I started the server from scratch, but exported my profile from the old server and imported it on the new. So keeping my friendica contacts (Diaspora and the rest does not support the move). We found some quirks in the move (again...) but got some fixes for them. So moving the account is not perfect, but working.
Do you want to switch the domain name or only the hardware?
You can migrate easily, as long as you keep the same Domain. I did that some weeks ago. Just make sure you play it through in your mind a few times and take backups. Also go back in my posts, I wrote a bit about that I think. My search does not work atm so I can't give you links to the posts.
I'm not terrible concerned with keeping my posts, and I can make a list of my current contacts. I am wondering what happens to my contacts (as far as federation is concerned) when I start over so to speak, and how the instances of my contacts (such as yourself) may be affected, if at all.
If you wouldn't keep your current database and would start from scratch under the same host name then you couldn't connect to any contact you had been connected to before. (Either Friendica and Diaspora)
This happens because these systems are checking the connection against the private/public keypairs that are stored in the database.
I thought that might be the case, thank you for confirming @Michael Vogel I suppose my main purpose is to get this server switched over from Ubuntu 14.04 to Arch (which I use for everything else). I was also hoping that by doing this, it would take care of the issues I've been having lately as a side effect.
So then move that database to the new server, I also switched from a hoster with CentOS to Arch. I guess moving the whole insulation is the only working way you got, at least taking into account what Michael and Tobias explained.
I don't think that changing the distribution has a huge impact on speed. You should have a look at the system performance (do a "top" or "htop") while sending a reply. Then you see if there are bottlenecks.
Maybe switching to the worker backend could help as well. And you should change your database to InnoDB if not done yet.
I want to change the OS for other reasons as well, but understand that it is most likely not related to these issues. My db is MySQL and using InnoDB (I just checked to make sure). I think I may be using worker back end (not sure though). I'll do some top/htop testing right now!
Top report looked fine to me as I watched during the reply. Load never went over 4.0% and was mostly only hitting 1.7%. Interesting entries in the log however. ----- 2016-07-07 17:40:05@ [DEBUG]:poller.php:260:poller_too_much_workers Current load stage 2: 0.33 - maximum: 50 - current queues: 0 - maximum: 10 ----- multiple down to the last one of this type: ----- 2016-07-07 17:43:42@ [DEBUG]:poller.php:260:poller_too_much_workers Current load stage 2: 0.26 - maximum: 50 - current queues: 8 - maximum: 10
I would agree. Also, does that indicate that I am indeed using the worker backend.
Basically, what I experience when posting replying is the "constant hourglass", I click submit and the cursor just spins while visually nothing changes. Then after quite some time, the post goes through and the page updates itself.
@Friendica Support I don't know if it is me, but my Friendica instance has been acting more strangely than usual lately. I've been using the frio theme, so I don't know if it is related to that or a "core" issue.
My posts/replies haven't been posting, or at least they post slowly. I accidentally double replied to a post earlier this morning. Most times when posting the comment box or floating widget (depending or whether or not I am replying or composing) just sits there after clicking share and I notice in the background that the page updates, or I get a notification. When I refresh the page, then all looks normal.
On the visual side of things, my avatar icon is the default "head and shoulders" in the message threads but appears just fine on my profile as well as the upper right settings area.
I've been on the develop branch for some time and also recently, updated and ran the db update script. Anyone else having abnormal behavior lately?
I just looked at some things on my server. I noticed that I'm still using php5 and not php7. Either of you, or anyone else for that matter, using php7? Or also, have upgraded from 5 to 7 on a running instance?
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