Author Archives: Marius Mathiesen

Gitorious 2.3.1 released

We just tagged version 2.3.1 of Gitorious. To upgrade your installation, follow these instructions. The highlights from the changelog: Gitorious CLI scripts, unicorn/nginx support, bug fixes This release introduces command line scripts for interacting with a production Gitorious environment. These scripts reside in $GITORIOUS_ROOT/bin, and (contrary to what’s in script) all will: * Assume a […]

Scheduled downtime the coming Friday [DONE]

After migrating to new hardware last Friday, we need to take down the servers again to complete the transition by disconnecting the old SAN infrastructure from the servers. This means will be unavailable the coming Friday October 5th starting at 12:00 CET. We hope to be down no more than 15 minutes, but […]

Short maintenance the coming Thursday [DONE]

As part of making Gitorious snappier, we’ll be migrating our servers the coming Thursday September 27th starting at 12:00 CET. All services will be unavailable for a period of less than 15 minutes, and we will update this blog post and our status site as the upgrade proceeds. Updates: 12:02 The servers are going down […]

Autumn cleaning

As you may have noticed from “scheduled downtime” posts on this blog, the disk space used on has increased quite a bit over the last few years. All our repositories are stored on large and fast SAN storage, but each time we’ve needed to add more disk to the servers, we’ve had to take […]

Post-mortem on last week’s problems

The last few days have been terrible, for us and for you. The performance on has been really bad, and the site has been going up and down constantly. We’re really sorry about that. We started receiving notifications that the server was unavailable about a week ago, and since that we’ve been trying to […]

Downtime today at 14 CET [edit: completed]

We need to add some more disk to our servers, which means we’ll have some downtime starting at 14 CET today. We’ll update this post as we proceed. Updates: 14:10: the physical servers are rebooting 14:40: the host was giving us a hard time, but the virtual machines are finally booting now 14:41: the file […]

A little help from our friends

A few months ago, Axis Communications, the world’s leading expert in network video, got in touch with us to discuss some features they were missing in their local Gitorious installation. We agreed that the Gitorious team would develop these features on a consulting basis for them, and today we’re proud to announce that these features […]

It’s time for the Git User’s Survey 2011!

The Git User’s Survey 2011 is now up! Please devote a few minutes of your time to fill out the simple questionnaire; it’ll help the Git community understand your needs, what you like about Git (and what you don’t), and overall help us improve it. The survey will be open from 5 September to 3 October 2011. The […]

Emergency reboot today at 14.30 CET [done]

Due to some changes in Gitorious’ network infrastructure, we need to reboot the servers today at 14.30 CET. This should be completed before 14:35 – we’ll post an update here once we’re done. Edit: As of 16:08, we’re back up and running.

Scheduled downtime this Wednesday

We need to add some more storage to our SAN infrastructure, which means our servers will be unavailable for approximately 1 hour Wednesday morning, July 27., from 8AM CET. We will post updates via our accounts, and update this post once we’ve completed the upgrade. As always, you can check our status site to […]


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