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06-23-2011, 10:42 PM
Attention all Rising Sun forum regulars:

We will be doing maintenance on the forum this Friday night (June 24) starting at 9:00 p.m. The forum will be offline for several hours. It could be longer -- we're not certain.

Thank you for your patience as we upgrade the performance of our web forums.

Your friendly web admin team :)

06-24-2011, 01:48 PM
Thanks :thumb:

All that just to get rid of some "goop" though? :hill:

Dr. Schlegs
06-24-2011, 03:49 PM
Hum . . . no point in staying home tonight.

06-24-2011, 05:05 PM
Thanks :thumb:

All that just to get rid of some "goop" though? :hill:

No, we're trying to improve the performance of the forum so people stop getting error messages. Here's what we're doing:

For the last 5+ years, we've been storing all the files that people upload (mostly photos, but this includes other files like PDFs and Excel documents) directly in the database. The photos are all 1's and 0's, so they can be stored directly in the database or as separate files. Since the files are all in the database, it has made our database quite large. We're running a script that will remove all the files from the database and make them all separate files again. This will dramatically reduce the size of the database, which should improve the performance of the forum.

It may take several hours. It may take all night. It may not work. We're doing it on a Friday night, which is usually a slow time for the forum anyway.

Kipper is going to push the "go" button tonight sometime around 9:00 p.m.

06-24-2011, 06:00 PM
So if I stare at the screen will it melt down or something ;) :hill: