It has been a long night.
As I write this it is close to 5am – I left the mysql upload running at 11pm last night and a couple of hours ago dragged myself out of bed to see what was happening. It is mostly good news, but it is also a little too early to celebrate.
The database is uploaded
The site actually works
FTP is running and uploading the pictures.
The bad news is that the FTP Process is going to take some time, some considerable time. As yet I have not ‘done the math’ but I would estimate that the upload is going to take a couple of days at least.
Secondly (more bad news) the image builds are taking longer than the page is permitting, therefore the first view of any image gives a blank, this has happened before, but I am not sure what the solution was at the time so I need to research it a little. It may be related to the stress that I am putting the server under by uploading images etc. But it also may be that the server is simply not up to the task in hand. There is only one way to find out I suppose.
Looking at the resource usage it shows that FTP is really consuming a lot of CPU – so maybe this is it. I am not sure.
I am going to let it upload for a while and sleep a little.
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