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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 […]

Simple backup and recovery with the ‘snapshot’ command

Backup, disaster recovery and migrations of Gitorious has been a somewhat manual process up till now. Though all you really need to do is to dump the mysql database and save the repository folders, setting up and performing those backup tasks has been an ad-hoc task for each installation. Furthermore any disaster recovery work has […]

Gitorious 2.3 released

We just tagged and pushed v2.3 of Gitorious, containing quite a few new features and bugfixes. Upgrade instructions here Highlights from the changelog: Kerberos, custom hooks, diagnostics, backup, bug fixes Added support for Kerberos authentication: see /config/authentication.sample.yml for examples on how to configure it. New convenience commands for performing backup and recovery of Gitorious (eg. […]

What we’re currently working on

We (ie. core committers and staff at Gitorious AS) have in recent months focused on building a sustainable business around the Gitorious project. We’ve reached a point where we can spend more time on actual Gitorious development again, so expect things to pick up speed this fall. We’re really excited about the work ahead, and we’d […]

Autumn cleaning

As you may have noticed from “scheduled downtime” posts on this blog, the disk space used on gitorious.org 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 […]

Downtime tomorrow at 10:00 CEST

Yet again we need to add more disk space to our servers. This means that *.gitorious.org will have some downtime again, starting at 10:00 AM CEST (Central European Summer Time) tomorrow morning (wednesday). We’ll update this post as we proceed then. EDITS: 10:04 Servers going down now 10:08 Running fsck 10:27 Fsck at 9%.  This […]

Downtime tomorrow at 10:00 CEST

We need to add some additional disk space to our servers again, which means *.gitorious.org will have some downtime starting at 10:00 AM CEST (Central European Summer Time) tomorrow morning (tuesday). We’ll update this post as we proceed. EDITS: 10:04 Servers going down now 10:11 Rebooting the virtualization nodes now 10:22: Restarting Apache 10:28 And […]

Downtime tomorrow at 10:00 CEST [completed]

We need to add some additional disk space to our servers, which means *.gitorious.org will have some downtime starting at 10:00 AM CEST (Central European Summer Time) tomorrow morning (tuesday). We’ll update this post as we proceed. Edits: 10:01: We’re taking down the server now. 10:07: We’re booting the dom0 servers now 10:17: First server […]

Post-mortem on last week’s problems

The last few days have been terrible, for us and for you. The performance on gitorious.org 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 […]

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