www.digitalmars.com         C & C++   DMDScript  

digitalmars.D.announce - dsource.org Planned Outage Friday, March 2

reply Brad Anderson <brad dsource.org> writes:
All,

dsource.org will have a planned outage tomorrow, Friday, March 2.

 * The site will be down most of the day, starting at 9am EST (GMT -5)

 * Duration is unknown, but I would expect 8 hours.  Hopefully it will be
shorter.

 * We are transferring to slicehost.com hosting, so the result should be
stupid-fast everything and tons of bandwidth.  Also, the db locking problem
has been back the past week or two and I hope this move takes care of whatever
software package on the current server is causing it.

 * Unfortunately, this process is bound by the upstream bandwidth from the
current server to the slice.

 * To prevent write activities while doing the transfer (wiki, svn, forums,
tickets, etc.), the entire site needs to be down.  I am going to attempt some
configuration things, so the site possibly will be up read-only, but if that
doesn't work, the entire thing will be inaccessible.

 * I will be on Freenode IRC in #d as *boorad* for the /occasional/ status
check.

 * I apologize if this message sounds like I'm treating you all as
crack-addict fiends who can't bear to be 'without' for any period of time.

Cheers,
BA
Mar 01 2007
next sibling parent Frits van Bommel <fvbommel REMwOVExCAPSs.nl> writes:
Brad Anderson wrote:
 dsource.org will have a planned outage tomorrow, Friday, March 2.
 
  * The site will be down most of the day, starting at 9am EST (GMT -5)
 
  * Duration is unknown, but I would expect 8 hours.  Hopefully it will be
shorter.

  * We are transferring to slicehost.com hosting, so the result should be
 stupid-fast everything and tons of bandwidth.  Also, the db locking problem
 has been back the past week or two and I hope this move takes care of whatever
 software package on the current server is causing it.

If this works as advertised ("fast & tons of bandwidth"), I'd say it would be well worth it. The slowness is the thing that annoys me most when browsing DSource.
  * Unfortunately, this process is bound by the upstream bandwidth from the
 current server to the slice.
 
  * To prevent write activities while doing the transfer (wiki, svn, forums,
 tickets, etc.), the entire site needs to be down.  I am going to attempt some
 configuration things, so the site possibly will be up read-only, but if that
 doesn't work, the entire thing will be inaccessible.

Very much understandable. Good luck.
  * I apologize if this message sounds like I'm treating you all as
 crack-addict fiends who can't bear to be 'without' for any period of time.

We'll survive :P.
Mar 01 2007
prev sibling next sibling parent Kyle Furlong <kylefurlong gmail.com> writes:
Brad Anderson wrote:
 All,
 
 dsource.org will have a planned outage tomorrow, Friday, March 2.
 
  * The site will be down most of the day, starting at 9am EST (GMT -5)
 
  * Duration is unknown, but I would expect 8 hours.  Hopefully it will be
shorter.
 
  * We are transferring to slicehost.com hosting, so the result should be
 stupid-fast everything and tons of bandwidth.  Also, the db locking problem
 has been back the past week or two and I hope this move takes care of whatever
 software package on the current server is causing it.
 
  * Unfortunately, this process is bound by the upstream bandwidth from the
 current server to the slice.
 
  * To prevent write activities while doing the transfer (wiki, svn, forums,
 tickets, etc.), the entire site needs to be down.  I am going to attempt some
 configuration things, so the site possibly will be up read-only, but if that
 doesn't work, the entire thing will be inaccessible.
 
  * I will be on Freenode IRC in #d as *boorad* for the /occasional/ status
check.
 
  * I apologize if this message sounds like I'm treating you all as
 crack-addict fiends who can't bear to be 'without' for any period of time.
 
 Cheers,
 BA

Good news! Slicehost.com is the best, make sure to take advantage of the live chat, the sysadmins are almost always on when they are working and quite helpful.
Mar 01 2007
prev sibling next sibling parent "Jarrett Billingsley" <kb3ctd2 yahoo.com> writes:
"Brad Anderson" <brad dsource.org> wrote in message 
news:es6pch$2iua$1 digitalmars.com...
 All,

 dsource.org will have a planned outage tomorrow, Friday, March 2.

 * The site will be down most of the day, starting at 9am EST (GMT -5)

 * Duration is unknown, but I would expect 8 hours.  Hopefully it will be 
 shorter.

 * We are transferring to slicehost.com hosting, so the result should be
 stupid-fast everything and tons of bandwidth.  Also, the db locking 
 problem
 has been back the past week or two and I hope this move takes care of 
 whatever
 software package on the current server is causing it.

Yaaaay!
 * Unfortunately, this process is bound by the upstream bandwidth from the
 current server to the slice.

 * To prevent write activities while doing the transfer (wiki, svn, forums,
 tickets, etc.), the entire site needs to be down.  I am going to attempt 
 some
 configuration things, so the site possibly will be up read-only, but if 
 that
 doesn't work, the entire thing will be inaccessible.

 * I will be on Freenode IRC in #d as *boorad* for the /occasional/ status 
 check.

 * I apologize if this message sounds like I'm treating you all as
 crack-addict fiends who can't bear to be 'without' for any period of time.

But... I am!
Mar 01 2007
prev sibling parent reply Justin C Calvarese <technocrat7 gmail.com> writes:
Brad Anderson wrote:
 All,
 
 dsource.org will have a planned outage tomorrow, Friday, March 2.
 
  * The site will be down most of the day, starting at 9am EST (GMT -5)
 
  * Duration is unknown, but I would expect 8 hours.  Hopefully it will be
shorter.
 
  * We are transferring to slicehost.com hosting, so the result should be
 stupid-fast everything and tons of bandwidth.  Also, the db locking problem
 has been back the past week or two and I hope this move takes care of whatever
 software package on the current server is causing it.
 
  * Unfortunately, this process is bound by the upstream bandwidth from the
 current server to the slice.
 
  * To prevent write activities while doing the transfer (wiki, svn, forums,
 tickets, etc.), the entire site needs to be down.  I am going to attempt some
 configuration things, so the site possibly will be up read-only, but if that
 doesn't work, the entire thing will be inaccessible.
 
  * I will be on Freenode IRC in #d as *boorad* for the /occasional/ status
check.
 
  * I apologize if this message sounds like I'm treating you all as
 crack-addict fiends who can't bear to be 'without' for any period of time.
 
 Cheers,
 BA

Congrats, Brad! It looks like the transfer was successful. And everything does seem faster. -- jcc7
Mar 02 2007
parent Brad Anderson <brad dsource.org> writes:
Justin C Calvarese wrote:
 Brad Anderson wrote:
 All,

 dsource.org will have a planned outage tomorrow, Friday, March 2.

  * The site will be down most of the day, starting at 9am EST (GMT -5)

  * Duration is unknown, but I would expect 8 hours.  Hopefully it will
 be shorter.

  * We are transferring to slicehost.com hosting, so the result should be
 stupid-fast everything and tons of bandwidth.  Also, the db locking
 problem
 has been back the past week or two and I hope this move takes care of
 whatever
 software package on the current server is causing it.

  * Unfortunately, this process is bound by the upstream bandwidth from
 the
 current server to the slice.

  * To prevent write activities while doing the transfer (wiki, svn,
 forums,
 tickets, etc.), the entire site needs to be down.  I am going to
 attempt some
 configuration things, so the site possibly will be up read-only, but
 if that
 doesn't work, the entire thing will be inaccessible.

  * I will be on Freenode IRC in #d as *boorad* for the /occasional/
 status check.

  * I apologize if this message sounds like I'm treating you all as
 crack-addict fiends who can't bear to be 'without' for any period of
 time.

 Cheers,
 BA

Congrats, Brad! It looks like the transfer was successful. And everything does seem faster.

some rough edges to finish off, but overall it went okay. BA
Mar 02 2007