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Re: ADMIN: Migration of Gramps website and applications...

Harvey Nimmo
Then, all the best for the migration! And many thanks for your hard
work.

Cheers
Harvey

On Fri, 2017-05-26 at 11:57 +1200, Nick Wallingford (Gramps) wrote:

> The Gramps website (consisting primarily of a WordPress 'blog', 
> MediaWiki 'wiki' and MantisBT 'bugtracker') has been with the
> current 
> hosting service for several years now, and overall it has been good.
>
> We are on what they call their 'classic' hosting, however, which
> means 
> that the interface we use to manage the site is a bit clunky.
>
> We are migrating to a cPanel managed hosting, still within the same 
> hosting service (GoDaddy).
>
> The move mostly came about because GoDaddy simply weren't keeping up
> to 
> date with php and mysql versions - and we were falling behind with 
> upgrades that we couldn't do because of the old versions.
>
> So at some point in the next few days, there will be a time when the 
> site will not be available.  Initially, it will just be that editing
> has 
> been turned off, esp. for bugtracker and wiki.  They should still be 
> available for viewing as I do the final backup of the live databases
> and 
> files.
>
> But at the point we make the 'cut over', there will be some down
> time 
> where gramps-project.org will not be available.  It will all be done
> as 
> quickly as possible, and with fingers crossed that everything comes
> up 
> again as it should be.
>
> Once the new site is into place, I'll write again - asking you to
> test 
> things out thoroughly!  I know that some of the newer versions 
> (bugtracker, for instance) may have some interface changes, but
> basic 
> functionality should still be as it is now...
>
> Nick Wallingford
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> Tauranga, NZ
>
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