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ATTN: Migration Testing Update

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Taylor, Mar 1, 2012.

  1. Taylor

    Taylor Former Stratics CEO (2011-2014)
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    Migration Testing Update

    We performed a test migration this past weekend. Although it took some time to get our brand new server configured properly, the migration proceeded smoothly. Users, usergroups, forums, threads, posts, private messages, profile comments, avatars, etc., were all migrated successfully.

    Four things are not migrated by the system. First, user albums are not transferred. We will be researching a new user album plugin. Meanwhile, user albums will continue to be accessible on OLD forums. Second, any locally-hosted signatures are not transferred. Instructions for adding your signature to the NEW forums are located here. Third, infraction histories are not transferred. We will reference and restore old histories on a case-by-case basis. Ideally, we will not have a need to review these histories and your shiny, new accounts will remain spotless. Finally, themes are not transferred. I have done my best to re-create the primary Stratics theme, UO Classic. I am trying to contract a developer to make two new, custom themes for us, but these are not yet complete. Also, we would be thrilled to review user or staff-submitted themes for inclusion in our repertoire of themes.

    In light of our ongoing technical challenges with vBulletin, as well as our successful test migration, we will be proceeding with the migration to XenForo according to plan. Please find a schedule of events, a set of contingency plans, and update communiqué mediums below.

    Migration: Schedule of Events

    Friday, 2 March 2012

    09:00 PM EST: OLD Stratics Forums placed into maintenance mode
    09:01 PM EST: Forum migration process begins

    Saturday, 3 March 2012

    10:00 AM EST: Plugins, theme installed and tested on NEW forums
    01:00 PM EST: Permissions set and tested on NEW forums; OLD forums closed to new users, posts
    05:00 PM EST: OLD forums taken out of maintenance mode; NEW forums open for business

    *If we can open the NEW forums sooner, we will do so.

    Contingency Plans

    A. If aspects of migration fail, launch timeframe extended by 24 hours to 05:00 PM EST on Sunday, 4 March. This will allow us to restart the migration, install plugins, make appropriate adjustments to permissions, and conduct tests.

    B. If aspects of second attempt fail, OLD forums reopened at 05:00 PM EST on Sunday, 4 March. Migration rescheduled.

    C. If migration is successful, but the sky falls, the OLD forums reopened at 05:00 PM EST on Sunday, 4 March. Migration rescheduled.

    D. If everything crashes and burns, I will have several drinks, then jump off a bridge.

    Updates

    Updates will be published on our Facebook page and via Twitter.

    Facebook: Stratics | Facebook
    Twitter: Stratics.com (@Stratics) Twitter
     
  2. Cirno

    Cirno Purple Pony Princess
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    Looking forward to it :)

    *Hides the buttons from Airmid*
     
  3. AirmidCecht

    AirmidCecht twitch.tv/airmid
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    OR you could have a few stiff drinks and push ME off a bridge :D

    We NEED you!
     
  4. Petra Fyde

    Petra Fyde Peerless Chatterbox
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    You stay away from bridges. Trolls hide under bridges and we've already got more than enough of those. :D
     
  5. Tazar

    Tazar Guest

    I know the perfect bridge for you to use...
     

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  6. AdamD

    AdamD Guest

    Best of luck on the conversion, It'll be interesting to see how it turns out for you.

    Posted a link to this thread on UOF incase people miss this one.

    Good luck! :thumbsup:
     
  7. Sevin0oo0

    Sevin0oo0 Guest

    Good Luck, see ya on the other side, I'll keep FB tuned.
     
  8. Taylor

    Taylor Former Stratics CEO (2011-2014)
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    Stratics Forums will be placed into maintenance mode in approximately 20 minutes at 9:00 PM EST. Updates will be posted on our Facebook page and on our Twitter feed: [url="http://www.twitter.com/Stratics]@stratics[/url].