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    At some point in the next week (between 5th-12th April), we'll be moving Living Reefs from the current server to a nice shiny new one :D.

    It should be a little bit faster, but the main reason for the move is to make sure that we're able to keep current with PHP/MySQL releases that run the forum software.

    The move should be relatively painless, with perhaps ~30 mins or so when I'll need to "freeze" the site so that no content is lost during the move. Once that is done, it will take some time for DNS servers to catch up with the new server location... however I will do my best to make sure that the old server can share the new database so this isn't a problem.

    Once I know a little more about when the move will take place, I'll post more here. I'm going to try and wait for a quiet time when not many people are online and then pounce :).
     
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    Sounds good Ian.
     
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    I appreciate the things you do Ian to make this great site run as smooth as possible!
     
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    Wait what!!!! LR is going to have to be down for 30 mintues!!!!! What will I do!!!!:mrgreen:

    Glad you keep the place up-to-date Ian.
     
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    The server move is now complete :)

    It may be slower than normal until your ISP's DNS servers update - but that should happen within 24h max.

    I'm working on zapping any bugs at the moment, as it seems there's a problem with the way the gallery/frontpage image attachment works. The gallery/forum software is quite old now, so it may be an incompatibility with the new version of PHP.
     
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    The gallery should be fixed now... I think! :)
     
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    If you try to go to Species Database.....its not found. Is it related to move?
     
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    I just went into the database and it worked for me, what did you click on when it came up as not found?
     
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    It seems to work ok for me too - are you still having problems? Did you use the link at the top of the page or one somewhere else on the site?
     
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    I did some hunting and it looks like the link on the front page sidebar was incorrect, so I guess that may have been it? It's all fixed now :).
     
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    Check chat, too. There were people getting an error message last night.
     
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    Will do :).
     
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    Just had a look and it could be that the chat script needs updating - however we're limited with the version of forum software that we're using.

    If there's any problems, you could try using the full screen chat at this link:

    AJAX Chat

    I'm hoping that we can upgrade the forum software soon, so we may get a better/newer chat with that in the near future :).
     
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    The Chat link in the bar up top gives the error "Page Not Found" when clicked.
     
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    Does the manual link above work? I can't tell why the iframe version isn't working, so I'll change it to full screen for now.
     
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    Yeah the full screen link works, and now the Chat button links directly to the full screen. That is working too now.

    Thanks Ian!:Cheers:
     
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    No problem :).

    I'm going to try and bring forward the move to new forum software as there are so many improvements if we make the jump. Hopefully it won't be too long before we can do a test run and see what people think.
     
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