Yessir, after a (very) long day of waiting, the server migration is complete – Zelda Universe and all of the sites on the server (such as Zelda Wiki.org) are back up and running almost fully. On the Wiki we’ve got a few known issues and we’re working to resolve the immediately.
On ZU, the forums aren’t totally up yet – you’ll still get a database error – so I’ll update this post and the Facebook / Twitter pages when the forums are up and running again. UPDATE: The forums are now up and running!
For those who missed out on the all-day stream of announcements, ZU has (finally) made the move to a more powerful server that should be able to handle all the traffic we’ve been getting recently, as well as traffic for the Wiki. The server is roughly five times faster than the old one, so if we manage to bust this one up then there isn’t much hope left! This is pretty much top of the line as far as mid-level servers go. In fact, the one we’re on now is brand new – it just came in a few week ago. This new server was practically a gift from the generous people at our hosting company, so kudos to them for throwing us a bone and letting us step up to the server we’ve always known we needed.
Here’s the magic, though: We’re getting this server for free until October 1st. That means we’ve got until October 1st to decide whether or not it’s working. Although I have no doubts that this new server will never, ever crap out – well, those are famous last words. So, between now and October 1st, I’m calling upon a giant bug-fetching fest. If you find anything wrong – anything at all – on ZU or Zelda Wiki.org between now and October 1st, report it in the Feedback, Suggestions and Questions forum on ZU.
Once again, thanks for bearing with us through this long day of server migrations. I’ll update this post once the forums are alive again.
~ Jason Rappaport.