Our current server has done us well over the last 6 years, but with our contract renewal this year we decided that it was time to upgrade to a new server. We have investigated upgrading the server in the past, but the marginal performance increases were not worth the price increase we would have experienced. This year, with the age of the server and it's components, we decided that this is the year we will be upgrading and thankfully were able to get a fairly good deal which only comes at a slightly higher cost than are currently paying (~$10 / month more).
Due to a new server coming in, we will need to migrate all of the data on the current server to the new one. The plan is to start this migration on Monday June 3, 2019. We will be doing an initial sync while keeping the servers up. Once the files are all copied over, we will then take down the minecraft server and resync everything once again. We will then take time to ensure that everything comes up nicely on the new server before opening it back up to everyone.
Currently the plan is as follows:
Monday June 3rd:
Sync current server contents to new server
migrate website and forums
Tuesday June 4th:
Shutdown minecraft servers and resync contents
Ensure servers are operating as expected
Open servers back to public
I do not have a timeline for Tuesday, but it will occur during the day North America Eastern Time.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Comments can be made on the reddit post: https://www.reddit.com/r/mcpublic/comments/bun3bq/new_primary_server_coming_next_week_week_of_jun_3/