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Some of you already know that we moved a couple of our sites to a different server.  We're located on the same server as Ad Astra, so I'm going to basically import what I told them to here:

Slicehost, our current provider, was sold last year to Rackspace.  This means that soon, Rackspace will be moving us to their cloud infrastructure and jacking up the price, which is not good for us.  Given that the donations have been zero these past couple of months, I'm footing the bill 100% and I can't rightly afford the increase in the monthly costs for all the additional services we've added to Ad Astra (Email/Blogs/Images).  To that end, we're shopping for a new provider who will help us reduce costs or at least provide better or more services at the same current cost.  Through my contacts, we believe we've found a reliable host at pricing levels that are way more affordable than what Rackspace will be charging us monthly.

But, this also means that Ad Astra will be down while we move all the data over.  When I say down, I mean locked out.  Until the DNS changes are done, we will have to prevent changes to the databases for the archive, forums, and blogs.  Once we're satisfied that everything is up to date, we will unlock the databases and return to normal services.

I will update with information regarding the exact time/date of the move, but it will likely be in a couple of weeks.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

This is going to impact everything for us: www, wiki, forums.

We've scheduled a tentative cutover for the weekend of the 10th.  UT will be included in that.

MDg

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UT.org will experience minor connectivity issues this week as the domain is transferred to my control (muhahaha) from David's.  This will take place in the next 4 days or so.

All UT sites (forums, www, wiki, mail) will be affected.

MDg

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