11.12.20

Migration in Progress

Posted in Site News at 11:24 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

After the rain

Summary: Due to an unforeseen tragedy we must migrate the server in a hurry and we’ve started rebuilding (the new 32-core hypervisor is now in place, but much work remains ahead)

TODAY is a sad day and we won’t be writing much. We’re busy migrating everything to another server (with far higher capacity) because the person who runs the datacentre of our server died yesterday in a car accident. He was only 33.

“…the loss of a life is really saddening.”Please accept our apologies if we lose pace for a while. Grieving is one thing; moving as soon as possible to another rack in another place is another. Hopefully the site won’t suffer much downtime in the transition (some downtime is expected because we’re rebuilding everything up from the OS level upwards). In terms of data, we don’t expect any loss. But the loss of a life is really saddening. It’s beyond tragic. He was younger than me and younger than most of us. Please bear with us. It’s not an easy time.

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