Forum site going down for maintenance

rickrick Administrators Posts: 133 admin
I will be performing some maintenance on the server that runs the forums and upgrading the forum software today. During this time, the forums will be shut down. Hopefully everything will be up and running smoothly later today. I will be shutting down the forums sometime in the next hour or so.

Rick
Website administrator for Northern Arizona Wind & Sun

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  • rickrick Administrators Posts: 133 admin
    Re: Forum site going down for maintenance

    Ok, the forum software has finished updating and hopefully it has fixed the errors we've been seeing. If you see any problems or error messages, let me know.

    Rick
    Website administrator for Northern Arizona Wind & Sun
  • westbranchwestbranch Solar Expert Posts: 5,183 ✭✭✭✭
    Re: Forum site going down for maintenance

    It's a lot faster! a LOT...
     
    KID #51B  4s 140W to 24V 900Ah C&D AGM
    CL#29032 FW 2126/ 2073/ 2133 175A E-Panel WBjr, 3 x 4s 140W to 24V 900Ah C&D AGM 
    Cotek ST1500W 24V Inverter,OmniCharge 3024,
    2 x Cisco WRT54GL i/c DD-WRT Rtr & Bridge,
    Eu3/2/1000i Gens, 1680W & E-Panel/WBjr to come, CL #647 asleep
    West Chilcotin, BC, Canada
  • WindsunWindsun Solar Expert Posts: 1,164 ✭✭
    Re: Forum site going down for maintenance

    Are you still running the old version of VB? Looks like 4.2.2
  • rickrick Administrators Posts: 133 admin
    Re: Forum site going down for maintenance
    Windsun wrote: »
    Are you still running the old version of VB? Looks like 4.2.2

    Yes, I spoke to the vBulletin support and they recommended upgrading to version 4.2.2 before going to version 5. When I looked at the minimum requirements for version 5, the manual said we had to be running a newer version of PHP. So I upgraded the PHP version on the server. But apparently the 4.2.1 version of vBulletin that we were running wasn't compatible with the new PHP version. So the vBulletin support recommended upgrading to 4.2.2 which is compatible with the new PHP. They said if everything works ok, they recommend waiting to upgrade to version 5 because they're still working out the bugs in it and once we upgrade to version 5, it's almost impossible to go back to version 4 because of the upgrades to the MySQL database. So I think we should stick to this version of vBulletin if we don't see any problems and wait a while before going to version 5.
    Website administrator for Northern Arizona Wind & Sun
  • westbranchwestbranch Solar Expert Posts: 5,183 ✭✭✭✭
    Re: Forum site going down for maintenance

    How do I check?
    In the black bar at the bottom it says VB4...
     
    KID #51B  4s 140W to 24V 900Ah C&D AGM
    CL#29032 FW 2126/ 2073/ 2133 175A E-Panel WBjr, 3 x 4s 140W to 24V 900Ah C&D AGM 
    Cotek ST1500W 24V Inverter,OmniCharge 3024,
    2 x Cisco WRT54GL i/c DD-WRT Rtr & Bridge,
    Eu3/2/1000i Gens, 1680W & E-Panel/WBjr to come, CL #647 asleep
    West Chilcotin, BC, Canada
  • WindsunWindsun Solar Expert Posts: 1,164 ✭✭
    Re: Forum site going down for maintenance

    Makes sense. I think you can actually have both versions running at the same time for testing, since the new 5.+ has to go into a new directory, but it would probably mess up the database so I would not even attempt it. I thought they had 5+ fixed, guess they found some new bugs.
  • WindsunWindsun Solar Expert Posts: 1,164 ✭✭
    Re: Forum site going down for maintenance
    westbranch wrote: »
    How do I check?
    In the black bar at the bottom it says VB4...

    At the very bottom of the page it tells the exact version.
  • boBboB Solar Expert Posts: 985 ✭✭✭✭
    Re: Forum site going down for maintenance

    MUCH better new-post page ! The old one only showed a few new postings.

    Thanks !
    boB
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