So anyway…we got a new server..

by alphamonkey on July 9, 2010 · 8 comments

in General Tomfoolery

We’ve been pretty frustrated with the speed of dbp since we rev’d up the new server, so this week we decided to kick it up a bit on a new host. So far so good! It’s moving quick, and I no longer have time to get a sandwich when I log in. But the very best thing?

I’m bringing in the complete Transbuddha archives this weekend. Yup. You’ll see some weirdness on the category list, and probably some broken images in the old posts, but soon enough you’ll have the entire 2003-2009 Transbuddha archive back at your grubby little fingertips.


Update: So here we go. 10,484 posts, 2,643 tags, 17,669 comments, 168 authors, and 7 years of high-octane time-wastin’. It’s going to take some time to get the mediaholder back up and running, but rest assured I’ll be getting our video archive back up and a’runnin.

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  • Cap’n Carrot

    My Condorman review has been saved? Hazzah!!!
    Though it is now attributed to a monkey. Yeah Aaron, I always knew you secretly loved that film!

  • alphamonkey

    Yeah….Wordpress didn’t do a fantastic job adhering to authors. Have fun fixing those, Cap’n!

  • ShadowStalker

    Has it been that long? Good work, Aaron. You too, Alan, I guess.

    But the authors are screwed up?


    • alphamonkey

      Not entirely. There are just spurts where WordPress’s importer ignored the author (even though I had to manually specify the unique authors in every single month’s upload). The categories are a little screwy as well, as that’s a known bug with their importer. Though apparently not one they’re in a hurry to fix.

      Aaaaaand, it looks like the mediaholder will not be revived. Our db export only contained hit/e-mail data, no actual mediaholder info. Thanks, a certain someone, for recording every single hit on a new row!

      • ShadowStalker

        I thought we didn’t have the movie files anyway.

        • alphamonkey

          I’ve got the complete A/V archives sitting right here. Now it’s a matter of deciding how to migrate them without the mediaholder.

  • Brennan

    I wanted to cry tears of joy when i read this. I can’t tell you how many bookmarks I lost (6 years worth) when you guys moved. I also came to the realization that I’ve been reading this blog since 2004 and I’ve never left a comment or formally thanked you for your work. Thank You! and keep it up.


    P.s. I miss the year in music videos. You all find the best songs from all over.

    • alphamonkey

      You’re quite welcome, and we’ve every intention to keep on keepin’ on. The next big task is to take our formidable video archives and get them back up and linked.

      And yeah, I started looking through music video posts last night. Rest assured, 2010 will once again have a Year in Music Videos!

      Thanks for reading!

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