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Post by Pluggy » 05 Dec 2012, 10:00

Doc has asked me to meet him about me taking over ownership, hosting and care of OGFB. Its not unexpected. Doc hasn't made any secret of the fact he's going off around the world. So we're getting together to discuss things. I've suggested this Friday, I'm yet to receive confirmation.


It goes without saying I will be keeping OGFB running. There may be changes, I can't rule them out but if its viable to maintain it as us, I'll keep it relatively unchanged. I'm not fabulously wealthy so OGFB will at least have to be self funding. I have no idea of what the present state of the site finances is, Doc has looked after all that. But it kind of snaps into sharp focus when change is imminent.

I'll know more when I've seen Doc and sorted stuff out.

Watch this space.

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Post by catgate » 05 Dec 2012, 10:10

Good luck to you, young sir.

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Post by Moh » 05 Dec 2012, 13:36

Good lucky Pluggy - I and others I am sure will be happy to contribute. No doubt there will be others who are not happy, but it will be pay or loss altogether of OGFB.
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Post by Wendyf » 05 Dec 2012, 14:06

Glad we aren't going to be cast adrift when Doc sails off around the world. Thanks Pluggy.

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Post by PostmanPete » 05 Dec 2012, 14:35

Pluggy wrote:I'm not fabulously wealthy so OGFB will at least have to be self funding.

Good Luck Pluggy - There will hopefully be some good profits to be made from the sales of the OGFB calendar.
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Post by Moh » 05 Dec 2012, 16:34

We thought about it once - but keep it quiet or we will get the nude photo of Stanley on site again !!
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Post by Gloria » 05 Dec 2012, 17:40

Good luck Pluggy. If the finances need topping up do let us know, It would be awful to lose this.
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Post by Sunray10 » 05 Dec 2012, 20:25

Is there a "a nude" photo of Stanley on the site somewhere - I spotted one of him in his briefs and very brief might I say !! :grin: :surprised:

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Post by Wendyf » 05 Dec 2012, 21:45

You've done it now Sunray :nooo:

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Post by Sunray10 » 06 Dec 2012, 00:03

Ooops, yes looks like we'll have Stanley's nude photo on now. Sorry Stanley but it had to happen soon or later. Haha :laugh5: :laugh5:

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Post by Stanley » 06 Dec 2012, 06:08

No problems about the tasteful picture if it's still about. Everybody forgets the pic of Febby's bum..... That's how he got his by-name, Mr February.
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Post by Tardis » 06 Dec 2012, 11:01

Good luck to all concerned

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Post by Doc » 06 Dec 2012, 15:42

Me and Pluggy have just had our first meeting regarding the transfer and things are now moving forwards.

We are going to have a trial run on a test website before anything happens and if all goes well we will complete the transfer with little if any disruptions.

We will keep you posted on the progress.

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Post by EileenDavid » 06 Dec 2012, 15:46

Doc, sorry to see you go but enjoy your trip, and I am sure Pluggy will do an admiral job in your absence. Eileen

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Post by PostmanPete » 06 Dec 2012, 20:39

EileenDavid wrote:I am sure Pluggy will do an admiral job in your absence. Eileen
WHAT.......!! ..........is Pluggy going on the boat with Doc...? :wink:
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Post by Pluggy » 06 Dec 2012, 23:40

I went to bed after the meeting with doc, I had a disrupted night and have been awake since before 5AM, I was cream crackered.

It should be relatively painless. The physical location of the server will move from Germany to Texas, but it shouldn't make much odds. My existing hosting package should accommodate OGFB but if performance becomes an Issue I'll upgrade it. So maybe my habit of posting pictures from my site won't upset Stanley so much, since they'll be on the same physical box. ;)

Doc is clearly looking forward to his adventure, and I for one wish him the best of British.

I had my fill of globe trotting in my younger days with HM Navy, I won't be leaving Barlick I think.
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Post by Stanley » 07 Dec 2012, 05:33

Did you discuss the retrieval of the old archive? Doc has it on a pen drive.
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Post by Pluggy » 07 Dec 2012, 15:36

No, it didn't get mentioned, do you mean the old OGFB site ? . I assumed it was on-line and patched in.

I'm just in the process of copying everything in Germany over to Houston. Then I have to make a working site out of it before we transfer the domain across to my care. As always there will will probably be a messy bit in the middle when half the worlds DNS see Germany and half are seeing Houston. A few posts will probably get lost. We'll endeaver to minimise the disruption. The existing setup, which will continue, is pretty well backed up. It is copied to an archive everyday and the last 10 day's are kept. The hosting does a backup of the whole shebang every day, assuming they don't screw up big time. Its pretty safe. I'll probably make an automated backup to here regularly (the database of all the posts and stuff is less than 100 MB when compressed.) The uploaded images are bigger and seperate. I'll keep it safe if I possibly can.
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Post by Thomo » 07 Dec 2012, 20:17

I wish you a fair wind, Doc, and a safe voyage. And to you Pluggy, good luck.
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Post by Stanley » 08 Dec 2012, 05:31

Pluggy, ask Doc about it. The transfer we did was incomplete, he has the full copy archive.
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Post by Pluggy » 08 Dec 2012, 08:54

I'm struggling getting the site across at the moment, I'm copying it site to site, to save having to suck it up and down my less than stellar ADSL connection. I'm doing a mirror copy, so it skips over what its already copied if it bombs out. The trouble is the present OGFB's must have a watchdog on it that kills any process that guzzles a lot of the server's resources for more than a certain time. I've restarted it a dozen times. It always ends the same way, it stops dead and says 'killed'. It gets a bit further each time. But its slow going. The skipping over isn't instantaneous, it has to analyse whether the copy is older than the original. About 60,000 files so far, PHPBB is a complex beast.

My orange speed has dropped to below 3, But the router's attainable speed is whats limiting it which suggests a line fault. Its not a problem for the server to server copy, but it would be desperate if I were to transfer it via here. But doing it that way would probably mean it wouldn't kill the process. Devil and deep blue......

If the worst comes to the worst, I'll camp out at the Majestic church for a while and use their fast (circa 18 Mb/s) connection.
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Post by Pluggy » 08 Dec 2012, 09:23

Having said that, its just reported finished. Now for the next stage.........
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Post by Tripps » 08 Dec 2012, 11:32

Pluggy - while looking for something else, I bumped into you on the Raspberry Pi forum. We are in safe hands.
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Post by Pluggy » 08 Dec 2012, 15:24

Sorry to say I have 3 of 'em........

I've still a long way to go, I've sort of got it half working. Incompatibilities somewhere I think.

I have 2 you can look at, one is a copy of this one and reconfgured to use a different Mysql server.

http://www.pluggy.me.uk/ogfb

It looks a mess and has bits missing and bombs out if you try and log in.

The other works and has the posts up until last night, but looks nothing like OGFB. Its a new install done on my server with the SQL database in place. It has non of the refinary of OGFB.

http://www.pluggy.me.uk/ogfb2

I'm on the case......
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Post by Stanley » 09 Dec 2012, 06:17

You let them know how much work OG involves Pluggy. Members sometimes don't realise the hours that are spent keeping us clean and efficient! Orange have been having problems with line speed. See Computer thread for my latest foray into their tech support! Kev has had same problem as well.
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