Upgrading server OS, downtime required

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Upgrading server OS, downtime required

Post by Corran » Fri Aug 21, 2015 1:34 am

Hi Everyone,

Before I get to the point of this post, I’d first like to apologize to those that have previously volunteered to help get the Org to a better place back in May. Phade’s call to action, while appreciated, was not very well coordinated with those currently performing work on the website and we were not ready for the help. As a result, people have been left hanging, wondering if things were really changing for the better. We are honestly still not ready for your help, but we have been busy making changes to get us to the point where everyone who wants to help can participate.

Some of the changes we have been working on require versions of server software that we are not yet using. While we are able to make progress on code using test machines, we cannot integrate the new changes into the website until this software has been upgraded. The original plan was to wait for the new server hardware to be purchased, installed in the data center, and setup with the latest and greatest OS and programs. As noted by Phade recently however, not only is the server being replaced, it is potentially getting moved to another data center entirely. Phade’s search of a new home for the server will take time, and we don’t want to remain blocked in our other efforts in the meantime. As a result, we have decided to perform in-place upgrades of the Org’s software.

Performing an in-place upgrade means that we will need to take the website down for a maintenance period. The first downtime will occur this weekend at approx. Sunday, August 23, 2015 at 7:00:00 AM UTC (3 AM EST/Midnight PST). The downtime could be anywhere from 3-10 hours depending on how things go. We will likely have additional maintenance after this which will probably occur the following weekend. If we require the additional maintenance periods we will send out details as needed. This has been done.

This work will pave the way for future changes. Many of these should be largely invisible (hopefully) such as necessary changes to authentication and underlying code. Others will be more visible. We will send out further information about these changes as things progress. If you have already volunteered in the thread requesting volunteers, then please know that we acknowledge your desire to help, and that we will be in touch with you when we have gotten the site to a state where others can help.

Thank you for your patience.

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Re: Upgrading server OS, downtime required

Post by Mol » Sun Aug 23, 2015 7:15 am

Hope it went well! It's good to see things movin' Lookin forward to next updates :dino:
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Re: Upgrading server OS, downtime required

Post by Corran » Sun Aug 23, 2015 7:23 am

M'o'l wrote:Hope it went well! It's good to see things movin' Lookin forward to next updates :dino:
Everything should be back up and working at this point. :) If you notice any issues, please let us know. We will be scheduling downtime again tentatively for next weekend. We will send out more info later into the week with details.

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Re: Upgrading server OS, downtime required

Post by Corran » Tue Sep 01, 2015 11:29 am

Unfortunately, due to illness, the upgrade last weekend was postponed. In the meantime, we will be updating the site login system sometime this week, potentially today. No issues are expected, but if you find yourself having difficulty logging in after this happens, first try to login via the forum as any problems that do occur would likely be encountered outside the forum. From there, go to the Site Help and Feedback forum to post the issues you've found.

Please send email if you can not log in at either location. See this thread for contact info: http://www.animemusicvideos.org/forum/v ... 4&t=100721

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Re: Upgrading server OS, downtime required

Post by Corran » Tue Sep 01, 2015 10:39 pm

The login system has been updated. Please refer to my previous post for what to do if you encounter issues.

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Re: Upgrading server OS, downtime required

Post by derobert » Sat Sep 05, 2015 4:48 pm

We are performing another maintenance at 3am EDT. The website and forums will be down until the maintenance is completed. Again, if you have any issues getting into the site after we give the "all clear" on Facebook or Twitter, please let us know at admin@animemusicvideos.org .
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Re: Upgrading server OS, downtime required

Post by Kisagi » Sat Sep 05, 2015 11:01 pm

Cool :up:
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Re: Upgrading server OS, downtime required

Post by derobert » Sun Sep 06, 2015 3:44 am

Should all be back up now.
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Re: Upgrading server OS, downtime required

Post by Mol » Sun Sep 06, 2015 11:47 pm

Seems like it started swallowing opinions. Sometimes it takes them sometimes it doesn't.
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Re: Upgrading server OS, downtime required

Post by Corran » Mon Sep 07, 2015 1:40 am

Hi M'o'l. Do you recall under what circumstances it appeared to fail and when it appeared to work? In order to fix we will need to be able to reproduce the error.

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Re: Upgrading server OS, downtime required

Post by Mol » Mon Sep 07, 2015 2:00 am

Mhm dunno if it matters but it seems random. Tho it feels like it swallows easier one liners than a bunch of text in all fields.
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Re: Upgrading server OS, downtime required

Post by Mol » Mon Sep 07, 2015 2:08 am

i did a quick test on 3 vids and amount of text (not sure if all 3 fields matter). Seems to be the issue.
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Re: Upgrading server OS, downtime required

Post by Corran » Mon Sep 07, 2015 2:22 am

So the less text the better, or more text the better? Is this with the pop up opinion form found after rating a video, or by clicking on the submit opinion link on the video profile page?

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Re: Upgrading server OS, downtime required

Post by Mol » Mon Sep 07, 2015 3:17 am

Less is better.
Road nr1 test no1: go from spotlighted vid from main to preview (not rating stars given yet). Click it's title to leave and click submit op:Fail when pasting some text from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sexual_reproduction into all fields.
Road nr 2 test no2 Then go again to video via website from member's main page /pending stars. Paste text from wikipedia all 3 fields=fail.
test nr. 3 -ll- Paste text into 2 fields from wikipedia =fail
test nr. 4 disable adblock(oops forgot i have dis). Paste into 1st field only=fail
test nr. 5 write one liner in all 3 fields:success

Road nr3
Go to forum pick vid i already rated:
Test nr1 paste into all 3 fields text from wiki =fail
test nr2 2 fields text from http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/text.html 16.4=fail
test nr3 1 field same text:fail
test n4 various one liner in all 3 fields:fail
test nr 5:one liner into one field: success

Road nr4
Go to local downloads, rate whatever left there pick a vid from list of already rated:
Test nr 1 paste text from http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/text.html 16.4 into all:fail
Test nr 2. 2 fields without rating (since i already did): fail
Test nr 3. 1 field:fail
Test no4. various one-liners into all:success

:dino:
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Re: Upgrading server OS, downtime required

Post by Mol » Mon Sep 07, 2015 6:48 am

Actually editing ops can be added to it too i think. Thought it worked fine until i double checked on one i edited recently. D:
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