I know we’ve been throwing a lot of techno speak around this blog. Many of you have been asking what this database is that took so long to transfer (it did finish transferring!)
Most of you are familiar with Excel, right? It’s a spreadsheet full of rows and columns. Each column has a name (first name, last name, address, etc). Each row has a line of data which fills in all those columns. This is basically a database, although it doesn’t interact with a web site – it stands alone by itself.
A database is a full blown version of this concept: Rows, Columns, Tables, lots of other cool things too.
Each Excel file can have multiple sheets. In database terms each sheet would be called a table.
There are sooooooo many tables in the VU database! Some have over 50 million rows of data! (rows). We tried pruning down some of the old game data such as chats, game logs and such.
Our main goal is to get the game running again, and then go back into the data to find what we can edit more.
Some concerns you had were your stats which should remain untouched. Your memberships should also remain untouched, although time has not allowed us to research this past of the database since getting the game back up is becoming very time consuming!
We will be setting up new Paypal subscription buttons (we don’t want Shane getting any of the money now lol), but you should be ok with your current membership – but please let us know once we’re back up!
I may reach out to some of you to help in some tests. I need to make sure the emails will go out as before – when a game starts or your turn comes up, etc.