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Upgrading our servers

Hi folks, our servers are being upgraded – this is why our forums are down. I am sorry that there was no notice. We knew it was going to happen, but didn’t realize it would happen so soon. FWIW, this

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New Forum Calendar to be installed — if the installation fails, we may restore-to-backup

I’m planning to install a new forum calendar tonight. I plan to back up the entire forum tonight before attempting the modification. If the modification fails, I may have to restore-to-back, thereby wiping out any activity on the forums after

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Too many connections error

I’m checking with our webhost why we maxed out our SQL connections again. This happened over Christmas and we responded by raising the limit on the number of connections. When this occurred just now, I took a peek at our

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Forum Upgrade planned for Tue 4 May 2010

This Tue, 4 May, I am planning to upgrade the forum software to the current version of phpBB3. As in previous upgrades, you can expect: 1. us to backup the entire database the night before the upgrade — when the

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Upgrading to the latest phpBB

Hi folks I’m upgrading the forums to the latest version of phpBB3. If there are any major problems along the way, I may ask our web host to restore the latest 24 hour back up of our website. This means

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We’re back! Software upgraded at long last

Our upgrade is done! After 3 days of trying (and a week after my first attempt), I have succeeded in updating the database and files to the latest version of phpBB. This means that we have a more stable and

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Restoring to back up and then will try again tonight

“I didn’t fail the test, I just found 100 ways to do it wrong” – Benjamin Franklin My latest attempt to upgrade the software didn’t work. I have asked the good folks at HostExpress to restore the site to our

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Under-construction

I took the website offline this morning around 6am (Shanghai/Taipei time) and have temporarily switched it back on for testing. Part 1 of the 2-part software upgrade seems to be stable. I’ve tested posting and replying, as well as PMing

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