Moving servers

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Posted by , about 4 years ago

Current status: Everything moved, site back to normal

Update 2: Everything has been moved over, and the DNS propagated much faster than I initially anticipated. You should be able to use the site as normal again now. Thanks for your patience!

Update: Everything has been moved over, and you are seeing the website on the new server. It is still in read-only mode while the DNS propagates around the world though, so everyone is getting the same version of the site. This will prevent confusion caused by people uploading new audio, linking it to their friends, and their friends not being able to view it yet.

I will be moving over the website to an all new server today. During that, the site will be in read-only mode. This means that you will still be able to listen to everything already on the site, but you won't be able to upload anything new, nor change or delete it.

Sign-ups will also be disabled.

How long?

Read-only mode should not last longer than 24 hours. If you are still seeing read-only mode after that, try hard-refreshing the page (Ctrl/cmd+F5 or Ctrl/cmd + R). If that still doesn't work, refer to this guide on how to flush your DNS cache.

Why read-only?

In order to move the site, I need to duplicate the database. If the site weren't read-only during the move, the database on the new server would be out of sync with the old one, causing terrible conflicts and lost data.

Thanks for your patience throughout this move. If you have any questions, feel free to Tweet Instaudio, or use Facebook