All migrations complete

September 10th, 2014

All virtual machines are now running on the replicated fileservers.

Agora migration complete

September 10th, 2014

Agora is now running on replicated storage; just have the web server and the webmail servers to migrate, and then I can get the new mail server going…

Downtime for agora move

September 8th, 2014

It is easier and faster to migrate virtual machines with them shut off, so agora will go down Tuesday evening (Sept 9) at 10pm.  As it has to copy about 100G, it will be down for several hours, but should be back up in the early wee hours.  This migration will move agora into a redundant environment for improved security against failures, as well as being located on an SSD for improved performance.

New Fileservers Installed

September 8th, 2014

I’ve finally gotten the new replicated fileservers installed and have started copying user files over. I’m hoping to live migrate the virtual machines so there won’t be any downtime, but I’m not sure if I’ll be able to do that or not. I’ll post if I’ll have to shutdown anything… Once everything is moved onto the new servers, I can resume work on the new mail server… ssl certificate

November 25th, 2013

Sorry about taking so long to update the ssl certificate – I’m trying a new certificate authority that is going to have fewer problems with mail clients, but they’re taking a long time about issuing it. Hopefully I’ll be able to get it installed tomorrow.

webmail ssl certificate updated

July 16th, 2013

The ssl certificate was woefully out of date, but has been updated now.  If you have an old browser, it may not trust the certificate authority and post a warning – if this is the case, you *really* should update your browser to a current one, however you can verify at least that the issuer is StartCom Certificate Authority and then tell your browser you accept the risk.

Running slow again

May 30th, 2013

The other day, I backed up the other virtual machines, last night I started a backup of agora itself.  This is loading the fileserver which agora uses for /home, and agora does not handle that well (other vms work with the fileserver fine for some reason).  This will be the last of these, in the future, I’ll use a different fileserver for backups, and will shortly be setting up a new mailserver that works better than the primitive one running on agora as well…

Running slow

May 28th, 2013

I started a backup process early this evening and it seems to be hammering the fileserver.  Looks like I’ll have to use a separate fileserver for that in the future…  Things should recover by tomorrow morning…

Agora reverted

May 15th, 2013

The RAID resilver worked this time, so Agora is now running on redundant local disks again.  If you are missing critical mail from the last couple of days *that was delivered*, let me know and I’ll grab it from the other instance.  There are a large number of messages queued up that are going to be catching up…


May 15th, 2013

Running on the cheap little ReadyNAS fileserver just isn’t working.  I’ve shut off incoming mail and will give another go at rebuilding the local mirror on the vm server, then revert to the original agora there.  I will be able to restore any interim mail that people want from the copy after the fact…