I have completed the initial migration of this blog to my new host, RackspaceCloud. If you’re able to read this, then I was (at least partially) successful!
Most URLs should be the same, although I’m sure people will find a few broken links over the short term. If you stumble across anything on my site that is not working, please feel free to drop me an email and I’ll try to fix the issue.
Thanks to everyone who provided feedback and recommendations for web host providers. In the end, it came down to a choice between DiscountASP and RackspaceCloud. I chose the latter. DiscountASP would probably have been great too, but they have basically the same terms of service as DailyRazor. I just don’t want to risk running into more of the same issues.
As expected, the port to the new host was not entirely without issue. The version of DotNetNuke (DNN) that I was using on the old host was not fully compatible with IIS 7 and SQL 2008. As such, I had to upgrade to the latest DNN. Unfortunately, the blog module I’m using only partially works on the latest DNN. The “comments” feature does not work at all. I tried upgrading the blog module, but the newer version throws even more exceptions than the old.
I wish I had time to get in and debug the blog module… well, not really… the last thing I want to do is debug VB-based ASP.NET code! For now, the comments feature remains disabled.
This pretty much solidifies my plan to migrate to different blog software. Once I’m up and running on wordpress (or whatever I settle on), I will try to move all of the old articles and comments to that package. If I can, I’ll preserve the old article links. At the very least, I’ll forward them to the new addresses.
As of December 2009, this site is now up and running on wordpress and comments are once again enabled. Please let me know if you encounter any old links that do not resolve to the proper location on the new site.
Thanks for bearing with me during this migration! I hope to get back to the interesting stuff (a.k.a., WPF) soon!