It's about time.
You have no idea how bored I got last night waiting to get tired.
There is another way I could have done the move, which probably would have only resulted in only a few minutes of downtime, but I was leery of making any mistakes (I am rusty at this). So, I opted to go the safe route of about 3.5 hours downtime and being more comfortable with doing it right.
Another thing was upgrading and doing performance tweaks. I made some changes to the software on the backend of the forum (PHP, MySQL) that should improve performance. In general, I aimed to balance the overall site's performance against the forum.
I stayed up for a while, running a number of tests on the new server. Couldn't find any problems and the quality of the network service is definitely much higher. The connection latency at the new data center seems to be half that of the old.
As always, please let me know if you encounter any weird errors or see something that is not working right.