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    Server being moved

    AP.ca is moving to a new bank of servers in order to speed up the site and in turn increase our power (faster 10-core Xeon processors & 12GB RAM) and storage (larger and faster 4x 500GB HHD's).

    It appears that they are going to do the server migration to our new servers starting late Friday night / early Saturday morning. I expect to take the site offline around 1am Eastern time (once my host confirms the new servers are ready). This was to have transpired Thursday night, however my host is still configuring the RAID 10 set-up on the HDD's of the servers - so we've delayed it for 24 hours.

    This will mean that the site will be offline for a few hours while they move the data. Once this transpires - AP.ca will be live again on our new servers!

    You may experience connection errors for a few hours or more while your ISP (Internet Service Provider) updates their DNS records (as the AquariumPros.ca domain name will be pointed to a new IP address, and your ISP needs to update their DNS records in order to point you to the new IP address). Please bear with us while this transpires. Unfortunately we have NO control over how long this will take; as it's 100% dependent upon your individual ISP. The delays can vary from 2 hours to 12+ hours, again - completely dependent upon YOUR ISP's DNS update schedule. That said - most major ISP's only have a short delay between DNS updates - so the delay shouldn't be too long.

    We are sorry for this delay and inconvenience - however we're doing all this in order to better serve the AP.ca Community!


    Mahalo ,
    *~AJ~*

    Set up date: N/A Over fifteen years ago Display Size: 240G Starphire Total Water In System: ~500 Do you have a sump? YES
    Do you have a refugium? YES Amount of Liverock: ~750lbs (Indo/Tonga & Fiji) Depth of Sandbed: ~6" (Caribsea Oolitic) Salinity level: 1.024
    ALK level: ~11 Ammonia: 0 Nitrate: 0 Nitrite: 0
    What lighting are you using? What skimmer are you using? Calcium Reactor? Calcium level: ~500
    x3 250W 20,000k Radium MH + x4 VHO Actinic Euro-Reef - CS12-3 AquaMedic CR5000
    Fish and Inverts: Gold Rimmed Tang, Powder Blue Tang, Vlamingi Tang, Regal Tang, Red-Sea Desjardini Tang, Copperband Butterfly, Yellow-Tail Blue Damsel, x2 True Percula, x2 Bangaii Cardinal, Six-Line Wrasse, Mandarin Dragonett, x6 Peppermint Shrimp, x2 Blood Shrimp, x2 Cleaner Shrimp, x2 RBTA, ~100 Assorted snails (Nassarius/Astrea/Cerith/Turbo/Nerite), x2 Fighting Conch, x2 Serpent Stars, x4 Brittle Stars, x2 Emerald Crabs, x2 Sexy Shrimp, Maroon Clown, Green Carpet Anemone, T. Maxima, Corals: Assorted SPS (acros, montis, porites, birdsnest, etc.), Assorted LPS (mostly Euphyllia spp., Alveopora, various brains, Elegance, Fox, plates, bubble), various softies (Leather, Zoas, Mushrooms, Ricordea, +++)
    Other Equipment: True 7-Stage 200GPD RO/DI w/Booster Pump & ATO system, Sequence ReeFlo Hammerhead return pump, Iwaki 40RXT feeding Carbon Reactor, Eheim 1060 feeding Calcium Reactor, AquaMedic OceanRunner 3500 feeding above-tank refugium, 2x96W 50/50 CF's over refugium, 2x110W VHO + 400W 20,000K MH over grow-out tank + assorted powerheads (MJ's, Seios, etc.) Other Information: System=240G Display/40G Refugium/120G Sump/110G Grow-Out tank - DIY ATS (Algae Turf Scrubber)


    When we point you to the search feature to find your answers - remember the old Chinese Proverb:
    "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime."

    • "Many people would sooner die than think; in fact, they do so." - Bertrand Russell

    • "The most uncommon thing is commonsense."

    • "In any discussion, you can educate the ill-informed, you can make some headway amongst those with commonsense; but you can’t argue with Stupid – and you’re wasting your time if you try."

    "Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people." - Eleanor Roosevelt






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    Re: Server being moved

    I've just confirmed with our host that the move WILL happen tonight.


    The site will be taken offline at 12am EST tonight - and will be unavailable for at least a few hours while both the data transfer and the *DNS propagation transpires.


    *
    What Is DNS Propagation?
    Any time that DNS changes are made (on any level), you need to wait for propagation to complete. Propagation usually takes from 3 to 5 days, but can take as long as 7 to 10 days. During propagation, traffic may come to either location. One person may see the new server while someone else sees the old one. Also, "yourdomain.name" may work while www.yourdomain.name does not. All of this is normal during propagation.
    Please note that this means that just because you go to the new site when you type in the domain name does not mean that propagation is complete. The best way to determine whether or not propagation is complete is to review the statistics for each site (both the old one and the new one).

    Detailed explanation of propagation:


    DNS stands for Domain Name Service. Every time you go to a website using a domain name, you are using DNS. Your request for "thatdomain.name" goes to your local primary or secondary DNS server (which is usually administered by your ISP). Your local DNS server checks its records to see if it "knows" what IP address that domain points to. If it does, then it directs you to that IP address. If it does not, then it sends a query to the Root DNS servers.
    The Root servers are what makes the process work. When a domain is registered, it is added to the Root servers. When a domain is expired, it is removed from the Root servers. The Root servers tell your local DNS server which DNS servers ("out there") are Authorative (are the primary and secondary DNS servers) for your domain.
    Your local DNS server then queries the Authorative DNS server, and the Authorative DNS server tells your local DNS server what IP address the domain is located at.
    Your local DNS server then caches (makes a copy of) this information. This caching process is essential: not only does it speed up future queries, it also reduces the load on the Root servers. It is this caching process that leads to propagation.
    Your local DNS server does not keep that information forever. Instead, it keeps the information for a certain amount of time, at which point it deletes it. The next time that you try to visit that domain (after the information is deleted), the process starts all over again.
    Source = http://hosting.intermedia.net/suppor...cle.asp?id=797




    Thank you for your patience and understanding.

    Set up date: N/A Over fifteen years ago Display Size: 240G Starphire Total Water In System: ~500 Do you have a sump? YES
    Do you have a refugium? YES Amount of Liverock: ~750lbs (Indo/Tonga & Fiji) Depth of Sandbed: ~6" (Caribsea Oolitic) Salinity level: 1.024
    ALK level: ~11 Ammonia: 0 Nitrate: 0 Nitrite: 0
    What lighting are you using? What skimmer are you using? Calcium Reactor? Calcium level: ~500
    x3 250W 20,000k Radium MH + x4 VHO Actinic Euro-Reef - CS12-3 AquaMedic CR5000
    Fish and Inverts: Gold Rimmed Tang, Powder Blue Tang, Vlamingi Tang, Regal Tang, Red-Sea Desjardini Tang, Copperband Butterfly, Yellow-Tail Blue Damsel, x2 True Percula, x2 Bangaii Cardinal, Six-Line Wrasse, Mandarin Dragonett, x6 Peppermint Shrimp, x2 Blood Shrimp, x2 Cleaner Shrimp, x2 RBTA, ~100 Assorted snails (Nassarius/Astrea/Cerith/Turbo/Nerite), x2 Fighting Conch, x2 Serpent Stars, x4 Brittle Stars, x2 Emerald Crabs, x2 Sexy Shrimp, Maroon Clown, Green Carpet Anemone, T. Maxima, Corals: Assorted SPS (acros, montis, porites, birdsnest, etc.), Assorted LPS (mostly Euphyllia spp., Alveopora, various brains, Elegance, Fox, plates, bubble), various softies (Leather, Zoas, Mushrooms, Ricordea, +++)
    Other Equipment: True 7-Stage 200GPD RO/DI w/Booster Pump & ATO system, Sequence ReeFlo Hammerhead return pump, Iwaki 40RXT feeding Carbon Reactor, Eheim 1060 feeding Calcium Reactor, AquaMedic OceanRunner 3500 feeding above-tank refugium, 2x96W 50/50 CF's over refugium, 2x110W VHO + 400W 20,000K MH over grow-out tank + assorted powerheads (MJ's, Seios, etc.) Other Information: System=240G Display/40G Refugium/120G Sump/110G Grow-Out tank - DIY ATS (Algae Turf Scrubber)


    When we point you to the search feature to find your answers - remember the old Chinese Proverb:
    "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime."

    • "Many people would sooner die than think; in fact, they do so." - Bertrand Russell

    • "The most uncommon thing is commonsense."

    • "In any discussion, you can educate the ill-informed, you can make some headway amongst those with commonsense; but you can’t argue with Stupid – and you’re wasting your time if you try."

    "Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people." - Eleanor Roosevelt






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