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Spork
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Server maintenance this weekend.

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Hi folks,

I would like to update to the current version of MekWars this weekend. That will require an upgrade to Java 8. That may, in turn, require some other updates, but I do not know yet.

I would anticipate some downtime this weekend, maybe as little as a few minutes, maybe as much as a few hours.

Thank you for your time.
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Re: Server maintenance this weekend.

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Assume this will also require an update to Java 8 for dedicated server hosts?

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Re: Server maintenance this weekend.

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Yes sir.
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But the music, well it was something
Been down and out, I've been on top of the world,
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Re: Server maintenance this weekend.

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I have verified that I have to upgrade Debian from Wheezy to Jessie, so it's a bit more involved.
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Re: Server maintenance this weekend.

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I am migrating the server to it's new virtual host now, and will update when that is finished. Expect server and website downtime for a couple minutes.
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Spork
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Re: Server maintenance this weekend.

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Host migration is complete, and RAM has been upgraded to 4GB, which is nice.

Bringing up the server now.
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Spork
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Re: Server maintenance this weekend.

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Server is up. I will leave it running for at least the next few hours before I start Phase 2. Please report any odd behavior.
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Spork
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Re: Server maintenance this weekend.

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Phase 2 is about to start. I will be upgrading the OS from Debian 7 to 8. This may take some time, and the website will be down during the upgrade and until I am able to reconfigure apache, which is migrating from 2.2 to 2.4, mandating config changes.

Stay tuned.
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Re: Server maintenance this weekend.

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OS has been updated and web server is running again. I will be starting the server shortly.

It is critical that you report any odd behavior. This is now effectively an entirely new system.
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Re: Server maintenance this weekend.

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Server is back up
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Re: Server maintenance this weekend.

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Upgrade will continue tomorrow in 2 additional phases:

3) Upgrade to Java 8 (tomorrow morning)
4) Upgrade to current MekWars (tomorrow afternoon)

Please note that after phase 4, clients and ded will require Java 8.
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Re: Server maintenance this weekend.

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Phase 3 is completed. OpenJDK 8 has been installed and the server is running under Java 8 now. Clients can continue using Java 7 until we update MekWars later this afternoon.
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Re: Server maintenance this weekend.

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I will be updating MekWars to version 0.6.0.2 as soon as the final current fight is finished.

Please note you will need Java 8 to run the client after this update.
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Spork
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Re: Server maintenance this weekend.

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Update is complete.
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