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Old 09-03-2010, 03:33 PM   #1
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How long does it take...

...to move a commercial website to a new host? In the case of the Sam's Club auction site the planned downtime was one to two days according to the email I got on Aug 22:

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We wanted to make you aware that on the evening of August 24th, 2010, our auction site will be closed while we transition to a new hosting provider. The site will remain closed for 24-48 hours while this process takes place.

We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause and want to assure you that we are going to complete the transition process as quickly as possible, to avoid any long delays in your Auction bidding experience.

Thank you for your patience and your continued business!

Sincerely,
Your Sam's Club Auction Team
In reality, it takes much longer - ten days and still counting:

http://auctions.samsclub.com/

I'm certainly glad they assured me there would be no "long delays". Can you say "train wreck"?
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Sounds like some suits didn't want to be down for a few days and pressured the technical staff to accelerate and guarantee the WOULD achieve the best possible case. Under that pressure once a couple of problems occurred the whole project went south.
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What the heck is the Sam's club auction site
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What the heck is the Sam's club auction site
At the moment it isn't anything. When it was working it auctioned off many of the same non-food items you can purchase at Sam's stores plus other random "stuff" - new merchandise only. I've snagged a few good items over the years, often at a substantial savings over the in-store price, even after paying for shipping.

Like any auction site, some folks get into bidding wars and pay way too much for a contested item. In those situations the site does offer some entertainment value.
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My old government team took GSA Auctions from a Unix based commercial software system to a government coded mainframe system overnight with no interruption in service. It can be done
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Sounds like some suits didn't want to be down for a few days and pressured the technical staff to accelerate and guarantee the WOULD achieve the best possible case. Under that pressure once a couple of problems occurred the whole project went south.
Bingo!

We just recently did a major upgrade we had our systems down for 2 days - planned and accomplished. People would be amazed at the planning that goes into this type of work and the unforeseen crap that pops up.

In this case, though, I suspect there was some poor planning and even poorer testing. Heads are rolling somewhere.......
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