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YTSupport

02-09-2020 06:45:35




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As you know, our old servers are just about dead. The first step in getting on the new ones was to move tractorshed. We are thinking about bringing it up this morning. If so, if all goes well, you'll not be able to connect to photo ads for 15 minutes or so, and then it should reappear. I have to knock the old one down, sync the file systems and bring the new one up. That's what takes the time.

When it comes up, you will get that security warning on some browsers that says it's "insecure" since tractorshed doesn't use the https encryption for its domain. It's still an http site like it always was, and you have to tell it you still want to connect to it if you don't mind using it as you have since 1997 or so.
Again, let me stress that none of the changes we are making over the next week or so change the appearance or how you use YT, they are all just to get our stuff on modern computer hardware.

I'm still fiddling at the moment so if it's not this morning, it could be anytime thereafter.

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02-14-2020 11:11:44




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 Re: Beginning of cutover in reply to YTSupport, 02-09-2020 06:45:35  
It's fixed. Thanks for pointing it out.



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Dan S (NY)

02-14-2020 20:19:54




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 Re: Beginning of cutover in reply to YTSupport, 02-14-2020 11:11:44  
Works good now, thanks!



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YTSupport

02-14-2020 11:01:21




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 Re: Beginning of cutover in reply to YTSupport, 02-09-2020 06:45:35  
Oh, I see. I'll take a look at it. Might be an oversight in the cutover. I didn't test the search.



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YTSupport

02-14-2020 10:10:17




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 Re: Beginning of cutover in reply to YTSupport, 02-09-2020 06:45:35  
I spoke too soon. I don't see the bug I was talking about. The photos on Tractor Photos seem to be displaying fine for me. There is one on the second page where someone tried to put a link in to advertise his tractor for sale and that messed up that one. But otherwise, they look okay unless you mean farther down in the gallery.



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Dan S (NY)

02-14-2020 10:59:05




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 Re: Beginning of cutover in reply to YTSupport, 02-14-2020 10:10:17  
The Tractor Photos work fine for me when clicking on them from the initial pages. The problem is when I try to use the 'Search for' box at the bottom of the list. If I type in 'Ford', the search results don't make any sense (I get a bunch of Case photos instead for instance). It is the photos in the Search for: search results list that aren't working.



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02-14-2020 10:06:19




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 Re: Beginning of cutover in reply to YTSupport, 02-09-2020 06:45:35  
That isn't related to the cutover, it was already doing that sometimes. I will mention it to Kim because it has something to do with some changes a couple of years ago that she was working on. Seems like occasionally, several photos won't complete the upload correctly and then won't display.



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Dan S (NY)

02-14-2020 09:59:28




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 Re: Beginning of cutover in reply to YTSupport, 02-09-2020 06:45:35  
Don't know if its related to the new server, but I tried using the search function in Tractor Photos and most of the photos in the listed results do not display anything when you click on them. The page comes up with all the normal headers and links to the left, but the photo area of the page is blank.

Dan



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fixerupper

02-09-2020 11:19:26




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 Re: Beginning of cutover in reply to YTSupport, 02-09-2020 06:45:35  
I just visited gallery photos for kicks and it is noticeably quicker. Thank you.



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02-09-2020 09:45:40




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 Re: Beginning of cutover in reply to YTSupport, 02-09-2020 06:45:35  
Tractorshed is up on the new hardware and appears to be far faster than it used to be. I realize that this is not what you've been hoping for since it's the forum server that gets the heaviest traffic and is creating most of the critical errors and page load failures. But it was important to do this transition first and make sure our hardware is working well.
The forums server is far more complex and while it's virtually ready to go, we will be waiting until this tractorshed transition proves it's reliability under load before beginning the YT move.

Tractorshed handles the gallery photos and the photo ads. Tell us of any problems you running into on tractorshed. You can email to support at yesterdaystractors.com or admin at yesterdaystractors.com and we'll look into any problems.

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