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After a server change, legacy archives are being restored

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After a new site went live it's been rather quite in here, but not so much "behind the scenes". A part of the change that was done is a move to a new server, a VPS which offers much more management flexibility and probably performance as well. However, since we have quite a history behind us here, there is a whole "legacy" of stuff that should be moved to this server as well. Namely these include the discontinued sections from our old XOOPS installation (left behind when we switched content management to Drupal and did a revision in 2006) and blogs.libervis.com, which is now largely dormant (only one person is occasionally blogging there). There is also the wiki which might not quite be a "legacy" yet, but it has to be moved.

So far XOOPS archives move has been completed and can be accessed here: http://www.libervis.com/x/ (just like before). I have also stripped it off the now unnecessary bloat so it shows only what really matters, the actual content (posts, comments, images, etc.). It's actually running a now upgraded XOOPS that I've set up on the new server. Smiling

I will post here once the move of the blogs and wiki has been completed. It's possible that I will then set up a special sub-site at legacy.libervis.com which would refer to our old stuff in a way that looks much better than the current legacy page at http://www.libervis.com/legacy_archives .

Cheers

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Wiki is back up. Old blog

Wiki is back up. Old blog site is up too, but I couldn't get the old clean URL's working with the lighttpd server we're running here so I did a (rather ugly) hack that detects when those URLs are used and redirects them to the ones that do work. It's not an ideal situation, but it's not a critical problem either. The bugs associated with this solution are that when a search engine follows the old link it will not detect the 301 redirect status and will see a different URL pointing to the currently loaded page - which is rather bad for SEO.

I'll leave it on the todo to try and fix this though.

But all in all, we have everything from the old site back up and working here! Smiling

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