Changed of hosting strategy

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IMPORTANT: IF YOU NOTICE ANYTHING NOT WORKING AS EXPECTED, PLEASE TELL!
And the non working thing cannot be told on the forum, then mail me -> mike@defence-force.org

Ideally provide screenshots and/or proper copy-pasted error messages, with the proper URL, etc... so I get a chance to find the problem.
Also, I'm interested in performance/metrics: Did it work faster, slower, or same as before.

Thanks!


This is a test post to see if everything is fine with the new hosting provider.
This is a test string to find search in the database: DOMENESHOP 2020.06.28

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Testing...
20200621_172327.jpg

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Nice place Chema

Mike .. it goes far faster than before

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The undersea wire from French West Indies is OK. :mrgreen:

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jbperin wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:49 pm
Nice place Chema

Mike .. it goes far faster than before
For me it's slower, so I suspect it was not a problem with the machine speed, but with the ISP/routing.

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@Chema
Your J6 cellphone makes wonderful pictures ! :mrgreen:
@Debug
All is OK, fast, the color of the first page is a little bit different.
The wiki site is not available.

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Thanks, Dbug! I really miss the forum this week. Now it works fine for me, will see how it will go with the new stuff which I've already collected for posting.

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We actually walked up to the top of that :)

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Great view! Thanks DBug, for the hard work in getting things back online .. let us know if you need anything.

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All seems to be working fine so far, many thanks to Dbug for rescuing the forum!

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Thanks a lot dbug for this news. I'm really happy to read your forum again. Seems to working fine
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I don't really need anything, other than patience for the rest of the services that need to be fixed, which at this moment are:

- We have no backups in place (on my old machine I had a cron job + BackInTime + copy to my NAS + manual snapshots of the entire server file system now and then), so I need to put that in place (or at least find which options are actually usable from a web host perspective)

- The Wiki is still missing, for some reason I was not able to get the dokuwiki install to run, so I guess the next attempt will be to get a full new version of dokuwiki installed from scratch, and see if I can copy/import the old files

- The webhost does not allow for apache modules, so that means no apache-svn, so no "svn.defence-force.org" that way. The only real logical strategy would be to move the SVN repository to something like github, gitlab or equivalent, but my two issues are that I really dislike GIT (an over-complicated piece of software which probably work well for the kernel development but that I hate to use for my personal projects), and I dislike the licencing terms and political censorship that has happened on some of these source control hosting sites.

Structurally speaking, it would also probably make sense to split the repository in multiple parts:
- osdk project
- oric games and demos

if that makes sense, and obviously no matter what, we need something that will properly import the repository history with all revisions, descriptions, etc...

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[I've split the Source Control discussion to its own topic]

Regarding the Wiki, I managed to get the data in it: https://wiki.defence-force.org/doku.php

What I did not manage is to recreate the users, so I fear everybody will have to recreate their accounts.

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