What the HECK was Drew thinking?!
Expecting it to be No Big Thing, Drew decided to a> triple the storage, b> double the memory, and c> completely re-format the webserver using Red Hat 7.2 instead of Linux-Mandrake during the weekend of April 6, 2002 (while Wendy was away on a riding trip). I expected to be back up and running in no time.
Well, most of it happened! The hardware and memory installation went fine, and after a few false starts, so did the installation of Red Hat 7.2. However, I ran into a glitch when attempting to restore my webserver from the backup ZIP disk, so I had to rely on my backup CD that was made April 3. It took a LONG time to get that piece of software off the CD, but thanks to troff on IRC, it got done.
The reinstallation of that critical piece went well, and now we’re back up and running.
In addition to switching the server over (which is most likely transparent to users), I upgraded the Forums to version 2.00.