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

Derek Atkins derek at
Fri Jan 31 21:52:39 EST 2020

Just a reminder that this is scheduled for tomorrow.
I am expecting the work to start around 4pm US/ET (2100 UTC).
I will send one more email before I start to turn down servers, and will be on
IRC as much as I can during the work.

"Derek Atkins" <derek at> writes:

> Hi,
> TL;DR: I plan to move the hardware that runs 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,, 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

       Derek Atkins                 617-623-3745
       derek at   
       Computer and Internet Security Consultant

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