ANNOUNCE: [MAINT] Server Downtime to relocate hardware, Feb 1, 2020

Derek Atkins derek at ihtfp.com
Fri Jan 24 15:47:51 EST 2020


Hi,

TL;DR: I plan to move the hardware that runs code.gnucash.org on the
afternoon/evening of February 1, 2020, which will involve some significant
downtime as the machine is physically moved and then racked.  Expect
anywhere from 4-12 hours of downtime for email, wiki, archives, gncbot,
and git master.  Exact time TBD; real-time updates will go to #gnucash on
IRC.


Long version:  On the afternoon of February 1, 2020 I plan to relocate my
hardware to its more permanent location.  This will involve significant
downtime because I have toL
1) shut down the systems
2) reconfigure the local network at the old location
3) reroute the IPv4 tunnel to the new location (which requires
coordination with another entity)
4) physically move the machines from the old location to new location
5) install the new machines in the racks at the new location
6) reconfigure the local network for the tunnel
7) turn on an test

I expect this whole process will take at least 4 hours, but probably much
longer depending on many variables.  However, once it is complete the
system will be (back) on a 1Gb fiber with a good-sized UPS for
short-to-medium length power outages (which we've had none in the past 2
years).

I will send an email about 30 minutes before I begin, and again after the
project is complete.  I'll remain on IRC in the interim for more real-time
updates.

During this outage, most gnucash services will be unavailable.  This
includes:  email lists and archives, wiki, git master, IRC gncbot, build
services, etc.  The web site, www.gnucash.org, will remain available and I
will post a news article about the maintenance.

DEVS:  Please let me know ASAP if there are specific time frames that
would adversely affect you.  I do have some flexibility in doing this
work.

Please let me know if you have any questions, comments, or concerns prior
to this work.

Thanks,

-derek

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       Derek Atkins                 617-623-3745
       derek at ihtfp.com             www.ihtfp.com
       Computer and Internet Security Consultant



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