[blfs-dev] LFS Server Upgrade

Jean-Philippe MENGUAL jmengual at linuxfromscratch.org
Thu May 23 13:54:30 PDT 2013


Hi,

What about the archives of the mailing lists? Will they be restored?

Regards,

JPM

On mercredi 22 mai 2013 à 12:48:45 (-0500), Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> Gerard Beekmans wrote:
> > Hi guys,
> >
> > The hosting company where the new server is located is going through a
> > round of upgrades including physical hardware relocation to their new
> > facility. This means our server will need to be powered down for a while
> > (estimated two hours or less but their total maintenance window is 8 hours).
> >
> > The outage window itself is June 5, 2013 between 8:00 PM and 4:00 AM PDT.
> >
> > Our account is also eligible for a free upgrade which also will shut the
> > machine down and migrate to their new facility. This combined upgrade &
> > relocation will take an estimated 3 hours but if it's done before June
> > 5, we are in control exactly when it happens and not have to deal with
> > an entire 8 hour window.
> >
> > I plan to take advantage of this upgrade and initiate it some time late
> > at night when the server usage is at its average lowest point (starting
> > at around midnight PDT). A likely day will be on a weekend day. I will
> > confirm the exact time of this happening. I have to prepare ahead of
> > time to ensure no DNS outages will occur, etc.
> >
> > The upgrade itself will double the amount of RAM (from 4 GB to 8 GB).
> > Disk space and monthly bandwidth remain unchanged but they are more than
> > sufficient for our purposes already.
> >
> > Stay tuned for more details coming soon.
> 
> That sounds fine.  I think we need a couple of additional notifications 
> as we get closer to June 5 would be appropriate.  Also, there are a few 
> questions.
> 
> Will the IP address change?
> Will you start up rsyncd for the mirrors to resync?
> Will we transition email/mailman to higgs and allow search of email?
> 
>    -- Bruce
> 
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