Dearest Members and Visitors of the Fountain Pen Network,
The server on which FPN is hosted has been in a temporary provisioning or staging area, since we encountered a bunch of problems in April 2013, as we needed to fix these in a separate area. On Thursday, June 13, around 00:01 EDT, or 04:01 UCT, the migration to the actual server will start.
During the first 4 to 6 hours of the migration it is business as usual, as this will be a copy of the site as it is, with the site being online. Once this is completed, approximately 4 to 6 hours later, and maybe even longer, the site will go offline for anything between half an hour and 4 hours, when the migrated copy is being synced with the last state of the provisioning. live server.
We will not be able to provide any messages during this period of time, as to progress etc. However, the event of FPN being offline is planned to occur in the period where there is least traffic in the day, so when this happens, please bear with us, we will be up again soon thereafter.
On behalf of
your FPN Moderator and Admin Team
Update 06:00 EDT / 10:00 UTC:
The initial migration has been completed for about 50%. IOW, it is going a bit slower than anticipated, mostly due to the traffic we were and are still having. However, we do it this way in order to keep the site up and running as much as possible. An extra backup was made by the server hosting team as well, which did slow things down a bit too.
Update 07:35 EDT / 11:35 UTC:
The second half went a lot faster - the migration is completed, with virtually no downtime! Three cheers for the server hosting team!