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Planned major outage *DONE*

Postby Xaccers » Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:23 pm

On the 12th May I will be having BT Infinity installed. It is with a heavy heart that I leave O2 broadband, they've been great with no network outages, and brilliant customer/technical services, especially with how much effort they put into trying to resolve their internal network routing issue which prevents some other O2 customers reaching the forum.

Due to the disruption this will cause, by my current broadband connection going offline and having to set up the new equipment, I'm going to be taking the day off, and taking the site down to upgrade the forum software.

So for most of the day the forum will not be available.
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Re: Planned major outage 11th May 2012

Postby hirsty » Wed Apr 25, 2012 5:05 pm

I can thoroughly recommend BT Infinity. I have been running for almost 12 months now with no outage whatsoever. My speed has increased 10 fold and the installer was excellent.

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Re: Planned major outage 11th May 2012

Postby Xaccers » Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:05 pm

Excellent Keith :)
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Re: Planned major outage 11th May 2012

Postby DickieG » Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:08 pm

I've had BT Infinity for about six months, speed has risen from 1 Mg to 36 Mg and no outages :-D
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Re: Planned major outage 11th May 2012

Postby Xaccers » Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:41 pm

What's your upstream speed Richard? :)
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Re: Planned major outage 11th May 2012

Postby DickieG » Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:50 pm

Xac wrote:What's your upstream speed Richard? :)

IIRC it's about 2ish, I went for the basic upload speed as I rarely upload anything.
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Re: Planned major outage 11th May 2012

Postby Xaccers » Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:00 pm

Hmm, that's not so good, on the lower tariff it should be higher than that.
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Re: Planned major outage *POSTPONED*

Postby Xaccers » Thu Apr 26, 2012 12:43 pm

In true BT style, nothing is ever smooth.
They're transferring my phone line on the 10th, or it may be the 11th, the woman who called sounded confused, and the move to Infinity will then be arranged with me on the 11th.
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Postby addo » Sat Apr 28, 2012 9:31 am

Do you have certainty the O2 broadband signal will still be applied to your line after the provider switch?

Or are we in fact, possibly at "risk" of having to entertain ourselves for a few days in one go? :shock: If so, perhaps a workbench or shed tidying How-To that can be printed off in advance, might be in order...

Or are you going to buy an iPhone and download the Virtual Forum Server App? :P
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Re: Planned major outage *POSTPONED*

Postby Xaccers » Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:24 am

The ADSL connection won't be switched over until they're installing Infinity.
Although this is BT so anything is possible!
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Re: Planned major outage *POSTPONED*

Postby Welshy_Pete » Sun Apr 29, 2012 9:52 am

Well Im glad I joined the forum in time before this happens. It would be good if a message of somekind can be left for people trying to view the site. Ive seen afew places doing that so any new people wanting to join know to try again later on.
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Re: Planned major outage *POSTPONED*

Postby CitroJim » Sun Apr 29, 2012 10:47 am

Don't worry, if it all goes pear-shaped with Xac and his Infinity we have contingency plans...

It will be slow but the show (as Leo Sayer might have said) will go on. We'll ensure we can all have our fix of the FCF :-D

It why we take backups of the forums on a daily basis...

Any contingency will be a bit slow because it'll be hosted on old-fashioned steam-driven Internet :lol: :lol:
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Re: Planned major outage *POSTPONED*

Postby CitroJim » Sun Apr 29, 2012 10:49 am

CitroJim wrote:Any contingency will be a bit slow because it'll be hosted on old-fashioned steam-driven Internet :lol: :lol:


And not because it would be on a Linux server :wink:
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Re: Planned major outage *POSTPONED*

Postby Xaccers » Sun Apr 29, 2012 9:44 pm

Welshy_Pete wrote:Well Im glad I joined the forum in time before this happens. It would be good if a message of somekind can be left for people trying to view the site. Ive seen afew places doing that so any new people wanting to join know to try again later on.


What do they say about great minds? :)
Yes, we'll be having a holding page up while the work (eventually) goes on.
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Postby addo » Mon Apr 30, 2012 9:37 am

Can the holding page have a really tantalising image?

I don't mean like Emmanuelle Béart in the shower, more like a PRV with the timing cover off, or somesuch.
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