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Service outage due to another two hard disk failures

Due to another two hard disk failures all Jabber services and this website will be down for some time. All Jabber services will go down at about 5:30pm CET, the website will follow at about 8:00pm. We need time to backup all databases and Jabber server data before restoring both hard disks of our RAID1 array… Unbelievable, but that’s how it is…

The services will be back as soon as possible. Everything from one hour to five hours is possible. Please stay tuned…

Server and services back online after almost 30 hours

After extreme hardware problems on the server machine everything is back up and running again.

Both hard disks crashed so we had to restore the backup from January, 9th 2013, which was about two days old. Sorry about this, but the backup from January, 10th was compomised with most likely corrupt data because of the dying hard disks.

Our server provider Hetzner keeps telling us that hard disks are expendable items and that it is completly normal that there are hard disk crashs. Well, 5 disks in 6 months, we do not believe this. Also because we are running root servers for almost 10 years and had 1 or 2 failing disks until we got this machine here…

Guys, sorry again!

Service outage due to third hard disk failure since summer

Due to the third hard disk failure since summer all Jabber services and this website will be down for some time starting today at 10:00pm CET. Sorry guys, but the hard disk needs to be replaced. But for events like this the server runs a RAID1 array.

/EDIT 7:18pm: Our server provider needs more tests, so the 10pm date is cancelled. We will announce the service outage in a new blog article when clear.

Migration to Prosody and Spectrum 2

Mainly because of performance issues we will migrate the server from ejabberd to Prosody in the next days or weeks. Also the Spectrum 1 transports will be migrated to Spectrum 2. To create the less disturbance possible we migrate everything to a new server machine.

Anyway there will be downtimes, because sometime we have to migrate the user data and switch the DNS records.

As you can imagine some things will change in the future, which is perfectly normal when using a complete different software. We will try to keep as many feature we offer today plus adding the benefits and features of the new software to the server.

We will keep you posted, this was just intended to be a first basic information.

Ideas, suggestions, questions? Write us! 🙂