Just to let you know it will probably be Sunday morning at least before service is resumed - it took over 4 hours to run the conversion program to change the site to the new software on my test and I have to download the current database and upload it to the new server before I even start this.
Other technical things ( DNS caching) may mean some people may not see the new site at first so be patient - indeed it may take a day or so for this to catch up with the changes we make.
When the forum come back up there will be a few things missing at first - I've been ill and and badly behind on my own work, so not been able to do everything I hoped first - some of the extras we have on this forum are not supported on the new version of the software.
So will put it up with a few warts and all, then at least it is safe and out of Emrys's hair. Will try to get the other bits sorted and the rest of the main site back working over the next few weeks, but can do that at my leisure.
See you all on the other side......
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