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

Derek Atkins derek at ihtfp.com
Sat Feb 1 16:58:41 EST 2020

This maintenance is about to begin.

On Fri, January 31, 2020 9:52 pm, Derek Atkins wrote:
> Hi,
> 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.
> Thanks,
> -derek
> "Derek Atkins" <derek at ihtfp.com> writes:
>> 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
> --
>        Derek Atkins                 617-623-3745
>        derek at ihtfp.com             www.ihtfp.com
>        Computer and Internet Security Consultant
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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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