Server migration – the full monty.

Hello again!

It turns out the server migration that was mentioned in the last post was due to a company take-over of our little Minecraft host by a bigger hosting company.  The bigger hosting company decided that they would not abide by the deals the smaller hosting company offered, and raised prices on the services.  Aaaaand, they didn’t bother letting me know in advance.

We are no longer using that company!  We have migrated to a different hosting provider.  The IP address has been updated (again), but if all goes well y’all should never notice a difference.  In the off chance that any of you are trying to connect before the DNS changes (for mc.lafes.net) propagate, you can reach the new server at 192.198.104.207.

I had full and current backups of everything, so there shouldn’t be any problems with the move.  But as ever, if you do notice problems of any sort, please shoot me a message!

This doesn’t affect our ability to use a multi-world plugin and make our prior map available again once Bukkit releases a stable 1.7.2 build.  On that front, we’re still just waiting on Bukkit!

Server migration – possible downtime.

Hi folks!

I just received a notification that my Minecraft host is upgrading all Minecraft hosting servers over the next 24 – 48 hours.  I have put in to have this done during the work-day, so that it should be moved and ready by the time we usually play.  If everything goes well, no one should notice any problems.  But if anything isn’t working right or appears to be down, you know why!  In that case I will do my best to have us back up and going ASAP.

A new plan – Server upgraded to 1.7.2

Hello folks! There’s some server news!

First up!  The server has been upgraded to 1.7.2.  The server has also been started over from scratch, TEMPORARILY.  We are running vanilla Minecraft, so I do not yet have the ability yet to install the plugins that will allow me to bring our existing world back.

Soon!  When there is a Craftbukkit build of Minecraft 1.7.2, I will be installing a portal near spawn that will allow us to travel back to our existing map, where all of our existing builds and materials will still be available.  Then we will have the ability to explore and build in both worlds!

Finally! In our brand new world, I did not have the plugins running that keep bad people out.  I logged in today to find some of my things gone, and phallic artwork left behind.  If you have had your build(s) damaged or any items stolen, please let me know and we’ll get it repaired or replaced.  Fortunately for me, the damage was easy to repair and I didn’t have anything of value yet.

I have switched the world to whitelist only, until we get our plugins back.  Everyone who has ever had permissions on our server has already been added to the whitelist, so I don’t anticipate this affecting anyone negatively.  IF you want to bring a new friend to the server, please just let me know and I will add them to the whitelist.  IF you have any problems at all under the new setup, let me know!

Happy Mining!