[kaffe] Server downtime
jim at kaffe.org
Sun Aug 10 22:46:32 PDT 2008
Jim Pick wrote:
>> Jim Pick wrote:
>>> I need to take the server down to investigate a possible failed disk
>>> in the software RAID. I am hoping that it's just a Linux or Xen bug.
>>> Also, I'd like to upgrade Xen to a more modern version if possible.
>>> I'm planning to take the server down in about 3 hours (around 2pm
>>> Pacific Time). Hopefully, it won't take me too long to investigate
>>> and/or upgrade it.
>>> There is always the possibility that things won't go well with the
>>> RAID or the upgrade. I only have the one server online, so if I
>>> encounter any big problems, please be patient as I try to figure out
>>> the best way to recover. Luckily, I do have recent backups.
>>> This will affect jimpick.com, kaffe.org, developer.classpath.org,
>>> planet.classpath.org, and icedtea.classpath.org.
>>> While the server is down, my jimpick.com/kaffe.org email addresses
>>> will not be working. I can still be reached at my backup email
>>> address at <jim.pick at gmail.com>.
>> The server is back now. If you see anything strange, send me an email.
> I'm going to have take the server offline again for some extended downtime.
> It seems that I'm having some difficulty rearranging the data on the
> drives while all the Xen sessions are online (probably due to kernel
> bugs). I really need to do that, as running the software RAID in a
> degraded state seems to be somewhat fragile. There are some other
> issues to address as well.
> So I'm going to take the server offline so I can rebuild things in
> single user mode. I'm not sure how long it will take -- I'm guessing
> that it may take between 10-20 hours. Hopefully, I can get the VMs back
> online for tomorrow.
I'm finally done, and things should be back online. Everything has been
converted to RAID1 - there isn't much disk space left, but at least the
data should be safe. Sorry about all the downtime.
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