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    Planned outages between 18th and 27th April - major software upgrades

    We are due for a significant round of software updates driven by the fact that PHP 5.3 is going out of support (it is end of life security fix only mode).
    As a result there will be some site outages between April 18th and 27th.
    Various site components such as the Gallery have already been upgraded to the required latest level.

    To get to PHP 5.4 (and 5.5 for that matter) we need to upgrade the following...


    1. VaultWiki (aka Library) v3 -> v4 [2 hours]
    2. vBulletin 4.2.1pl1 -> 4.2.2pl1 (the core bulletin board software) [2 hours]
    3. PHP 5.3 -> 5.4 [2 hours, inc 4 below]
    4. Apache httpd webserver 2.2.27 -> 2.4.9


    cPanel and MySQL (v5.6.16 currently) are up to date.

    A full backup before/after each step is needed which will take time as well.

    Please be patient and we will advise specific times for the upgrades.

    If the site is down, we recommend that you go and take some photos
    Last edited by Kym; 21-04-2014 at 12:29pm.
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    Mongo will just have to rent videos..................do people still do that ???
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    Quote Originally Posted by mongo View Post
    Mongo will just have to rent videos..................do people still do that ???
    Download them from channel BitTorrent

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    Notice: We will have an outage for a few hours on Monday morning (TODAY) for a major software upgrade.
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    We will upgrade vBulletin to V4.2.2pl1 this morning and the site will be offline for a while

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    The upgrade has completed. We did not upgrade the library (wiki) due to a technical issue.
    Last edited by Kym; 21-04-2014 at 12:33pm.

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    We are about to upgrade the Library -- back in about 90 minutes

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    The Wiki/Library upgrade progressed further only to hit another glitch, we rolled back

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    We will have another outage tomorrow (Wednesday) morning for further software upgrades.

    WHM / cPanel were upgrade today

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    We will have another outage for software maintenance later today

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