A lot of exciting things are happening behind the scenes at HASA in
The big project for this month is the transition to the new
server. Details on the upgrade can be read here:
As with any move to a new home, there will be a few times when access
to the old site will be limited or cut off due to the server move.
I anticipate two major downtimes:
1. Moving the database. This is the most important part of the move
and will happen before site files are changed over. When the database
is changed over, access to the Members area will be shut down to make
sure no changes are happening while the database is in transition. At
the same time, the Verity searches that power the Research Library and
the Forums search will be rebuilt. I anticipate this will take one
day. I am trying to schedule this during this coming week.
2. Changing DNS. After site files have been moved and tests run, the
DNS will need to be changed. While the change itself takes only a few
minutes, it may take 48 hours for the change to be picked up across
the Internet. Until the domain server your Internet provider uses to
store HASA's domain and IP address records the new address, you may
not be able to see HASA. This will occur in the latter part of the
As always, I appreciate your patience during the transition.