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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 2:54 pm    Post subject: Physical server moves IP changes  Reply with quote

This is advanced warning that the servers the forums are on are due to be moved to another rack.

One result of this will be "some" down time.

The other rather more relevant fact is that the IP addresses will all change

This is a royal PITA but cannot be avoided.

If you are on your own domain and that domain is not using myff.org DNS then we will not be able to change it for you and the own domain will cease to work.

Sorry for any inconvenience, but this is ultimately an upgrade as the racks are much better in terms of power and network redundancy.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can you give us advance warning of when and the new IP please?

Our forum is forced redirect to our domain so won't work until the ip address is changed.

Could we point our DNS at you before the move rather than just having an ip address A record?
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I've just tried to add our domain to your free service but it says it's already defined so won't let me ...
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It will already be on the system so if you are using our DNS service by pointing your domain DNS to use :
ns1.myff.org
ns2.myff.org
ns3.myff.org
ns4.myff.org

it should work now and should work seamlessly apart from when the actual forum is moved.
Basically this will be a two phase thing, first the forums proxy will be cloned, this will have a new ip and all addresses we control will be changed.
At this point nothing will go down as users will either see the old or new address and both will work. Later the old ip will die as its physical machine gets moved.
The forums themselves will firstly be live snapshotted as a safety measure, then their machines will be moved rack. This is taking 1-2 hours at the moment, we know this as we are shifting loads of machines right now, but have not yet done any with forums on.
It's looking to be Monday when we start flipping proxy addresses, as the cloning is just about to start.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok great, will give it a go, thanks.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Ok great, will give it a go, thanks.


Moved over ... all looking good. Hopefully this will reduce our downtime. Thanks
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 7:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Forum is resolving fine, what I forgot though is that now using your dns all our email against the domain are now broken.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 7:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

give me the records you need and I will add them.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 7:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are several mailbox's hosted by our registrar 1and1 plus a load of forwards. Not just MX records.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 7:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

myff admin wrote:
Basically this will be a two phase thing, first the forums proxy will be cloned, this will have a new ip and all addresses we control will be changed.
At this point nothing will go down as users will either see the old or new address and both will work. Later the old ip will die as its physical machine gets moved.


I think I will go with just updating the A record @ 1&1 as soon as you say the new one is live. If you could let me have the IP address ASAP that would be great. Hopefully the users DNS will move over to the new address in time before the old address dies. I have now control over the 1&1 TTL setting so it will be a fingers crossed approach.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 7:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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It's looking to be Monday when we start flipping proxy addresses, as the cloning is just about to start.


Any progress updates you can give please?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you manage your own DNS and your forums ip was:

109.169.13.135

it now needs to be:

78.129.139.242

Please note the new ip is on a place on our internal network that is not exactly next door to the actual forum at the moment, this means it may be a little slower, though the connection seems stable enough right now.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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We are still experiencing problems accessing our site using our own domain name http://morrisminorowners.co.uk, the http://mog.myfreeforum.org address works fine. I have checked dns setting (1and1) the results appear to be correct:

Domain name : morrisminorowners.co.uk
IP Address (A-Record) : 78.129.139.242
Name server 1: ns3.myff.org
Name server 2: ns2.myff.org
Name server 3: ns4.myff.org
Name server 4: ns1.myff.org

Should we still be experiencing issues? The problem seems to be a bit sporadic.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 12:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your domain was spotted as having an issue late in the process. I apologise for that.
On further examination there was still a record, again I apologise that has now been fixed.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 4:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for your swift action, and for supplying a first rate service.

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