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Important Announcement: Site could go down 24 to 48 hours for server upgrade

by on Jan.13, 2013 @ 12:22 am, under Site Updates

This site is currently running on a server that is a bit outdated.  While it is good enough to run the site, there are some security issues that can only be addressed by moving to a new server.  The physical move should not take very long, but getting the new IP address mapped to the domain name can take anywhere from 24 to 48 hours (sometimes a lot less, sometimes a lot more).  That means Yakyubaka will not be accessible during this time.

I have already backed-up most of the data on this server for the move.  I still have a few more things to do though.  Assuming I can get it all done within the next few hours, I plan to begin the move to the new server.  The IP switch on the domain name will be made once all the files have been uploaded.

I will post another update within the next few hours to let everyone know where I am in the schedule and whether or not the server upgrade is going to happen.

I know it is sudden, but unfortunately due to my schedule, this is the best I can do.

UPDATE @ 4:36am - The upgrade will take place at some point this weekend, but I'm not entirely sure when yet.  I'm waiting to hear back on a couple of things with my webhost and once everything is settled, the new server should go online.

Since it is past 4:30am though, I figure I'll hit the sack now, get some shut-eye, and resume when I wake up.

I'll post another update when I have more details.

UPDATE @ 11:32am - Just a quick update: still waiting to hear back from my webhost.  It's probably taking a bit longer for them to respond because it's the weekend.

UPDATE 1/14 @ 2:56am - Another quick update: the new server is still being provisioned.  Not really sure how long it's going to take.  Hopefully it'll be up before the end of the three day weekend here in Japan.

UPDATE 1/14 @ 11:49am - The new server is up and running so I will be spending time setting things up and transferring files over.  Once that's done, I'll be updating the IP assigned to the domain name.  I'll post another update when I do that.

UPDATE 1/14 @ 5:03pm - I have begun transferring data over.  I have also modified portions of the domain and plan to go through with the full changes shortly, which means the site could become inaccessible at some point.

UPDATE 1/14 @ 8:31pm - Ok, transfer/upgrade done for this site.  Still have a couple more to go.

Happy New Year 2013

by on Jan.01, 2013 @ 8:53 pm, under Site Updates

I hope everyone had a Happy Holiday Season and is currently having a Happy New Year.

For those keeping track:

  • Yakubaka.com opened on September 1, 2009.
  • Since September 1, 2009: 19,634 posts and 186 pages.
  • Since January 1, 2012: 5,423 posts and 62 pages.

I want to thank everyone for a nice 2012 and look forward to another 5,000+ post 2013.

Regarding tomorrow’s draft…

by on Oct.26, 2011 @ 5:07 pm, under Site Updates
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I plan on live blogging as much of this year's draft as I can.  Unfortunately, I won't have access to Sky A like I've had the past 2 years and will instead be relying on TBS (TV).  That means there's a good chance I won't be able to provide results as quickly as I'd like once their coverage ends (4:53pm - 5:45pm).  Fortunately, there's also Nippon Hoso on the radio (5:00pm - 7:00pm).

In any case, this is just a general heads up that while I will be blogging the draft, there may be some slight delays in updates in the later rounds.

An update on my posting schedule for today (5/27/2011)

by on May.27, 2011 @ 7:53 am, under Site Updates

A quick heads up: I probably won't have access to a computer for most of the day again today due to work.  Fortunately, the NPB has the day off today so I won't have to worry about box scores and game updates.  I will post whatever news updates the occur during the day once I get back in from work.

My apologies for the inconvenience.

An update on my posting schedule for today (5/24/2011)

by on May.24, 2011 @ 8:10 am, under Site Updates

Just a quick update on my posting schedule for today: I won't have access to a computer for most of the day because of work project.  I have no idea when I'll be to provide my next batch of updates today (including box scores from today's make-up games), but I will post them as soon as I can.

My apologies for the inconvenience.

An update on my situation

by on Aug.30, 2010 @ 2:26 pm, under Site Updates

I first wanted to thank everyone that posted a message for me.  You may not believe me when I say this, but your comments meant a lot to me and they went a long way towards helping me get through some things over the last few days.

Second, as I mentioned in a previous post, the wake took place on Friday and the funeral / cremation ceremonies took place on Saturday.  I actually couldn't catch the wake on Friday, but I was there for the funeral / cremation ceremonies.

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