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20 October 2014 @ 01:46 pm
Shifting Sands- changing software and server  
Hi all, just to let you know there may be some - hopefully- temporary disruptions to OL over the next few days. Dreamhost are shifting servers and so require us to be compliant with new format- which in turn requires us to update the old software we have been using. I am very much hoping for calm seas, but one never knows. If all else fails I will have to call on Jack...

I am sure that those of you who post pics/videos will have your own files, but others might want to make sure they have copies of important things *note to self*

Wish me luck!
 
 
 
nuit2005nuit2005 on October 20th, 2014 07:21 pm (UTC)
Thanks :) Unfortunately it seems is rather more complex as we have to upgrade Vbulletin to 3.8.8 in order to be compliant with Dreamhost upgrade to php 5.4. I can't upgrade VBulletin as I think you and Elflady still own it? Anyway have sent a message to her asking for help on- hoping I have her current mobile number! Help appreciated...
Sereinserein_03 on October 20th, 2014 08:10 pm (UTC)
Oh dear. I think I still own it. Gods, it's been so long, I don't remember much of how to do this excepting that I recall you have to go through all the updates to get 3.8.8 to the current version of vbulletin. I have to see if I can even login into their website. I am pretty certain you have to pay a fee to renew membership in order to download a current version. I do recall it being a rather painful process backing up the database and everything. Ugh! Elflady is out of town on a business trip so she will not have access to her personal computer and I'm not sure when she will be back. I will try to get in touch with her and see what we can do. The only other really technical person is my hubby but he is out of town for business for a few days as well. We definitely want him around for this in case things go south.

Let me try to look into this.

EDIT: Having trouble accessing account. Will contact their support. It looks like $209 to upgrade if I can even get in otherwise may cost $249 but that shouldn't be the case. Will keep you updated.

Edited at 2014-10-20 08:29 pm (UTC)
nuit2005nuit2005 on October 20th, 2014 08:32 pm (UTC)
Sorry Serein...I think the update is still free, but that won't be so beyond this one. If there is a fee of course we will see whats to be done about that... Richard did some digging about that but let me know! I do remember it being a bit of a performance in the past.
But yes when I came to log into the Vbulletin members board I remembered that EL said that you were retaining ownership of that bit, so I was to be careful not to do anything too naughty!

Will be here.
nuit2005nuit2005 on October 20th, 2014 08:36 pm (UTC)
ok, Richard seemed to think that there was a fee like that for version 5 connect, but maybe less for more small updgrade? anyway let me know how it looks and I will speak to the others too. Lot of money if that is the case!
erendira959erendira959 on October 20th, 2014 08:54 pm (UTC)
Wel I'm willing to put some more money in order to keep the board....but this would be only one payment for the upgrade or we'd have to do it every year?
nuit2005nuit2005 on October 20th, 2014 09:03 pm (UTC)
don't know yet Lola, hoping Serein can find out whats involved, and then we can go forward. xx
Sereinserein_03 on October 20th, 2014 09:08 pm (UTC)
It isn't necessary to update every year. This was only necessary because the host is making changes and they are requiring the board be compliant.
Sereinserein_03 on October 20th, 2014 09:04 pm (UTC)
There is definitely a fee for the upgrade and it takes you through each successive update to get you from where you are to the current version. The cost is $209 for members. Technically we are still members, I would think, even though we never renewed the license. Did I ever send you the login info then? Can you login? I don't remember. I do remember it was kind of painful. Definitely backups were involved and changes with config file.
nuit2005nuit2005 on October 20th, 2014 09:15 pm (UTC)
No I was never given the log in because you (and EL?) were the owners of the software, and so I guess it wasn't really appropriate? So no I can't log in. but I guess it depends largely if we are still members ie what the cost will be, and whether you and hubby or me and Richard can do the upgrades. Hoping so!
nuit2005nuit2005 on October 20th, 2014 09:17 pm (UTC)
If you are happy for me to have log on to search around, perhaps pm me? x
Sereinserein_03 on October 20th, 2014 09:49 pm (UTC)
Alright, I finally got access to vbulletin. In order to upgrade to the latest version, the cost is $209. You have to login, place the order then download the upgrade. So, let me know what you want to do.
Sereinserein_03 on October 20th, 2014 10:24 pm (UTC)
I reread one of your posts and realized you only have to upgrade to 3.8.8 so I am not certain if you can just do that and not have to pay the fee for upgrading to 5 connect. It appears you may be able to download the patch for 3.8.1 without costing anything. That's something.
Sereinserein_03 on October 20th, 2014 09:36 pm (UTC)
That is so weird. Well, I can't even login right now even though I have all the customer info. I have emailed vbulleting to see what's up with my login. It would definitely make more sense to try to renew the membership and get the upgrade. It always did cost something to upgrade, I remember that much. Whenever I hear from them and hopefully have access, I will send you the info. As far as the actual upgrade goes, you can let me know what you want to do. We are happy to help in whatever capacity. If Richard knows what he is doing then that would be extremely helpful. LOL. It always took all three of us to do upgrades to the board.
nuit2005nuit2005 on October 21st, 2014 05:45 am (UTC)
Thanks Serein X
nuit2005nuit2005 on October 21st, 2014 07:38 pm (UTC)
have done some more digging on the Vbulletin site and if ones licence/membership has expired then it is no longer possible to 'rejoin and update to 3.8.8
"When you purchased vBulletin 3.8.X under your owned license it came with one year of updates. After that it would have been $60 for an additional year of updates. Over the last 4 years since we stopped selling vBulletin 3, you would have paid $240.00 for updates. The upgrade license is $209.00 and gives access to all versions of vBulletin."
so essentially we would have to purchase V.5 for $209 and then will have access to 3.8.8
Bummer
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