November 2 2014 Editor Assistance Newsletter
The last piece of the puzzle is here - the only thing remaining at the old, failing hosting facility is our email system. That is MailEnable. I will be moving that mail shortly.
What will happen is this.
I will turn off the mail server at the existing facility. Mail will no longer "flow." It will stack up at Katharion, which is our pre-mail-filter that removes spam for us. During the time this process takes place, Katharion will hold onto our mail.
I will then zip up all our mail files and move them over to the new server. On the new server I will unzip them and put them live.
I'll instruct Network Solutions to change where mail.bellaonline.com points to, so it points to the new server.
As that change propagates around the world, at some point Katharion will see this new, live location. It will start sending the mail through to it. And everything will be fully functional on that new server.
No mail will be lost - Katharion will just keep a hold of mail during the transition period.
During this time, you won't be able to email me at Lisa@BellaOnline.com - all @BellaOnline.com email addresses will be on hold. So if you need to contact me, please use my direct LShea@charter.net email address.
I'll contact everybody once the mail server is fully up on the new location. And, at that point, we'll be shutting down those old, failing servers. My next step will then be to tweak and optimize the new servers so they can run as quickly as possible, and also to get the failed hard drive from the old BellaOnline server repaired and the data restored.
One step at a time.
I'll let you know when the mail server is moved and set! It'll be a few hours.
Lisa Shea, owner
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