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March 01, 2007
dsource.org Planned Outage Friday, March 2
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
March 01, 2007
Re: dsource.org Planned Outage Friday, March 2
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.
March 01, 2007
Re: dsource.org Planned Outage Friday, March 2
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.
March 01, 2007
Re: dsource.org Planned Outage Friday, March 2
"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!
March 02, 2007
Re: dsource.org Planned Outage Friday, March 2
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
March 02, 2007
Re: dsource.org Planned Outage Friday, March 2
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
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