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Author Topic: New server/OS update  (Read 853 times)

mouser

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New server/OS update
« on: July 02, 2024, 04:43 AM »
i apologize for the forum downtime everyone -- i am shifting my attention to it now
there is nothing wrong with the server or data, just an overdue need to move to new operating system and/or server, and its my least favorite kind of thing so ive been dragging my feet.  i just put the forum into maintenance mode so that when the hosting company moved the database we wouldnt lose any recent posts.  But if it takes too much longer I will re-enable to forum, and we can manually move over the most recent version of the forum database after we get everything else set up.

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Re: New server/OS update
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2024, 11:01 PM »
It's clear the server upgrade is not proceeding at a satisfactory page, so I'm going to take the forum out of maintenance mode for now.
We will wait until we are truly ready to move over the forum before we shut it down again.

For now we are just going to stay on our current server until we get all the ducks in a row and then we can proceed to migrate in a more orderly fashion :)

My apologies!
-jesse

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Re: New server/OS update
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2024, 01:21 AM »
No worries from this end.  :)

As it happens, there was a pretty severe CVE (CVE-2024-6387) a day or two ago. As it was about SSH, I'm now also busy to update and migrate Linux servers in my care. And on more than one occasion, I have found that it would have taken less time to recreate a server than it does to migrate the same server to a more up-to-date version of the OS.

Most of the servers I manage are set up to for a single purpose, configuration files are backed up separately, setups are documented well and where possible, there are (version controlled) automated installation scripts. Likely that affects my opinion on the matter.

Some of those single purpose servers took almost 3 hours for an OS migration. So if your server is setup for multiple purposes, a migration or rebuild can take many more hours. Well, more than one would expect anyway.

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Re: New server/OS update
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2024, 07:56 AM »
Thanks for starting the Forum.
I was worried something happened, now no worry.

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Re: New server/OS update
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2024, 09:39 AM »
Hello dear Jesse, I second Anand's reply:

Thanks for starting the Forum.

...also, for everything you do to keep the community up & running :-*

It is very appreciated.

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