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 Vikas Kamat is a programmer- entrepreneur living in Birmingham AL. This blog is a complex mix of Indian culture, life in southern USA, computer sciences, and sports. Opinions are his own.
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Server Migration Pains Durable Link to this BLOG
I am migrating a database server (Microsoft SQL Server) from ReadyHosting to a new dedicated server on ServerBeach. Please pardon any errors you might encounter.

ReadyHosting have been a discount hosting provider for me for many years (like $100/year or something!) but apparently it has now been sold, and the new guys are saying my configuration is incompatible with their setup. Grrr.

And the ServerBeach costing $199/month has been nothing but pain. So far I am blaming all the hardships on Microsoft, but my patience is running very thin...

I am also experimenting with this new integrated text advertising scheme from Kontera (who recently got VC funding from Sequoia Capital). Somehow Kontera and Yahoo seem to be buddy-buddy, and I don't know if it will affect our AdSense or Google PR.

All that's bad news.

The good news is that I am buying a nice server to accomodate the bunch of newly added Indian blogs and to host the spider. I have many many apps in the works. Examples:
• Email a picture and recieve a PhotoQuilt
• Request high-resolution pictures
• Request bigger versions of all of our 12,000 or so pictures
• Recieve Indian language contents (much of which is not suitable for web) as outlined in Computing via Email entry many years ago.
• Content Managed Comments
• Perhaps Contnet managed Discussion Forum

(Comments Disabled for Now. Sorry!)First Written: Saturday, May 13, 2006
Last Modified: 5/13/2006 10:29:32 PM

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