March 16, 2006
UFies Server update March 22nd

The new server has been here with software installed and testing going on for a while and all looks very well. The plan is to swap the old server for the new noon(-ish) on wednesday, march 22, that's just under a week from now for those counting. This means that *all* services will be offline for several hours. Probably you want to count on the entire day to be safe.

It also means that if you have super valuable data you should know that I will be taking every precaution to ensure that everything remains safe. The old server will be either online or un-formatted for at least a few days or week to make sure that all data is over properly.

The important directories (/home, mail spool, databases, etc) will be mirrored when the system is disconnected from the net to ensure that no data is lost.

The new server is what I consider to be hardware porn, and Fred and the people over at are to thank for this.

  • dual hyperthreaded 3.4Ghz cpus
  • 6G ram
  • 5x72Gb SCSI drives in a RAID5
  • super special managment thingy to allow me to un-fubar things that would make the system unbootable
For the hardware geeks out there, you may drool :)

So again, 6 days from now the box will go down, then come back up faster and better.

Any questions or concerns feel free to email me.

Posted by Arcterex at March 16, 2006 06:28 PM