OS Upgrade

Published by Georgi Sotirov at 2013-02-05 12:15:15 EET, changed at 2013-05-01 11:20:02 EET

In the evening of February 3-d and the morning of February 4-th the operating system of the server was finally upgraded to Slackware 14.0 – an upgrade planned for the past several months, but delayed due to lack of time.

The major problems were again with Perl. All of the used modules by the different web application had to be reinstalled for the new version. Otherwise, the upgrade went smoothly, but it took some time for the whole process to complete and all the services to be reconfigured and become operational again.

Downtimes: Repairs at home

Published by Georgi Sotirov at 2012-06-17 09:00:00 EET, changed at 2012-06-17 09:13:31 EET

Due to repairs at home (where it is still located), the server may be going down for large periods of time varying from several hours to more than 1 day. It was already down once from 2012-06-15 11:54 EEST to 2012-06-15 12:54 EEST and from 2012-06-15 18:50 EEST to 2012-06-16 21:45 EEST yesterday, but other downtimes are possible today and tomorrow.

Upgrade of the server

Published by Georgi Sotirov at 2011-05-30 12:42:15 EET, changed at 2011-05-30 12:54:21 EET

Last evening the server was upgraded to Slackware 13.37, this way updating many of the existing packages. The only problem that was encountered was with Perl 5.12 on which both Bugzilla and SlackPack depend. This forced the downgrade to Perl 5.10 and use of the existing base of installed packages until solutions to the problems are found.

The kernel was also upgraded to 2.6.39 without any problem.

Planned downtime: Earth hour

Published by Georgi Sotirov at 2011-03-26 19:07:59 EET, changed at 2011-03-26 19:33:08 EET

For first time this year Sotirov-BG.Net will took part in the Earth Hour initiative to show support against climate and environment change. Today between 20:30 EET and 21:30 EET the server, as well as other equipment around it, would be switched off. Please, do not forget to join the initiative and think what else could you do to help.

Database upgrade

Published by Georgi Sotirov at 2010-05-24 19:24:00 EET, changed at 2010-09-04 14:05:20 EET

Today, between 17:00 EEST and 19:00 EEST there was database upgrade. The MySQL server was moved to the recommended release series 5.1. This was a planned upgrade, but it took time, because of incompatible changes, which required backup/restore of all the databases. Now everything is back to norml.

Database problems

Published by Georgi Sotirov at 2008-10-21 12:53:01 EET, changed at 2008-10-21 13:02:33 EET

Yesterday, about midnight the MySQL was upgraded and during the night backup the server was restarted. However, the InnoDB engine failed to start properly, because of inability to create temporary files (not an issue before). Thus, hosted sites were without data from about 0:15 to about 11:00 on 21 October 2008, when the problem was resolved.

I'm sorry, if this caused any inconvenience.

Low disk space

Published by Georgi Sotirov at 2008-01-03 23:21:15 EET, changed at 2008-03-26 22:34:55 EET

Exactly on December 31-st, 2007 at about 21:36 the availiable disk space finished. Thus preventing some of the services from running normaly. The problem was resolved early last night, but this made me think of space upgrade. Soon the deamons should operate on a large dedicated hard drive.

Unavailiability of the services

Published by Georgi Sotirov at 2007-12-13 22:55:20 EET, changed at 2007-12-13 23:19:36 EET

Since Monday December, 10-th the FTP and the HTTP services of Sotirov-BG.Net are unavailiable. This is in result to the migration of my HomeLan account to SpectrumNet. Unfortunately SpectrumNet has policy to prohibit ports from 1 to 1024 for home users.

From yesterday is in force web redirection for the web server, which is now accessible on port 8080. The file server as well is temporarily accessible on port 2121. I can't say until when this will go on, because I'm still searching for solution. I'm accepting offers.

ISP: Reloaded

Published by Georgi Sotirov at 2007-11-15 21:44:01 EET, changed at 2007-11-15 21:59:10 EET

Well, a month ago I've changed my ISP and and though it’s for good. However, soon after the change I realized that the speed has gone. My new ISP (Megalan) didn't manage to provide me enough outgoing international speed. So I've switched back to my previous ISP Homelan, which is already in the hands of one of the biggest Bulgarian providers - SpectrumNet.

The change was performed yesterday between 21:15 EST (19:15 UTC) and 22:30 EST (20:30 UTC). It took much time, because my new old ISP, had primary DNS that was not working. Now everything seems OK and I'm already feeling the difference. I hope you will feel it too.

I'm very sorry for the inconvenience caused by the slow speeds during the last month.

Have a smooth downloading!

ISP change

Published by Georgi Sotirov at 2007-10-15 16:21:15 EET

A time ago, I wrote about the problems I have with my ISP. The frequent connection interruptions drove me crazy and I decided to switch to another (assumed) better ISP. So the server is now part of the Megalan network and because of this his IP address has changed. It is now 77.70.66.51 (the old one was 83.97.31.69). Nevertheless the domain settings were changed at around 10:00 EEST today it may take up to 48 hours to get all DNS servers updated.

I'm pleading to be excused for the inconvenience, but this change was absolutely necessary. I hope that this will improve server's accessibility and it all be for good.

Keep going!

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