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Old 11-08-12, 05:54 PM
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NeilGunton
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Originally Posted by stephenjubb View Post
Have you thought of issuing a redirect when people get to www.crazyguyonabike.com to a webpage just informing them?

If you need space I can help.

Appreciate that may cause problems with the DNS updates for www.crazyguyonabike.com but your going to have update it anyway.
Thanks, I have redirected DNS to the backup server and cobbled together a temporary page which tries to explain what is going on. Unfortunately I'm having a problem getting it to work with https, but standard http links should work, like http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/. The DNS might take a while to propagate to some, since whatever DNS you use might still have the old address cached. If you want to see it directly, then you can go here:

http://5.9.19.51/

The server has now been shipped, and UPS seems to confirm on the status page that it is being sent "Next Day Air", so I'm really hoping that all works as it should, and we actually see the server sometime tomorrow. Also hoping that everything will just go smoothly on the rebuild and installation in the new datacenter, but part of me wants to say "yeah, right, when has that ever gone smoothly"! I can think of many things that could go awry - e.g. UPS damages the server somehow in shipping, or the old datacenter forgot to include the spare drive, or even the server simply refuses to start up when I power it on. Oh well, no point worrying about stuff before it happens, I'll just keep fingers crossed and update here & on the website "maintenance" page as significant events occur.

Thanks again for the good wishes,

Neil
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