Category Archive: Maintenance

Welcome to OpenCUNY’s 4G Server!

Over this Thanksgiving holiday, OpenCUNY resized its server, increasing our space on our LiquidWeb Virtual Private Server from 2 to 4 gigabytes. We previously doubled our server size, from 1 to 2 gigabytes, in the Summer of 2013 to meet increasing demand due to more participants, more websites & media, more traffic, and more mapped domains (which …

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OpenCUNY Migration/Upgrade Complete

Maggie and I are happy to report that we have successfully migrated OpenCUNY to our new server. Following the migration this past Friday, we were finally able to upgrade WordPress to its latest version and update all plugins and themes to their newest versions. A few older themes and plugins had no updates available and, …

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OpenCUNY Down for Maintenance Starting at 2PM

Beginning today August 26th at 2PM EST, OpenCUNY.org will be down for maintenance as we migrate to a new server and upgrade our system. After 2PM today, any changes made to a site or account will be lost. A full backup of everyone’s site will be generated. However, please follow these directions if you would …

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Upgrade Completed / Upload Issue Fixed

Two pieces of good news to report: The upgrade to WordPress 3.0.1 is now complete (background on this topic). You can read about some of the changes and new features found in the upgrade, here. The uploading issues a number of you have been experiencing should now be resolved (background on this topic). YAY!

WordPress Upgrade Scheduled for October 1st

Next Friday, October 1st, OpenCUNY.org will be down for maintenance as I upgrade the system (from WordPress MU 2.9.11 to WordPress MU 3.0.1). A full backup of everyone’s site will be generated – you do not need to generate your own backup. However, please follow these directions if you would like to generate a personal …

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And We’re Back!

The migration to the new server is now fully complete! Thank you all for your patience. While everything appears to be intact, you may find that you have to re-activate certain plugins, re-add widgets, and re-select your theme. This is unlikely, but not unusual following a system upgrade and migration to a new server. Please …

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UPDATE :: OpenCUNY Down for Maintenance

OpenCUNY.org has been successfully transferred to our new server and everyone’s content is safe and sound. As I previously mentioned, you may still experience error messages and inconsistent service over the next 24 hours. This is due to two factors: The transfer of our domain name (http://opencuny.org) can take anywhere from 24-36 hours to fully …

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OpenCUNY Down for Maintenance Starting at 9pm

Beginning at 9PM today (Monday, February 15th) OpenCUNY.org will be down for maintenance. I expect OpenCUNY.org to be down for only a few hours, but you may experience inconsistent service during the following 24 hours. A full backup of everyone’s site has been generated – you do not need to generate your own backup. However, please follow …

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