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Old 10-22-2019, 12:55 PM
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Exclamation YORF Going Down for System Maintenance on 10/26/19

Some of you saw that my site was unavailable for almost 4 hours this morning. My webhost took my account offline due to my vBulletin database getting too large and violating their TOS.

The default configuration for vBulletin is to store file attachments in the database. Alternatively they can be stored in a directory in my account. I wasn't thinking ahead when I setup the forum almost 15 years ago. The attachment table grew to about 10GB in size.

This weekend I'll be taking the site offline so I can move the attachments to their own directory. This process takes time due to the thousands of attachments I've accrued over the years and the fact that the attachment table has to be optimized afterwards to recover the file space.

I'm giving everyone a heads up now so they know what to expect.
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