UPGRADING SITE LATE NIGHT FRIDAY FEB 22nd [updated]
Just letting you guys know that every site on the network will be down today for about 3 hours, probably beginning in the late afternoon. The new server should be arriving at the location and up and running by tonight. Yay!
UPDATE FRIDAY FEB 1st 11:48 pm est. RRS site and network sites will go down for several hours starting soon. The final stages of prep are being complete, final tests being run, and we're ready for lift off within an hour or two. All of the data will be transferred to our new home. Some sites around the world will get the site online before others. The whole process may keep your particular area out of the loop for up to a day, but normally isn't longer than several hours.
UPDATE FEB 2nd 5:31 pm est. RRS site and it's sister sites are now at their new home, a new server paid for by Sapient(Lori with assist), and currently being reimbursed by the generous donors of this community. Agent J stayed up all night with Agent X (who must be sleeping at his desk) migrating all of the data over properly after a day worth of work with DNS changes and mail changes that it seemed like everyone was pitching in on. Agent T was chipping in all night as well, and a new agent, M has helped with a ton of css work on the new look for our site. Currently 10 highly trained volunteers are busting their butts making this place run in top shape. From 7am-5pm est you should have seen an increase in speed on our website merely by virtue of being on new technology, new computing strength and actual caching abilities (finally). At 5:15pm est a major upgrade was installed to the site increasing the speed in which content is delivered. We are at phase 1 of at least a ten phase program to increase speed on the site. And this time it should be considerable.
Within a few minutes we will make yet another change that could take the site offline for hours and will result in probably at least a 10% increase in site speed. Look for more changes on the way. I called out a few stand out guys, but really this whole project has been a success due to the collective brainwork of these talented men.
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