Good News Everyone!
Working with my provider we were able to restore an old backup of the Thumbbot (https://www.deviantart.com/thumbbot) server to temporary machine. Last night I was able to get it running and copy the application and mysqldump to my local machine and an external drive (being cautious this time.) Also last night I moved the database and application onto their new home, a machine running Ubuntu 12.10. At this point there are a few lingering python dependencies that I need to resolve as a result of the old code in Thumbbot (Python 2.6 for those who are wondering) and once that's all taken care of we'll be back up and running. My current timeline is to have hi
UPDATE - Mar 9th: http://omniomi.deviantart.com/journal/Thumbbot-Update-370637589
It has obviously been longer than I had suggested it would be to migrate the server that Thumbbot lived on and he's still not back... So where is he?
The issue that necessitated the maintenance was a server so seriously out of date that the only way to update the OS was to complete reinstall it (I have been hosting Thumbbot for over 3 years). Before I blew away the server I took backups of Thumbbot's database and application directories and then did my work. I setup the new server and and installed a few things that I needed on it but was having performance is
Planned Maintenance: Thumbbot
Date: March 15th, 2013
Estimated Downtime: 1-3 days
- Thumbbot / Trivia
What this means to you:
- Thumbbot will be down while the server it lives on is completely rebuilt. During the maintenance Thumbbot will not appear in chatrooms and will be inaccessible in any way. The server is currently running Ubuntu 9.10 which is ridiculously out of date and although the server has an amazing 1054 days uptime it needs some work.