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Guys and all others :0)

We are in the process of setting up our new server for the website. We will be greatly increasing our Ram and processor speed. We already had plenty of storage space, but lacking in the speed.

We are changing providers for hosting at the same time.

So the setup is this, we will copy and move GIM over to the new server. Make sure everything is working, and on track, that all data came thru the porthole, and so on. Once we are in the clear, we will point GIM at the new server, and remove the other server.

After we are good there and all is working aok, then comes PHASE II

Phase II is a completely new system software as I mentioned prior.

It is already in use here:
http://lifewithcannabis.com/index.php

The way in which you ad pics or vids to a post is different,

The ability to copy and paste articles into the system is much much easier, as the pics in a article migrate also.

The system is lighter weight, resulting in faster response times

Once Phase I is complete and operating aok, then Phase II will be enacted.

Over time, I will be able to add galleries, news feeds, and a new front page portal.

For now, we make the hyper jump, then we can worry about tweaking stuff later.

For now, if you want to go over to that other site and have a look around, log in, whatever, then you will get an idea of how that software operates.

It is x vbulletin guys that have developed it, and have made it lean and mean. All whom I have spoken to regarding the swap from vbulletin had 1 regret, that they didn't do it sooner.

This is my Merry Christmas to all on the board.

Scorp
 

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Rock and Roll GIM !!!!
Bring on the Future,
( Its forward and not back )
Here we go family !
Mucho thanks to Scorp for leading the pack.
:rock:
:coolbeer:
 

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yeah Hystck, it is not a decision made lightly as we have been using this software for 14 yrs now.

the decision to move from our old host was relatively easy, as there has been constant issues behind the scenes with speed, with db errors, as well as lost data. Their support personnel have always been friendly and somewhat responsive, yet I have never been confident in the answers or actions provided.

once we make the migration, then I am going to tinker with some new ideas and see how it works out, such as galleries and albums,

it will be a process, but it will definitely be a positive development
 

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If somebody is interested, for some of our graphic guys,

Looking for a new banner with the following:

-Cooler fonts
-Same verbiage
-A picture of real gold stash rather than that pic currently up there

Either post your ideas here or send it on over by pm????
or email admin@goldismoney2.com
 

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fyi,

We have moved over parts of the forum,

The main part goes tomorrow, Sat

By tomorrow evening or Sun am we should be resting on a new faster server, providing on propagation speed and all that jazz

The old site, here, will remain up until we are sure that all has made the hyper jump,

Once that is up, tested and ready to go, we turn the lights on there, and turn the lights off here.

You may have to clear your history, as the old bookmarks are probably not going to work???? The old bookmark is going to be looking for the old location, rather than the new.

Just a heads up to get prepared
 

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I think we are gonna like the new site and its progressive features...
 

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Guys and all others :0)

We are in the process of setting up our new server for the website. We will be greatly increasing our Ram and processor speed. We already had plenty of storage space, but lacking in the speed.

We are changing providers for hosting at the same time.

So the setup is this, we will copy and move GIM over to the new server. Make sure everything is working, and on track, that all data came thru the porthole, and so on. Once we are in the clear, we will point GIM at the new server, and remove the other server.

After we are good there and all is working aok, then comes PHASE II

Phase II is a completely new system software as I mentioned prior.

It is already in use here:
http://lifewithcannabis.com/index.php

The way in which you ad pics or vids to a post is different,

The ability to copy and paste articles into the system is much much easier, as the pics in a article migrate also.

The system is lighter weight, resulting in faster response times

Once Phase I is complete and operating aok, then Phase II will be enacted.

Over time, I will be able to add galleries, news feeds, and a new front page portal.

For now, we make the hyper jump, then we can worry about tweaking stuff later.

For now, if you want to go over to that other site and have a look around, log in, whatever, then you will get an idea of how that software operates.

It is x vbulletin guys that have developed it, and have made it lean and mean. All whom I have spoken to regarding the swap from vbulletin had 1 regret, that they didn't do it sooner.

This is my Merry Christmas to all on the board.

Scorp
Thanks Scorp


I'm very much in favor of the template website:
http://lifewithcannabis.com/index.php

Gold and Cannabis....only thing missing is a good bourbon
 

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The "Gold Rush" one looks neat.
 

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fyi, the transfer did not take as of yet,

the new server software is generations ahead of the existing here,
so we are going to update gim here, then give it a go again

when the data hit the other server, it was coming thru, but it was froggy

fyi is all
 

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fyi, the transfer did not take as of yet,

the new server software is generations ahead of the existing here,
so we are going to update gim here, then give it a go again

when the data hit the other server, it was coming thru, but it was froggy

fyi is all

Scorp -- Been where you are, only on the other end, where there is a screaming customer threatening my children while I work all day and night on it. (*snicker*)

I LOVE being retarded.
 

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Guys,

Just a note that nothing has happened with the site yet.

The problem is GIM puked when we took it over to the new server using the old vbulletin. The new server php wasn't playing nice with the dinosaur vbulletin.

So what we are now going to do is convert to the xenforo, then move to the new server. Xenforo is up to date with the rest of the world, then the move to the new server will go off without a hitch.

Effectively, the process is going to be reversed.

Scorp
 

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Remembering too that the loss of data will only occur when we go for the server swap, which will be after the software swap.

Should be anyway,

Also, going thru and deleting all the old styles/colors/templates out of this system prior to making the jump. Don't want to take that outdated 3rd party stuff along for the ride.

Rest assured, I have already built 2 new templates that look great besides the default
 

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relax Hystck

I got all lathered up last week thinking we could pull it off, then someone handed me a broomstick instead of a straw (clean up on aisle Mig), and here we are ............ again.

It took a full day last time to move data, so that part was interesting to me.
 

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relax Hystck

I got all lathered up last week thinking we could pull it off, then someone handed me a broomstick instead of a straw (clean up on aisle Mig), and here we are ............ again.

It took a full day last time to move data, so that part was interesting to me.
No biggee :)
But ya got me all " hot and bothered " ya did.
NOW what am I gonna do ? LMAO
Seriously though and BTW, added a coupla media items over lunch. Really like the features.
Kinda curious how all the existing media items here will translate.
 

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I created a album for you to put them in,

then put your comment below that in the album comments

fyi

after awhile, the thing is going to be flooded with stuff from everywhere,
By creating a 'album' and putting them in there, then it is easier to find as a group rather than 1sy 2sy