Over the next few weeks, Summitlake.com will be moving to a new server within same web host provider. There will be service disruptions.
I will have time to upload our existing files and databases and rough in the new configurations before the switchover. I’ll concentrate on mail and this WordPress installation first. Most users just viewing this and other linked WordPress site pages probably will not notice many changes or broken links.
Temporary outages can probably be expected in some department-level Perl cgi services. Major apps accessible from the HOME page, like Quotes, Password, and Site Stats will be up and running. Some article, legacy HTML and photo links may have to be changed. Due to the overhead of syncing the new site to the existing site, I will probably not plan many posts during the transition. Some server file changes have dependencies that can’t be tested until the domain switchover to the new site.
The new server is reportedly faster, and should be easier to maintain. When it is live, the URL (address) will be the same; you will know you’re there because the front page site name will then display as Summitlake.com 4.0. Please see progress updates below. Thanks for your support and patience.
04-30-2013: Progress in new setup and configuring server files. Est 40-50% complete.
05-07-2013: Estimating 80% of the way to switchover.
05-10-2013: Over 90% complete. Switchover should be in less than a week. At that time, DNS changes take 24-48 hours to propagate throughout the Internet. We will likely experience some downtime during this period.
05-15-2013: Looks like it will be next week May 20-24.
05-16-2013: there was a site outage this morning of unknown duration. Dedicated server restarted successfully about 925AM PDT. This was not related to our coming domain switchover, which has not been triggered yet.
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