Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 4 guests, and 6 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Nonprofit Donations
2019 Campaign Meter
ProgressGoal
$200.00 
$2000
Paypal Donation to MA
 Trending Topics(Posts)
1.Am I still a doormat?29
2.Does anyone remember this story?3
3.Daughter says father made ominous threats if his wife sought a divorce - Portland Press Herald0
4.A Straight Spouse Of A Gay Husband Speaks Out0
5.Rise Above Past Relationship Failures - Psychology Today0
6.Toxic Relationship dynamics0
7.Ask Amy's very bad advice on affairs0
8.Women Who Don't Orgasm - Psychology Today0
9.Highspire man tried to kill wife in car crash after marriage counseling session went south, police say0
10.6 Ways to Recreate, Not Just Salvage, Your Relationship - Psychology Today0
*By replies in last 2 weeks.
In The Media(Posts)
Does anyone remember this story?3
Validation to find-win-win slutions2
Things men want3
These Are The Signs You're Dating A Narcissist3
Girlfriend's 'controlling' list of 22 rules for boyfriend goes viral: 'She sounds crazy'9
What Divorced Men Wish They Had Done Differently In Their Marriages7
Alienation of Affection / Criminal Conversation9
Would you pay your ex a 'break-up fee'? - BBC3
Delaware is now first US state to fully ban child marriage - CBS3
Nashville mayor resigns after affair, pleads guilty to theft2
more >>
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Accounting of What Happened With GoDaddy #421662
04/20/17 03:04 PM
04/20/17 03:04 PM
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 12,611
The Dark Side of the Moon
AntigoneRisen Offline OP
Board of Directors
AntigoneRisen  Offline OP
Board of Directors
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 12,611
The Dark Side of the Moon
MAers,

First of all, I want to give an accounting of where we are financially with GoDaddy. This is a good report.

In October, MA extended our hosting agreement to November 2019. GoDaddy is upgrading their hardware to remain competitive in the market, so they needed us off of their old servers. They also have to lower their monthly cost to remain competitive. So, we migrated to another server with a large credit balance.

That credit balance was used to pay them to migrate the environment, extend our hosting contract to April 2024, and extend our domain name until 2029. We also get more disk space, more RAM (memory), longer backup retention, and more monthly bandwidth.

At the end of the day, it cost $127.10 in additional money to receive all of this. Since we were planning to spend thousands to renew services in 2019, this was by far the better deal.

So, we are good as far as our domain and hosting for the foreseeable future.

Now, let's talk about what happened with the migration. There are two servers, the one we were on (source) and the one we are on now (destination). GoDaddy copied our files from the Source to the Destination the night of 4/6-4/7. However, our domain name still had members going to the old server. Thus, any new content was on the Source server but not on the Destination server. On 4/14, they switched our DNS to have our domain name point to the Destination Server.

Thus, no one could see the content beyond 4/6. It hadn't been copied to the server they were viewing. People then created new content on the Destination server.

Now we have two systems with asynchronous data. And that's a bugger to deal with. Posts, for instance, are automatically assigned a unique number by the system when they are created. With two different systems that are out of sync, the same number has been assigned to two entirely different posts.

So, I called GoDaddy, scheduled a new copy of the data from the Source to the Destination for midnight on 4/19, and ran queries to extract the data from Friday before the information on the Destination server was overwritten from the Source server.

This differential information has to be manually manipulated, since the posts will have post ids that are already in use now. That is what I am doing.

I know this is a long post, but I wanted everyone to be aware of what has happened and what is being done. I'm also not making this a global announcement, so that people can ask questions.

Thanks for your patience,
AR


Critical Thinking: The Other National Deficit

"That which can be asserted without evidence can be dismissed without evidence." - Christopher Hitchens
Re: Accounting of What Happened With GoDaddy [Re: AntigoneRisen] #421664
04/20/17 04:54 PM
04/20/17 04:54 PM
Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 318
K
kerala Offline
Member
kerala  Offline
Member
K
Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 318
That was a remarkably concise and clear explanation.

Thank you, AR, for that and for the considerable effort you must make to manually resolve the remaining gaps.

Last edited by kerala; 04/20/17 04:54 PM.
Re: Accounting of What Happened With GoDaddy [Re: AntigoneRisen] #421674
04/20/17 05:36 PM
04/20/17 05:36 PM
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 7,411
right here waiting Offline
Board of Directors
President
right here waiting  Offline
Board of Directors
President
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 7,411
Your work on this is very much appreciated, AR. Thank you!

Re: Accounting of What Happened With GoDaddy [Re: kerala] #421683
04/20/17 06:47 PM
04/20/17 06:47 PM
Joined: Feb 2012
Posts: 10,073
S
SmilingWife Offline
Global Moderator
SmilingWife  Offline
Global Moderator
S
Joined: Feb 2012
Posts: 10,073
Originally Posted By: kerala
That was a remarkably concise and clear explanation.

Thank you, AR, for that and for the considerable effort you must make to manually resolve the remaining gaps.


I agree, very easy to understand explanation of things I usually do not understand.

Thanks for all your hard work on this AR.

Re: Accounting of What Happened With GoDaddy [Re: SmilingWife] #421697
04/20/17 11:36 PM
04/20/17 11:36 PM
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 5,678
SoCal
Chrysalis Offline
Global Moderator
Chrysalis  Offline
Global Moderator
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 5,678
SoCal
Thank you so much for your hard work on all this, AR, and your capable and transparent handling of our tech needs.


Chrysalis
Re: Accounting of What Happened With GoDaddy [Re: Chrysalis] #424417
06/09/17 01:21 AM
06/09/17 01:21 AM
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 12,611
The Dark Side of the Moon
AntigoneRisen Offline OP
Board of Directors
AntigoneRisen  Offline OP
Board of Directors
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 12,611
The Dark Side of the Moon
So, I'm looking into several reported errors. I have found some errors in our server log pertaining to excessive memory (RAM) use, which doesn't make sense.

I'm investigating now, this is just one tidbit I've already discovered.


Critical Thinking: The Other National Deficit

"That which can be asserted without evidence can be dismissed without evidence." - Christopher Hitchens
Re: Accounting of What Happened With GoDaddy [Re: AntigoneRisen] #424425
06/09/17 03:38 AM
06/09/17 03:38 AM
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 3,350
Ace Offline
Advocate
Ace  Offline
Advocate
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 3,350
Hey AR,

Thanks so much for all you do. I am so glad you care enough to invest all the time and effort you generously give to keep MA running smoothly during these transitions.

We'll be patient. impatient popcorn thumbsup

Ace


We're overcoming decades of marital dysfunction including abuse, passive aggression, gas-lighting & infidelity (both of us).

Our Weird and Ongoing Story
Re: Accounting of What Happened With GoDaddy [Re: AntigoneRisen] #424500
06/10/17 04:58 PM
06/10/17 04:58 PM
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 7,411
right here waiting Offline
Board of Directors
President
right here waiting  Offline
Board of Directors
President
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 7,411
As always, AR, glad you're on the case. Thank you.

Re: Accounting of What Happened With GoDaddy [Re: right here waiting] #424505
06/10/17 08:53 PM
06/10/17 08:53 PM
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 12,611
The Dark Side of the Moon
AntigoneRisen Offline OP
Board of Directors
AntigoneRisen  Offline OP
Board of Directors
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 12,611
The Dark Side of the Moon
The reason it makes no sense is that our last server ran the exact same software, had less memory, and we didn't have this problem.

Just for additional info.


Critical Thinking: The Other National Deficit

"That which can be asserted without evidence can be dismissed without evidence." - Christopher Hitchens
Re: Accounting of What Happened With GoDaddy [Re: AntigoneRisen] #427076
07/29/17 03:19 PM
07/29/17 03:19 PM
Joined: Oct 2010
Posts: 775
S
silverado Offline
Member
silverado  Offline
Member
S
Joined: Oct 2010
Posts: 775
AR,
My computer is throwing up warnings that this site is unsafe and contains Malware all of the sudden. Has anyone else reported this or can you thing of a reason this might be happening?


Moderated by  Fiddler 

Newest Members
shattered72, Broken19, Amadhy, Farnell, 805bail
2044 Registered Users
Latest Topics(Posts)
Does anyone remember this story?3
COVID019: SBA loans for businesses, homeowners and renters5
How are you all doing?7
Combated Gaslighting11
Help! Hubby of 26 years having affair with former co-worker203
Article: My Husband Didn’t Come Home One Night1
How To Spot A Narcissist—And Deal With All Their Manipulative BS1
Just updating... things do get better over time.5
Validation to find-win-win slutions2
Affair World1
Community Information
2044Members
1Penalty Box
6Suspended

42

Forums
8482Topics
462535Posts
 
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1.1
(Release build 20180111)
Page Time: 0.019s Queries: 14 (0.004s) Memory: 3.2001 MB (Peak: 3.4062 MB) Zlib enabled in php.ini Server Time: 2020-05-25 08:14:43 UTC