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Tashiketh
21st Aug 2012, 10:50 AM
Hi All,

As I posted about a while ago ( 483061 ), MTS, SexySims, and the Wiki will all have extended downtime from tommorow onwards as I switch the systems over to the new server.

Currently everything runs on a system I call maia, with the DNS being co-hosted between CloudFlare and another server called daphne (props to whoever gets the reference between maia and daphne). From tommorow I will be moving them to the new server that I got as the rests of the donation drive - this server is called lillith.

I'll be shutting the systems off in the afternoon CET. If you want to be updated as to the progress of the move, you can see my twitter feed here: http://www.twitter.com/delphymts

Regards
Delphy

Inge Jones
21st Aug 2012, 11:35 AM
What about chat?

Nysha
21st Aug 2012, 12:47 PM
Chat will also be down, unless I'm very much mistaken.

Inge Jones
21st Aug 2012, 1:01 PM
Well if people want to they're welcome to come into mine in the downtime. I usually have sims3 modding bias in there but I'm happy to open up for general socialising or other rubbish for the few hours or days MTS will be down :)

Ghost sdoj
21st Aug 2012, 3:06 PM
But Lilith wasn't a nymph, and she tended to be a troublemaker... Why is the new server called Lilith?


Edit: I hope your Lilith is better behaved than the original. :)

Tashiketh
21st Aug 2012, 3:57 PM
The new server is not Lilith, it's Lillith (2 l's). ;)

TotallySimsCrazy
21st Aug 2012, 8:59 PM
As Long as It improves the site. I don't mind going a day without downloading custom content!

RomerJon17
22nd Aug 2012, 12:26 AM
Okay Delphy, I finally donated to MTS and the donation should come soon..
I better get downloading before shutting down!
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I have only 1 minute left!

Time to say good bye!!! BAAAHHHH!! :alarm:
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Tell my creators I love them so much!!!!!!

http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m6gbwoEPcu1r9anrg.gif

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+1 minute above???

MattShizzle
22nd Aug 2012, 8:59 PM
If it's already back for good, that's pretty impressive.

Inge Jones
22nd Aug 2012, 9:12 PM
Well done on such a quick upgrade! You can have armiel back now, she's been kicking out my chat users to keep in practice :D

M.M.A.A.
22nd Aug 2012, 9:16 PM
Is it over?! *Peeks from cave*

Thanks and Congrats Delphy! It was tormenting, but fast!

portisHeart
22nd Aug 2012, 9:23 PM
wooow @_@ - can't believe the new server's already up & kicking! a-we-some work Delphy! sankyouu!! :bow:
hmm.. Lillith with 2 "L" = 2x more trouble than the original one with 1 "L"? XD

TotallySimsCrazy
22nd Aug 2012, 9:41 PM
Yay It's done! More downloading i think!

porkypine
22nd Aug 2012, 9:45 PM
Time zones are a wonderful thing! It was all finished before I had a chance to go online! :0)

XxWashedXUpxX
22nd Aug 2012, 9:46 PM
Just to let you know im now unable to get on chat (the cookies enabled page is showing up) but, i cannot get around that no matter what.

Tashiketh
22nd Aug 2012, 10:06 PM
Chat will be down until the DNS resolves to the new server which could take 24 to 48 hours. Everything else *should* be working. If not, please let me know.

RomerJon17
22nd Aug 2012, 10:16 PM
It seems this site is fast now...
Is it me or the internet?

Inge Jones
22nd Aug 2012, 10:29 PM
Hmm thats a tough question. Of course it can't possibly be anything to do with the upgrade the site just had ;)

LadyAwesome
22nd Aug 2012, 10:55 PM
Wow, go to bed and wake up and its back. Well done D and HP

Sims99Fanatic
22nd Aug 2012, 11:31 PM
Well that was so quick I missed it. I was online this morning before work, saw a message that said 10 minutes to downtime, then when I came home from work it said it was back up. I wonder what changes have been made to the site because of the new switch.

daluved1
23rd Aug 2012, 12:04 AM
Well that was quick...

RomerJon17
23rd Aug 2012, 12:32 AM
Well done on such a quick upgrade! You can have armiel back now, she's been kicking out my chat users to keep in practice :D

She was helping me about Custom Content issues. She was a good helper :)

chasmchronicle
23rd Aug 2012, 12:53 AM
The chats.. dear God, the chats! They're out for possibly a day or two.. this requires immediate Defcon 4 - Tits and Sexytime Overhaul! As soon as it returns! This is mandatory, otherwise we could loose all Sexytime funds! :llama:

fway
23rd Aug 2012, 2:33 AM
Currently, I'm having trouble uploading images to the wiki, is this due to the new server?

I'm getting this error:
Could not rename file "/tmp/phpzvFrVn" to "public/3/34/TaggingPosts.jpg".

armiel
23rd Aug 2012, 4:41 AM
I was lurking last night already, but it's great to wake up to a new morning and visit the site as one of the first things. :D Yay for fast upgrade!

You can have armiel back now, she's been kicking out my chat users to keep in practice :D/me huggles Inge once more and thanks for the temp blue name she gave her. Was fun! :D

(isn't she a sweetie?! )

RomerJon17
23rd Aug 2012, 5:47 AM
I was lurking last night already, but it's great to wake up to a new morning and visit the site as one of the first things. :D Yay for fast upgrade!

/me huggles Inge once more and thanks for the temp blue name she gave her. Was fun! :D

(isn't she a sweetie?! )

Armiel,
You're finally back :D Welcome back Armiel :)

TotallySimsCrazy
23rd Aug 2012, 9:09 AM
It's True it is fast, i can click the buttons and it instantly works! I like this new server!

Tashiketh
23rd Aug 2012, 9:49 AM
fway, uploading files to the wiki should be fixed now.

Karen Lorraine
23rd Aug 2012, 1:45 PM
Just wanted to say a big THANK YOU to all the Admins and Moderators on this site, it's awesome! Extra big THANK YOU to Delphy for making it happen, and so fast too!

bobbyjohn
23rd Aug 2012, 10:15 PM
sweet. hmm, sexysims? :D

Nysha
23rd Aug 2012, 10:25 PM
We'll most likely be doing sexysims tomorrow - needed a break after all yesterday's work. :)

CatOfEvilGenius
24th Aug 2012, 1:29 AM
A message informs me I am not blind and am using the new server. :) Very grateful for new server and thankful for the (fast!) work of Delphy et al. However, puzzled by message. Is anyone still on the old server? Didn't it get decommissioned?

Tashiketh
24th Aug 2012, 8:06 AM
Cat: The message is there so that people know they are. ;) The old server is not decommisioned just yet - sexysims2 traffic still points there, and there are some other files I want to make sure I don't lose that need copying across. It'll be decommisioned in a week or so once I am sure it's not getting any traffic and I don't need anything from it.

024boy
24th Aug 2012, 9:01 AM
The downtime doesn't care. The website is faster than before! So it was a good change

TotallySimsCrazy
24th Aug 2012, 9:19 AM
This is so much faster! Mod The Sims is one of my favourite sites. Seeing it getting better and better makes me even happier :) The reason this site is so awesome is because of Delphy, The donators and The creators!

RomerJon17
24th Aug 2012, 12:00 PM
This is so much faster! Mod The Sims is one of my favourite sites. Seeing it getting better and better makes me even happier :) The reason this site is so awesome is because of Delphy, The donators and The creators!

It wasn't too late for me to donate :) I finally donated this wonderful site :)

Inge Jones
24th Aug 2012, 3:16 PM
This is so much faster! Mod The Sims is one of my favourite sites. Seeing it getting better and better makes me even happier :) The reason this site is so awesome is because of Delphy, The donators and The creators!

And HP, and the people who help others make stuff, and most of the downloaders who post are pretty nice people too :)

CmarNYC
24th Aug 2012, 4:56 PM
Great work, guys! I do notice the site is faster, which is very nice. :) As a former system admin, I know this stuff is a lot of work and headaches.

I assume SSX is still being worked on? Saw the site is up but the attachment manager isn't.

TotallySimsCrazy
24th Aug 2012, 5:00 PM
Ok Every member and everyone on the site! Even a little bit of help to a member can contribute and help people!

Nysha
24th Aug 2012, 6:13 PM
Thanks for pointing that out, Cmar - it's a bug that D fixed on MTS a couple of days ago, but we all forgot about it when it came to moving SXS. :) Will be fixed soon!

lilstu21
24th Aug 2012, 6:57 PM
I can't access sexysims2 on my browser but i can on Tor. Is there possibly a slight problem with my browser or cant anyone in the UK access that website?

Tashiketh
24th Aug 2012, 7:23 PM
lilstu, it has to wait 24-48 hours for the dns to change

RomerJon17
25th Aug 2012, 12:52 PM
There was another technical difficulty with the website...
But anyway it's running properly now...

Maybe I have too may cookies in my cookie jar..

simsample
25th Aug 2012, 3:07 PM
Well done on the switchover, Delphy- I feel right at home on this new server already!

CmarNYC
26th Aug 2012, 12:41 AM
Thanks for pointing that out, Cmar - it's a bug that D fixed on MTS a couple of days ago, but we all forgot about it when it came to moving SXS. :) Will be fixed soon!

Good, thanks, my upload will wait patiently. :bunny: Now the question is: why do I keep calling it SSX?

RomerJon17
26th Aug 2012, 5:56 AM
There seems to be a problem with uploading avatars...
Did I do something wrong?

Inge Jones
26th Aug 2012, 10:32 AM
What happened to the chat?

RomerJon17
28th Aug 2012, 12:34 PM
Is there something wrong?
I can see the site wide announcement is pretty serious...

Nysha
28th Aug 2012, 1:00 PM
Yes, there's something wrong with emails getting from MTS to members. Given the tiny number of emails we send out - pretty much just password resets - it's not particularly serious.

Tashiketh
28th Aug 2012, 2:06 PM
Some emails should now be going through, since I setup a relay server to forward the email to. It'll take a couple days for the effect to be fully felt though.

Lionel
4th Sep 2012, 6:15 AM
Will sexy sims be coming back?

Tashiketh
4th Sep 2012, 9:31 AM
It's already back, and has been for a while now...