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Server Migrations

Accepted submission by martyb at 2017-08-29 01:11:46 from the moving right along dept.

As most of you are already aware, Linode is our web hosting provider. A recent email from them informed us:

We recently announced our new Dallas 2 facility. Over the coming months, we’ll be migrating all Linodes to this new, state-of-the-art facility. We’re reaching out to let you know your Linode has been entered into a migration queue to move from Dallas 1 to Dallas 2.

We were informed, separately, that neon and helium were scheduled for an automatic migration. Manual migration was possible, if preferred. That's no big deal as we have redundancy on those servers. Site should continue functioning without a hiccup.

About an hour ago, we received an email that fluorine was also scheduled for migration. That one is a bit more interesting as that server runs ipnd and slashd — daemons for which we have no redundancy.

Well, NCommander and TheMightyBuzzard and I happened to be on IRC at the same time as the fluorine migration notice came in. No time like the present! So, fluorine has been migrated. While we are at it, why not migrate neon, too? About 10 minutes later and that has been completed, as well. We are discussing when to migrate helium, but at this rate, by the time you read this it should have been migrated, too.

We do not anticipate any problems... please speak up in the comments if otherwise.

Hat tip to NCommander and TheMightyBuzzard -- I really enjoy watching these guys in action -- they know their stuff and we are truly fortunate to have them volunteer on SoylentNews.

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