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Tashiketh
31st Jul 2012, 1:35 PM
Hi All,

Thanks to the efforts of all the donaters, the recent donation drive we ran allowed us to purchase some new hardware for the site. This hardware has now been ordered and I am in the process of setting it up to start hosting the site.

In order to complete the job, I will need to make final up-to-date copies of the files, software and databases. This is expected to take at least a full day of downtime, but probably more.

Please accept this post as notification of extended downtime.

Start: Wednesday 22nd August, approximately 10am CET
End: ~Friday 24th August

I will be keeping my twitter (https://twitter.com/delphymts) up to date with more technical information and estimates of how it's going.

Regards
Delphy

ajaxsirius
1st Aug 2012, 8:54 AM
Can you tweet pictures of the hardware if you're able to?

Tashiketh
1st Aug 2012, 10:06 AM
ajaxsirius: No, becuase the hardware is in a datacenter in the US, and I'm not. :)

Inge Jones
1st Aug 2012, 1:03 PM
What - you mean you don't want to run MTS servers in a spare bedroom over your ADSL uplink? ;) (Says one who knows these woes...)

Belzader
1st Aug 2012, 7:43 PM
I was going to post this in the donation thread but never got around to it.
Will SexySims2 also be moved to the new server?
Or will it be shut down?

HystericalParoxysm
1st Aug 2012, 7:52 PM
Don't tempt him. I'm sure if we had the bandwidth to do that from home, he totally would, Inge.

Digitalchaos
2nd Aug 2012, 6:54 AM
What - you mean you don't want to run MTS servers in a spare bedroom over your ADSL uplink? ;) (Says one who knows these woes...)Don't tempt him. I'm sure if we had the bandwidth to do that from home, he totally would, Inge.That's what I do for my web/subversion server (but it is over a cable modem); The bandwidth would be Comcast's problem...hehehe.

daluved1
2nd Aug 2012, 12:27 PM
Well, my mommy's birthday is August 23rd, so that'll give me no excuse not to focus all my energy on organizing her birthday party. :D Gee, Delphy, it was so nice of you to shut the site down just for little old me. :p .

Tashiketh
2nd Aug 2012, 4:16 PM
I'm just a beacon of happiness and hope. :)

RomerJon17
3rd Aug 2012, 1:38 AM
This is going to be great...
It is nice all the supporters donated a lot of money towards to Mod The Sims.
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Yep, NASA will be jealous about this!

TotallySimsCrazy
3rd Aug 2012, 7:06 PM
Nooooo! What Will i do! A Whole Day without custom content! I think i'm going to die!

chasmchronicle
4th Aug 2012, 2:24 AM
Quick! Evacuate before it's too late! There's a 100% Chance of Complaints that will be flooding the Delphy twitter! Board your windows! Close your doors! Do whatever it takes before the Complaints rear their ugly head once more!

Best Luck, Delphy! :llama: Hopefully the Hound will send llamas to be with you!

Chicken0895
5th Aug 2012, 12:33 AM
I'm glad you were able to purchase new hardware. I'll have a mini panic attack that the site will be closed only to find it is back up again by the time I'm done panicking. So you know, the usual.

RomerJon17
13th Aug 2012, 10:22 PM
I finally have paypal so I can donate a small amount of money to you Delphy. :)
Make this site really good :D

Megadrive
25th Aug 2012, 4:09 PM
Does the downtime include the website Sexysims 2???

Nysha
25th Aug 2012, 5:12 PM
It did, yes, but everything is back up now.