ANNOUNCE: [MAINT] GnuCash server migration Feb 1-2

Derek Atkins warlord at MIT.EDU
Sat Feb 1 19:27:43 EST 2014

Note: this maintenance is about start shortly.  If you have any SVN
commits lined up I recommend you move them over to git.  Once the server
comes back on the new system you wont be able to access svn anymore.

For more up to date info check #gnucash on


Derek Atkins <warlord at MIT.EDU> writes:

> Just a reminder that this is still happening this weekend.
> However, I'm still not 100% sure on the exact time it will happen.
> I'll PROBABLY be starting around 1pm US/ET (1800 UTC) on Saturday, but
> don't quote me on that.  :)
> I'll send out an email before I start, push a news article to www, and
> I'll be on IRC for questions and updates.
> -derek
> Derek Atkins <warlord at> writes:
>> Hi,
>> I'm going to migrate '' (our "everything" server) to a
>> new VM/OS install on the weekend of February 1-2.  I expect this move
>> will take several hours, during which time all access to email, email
>> archives, wiki, svn, trac, IRC logs, etc will all be unavailable.  This
>> is necessary because the services must be disabled on the old server to
>> move the data behind them to the new OS.  Most of the data has already
>> been migrated so the majority of time is going to be testing and running
>> "update" scripts to make sure everything is back up correctly.
>> I don't have an exact Time of Day yet when I expect this migration to
>> take place.  When I have a better idea I'll send email.  That choice
>> will probably happen last-minute due to family obligations.
>> I'll be in the #gnucash IRC chat room during the migration and will be
>> able to provide status updates there.
>> A few notes (mostly for developers):
>> 1) The new server will not have Subversion access.  If it turns out that
>>    we *need* read-only svn access I can turn it on, but I'm hoping we
>>    don't need it.  SVN has also been blocked for writing; again, if we
>>    need to change that we can work on it.
>> 2) As of this server migration we'll also be migrating to GIT as our
>>    primary push repository.  Make sure you're familiar.  You should be
>>    able to at least "pull" from the git service on the current "code".
>> 3) I'm taking the opportunity to refresh the SSH keys on the server.
>>    This means all developers with commit access will need to manually
>>    refresh your ~/.ssh/known_hosts file, otherwise ssh will complain.
>>    The new host has two new keys with the following fingerprints:
>>    256 a0:35:2a:54:ce:df:1b:b8:82:5e:11:83:73:50:47:55   (ECDSA)
>>    2048 20:23:3d:df:f3:13:34:c1:32:ca:11:77:24:21:98:01   (RSA)
>> Let me know if you have any questions!
>> Thanks,
>> -derek

       Derek Atkins, SB '93 MIT EE, SM '95 MIT Media Laboratory
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