Amkon

General Category => Board Business and Related Crap => Topic started by: mojometal on February 28, 2017, 03:58:19 AM

Title: Problems with the old Amkon Vbulletin database
Post by: mojometal on February 28, 2017, 03:58:19 AM
Basically a heap of tables are fucked (corrupted or hacked) and its going to take some time and some work to fix so temporarily this is now home.

Good news is I can convert nearly everything over from our vbulletin database to this SMF forum so probably wont lose any threads or posts up to until about 3 or 4 weeks ago.

Sorry its taken so long to sort out but Godaddy tech support are next to useless and tbh im as busy as fuck as well.

mojo
Title: Re: Problems with the old Amkon Vbulletin database
Post by: mojometal on February 28, 2017, 05:45:13 PM
FYI if you've registered and are not a spammer and are waiting for registration approval you can msg me on FB and i'll approve it.
Title: Re: Problems with the old Amkon Vbulletin database
Post by: mojometal on March 01, 2017, 01:19:37 AM
well godaddy get worse and worse by the day!
Title: Re: Problems with the old Amkon Vbulletin database
Post by: witch hunt on March 01, 2017, 01:55:03 AM
You can't kill the AMKON!

Welcome back every one
Title: Re: Problems with the old Amkon Vbulletin database
Post by: mojometal on March 01, 2017, 02:33:55 AM
think I have it sussed, just need to create a new database for both software versions tables to live in and I should be able to convert old posts and threads, testing it now but its a massive database so could take a fair while (48hrs min)
Title: Re: Problems with the old Amkon Vbulletin database
Post by: Tyche on March 01, 2017, 03:57:53 AM
You can't kill the AMKON!

Welcome back every one

I have that one Chumbawamba song stuck in my head now. Thanks.
Title: Re: Problems with the old Amkon Vbulletin database
Post by: witch hunt on March 02, 2017, 03:47:35 AM
You can't kill the AMKON!

Welcome back every one

I have that one Chumbawamba song stuck in my head now. Thanks.

You're welcome!
Title: Re: Problems with the old Amkon Vbulletin database
Post by: mojometal on March 02, 2017, 03:48:09 AM
think ive made a bit of headway with the old database, just gonna take a fair while to convert 1 million plus posts and 20000 odd threads! smf converter isn't exactly high tech lol
Title: Re: Problems with the old Amkon Vbulletin database
Post by: witch hunt on March 03, 2017, 12:04:26 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Problems with the old Amkon Vbulletin database
Post by: mojometal on March 05, 2017, 10:57:33 PM
the smf converter is supposed to convert our smiley collection to! (supposed to)
Title: Re: Problems with the old Amkon Vbulletin database
Post by: mojometal on March 06, 2017, 02:17:07 AM
ok so successfully transferred all the vb files into a test database with the new smf files, will have a crack at converting tomorrow sometime.
Title: Re: Problems with the old Amkon Vbulletin database
Post by: guinnessford on March 06, 2017, 06:18:38 AM
the smf converter is supposed to convert our smiley collection to! (supposed to)

Im an SMF for life, youll never convert me....

Missed you all
Title: Re: Problems with the old Amkon Vbulletin database
Post by: Tyche on March 06, 2017, 01:44:49 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/fPLgGR9.gif)
Title: Re: Problems with the old Amkon Vbulletin database
Post by: SCREAMMMMMM on March 06, 2017, 05:17:00 PM
SCREAMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM

FUCKI AAAAAAAAAA

I SEARCHED AND I FOUND THE NEW PLACE LOL

NOW TO LEARN HOW TO RUN THIS DAMN NEW SOFTWARE






(http://38.media.tumblr.com/45f07a825807f42ea4d8129d27dcc016/tumblr_n7az0ckdld1reqhbzo1_500.gif)


Title: Re: Problems with the old Amkon Vbulletin database
Post by: mojometal on March 07, 2017, 08:34:09 AM
thought I had it sussed and had converted about 500000 posts over but it broke after a few hours, don't know how or why, anyway i'll keep plugging away, meanwhile you have this sandpit to play in.

oh and hey GF and screammmm glad to see you guys are still kickin'. :)
Title: Re: Problems with the old Amkon Vbulletin database
Post by: SCREAMMMMMM on March 07, 2017, 12:23:10 PM
WELL GLAD TO BE STILL KICKIN IT

THANKS

GOOD LUCK ON THE FIX

GLAD YOU GOT IT BACK UP

MOSTLY.....

SMIRK
Title: Re: Problems with the old Amkon Vbulletin database
Post by: mojometal on March 08, 2017, 12:07:37 AM
so managed to convert something like 500000 posts and 20000 threads yesterday and it seemed to be functioning ok for a couple of hours before it broke and started getting db errors, I actually think this is mostly due to godaddy's shared server hosting and the size of amkon's db which is well over 1gb now.
I'm going to look into moving hosts and possibly a dedicated server so eventually we can have everything back. this will probably take some time and obviously don't want to be spending much more than I am already for monthly hosting costs.

so for the time being just going to leave it well enough alone, I think screammmms idea might actually be the best once I move hosts and that is set up the old database as a sub domain, much like an archive but readable only, then if there are any threads people would like to revive we can move them over one at a time.

let me know if this is ok with everyone and i'll start planning accordingly. :)
Title: Re: Problems with the old Amkon Vbulletin database
Post by: SCREAMMMMMM on March 08, 2017, 07:14:43 AM
GREAT PLAN I THINK

JUST CLICK THE LINK AND GO OVER TO THE OLD PLACE

AND IF NEED BE JUST COPY AND PASTE THE POST OR A LINK TO THE THREAD FROM HERE

SURE WILL SAVE A LOT OF WORK AND TIME I THIN

PLUS IT ALLOWS THE NEW PLACE TO BE CRISP FRESH AND NEWWWWWWWW


AND NO RISK OF SOME GLITCH SCREWING UP THE NEW PLACE FROM THE OLD ONE

OLD ROOM ONE AND NUMBER 2 ....LOL

COBWEBS.....AND MUSTY SMELL

WALKIN THE HALLS OF THE OLD AMKON GAY BATH HOUSE AND BBQ DRIVE IN THEATRE


MOVIE SHOWING TONIGHT

LEX'S CRACK & FAT JACK


Title: Re: Problems with the old Amkon Vbulletin database
Post by: mojometal on March 14, 2017, 01:33:55 AM
fyi I've bought the domain amkon.xyz i'll use that domain to set up the old amkon database and link the two, that will basically just be a read only archive, hopefully will have it set up by the end of the week.
once that's done i'll see how to go about converting and moving ONLY threads you guy's would like to revive, that way we can keep the size of this database under control. :)
Title: Re: Problems with the old Amkon Vbulletin database
Post by: SCREAMMMMMM on March 16, 2017, 07:07:32 AM
OH WOW THAT SOUNDS LIKE THE DAMN NEAR PERFECT PLAN

PLUS WHY LOAD THE NEW SITE UP WITH ALL THAT OLD CRAP

FRESH START

POP TART....

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