December 26 - 31: works in progress at CPDL [completed]

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December 26 - 31: works in progress at CPDL [completed]

Post by choralia » 26 Dec 2008 10:36

In the period of time between December 26 and December 31, 2008, the IT Operations team of CPDL will carry out some activities aimed at consolidating the operations of the wiki and of the forums. This will include the re-programming of DNSs, that may require up to 48 hours to propagate all over internet, and the up-dating of the phpBB software to a new version. Temporary outages of the CPDL wiki and/or of the BB may occur. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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Re: December 26 - 31: works in progress at CPDL

Post by CHGiffen » 26 Dec 2008 16:09

Hi Max, I just posted a copy of your announcement on the Main page.

Merry Christmas, and good luck with the changes.

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Re: December 26 - 31: works in progress at CPDL

Post by choralia » 26 Dec 2008 18:58

Thanks, Chuck. Cross fingers... :wink:

Merry Christmas to you and to your family.

I take this opportunity to wish a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everybody involved with CPDL, from the members of the transition committee to all the contributors, to the anonymous users.

Max

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Re: December 26 - 31: works in progress at CPDL

Post by carlos » 26 Dec 2008 19:22

Thank you Max!
These are also my wishes for everyone in the CPDL community! :D
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Re: December 26 - 31: works in progress at CPDL

Post by choralia » 27 Dec 2008 13:10

At this very time (December 27, 13:10 GMT) the propagation of the new DNS settings is in progress. If your DNS has been reached by the new settings, you should be able to access the forums through the following URL, which is supposed to be permanent from now on:

http://forums.cpdl.org

Please note that the BB is now running on a new, separate server with respect to the wiki. As a consequence of the migration to a new server, you may need to login again, even if you selected to be automatically logged-in when the BB was hosted on the previous server.

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Re: December 26 - 31: works in progress at CPDL

Post by CHGiffen » 27 Dec 2008 15:29

Greetings of peace and happiness to all in the CPDL family!

Less than 2.5 hours since Max's message, and the DNS has been updated here! :)

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Re: December 26 - 31: works in progress at CPDL

Post by bobnotts » 27 Dec 2008 16:00

It's very encouraging to see that the transition committee now have full control of all of CPDL's runnings, including the backups and domain names. My thanks to Max for making all this possible.
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Re: December 26 - 31: works in progress at CPDL

Post by vaarky » 27 Dec 2008 20:20

I too can reach forums.cpdl.org. Many thanks for all the hard work, and happy holidays to all!

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Re: December 26 - 31: works in progress at CPDL

Post by choralia » 01 Jan 2009 10:49

The new DNS settings are active since some days, so they should be known to all the DNS servers around the world now.

Both the wiki website and the forums are now reachable through the URLs that are supposed to be final:

- http://www.cpdl.org (or simply http://cpdl.org) for the wiki;

- http://forums.cpdl.org for the BB.

The BB has been up-dated to the latest phpBB version, and relocated to a new server, operated by a different provider and in geographical diversity with respect to the wiki server. The wiki server is also hosting a back-up of the BB, while the BB server is hosting a back-up of the wiki. This approach is supposed to allow back-up operations even in the case of disaster in one of the two server sites.

Other domain names previously used temporarily for CPDL, such as choralwiki.org or choralwiki.net, are all re-directed to cpdl.org, so users having bookmarked other URLs, or getting an old URL through search engines, should be able to reach the final URL anyway.

The wiki is receiving many visits from crawlers (e.g., googlebot), that are re-indexing the wiki under the cpdl.org domain name in lieu of the choralwiki.net, so search engines will likely report the cpdl.org pages only in the future.

I think this step of the transition phase can be considered as completed.

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Re: December 26 - 31: works in progress at CPDL [completed]

Post by CHGiffen » 01 Jan 2009 15:09

Many thanks for a job well-done!

Chuck
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