Thursday, July 19


Upcoming Server Maintenance


There will be some fairly major server maintenance coming this weekend and the following few days.  I'll try to keep disruptions to a minimum, but the planned 30 minutes just got blown up because the server I was migrating to died.

Update 2018-07-28 15:30 AEST: That was me copying the Minx application container over to one of the new servers.  Went fairly well.  We're still running on the old server but we have a complete instance ready to go on the new one.

Update 2018-07-29 16:40 AEST: We will be going offline for 20 minutes or so today at 1AM Pacific / 4AM Eastern to switch database servers.  If this works in practice as it has in testing, there should be no further outages (for now), as we can run the web server and application on two servers at once while the DNS updates.

Critical maintenance done!

I say "for now" because we will be migrating to a new host at some point; this quick upgrade removes the urgency so I can plan that out better.

This post has been stickied until maintenance is complete.  Regular content appears below.


Looks like we're moving to Digital Ocean! Yay!

Update 2: Everything is copied across to the new servers at Digital Ocean. I say servers, but really we're currently running one server with multiple virtual servers for, and with Digital Ocean we still have multiple virtual servers. I just don't need to worry about the physical server any more. This is good.

So what's left is configuration and testing, and then preparing for the final update and DNS switch on the date-to-be-determined.

I'll be doing some maintenance on the server this weekend and next weekend. Expect 30 minutes or so of interruption late Saturday night / early Sunday morning each time.

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1 Define "Night" (you upside-down person who blogs from the future).

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Saturday, July 21 2018 03:46 AM (3bBAK)

2 Night US contintental time.  As best I can.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Saturday, July 21 2018 03:16 PM (PiXy!)

3 and now we'll find out if my cobweblog survives the move!

Posted by: Cadrys at Friday, July 27 2018 01:41 PM (QFF/9)

4 Test test...

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Sunday, July 29 2018 06:44 PM (PiXy!)

5 Haha!

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Sunday, July 29 2018 06:44 PM (PiXy!)

6 Test...

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Monday, July 30 2018 10:52 AM (PiXy!)

7 Bum.  Comments are working but for some reason posting is not, and I'm away from my desk right now and can't poke it.  Might be a few hours I'm afraid.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Monday, July 30 2018 11:11 AM (PiXy!)

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Apple pies are delicious. But never mind apple pies. What colour is a green orange?

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