Droplet moved to SF02


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As mentioned previously I was planning to move the droplet to a new region for better performance to southern hemisphere visitors. After a short down time today the move is complete, yay!

The process was pretty easy:

  • Shutdown the server.
  • Take a snapshot (about 15 minutes).
  • Make snapshot image available in additional region SF02 (about 10 minutes).
  • Create new droplet in the SF02 region from snapshot image (5 minutes or so).
  • Create a new floating IP for the new region (can be handy for switching out servers without bother about DNS).
  • Switch Cloudflare DNS to the new floating IP (took about 5 minutes to propagate for me, different areas/dns providers my take longer).

There was a bit of extra downtime while I made some adjustments and added a new plugin - A simple checklist rendering plugin for discourse which you can use to make, well checklists!

e.g.

  • This one started out as a blank checkbox using [ ]
  • ticked by having a * in between closed brackets
  • crossed - a dark background by using x