pop.rdrop.com ssl certificate

November 25th, 2013

Sorry about taking so long to update the pop.rdrop.com 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The webmail.rdrop.com ssl certificate was woefully out of date, but has been updated now.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…

Reverting

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…

Mail catchup

May 14th, 2013

I’ve opened up mail processing some to try to get it caught up overnight, so system will be pretty slow for a while…

Agora move complete

May 14th, 2013

The file copy finished ahead of schedule: system is coming up now!  Note that agora will get hammered with email, so will be very unresponsive for a while until it gets caught up…  I’ve throttled the mail server as much as I can, hopefully it will still be *able* to get caught up, but the system should at least be useable…

Agora being moved

May 13th, 2013

The copies kill performance so much, I’m moving agora now, as I think it will run better off the fileserver while the other copies are happening (though it’ll still be slow).  It will probably take a full 24hours to copy it as it’s large and vmware is not very fast about copying – sorry about that…

Update 9:43am: The largest virtual disk is 52% copied…

Update 1:30pm: 72% copied – on schedule to finish around 8ish

Service update

May 13th, 2013

Things are running slow while I’m migrating machines to the file server.  It looks like the resilver failed, so we’re still running on one drive.  More as things develop…

UPDATE: expect agora to be down all night the way things are moving (crawling)…