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    @Niall

    Are you updating Xenforo at the same time or is that further down the pipeline?
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    Damien Self-Aware RedCafe Database (and Admin) Staff

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    Not Niall but from what I'm aware that is a bit further down the line.
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    Niall All Powerful Super Being Staff

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    That’s most likely coming in the off-season.
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    Catt Ole's at the wheel!

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    It was real fun. Could hardly access for like two ours.

    Thanks @Niall for your hard work. I love this forum.
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    Pexbo has never watched Star Wars

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    Ahh ok, great stuff. Do you know any new features we can look forward to?
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    Schmiznurf Caf Representative in Mafia Championship

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    Automatic bannings for people who say it's our year and who say the spurs stadium will be ready by so and so date even though evidence shows otherwise.
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    Niall All Powerful Super Being Staff

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    stu_1992 Full Member

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    Thankfully this is happening on a bank holiday for me, otherwise work would have been a whole lot more boring for half the day.
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    Mr Anderson Eats, shoots, leaves

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