Post by Skyroniter on Nov 16, 2006 17:16:39 GMT -5
Got this email from rifftrax forum today:
"As some of you may know, our Lord of the Rings game yesterday did some stress testing for us and our current hosting situation. Needless to say it prompted us to look into upgrading our server, and we are in the process of doing so.
Currently we are backing up databases, moving files over, and migrating to a new, DEDICATED server just for RiffTrax.
With this move means there may be some forum downtime in the very near future. This is required so that we don't lose any posts or newly-registered users, etc., when the propagation takes place and the new server starts being reflected in Domain records throughout the world.
Some of you may be unsure of what all that means, but suffice it to say we need to shut the forum down for - at MOST - 2 days. When this is going to happen, I will let you know. It definitely will happen, the only two questions remaining are "When?" and "For how long?". We'll know the answers soon enough. For now, don't worry about it. There will be plenty of testing etc. to make sure the forum still works, and of course it will, and there will be 0% chance of losing connection to the site and the forum such as what happened yesterday."
Is this a sign of the increasing popularity of Rifftrax? Or is it just a temporary spike caused by interest in LOTR?
Well, just speculating here, but I would guess the former. I mean, a temporary LOTR spike wouldn't really warrant a server upgrade, would it? I like to think that whoever is running the computer end of the show over at Rifftrax wouldn't be the type to panic over a spike that runs a couple of days then peters out.
I do tend to be an optimist, I have to admit. But I'm going to believe they're getting more popular as the word about them slowly but surely spreads!
Yeah... It must have been one really sweet deal to lure him all the way out to the left coast.
Yeah, I hope you're right. About 3 years ago I made the opposite move, going from San Diego to the Midwest (rural Missouri, in fact). I feel like I escaped! It would take a fantastic job offer to lure me back. I hope that's precisely what Mike got.