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 PostPost subject: New Server - Now Live        Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:06 pm 
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Hi all,

We are now on the new server. If you find any issues it's likely because some things are not yet set up, however please note it here anyway and we will investigate.

The FTP will remain offline for a little while whilst we reconfigure the system. Unfortunately the software doesn't work on the new OS so we are having to work around this which will take some time. We want to switch to a new system in future anyway but no info on this yet.

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 PostPost subject: Re: New Server - Now Live        Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:23 pm 
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 PostPost subject: Re: New Server - Now Live        Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:30 pm 
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Damian9303 wrote:
Why not just downgrade the Operating System?


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_security

I don't think I need to say anything more.

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 PostPost subject: Re: New Server - Now Live        Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:32 pm 
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Andy wrote:
Damian9303 wrote:
Why not just downgrade the Operating System?


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_security

I don't think I need to say anything more.

What? You were using Windows XP for the server or something because unless we are talking about Linux over here, Windows 7 and above are typically secure when it comes to security and I know for an known fact Windows Vista programs work with Windows 7 along with most Windows XP programs but of course, Windows 8 and above could have a lot of problems when it comes to that stuff e.g. Virtual PC 2007


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 PostPost subject: Re: New Server - Now Live        Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:34 pm 
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I believe BA used Windows Server 2008 R2 and the new server uses 2016. Correct me if I'm wrong.

@Damian9303 Even though Windows was designed with backward compatibility in mind, there are still some things that may not work due to API changes and such.


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I believe BA used Windows Server 2008 R2 and the new server uses 2016. Correct me if I'm wrong.

@Damian9303 Even though Windows was designed with backward compatibility in mind, there are still some things that may not work due to API changes and such.

Yeah why not downgrade to Windows Server 2008 R2? It's still in support after all.


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 PostPost subject: Re: New Server - Now Live        Posted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:50 am 
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What are you not getting here? Why would we use a 10 year old OS? It's old, slow and superceded by 2 newer operating systems. We have requirements that also need the newer operating system even if our old software doesn't work. It's called upgrading.

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 PostPost subject: Re: New Server - Now Live        Posted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:11 pm 
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 PostPost subject: Re: New Server - Now Live        Posted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:38 pm 
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Andy wrote:
Hi all,

We are now on the new server. If you find any issues it's likely because some things are not yet set up, however please note it here anyway and we will investigate.

The FTP will remain offline for a little while whilst we reconfigure the system. Unfortunately the software doesn't work on the new OS so we are having to work around this which will take some time. We want to switch to a new system in future anyway but no info on this yet.

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Do you have an estimated time as to when the FTP server will be back up again?

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 PostPost subject: Re: New Server - Now Live        Posted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:26 pm 
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We're working on it right now. Just having teething issues with the software and some permissions but we're making progress. Hopefully in a few hours more.

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 PostPost subject: Re: New Server - Now Live        Posted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:03 pm 
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The FTP should now be up but we haven't got the upload folders working yet. Working on that soon.

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What are you not getting here? Why would we use a 10 year old OS? It's old, slow and superceded by 2 newer operating systems. We have requirements that also need the newer operating system even if our old software doesn't work. It's called upgrading.

Well that's the only thing I can think of if you really want the program to work


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Damian9303 wrote:
Andy wrote:
What are you not getting here? Why would we use a 10 year old OS? It's old, slow and superceded by 2 newer operating systems. We have requirements that also need the newer operating system even if our old software doesn't work. It's called upgrading.

Well that's the only thing I can think of if you really want the program to work

Not really a long term solution though, now was a better time than never to get it all sorted and upgrade/change software.

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 PostPost subject: Re: New Server - Now Live        Posted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 12:34 am 
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As it happens we got the software working after a bit of hassle, so we're all up and running again.

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 PostPost subject: Re: New Server - Now Live        Posted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 2:06 am 
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The notice that the FTP server is now online reads "The FTP back online" instead of "The FTP is back online".


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 PostPost subject: Re: New Server - Now Live        Posted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 10:30 pm 
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Wew It's down again in the exact moment that I need something from the repo haha :D just oozing luck here. hope it gets sorted!

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what was wrong with the old server? :S

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 PostPost subject: Re: New Server - Now Live        Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 2:16 am 
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YourAverageJoe wrote:
what was wrong with the old server? :S


It's probably because the server OS and software was getting outdated with each passing day, so they had to move and upgrade some things in order to keep performance at its peek. I don't know for sure, but that's my guess.

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So do you guys use Linux, Windows, or both for your servers?


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