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    Post MyCockpit.org Is Moving

    MyCockpit.org Is Moving

    On or about the 10th of August (now the 5th) MyCockpit.org will be moving it's server.

    What to expect:

    The closer we come to the actual (day) of changing over the more accurate time of the change over will be announced.

    I would like to tell you the process will take a few hours, but speaking of experience, you never know, it could take a few days.

    We'll do are best to at least provide a web page with up to date news regarding the site status.

    Why are we doing this:

    Bottom line... money. The revenue through advertisers and donations are not meeting the expenses of MyCockpit.org. I've been making up the difference out of my pocket. I'm on a fixed retirement income and can't continue to do that. I don't like to beg for donations.

    We've also had some maintenance issues provided currently by our server provider, we're trying to move to a provider that is very well established by reputation.

    I'll keep you up to date.

    Please donate

    Matt Olieman
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    Re: MyCockpit.org Is Moving

    Matt,
    I'm sure it will go well.
    Regards,
    Alan

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    Re: MyCockpit.org Is Moving

    We're shooting for the move completed by the 6th of August.

    The transition will start on the 5th.

    Matt O.

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    Re: MyCockpit.org Is Moving

    Hopefully the new server will mean that 'you' Matt don't have to put your retirement money into the kitty to keep it going. The website should pay for itself, even if that does mean google adds and sponsors, so be it. You have well and truly kept this website up and running, and you should be spending your retirement money on yourself to enjoy!

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    Re: MyCockpit.org Is Moving

    Hello

    I am curious Mat what is the size of the site ?

    I have an account on Dreamhost with theoretical unlimited hosting space and i am paying 119.40 or 9.5 euro per month.
    If it is so much of a problem and the size of the site more or less 5gb i could setup a space for you so you will have to pay only the domain name. If you wish we can discuss it in pm

    Best regards

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    Re: MyCockpit.org Is Moving

    @ aizak, Thank you for the offer, most users are not aware of what it takes to run MyCockpit.org. Lot's of information/disk space is used.

    We lease a dedicated server. The current server is Dual-Core AMD opeteron Processor 2210, 2.4g total of 4 cores, 8 Gigs of memory, 1 tb raid disk space

    MyCockpit.org uses about 300 gigs of disk space.

    Leasing cost is only about 50% of the cost involved to keep the site running, there are lots of maintance fees, registration fees for domain and software.

    Fortunately the server provider we're moving to, the cost we be split more then half

    Matt Olieman

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    Re: MyCockpit.org Is Moving

    We're in the process of backing up the server, this is a lengthy process. Next process is to start installing software/files to the new server, again a lengthy process.

    Then the databases and assigning ips's and updating the DNS, this will be hard to tell how long the DNS will propagate and it will depend on your providers how fast they update for you to connect back into MyCockpit.org.

    Even after the site is back up, there will be lot's of fine tuning, this may take weeks.

    The sooner we do this, the better.

    Thought I would give you a warning, in case you can't reach the site.

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    I want to thank all of those for your donations, extremely helpful. Thank You!!!!!

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    Re: MyCockpit.org Is Moving

    Good luck with the mission Matt.
    I had no idea of the size of this place !!
    I hope it all goes well for you and we will
    "See you on the other side"

    Cheers ,,, Jim
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    All this and Liz still loves me ! !

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    Re: MyCockpit.org Is Moving

    Good luck with the move Matt, I hope the new server will allow me to post pictures. Every time I try to post pics I get "Internal Server Error" message despite the fact that I have unlimited file size privaleges, I haven't been able to post pictures for weeks. If I can get going again with posting my stuff that will be great. When all is restored Aerosim Solutions will pledge regular monthly contributions guaranteed!!!

    Cheers Gwyn
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    Re: MyCockpit.org Is Moving

    It seems we been hit by an intruder, the problems we are currently having has nothing to do with the move.

    There has been three components to our site that has been disabled and we're having trouble trying to correct the situation.

    One being hit is our spam protection plugin, so you will see a number of posts that are not from our members. We're doing our best to resolve this issue and my apologies if there is anything offensive posted.

    Matt Olieman

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