Monday, March 23, 2009

Downtime (long) over, move complete!

As you've may have already noticed, is back up.  The move is complete (all 0.7 miles of it.)  At this point, we believe that everything is working again (at least as well as it was before the move), but it's possible that we missed something.  If you find something, please let us know at webmaster at, and we'll fix it when we wake up.

Special thanks to IX2 (our awesome colo provider) and Phyber (our new transit provider)!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Downtime / Move Starting Now

We are now beginning the move of the rest of our boxes to our new datacenter.  See you in a few hours.  Watch this space for updates.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Move slightly delayed

The datacenter move (that was going to happen today) has been postponed while we stabilize our network connection at the new site.  The move may happen tomorrow, Sunday, March 22nd, or later this week.  We'll try and remember to post here before we take things down.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009 is moving! (downtime announcement) is moving... down the street.

Our wonderful colocation provider, IX2 Networks, is closing down one of their Los Angeles facilities, and we're moving to another one.  We're going to be sharing a cage with YellowBot.  We're looking forward to this move, as the new facility is above ground, our cell phones work, and you can even kind of see daylight if you try.

Since we're going to be physically moving our boxes, this means there will be some downtime and service unavailability.  For a few hours between Thursday, March 19th and Saturday, March 21st, some (and related) services may not function for you.  (We are being vague because we haven't yet decided when to actually move the hardware.)  We are going to try and minimize downtime as much as we can.  No email will be lost, although it may be delayed.  DNS services will still work fine.

We will update as we go.

Sunday, March 15, 2009 moved to a new machine

Tonight, we moved (and a few other svn vhosts) from real hardware to a virtual Xen box.  You shouldn't notice anything different, but if you do, please let us know.

Sunday, March 1, 2009 briefly down

The box hosting (yes, right now it's just on one box) was rebooted to get a bit more memory.  It took a bit longer than usual because the hardware it's running on was rebuilding its raid.