Server Upgrades and Outages

Been a wacky month.

Had to shut down for an hour on April 25th, due to extended power outage.

The past 2 weeks have been spent trying to upgrade the storage on bloomfield. This work has been completed, see the shiny new specs on the status page.

Will have to power down briefly in the next week or so to replace the UPS batteries. More updates to follow.

Move complete

Recently moved, so the server was offline for 2 weeks.  Server is back online, and been brought up-to-date.  Cogeco has also upgraded our connection to 30Mbps/10Mbps.

If something looks broken, let me know so I can fix it.

Electrical testing

Just a head’s up. I don’t expect any issues, as we’re UPS-protected.

The IESO will perform a voltage reduction test on Tuesday, February 7, 2012. There will be a three percent voltage reduction test between 9:00 and 10:00 EST, followed by a five percent test between 13:00 and 14:00 EST.

http://www.ieso.ca/imoweb/news/newsItem.asp?newsItemID=5945

Cogeco upgrades (Day 1)

Internet disconnected at midnight as projected. Brought everything back up manually around 8am. Had to update DNS because of an IP change, so that might take some time to propagate. All services should be operational otherwise.

Cogeco upgrades

Cogeco has sent me a letter informing me of some upcoming work being done in my neighbourhood this month, and that it might cause connection issues. I’m not sure if this is related to DOCSIS3 or if they are doing a node split, or if this is simply maintenance. The outages are projected to be between midnight and 6am, on November 22-24.

Sorry for the inconvenience.