Migrating Sir-Toby.Com to New Hosting Provider, 2015 Edition

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Migrating Sir-Toby.Com to New Hosting Provider, 2015 Edition

Post by Sir Toby » Tue Dec 29, 2015 8:00 pm

The current hosting provider for Sir-Toby.Com is terminating their service at the end of this year, just a few days from now. I am currently investigating NearlyFreeSpeech.NET as an alternative hosting provider. Barring any unusual problems, this migration should be completed within the next day. Sir-Toby.Com will be taken down for a few hours while this migration is happening.

I will post updates to this thread when I have more information.

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Post by JH » Tue Dec 29, 2015 8:20 pm

Thanks for the info.
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Post by Sir Toby » Tue Dec 29, 2015 10:17 pm

All of my initial tests look good. I plan to proceed with the migration starting around 6:30 PM PST (UTC -0700) on December 29th, just over four hours from now. When I start, all of Sir-Toby.Com will be taken down and replaced with a "under maintenance" page. I'm guessing it will take about an hour to migrate my database data over to my new host. Once everything appears to be working, I will update my DNS entries. When you no longer see the "under maintenance" page, you will be looking at Sir-Toby.Com at its new home. I will post again in this thread when everything is complete.

The only issue I have noticed on the new host is that the server time zone is set to UTC. Extend-A-Story has no time zone handling, so all future time stamps on episodes will be in UTC, rather than Pacific Time.

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Post by Sir Toby » Wed Dec 30, 2015 3:28 am

I have completed the migration. You are reading this message on Sir-Toby.Com's new host.

There is one additional change that everyone should be aware of. Email notifications from Sir-Toby.Com will now come from "webmaster@sir-toby.com" rather than "sir-toby@sir-toby.com". If notifications from Sir-Toby.Com are being sent to your spam folder, be sure to add this new address to your address book.

I will keep an eye on things to make sure everything is working. If you see anything out of place, please let me know.

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Post by JH » Wed Dec 30, 2015 10:49 am

Thanks. Everything looks fine so far.
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Post by JH » Wed Dec 30, 2015 4:55 pm

Sir Toby wrote:...There is one additional change that everyone should be aware of. Email notifications from Sir-Toby.Com will now come from "webmaster@sir-toby.com" rather than "sir-toby@sir-toby.com"...
Are you sure about that? When I received a notification of your most recent post to this thread - presumably made after the change - it appeared to come from "sir-toby@sir-toby.com".
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Post by Sir Toby » Wed Dec 30, 2015 5:34 pm

JH wrote:
Sir Toby wrote:...There is one additional change that everyone should be aware of. Email notifications from Sir-Toby.Com will now come from "webmaster@sir-toby.com" rather than "sir-toby@sir-toby.com"...
Are you sure about that? When I received a notification of your most recent post to this thread - presumably made after the change - it appeared to come from "sir-toby@sir-toby.com".
Thank you for letting me know. I may have overlooked something. I've applied the change again. Hopefully the notification for this message will use the correct email address. Let me know if it does.

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Post by JH » Wed Dec 30, 2015 6:36 pm

Yes, this time the notification came from "webmaster".
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Post by Sir Toby » Wed Dec 30, 2015 8:29 pm

Great! I'm glad that it is working now. Thank you for your help.

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