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Status – Final Update

Filed under: News,Site News — Morten @ 02:44

The server migration seems to be close to complete at this point.. FishEye is back online, and SpamAssassin is once again fully operational. I’ve also had time to track down and fix most of the known issues.. for instance, Tomcat would die for no reason with an OutOfMemory error (turns out it needed a larger […]

Status – Getting Closer

Filed under: News,Site News — Morten @ 07:17

JIRA and Confluence are back online, and I’ve restored the missing plugins and corrected a few minor issues. FishEye should be back tomorrow too. Subversion is also back, but the Gentle repository has a new URL (it is now http://www.mertner.com/svn/gentle instead of http://www.mertner.com/svn/repos). Note that the “projects” folder has been stripped on import. This means […]

Status – Day 2

Filed under: News,Site News — Morten @ 02:21

Mail should now be operational again across all domains. I ran into a ton of problems with the Exim configuration file on the new system (which uses LDAP and virtual mail accounts rather than system users), and it has taken most of today to iron out all of the problems this caused. There are still […]

Server Upgrade Status

Filed under: News,Site News — Morten @ 05:03

Of course, nothing is ever as easy as expected. I won’t go into too much detail at this hour, but as you can easily observe the server upgrade is still far from complete. I’ll post status updates at regular intervals tomorrow (that is, later today, but after catching some sleep) as the various services come […]

Moving the Server

Filed under: Admin,Site News — site admin @ 12:01

The server is being physically relocated in a bit, as announced earlier. It should be back up again shortly…

Router Upgrade

Filed under: News,Site News — site admin @ 15:56

The router has been fairly unstable over the last 5 days. It’s firmware has just been updated and everything reconfigured from scratch, but only time will tell if this has solved the problem. According to my ISP the old firmware did have a number of bugs in it – I just think it’s strange that […]

Security Upgrades

Filed under: News,Site News — site admin @ 17:26

The server has been upgraded to Gentoo Hardended using Linux 2.6.11. All security measures (except ACLs) are in use. Additionally, Apache now uses mod_security to sanitize requests, filter referer spam, and other niceties. These changes may have broken some existing functionality. If you spot anything not working as before, please leave a comment or send […]

Blog software upgrade

Filed under: News,Site News — site admin @ 23:59

The software used to run the mertner.com blogs – WordPress – has been upgraded from an arbitrary daily build of v1.3 to the newly released v1.5. Getting the upgrade to work required changes in quite a few places, and chances are that something somewhere does not work quite right as a result of the upgrade. […]

Additional Hiccups

Filed under: News,Site News — site admin @ 12:47

We had another power outage yesterday at 22:13, causing a sudden reboot. It was repeated this morning at 4:14, and this time the server decided to halt with a BIOS message, leaving it unavailable until 13:01. Sigh! Apologies for any inconvenience caused by these incidents.

Server Downtime

Filed under: News,Site News — site admin @ 19:14

A router was fried on sunday (20/3 at 9:30) in connection with a power outage, and could not be replaced until today. This caused mertner.com to be unavailable for a record period of roughly 50 hours, completely ruining any hopes of a nice uptime this year. The current uptime is around 99.2%, which is decent […]