Attention AOD and guests: The forums will be unavailable Thursday evening (exact schedule as yet undetermined) for several hours while a test upgrade is performed on the forum and database.
I've tried to run the tests on a backup copy of the website, but have been unsuccessful in decoupling the vB database from the main domain. vB is registered to our domain name so its actually fairly difficult to do. I've determined that its not worth spending any more time fighting the webserver and vB and to just do the upgrade on the live website. A full backup will be performed after the forums are put in maintenance mode so there should be no chance of data loss.