*** FORUM UPDATE - SUNDAY MAY 17TH ***

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*** FORUM UPDATE - SUNDAY MAY 17TH ***

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Now scheduled for the afternoon of Sunday May 17th. Sorry I cannot be specific about the exact time at this point.


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It is time for another forum update. I will attempt to carry this out next week, but I cannot be specific about the date. It's a case of Watch This Space for now. I would update here where I am self-isolating, but this will be almost impossible due to an incredibly slow internet connection. It's not the overall size of the update which is the issue, but the enormous number of files involved in the update. When I return home to my fibre connection, I should be able to get this done in 20 minutes, assuming no problems. The internet connection is literally 100 times slower here and completely unreliable due to the rural location.

So SkywavesDX will be down for a while. During the procedure you will see many database error messages while the new files are installed. I will try to complete the update after local midnight when less people will be active. I will post the date here when I know. For now, I am guessing next Tuesday 12th or Wednesday 13th.

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The forum update will take place sometime this evening after 21:00. Things should be back up and running within the hour.

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Forum update unsuccessful.

Original version and database restored.

During the update, I received an alert to update the php version on the server to 7.3 - the minimum required. This did not work so I lowered it to 7.2 and everything sprung to life, but there were errors. The forum version seemed to have updated successfully, but the database hadn't. Need more time to look at this.

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Thank you very much John!
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Thank you Jorge. I haven't really done anything yet. These updates are always challenging.

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Now scheduled for this coming Sunday - May 17th, sometime during the afternoon. Sorry I cannot be more specific regarding the time.

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* Time now set to 2pm this coming Sunday. That's 13:00 in the universal time!

* Please expect the forum to be offline for up to an hour.

* You will see various error messages while the software is being updated. This is normal.

* Any posts made just before the start of the update may be lost.

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Re: *** FORUM UPDATE - SUNDAY MAY 17TH ***

Post by John Faulkner, Skegness »

Update complete.

Please let me know if you have any problems.

The Skywaves logo is missing on the top left. I'll have to recreate this later. This now needs to be an svg file and not a gif.

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