[Box-Admins] Re: Moving box3 off Gandi hosting

Tobias Pape Das.Linux at gmx.de
Wed Sep 21 21:36:52 UTC 2016

Hi Brett, hi all

sorry for answering late.

Here is (partly) why I hesitated:
I am not representing the Squeak Board here, neither am I "the" admin (but one of the helping admins);
but I'm a helping hand that reached out to provide assistance to board and admin in the planning.
That's why I contacted Bradley for a kind-of "preview account". I have access and have looked around.

I proposed an order of what to migrate which is currently being discusses on the box-admins list.
- move DNS
- move main web server 
- move mailing lists (quite some of them)
- move main application (source.squeak.org)
- move squeaksource.com
- move mantis
- move squeak wiki
- move jenkins (maybe)
- move rest (eg, codespeed))

Thanks for offering your help.

I actually got a question: Would you make one or two boxen to house all that or make individual small VMs? (I tend to the latter)

Do you have any prompt technical advices or pitfalls that you would see in the following procedure?:
- Make new box (for one or n services, see above)
- rsync data from gandi (all or per service)
- for mantis, power up SQL-Database
- for mailinglists, get mailman going

Can you recommend Rackspace's DNS?

Do you have experience with the CDN?

Best regards

On 21.09.2016, at 22:22, Brett Smith <brett at sfconservancy.org> wrote:

> Hi Tobias,
> I wanted to check in real quick to see if you’ve had a chance to make any progress on these migrations. Like I said, if there’s anything at all I can do to help, please feel free to reach out. I’m more than happy to help with the tech and logistics.
> Thank you,
> On 09/08/2016 04:36 PM, Brett Smith wrote:
>> Tobias,
>> I just wanted to check in real quick and see if there’s anything I can do to help you with the migration to Rackspace. We just finished one of these ourselves that went smoothly, and have another in the pipeline, so it’s becoming pretty familiar to us (though of course every box is different, too).
>> Depending on where you are, and if you’re comfortable granting me access to the VMs, I’d even be happy to help plan the migration of specific services. Of course, we wouldn’t make any concrete changes without further discussion.
>> Please let me know what would suit you best. Thank you,
>> On 08/31/2016 07:12 PM, Tobias Pape wrote:
>>> "yes" ;)
>>> On 01.09.2016, at 01:09, Chris Muller 
>>> <asqueaker at gmail.com>
>>>  wrote:
>>>>> Tobias, do you have a GPG-key that Tony can use to encrypt credentials
>>>>> to you?
>> -- 
>> Brett Smith
> -- 
> Brett Smith

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