The first upgrade attempt of slackadelic.com did not go as well as I planned. So, I’ve ordered a new chassis and a new hard drive. I will be rebuilding slackadelic.com and migrating data from the existing server over to the new server at home where I’ll be tweaking it.
I will post another informational post here to allow everyone ample time for warning. Keep in mind, that once I say “I’m doing the upgrade tomorrow, don’t save/update anything on the server after such and such a time” then don’t. As I will make a full backup of everything at that time to pull to the new server. Anything updated after that certain time will be lost. Keep that in mind.
Update: I’ve received all of the parts needed to get the box built. I will be working on that tonight and trying to get everything tweaked. I would like to get the swap done sometime Tuesday or Wednesday. I will keep you posted here.
Update2: Ok, I’ve gotten the machine built and I’m in the process of getting everything reconfigured. Doing the kernel at this point and will be moving a backup over soon to do a test configuration to be sure everything is working. There is a strong possibility that I will do the upgrade late tonight. Keep watching.
Update3: I’ve done a full backup from about 10 – 15 minutes ago at around 8:45 pm EST. Any updates after this time to any portion of slackadelic.com will be lost after the upgrade. This is a forewarning. If, for some reason, I cannot get the upgrade done tonight, I will pull an incremental backup tomorrow and push everything over to the new server on the fly.
Update4: Ok, its now almost 4am. I think I’ve gotten everything done. I’m having to take the time to upload slackwaregallery.com’s home directory as it is freakin’ huge. It should be backup by morning.
Final Update: Everything is backup and running. Have fun.