I'm Upgrading! :) Please Delete Private Messages

Discussion in 'Teacher Time Out' started by Amanda, Sep 11, 2015.

  1. Amanda

    Amanda Administrator Staff Member

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    Hi everyone!

    At long last the forum is being upgraded. It has been a while since this was planned, but I ran into some health issues and had to take a time out from everything.

    The forum has to be closed during the upgrade to ensure everything gets moved over. It will go more quickly if we can delete as much as possible. Right now, private messages alone take 25 minutes to transfer. If you can go in and delete any private messages that you no longer need, that could shave off a few minutes. Every little bit helps!

    The biggest time will be spent converting the 1.6 million posts. I am hoping that I'll be able to do this in one overnight session so you won't be without the forum for very long. :cool:

    The new & improved forum will be easy to use on your phone and we'll move into the latest 2015 technology. We are long overdue for an update!

    I'm not sure how long it will be before the new forum release, but I will keep you updated. I am in the testing stages right now.
     
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  3. Caesar753

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    Done!

    I'm so excited for an upgrade!! :2up:

    Thanks for everything you do, Amanda!!
     
  4. MrsC

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    Doing it right now!
     
  5. catnfiddle

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    So glad you're faring better, Sitemistress Amanda!
     
  6. Linguist92021

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    done :) it only took 20 seconds lol.
     
  7. smalltowngal

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    I'm doing it right now!! And I'm glad to hear that you are feeling better, Amanda!
     
  8. TeacherNY

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    Done!
     
  9. ku_alum

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    Thanks, Amanda!
     
  10. DizneeTeachR

    DizneeTeachR Virtuoso

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    Can't wait... Going to delete now...

    Done.... Don't forget to delete from sent folder too. :)
     
  11. Amanda

    Amanda Administrator Staff Member

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    Thanks everyone!
     
  12. SpecialPreskoo

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    Done!
     
  13. bros

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    Done, I understand how annoying giant databases can be to upgrade. Done it myself a few times with some forums I run. One took 3 hours just to convert the database - then I had to make sure everything actually converted properly - then install needed add-ons/mods/packages/whatever you want to call it
     
  14. YoungTeacherGuy

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    I am so looking forward to the new and improved AtoZ. This is my favorite place on the net!
     
  15. Amanda

    Amanda Administrator Staff Member

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    So far the posts have been running for about 5 hours and only 82% done. This is just the test. I'd heard horror stories of conversions that took days so I'm glad it can be done mostly overnight. :)

    After I get this test done, I'll be installing customizations then resetting everything and doing it all over again for real. So far, it's looking great.... I can't wait!
     
  16. TeacherGroupie

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    All deleted.

    Hugs and thanks, Amanda.
     
  17. MrsC

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    Didn't say it earlier, but THANK YOU, Amanda for all that you do.
     
  18. MsMar

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    Thank you for everything you do Amanda!

    Deleted my inbox as well as sent messages :).
     
  19. ChristyF

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    Done! Thanks so much, Amanda!
     
  20. 3Sons

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    All cleared out. Thanks again
     
  21. ECE ABC

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    i'm deleting too..can i change my screen name during this process since I am not a Sub any longer......not for 4 years =)
     
  22. MikeTeachesMath

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    Done :)
     
  23. FarFromHome

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    Done!
     
  24. yellowdaisies

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    Done. Thank you! :)
     
  25. bros

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    One time I ran a test upgrade on my beta server instead of my production server and it went fine.

    Then I ran it on the production server and.. boom - the upgraded database didn't work.

    Turned out i had the memory values for the SQL config not to the ones on the beta server (I had been playing around on the beta server to find the best values for InnoDB speed optimization and forgot to port it over once I found a good value to settle on). Then it worked.
     
  26. Ms. I

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    Done! I can't wait to see how it looks!
     
  27. bros

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    The new version of VBulletin looks pretty nice. It can be a bit peculiar on very out-of-date browsers, but that shouldn't be a worry. Other than that, only concerns would be server-side, but this site seems to have a very robust server - so it would be able to handle the small stress increase on the resources.
     
  28. teacherintexas

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    I kept 14. I hope that's okay.

    Thanks for all you do!
     
  29. Missy

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    Thanks!
     
  30. smalltowngal

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    Yes, thank you, Amanda, for all that you do!! This is the best place on the internets!
     
  31. TeacherGroupie

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    You can save them by downloading them, teacherintexas. Your private-message page has three links at the bottom that can be used to download all your PMs all at once. I've used only the version that downloads as basic text: it creates a file and dumps all the messages into it, with minimal headers (to, from, date and time) for each.
     
  32. Amanda

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    It's no problem is you keep some. :)
     
  33. Amanda

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    I'm moving away from vBulletin, actually. We'll be using Xenforo which is developed by the original vBulletin developers.

    This site currently is run by two dedicated servers. vBulletin has always been a resource hog.
     
  34. lucybelle

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    Done! Thanks for all the hard work you do here! :)
     
  35. czacza

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    Yay, Amanda...thanks for keeping us up to date and refreshed....this site is so easy to use, interact and connect. Looking forward to seeing what's upcoming!
     
  36. bros

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    I moved a few sites I run off of vBull a little while ago because it is such a resource hog. I've heard great things about Xenforo, haven't had a chance to try it out extensively, though.
     

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