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Migrating www.linuxpakistan.net

Postby fawad » Tue Jul 18, 2006 7:27 pm

AOA all,
As you all know, Zahid Sindhu has graciously hosted the linuxpakistan.net website and mailing list for free for more than 4+ years now (first at Nexus.net.pk, then more recently at Inspedium Corp.). However, we have outgrown the resources provided to us. We have been suffering from a serious disk space crunch on the server for several months now, and I'd like us not to ask Inspedium for more resources than we're already getting. So, I've decided to migrate the site to a different hosting. This time, it's being volunteered by Junaid Uppal (AKA linuxgeek).

I'm planning to follow these steps to migrate the server:

1. Migrate DNS (completed last night)
2. Set up database replication schedule. I'll maintain a mirror site at the new hosting which will be at the most 1 hour old. (Being worked on as we speak)
3. Migrate www.linuxpakistan.net. This will require a 1 hour outage where I'll modify DNS to point to new hosting, and put a "Under Construction" message here while DNS propogates. (Will likely be done over this weekend).
4. Migrate list. This is a longer term goal. The biggest challenge will be migrating the list archives and membership database over. I'll need some help with this, so if you have mad mailman skillz, Uncle Fawad needs you.

If all goes well, there'll only be an ~ 1 hour outage. Please let me know if you have any reservations about this plan.

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Postby syedali999 » Tue Jul 18, 2006 10:53 pm

Hi Fawad,
i have a suggestion!
why not u move linuxpakistan on Joomla!
its only my suggestion.
we can do it by giving two links on main page.
one is for old phpbb and the new link to joomla!
old thread should be locked for new posts.

btw, i was also thinking to ask you for the code of the main page.
i can re-design in better way.
but i need codes. because of Last 10 Forum Posts & Last 10 News Posts.

Hope to get!
Thanks,
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Postby fawad » Sun Jul 23, 2006 10:08 am

AOA folks,
So I disabled the board here, enabled the new site, updated the DNS, and waited. And waited, and waited. My local DNS never picked up the change. Turns out that I screwed up, royally. I had the times SOA record for the linuxpakistan.net zone set way too high (minimum 1D, expiry 1W, etc.). Migrating with this DNS record in place would take WAY too much time.

Keeping that in mind, I've reverted the DNS to point back to the inspedium site, this time with much smaller timeouts (minimum 2H, expiry 6H). I'll let this zone (serial 2006072203) propogate before I attempt this stunt again.

I'd appreciate if someone with some knowledge of DNS would let me know if the new zone settings are good enough and what kind of expected downtime we're looking at for the switchover.

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Postby fawad » Mon Jul 31, 2006 12:05 am

AOA,
If you're reading this, the board is on the new server. Please feel free to let me know if you have any problems.
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Postby zaeemarshad » Wed Aug 02, 2006 9:10 pm

Fawad, I had asked you to send me your traffic volume n requirements details. Send em to me and let me see if i can setup a local mirror for you.


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Postby fawad » Sun Aug 06, 2006 6:41 am

AOA folks,
Some of you might have encountered some errors from the site since I migrated it. The problem was that the new machine had mysql 3.23.x, while the original machine had 4.x. I used the mysqldump 3.23 compatibility mode, but unfortunately, it didn't copy over some attributes that were crucial to the correct execution of the apps.

I have upgraded the mysql to 5.0.x, used the original db schema and overlaid the current data. That should resolve the issue.

Please feel free to email me if you're encountering errors on the forum.
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Postby ubaidkt » Wed Aug 09, 2006 2:42 pm

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Postby kbukhari » Fri Sep 22, 2006 2:23 pm

ubaidkt wrote:naveed javed

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all programming langs are in english not in chines please translate your words in english
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Postby lambda » Fri Sep 22, 2006 2:44 pm

kbukhari wrote:all programming langs are in english not in chines please translate your words in english
that's a racist comment.
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Postby kbukhari » Fri Sep 22, 2006 2:52 pm

lambda wrote:
kbukhari wrote:all programming langs are in english not in chines please translate your words in english
that's a racist comment.

where i seen racistness in my post
i found u wanted to be
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Postby lambda » Fri Sep 22, 2006 3:00 pm

kbukhari wrote:where i seen racistness in my post
your equivalence of his typing test with chinese. why did you pick "chinese" specifically?

so many people in pakistan make fun of the chinese without understanding why they do it.

i found u wanted to be
ah, yes. more of your nonsensical statements that appear to make sense, but really, only in your mind.
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Postby kbukhari » Fri Sep 22, 2006 3:12 pm

lambda wrote:
kbukhari wrote:where i seen racistness in my post
your equivalence of his typing test with chinese. why did you pick "chinese" specifically?

so many people in pakistan make fun of the chinese without understanding why they do it.

i found u wanted to be
ah, yes. more of your nonsensical statements that appear to make sense, but really, only in your mind.


ok. then why u pass comments on my posting ?
wht this shows ?
i will say u wanted to b racist
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Postby lambda » Fri Sep 22, 2006 3:18 pm

kbukhari wrote:ok. then why u pass comments on my posting ?
i commented to reply to your question. your question made sense, but
i found u wanted to be
makes no sense at all. it's not even a complete sentence. wanted to be what? but i see that you've explained it now:
i will say u wanted to b racist
you don't even know what "racist" means, do you? i mean, how can i be racist, when you're the one using racist terminology?

oh, but i forget. you'd have to look up "terminology" in the dictionary, too.


nevermind. go live in your own little world.
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Postby kbukhari » Fri Sep 22, 2006 3:27 pm

http://www.linuxpakistan.net/forum2x/vi ... php?t=5863
racist: a person with a prejudiced belief that one race is superior to others
wht u r looking
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Postby lambda » Fri Sep 22, 2006 3:45 pm

i'm glad you opened the dictionary and found that definition. there is hope for you yet.

now tell me, is there something about the chinese race that makes their writing look like nonsense typed on a keyboard? is there something about the chinese race that prevents them from writing programming languages in chinese?

if the answer to the above two questions is no, then why did you make the racist comment about the chinese?
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