Author Topic: The new merged site will have its data reloaded from HE/HA every 24-48 hours.  (Read 162 times)

Offline Eros

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This doesn't really affect HE/HA directly, but rather the replacement site which will fully replace them in 2018. HE/HA will be frozen (code-wise) once I remove the IRC links in August.

Stage one of the transition:

On 9/2, I'm hoping to have the transition stuff all setup for Users & K-Lists.

Much of the new site will be stubs/non-functional on 9/2, but the only way to do this is the messy way of running 3 sites simultaneously at the same time so people can test their accounts/data/etc as it converts.

In September, I plan to stop replicating the K-Lists.

After that, we'll just see how it goes. The forums/threads/PMs on HE will be the last thing to stop replicating as I plan to build out all the other features first.

Order of Operations (Every 1-2 Days)

1) HE/HA full backups are copied as usual to the Backup server.

2) HE/HA full backups are copied to an additional Backup server (the new merged site).

3) HE/HA data will be pulled out of the replicated copies and transformed for use with the new site based on the purge rules I've outlined to avoid purging data on HE/HA that might affect users.

4) The new site will have ALL of its content wiped regularly as a result of #3.

5) Once it becomes time for the final transition for each component (such as Characters), I'm just going to turn off the conversion step for the relevant parts of the database.

6) HE/HA will continue to work normally but if you ignore Announcements and continue to post content once I've turned off replication for a given feature (such as K-Lists in Sept) that data will be lost forever to avoid overwriting data on the new site.

Something to be aware of regarding user accounts...

1) User Accounts can only be converted if you log into the account and once converted will stay converted.

2) Everything is going to run off of display_names on the new site. The current login username will not survive the transition. Login with your current display name.

3) IF the e-mails for the HE and HA accounts are identical, they will both be linked to the new account.

4) In the event of conflict, you will be prompted for a new display name. I originally planned to tag names but I'm realizing there is a flaw in that plan. (i.e. If people register on HA after you convert or HE or whatever)

5) The new user accounts will strip alot of details (such as IMs) from their information to avoid public displays of something that might be PII.

6) The new user accounts will have the email addresses and passwords hashed with a new hash scheme + salt. I want to avoid leaking things in the event of the site getting hacked and SMF just never made this an option for me before.

7) #7 makes email notifications impossible as the site won't actually have access to the plain text e-mail address to e-mail you with. Any time the site sends you an e-mail (i.e. forgotten password links) it will do so only after you've typed in an identical e-mail address for such a purpose. So be sure to use an e-mail address you'll remember.



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Hi so I wasn't sure where to post to ask this so I am sorry if It's not here and I will immediately remove my post if that is the case. Anyway my question is whether or not our threads and posts get transferred over when the new site happens? I don't know anything about how website development works so hopefully this doesn't sound like a dumb question.

-edit never mind i cant remove the post myself so i guess someone else has to do it?
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Offline Eros

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Don't worry about your post, Mochi. It is fine.


Yes. Right now, I have HE and HA replicating to the new server and I'm working on it as time allows. Unfortunately, I ended up having to move in the middle of this and have overtime at work so Idk how fast I'll be.
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