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Sigh,
In order to move the domains to the new VPS server from the Shared Hosting server, I'll have to have some wxforum.net/cumuluswiki.wxforum.net downtime as the domains are transfered.  Sadly, the only way to do that at present is to remove the domains from the shared package (which causes them to disappear from the internet), transfer the domains to new DNS servers (may take 24-48 hrs), then add them to the VPS package with new name servers.

This also will include northamericanweather.net in this outage, and Chris (SLOweather) has agreed to the transfer.  I'm waiting to hear from Chris (capeweather) about the wxforum.net domain movement.

I'll keep y'all informed via this thread, and via the message box messages.  No firm date/time has been set, but it will likely be a Saturday.

Best regards,
Ken

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Re: One more wxforum.net (and cumuluswiki.wxforum.net) outage coming...
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2020, 11:55:32 AM »
It's time to start the transfer process for the wxforum.net domain.  While the transfer is in flight, wxforum.net and cumuluswiki.wxforum.net may vanish from the net.  Please be patient.. we'll be back and fully on the new VPS hosting after the transfer is complete.

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Re: One more wxforum.net (and cumuluswiki.wxforum.net) outage coming...
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2020, 06:48:24 PM »
Transfer has begun.  The wxforum.net domain should transfer by 25-Jan-2020 to the new registrar, and will likely wink off the net as the original DNS SOA expires.

Sorry, but unavoidable -- the registration transfer process has a up to 6 day delay from accepted start of transfer to completion.
The wxforum.net transfer is to complete Jan 25 2020  5:52PM (Eastern?)
The northamericanweather.net process is to complete January 22, 2020.

I'll put the forum in maintenance mode when the DNS SOA winks out on the net.

Edit: left it in normal mode to see who might be able to access it despite no DNS SOA.  Surprise, a few users and a bunch of 'guests'.
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Re: One more wxforum.net (and cumuluswiki.wxforum.net) outage coming...
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2020, 01:12:08 PM »
All quiet here now. Seems weird. Just waiting for the domain transfer to complete. Another couple more days.
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Re: One more wxforum.net (and cumuluswiki.wxforum.net) outage coming...
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2020, 01:12:41 AM »
And... we're back.  The domain was transferred to ionos 2020-01-26T05:21:35Z (25-Jan-2020 22:21 Pacific) and I've connected it to the site.

Email connection may not be entirely fixed .. I'll check in the morning.

Welcome back!
 
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Re: One more wxforum.net (and cumuluswiki.wxforum.net) outage coming...
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2020, 01:32:21 AM »
I missed not being able to access it for so long. I hadn't realized that it was planned.

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Re: One more wxforum.net (and cumuluswiki.wxforum.net) outage coming...
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2020, 01:35:08 AM »
Planned, yes.. expecting the 6 day ICANN transfer delay, not so much.
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Re: One more wxforum.net (and cumuluswiki.wxforum.net) outage coming...
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2020, 02:27:34 AM »
Happy that you are back up and running. It's been a long few days.  [tup] =D> \:D/
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Re: One more wxforum.net (and cumuluswiki.wxforum.net) outage coming...
« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2020, 04:09:42 AM »
good to see it back ...
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Re: One more wxforum.net (and cumuluswiki.wxforum.net) outage coming...
« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2020, 04:15:53 AM »
Grz with the transfert.
Nice to have the forum back.
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Re: One more wxforum.net (and cumuluswiki.wxforum.net) outage coming...
« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2020, 04:55:34 AM »
Planned, yes.. expecting the 6 day ICANN transfer delay, not so much.

Welcome Back, Yes 6 days was definitely too long for a transfer.

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Re: One more wxforum.net (and cumuluswiki.wxforum.net) outage coming...
« Reply #11 on: January 26, 2020, 06:33:38 AM »
It was a long wait, indeed, and although it wasn't expected I think it was well worth it.  Welcome back, and thanks again, Ken, for another in a long list of jobs well done! [tup]
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Re: One more wxforum.net (and cumuluswiki.wxforum.net) outage coming...
« Reply #12 on: January 26, 2020, 07:17:24 AM »
Welcome back. Had bad withdrawals! :shock:
 

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Re: One more wxforum.net (and cumuluswiki.wxforum.net) outage coming...
« Reply #13 on: January 26, 2020, 07:29:43 AM »
Guess I missed the downtime post. Thought the forum was gone for good.

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Re: One more wxforum.net (and cumuluswiki.wxforum.net) outage coming...
« Reply #14 on: January 26, 2020, 09:07:14 AM »
LG!  Life is good, again.  WX forum is back online!
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Re: One more wxforum.net (and cumuluswiki.wxforum.net) outage coming...
« Reply #15 on: January 26, 2020, 10:54:04 AM »
That seemed like months not days!
Happy to have the site back for my daily "fix"! [tup]
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Re: One more wxforum.net (and cumuluswiki.wxforum.net) outage coming...
« Reply #16 on: January 26, 2020, 11:46:40 AM »
Patience is a virtue.  Thank you Ken.
All can enjoy again,
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Re: One more wxforum.net (and cumuluswiki.wxforum.net) outage coming...
« Reply #17 on: January 26, 2020, 12:09:07 PM »
 [tup] :grin:

So happy to see WXForum back on the air again.

Thanks a ton for Ken and the work that he puts in for what many consider "just a hobby" I have very much enjoyed the data and support that I have found at this site.

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Re: One more wxforum.net (and cumuluswiki.wxforum.net) outage coming...
« Reply #18 on: January 26, 2020, 01:24:53 PM »
LG!  Life is good, again.  WX forum is back online!

So is your adorable dog.

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Re: One more wxforum.net (and cumuluswiki.wxforum.net) outage coming...
« Reply #19 on: January 26, 2020, 01:40:43 PM »
Ken,

Thanks for all the heavy lifting. =D>

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Re: One more wxforum.net (and cumuluswiki.wxforum.net) outage coming...
« Reply #20 on: January 26, 2020, 01:43:15 PM »
I thought I was going to pass out! #-o
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Re: One more wxforum.net (and cumuluswiki.wxforum.net) outage coming...
« Reply #21 on: January 26, 2020, 01:52:34 PM »
I'm sure Ken appreciates all of the thank you's and accolades...  For anyone who hasn't made a donation in awhile, now would be a good time!!
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Re: One more wxforum.net (and cumuluswiki.wxforum.net) outage coming...
« Reply #22 on: January 30, 2020, 07:13:13 PM »
A final update after the server move to VPS and the domain moves.  The lingering issue with email has (I think) been solved.

Because of a 'bug' in Plesk managing DNS entries, our MX record had only 'mail' and not the required 'mail.wxforum.net' entry.  Because of that, we were on the 'suspected spammer list' with one DNSBL list, and couldn't get it removed until it was fixed.  Today, it was fixed.

The impact was that messages going to att.net/pacbell.net and multiple others were bounced due to the MX record misconfiguration.

Whew, the migration is now over.  Server is humming along at <0.5 load factor, database backed up nightly, and we (me) are running it all.. The first level support for VPS servers at ionos is excellent and have been very helpful when needed.
Thanks to all of you for the generous donations (we're funded for over a year) and for your patience during the outage caused by the domain registrar transfer.

Best regards,
Ken
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Re: One more wxforum.net (and cumuluswiki.wxforum.net) outage coming...
« Reply #23 on: January 30, 2020, 07:20:25 PM »
Thanks dude. [tup]

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Re: One more wxforum.net (and cumuluswiki.wxforum.net) outage coming...
« Reply #24 on: January 30, 2020, 07:41:28 PM »
You are the best! You overcame many obstacles and I hope that this forum will be able continue functioning smoothly for a long time.

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