[website] server change on 05. Nov, expect an outage!

[website] server change on 05. Nov, expect an outage!

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abma
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[website] server change on 05. Nov, expect an outage!

Post by abma » 02 Nov 2014, 23:48

short version: when sth. doesn't work on 5. Nov, please try again later!


long version:

to fix some long-standing problems, the springrts.com server and the services assoicated with it (lobby.springrts.com / packages.springrts.com / buildbot.springrts.com / etc.etc.) will move to a new server.

these are some of the problems that will be (hopefully) fixed:
- "random" hangs of server
- directory listing is czech in springrts.com/dl/
- many dead/inactive accounts on the server ( -> improve security!)
- get rid of the private stuff which is running on the old server (-> simplify backup / future migrations / permissions)
- get rid of unused stuff (installed software / data / ...)

the currently planned date to change dns entries / migrate to the new server is 5.11.2014

The os will be also updated to Ubuntu 14.04. Because of this, it could take a bit until all services are working again.

The new server will have the ip 78.46.100.157.


Players should just try again at a later time if sth. doesn't work.

game/map/...-devs can contact either "spring at abma dot de" or join the irc-channel:

http://springrts.com/wiki/IRC


(ideally store this post locally so you have it when you need it! :)
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Tim Blokdijk
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Re: [website] server change on 05. Nov, expect an outage!

Post by Tim Blokdijk » 03 Nov 2014, 00:20

Current plan is to change dns settings at 20:00 CET
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Re: [website] server change on 05. Nov, expect an outage!

Post by Jools » 03 Nov 2014, 00:33

Maybe start using UTC time here as well to be fair to the yankees.
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Re: [website] server change on 05. Nov, expect an outage!

Post by knorke » 04 Nov 2014, 17:43

This means lobby will be down for a bit?
Notice in #main topic and on zero-k.info might be good.
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Re: [website] server change on 05. Nov, expect an outage!

Post by abma » 04 Nov 2014, 17:53

yep, lobby will be down. i'll try to send a broadcast message at lobbyserver. a lot of steps has to be done and a lot can fail... lets see how it will work.
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Re: [website] server change on 05. Nov, expect an outage!

Post by Petah » 05 Nov 2014, 11:52

Is there an outage, the server is being strange....
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Re: [website] server change on 05. Nov, expect an outage!

Post by knorke » 05 Nov 2014, 16:46

- get rid of unused stuff (installed software / data / ...)
In springrts.com/dl/ is many old files. Looking around is like Indiana Jones, many interessting old things can be found.
Like some early spring videos:
http://springrts.com/dl/video0.avi
http://springrts.com/dl/video10v2.avi
(maybe the first videos ever?)

(even found one video by myself that I thought lost http://springrts.com/dl/oldcrap/files/7/checkmate.wmv )
and various other stuff made by community:
http://springrts.com/dl/oldcrap/files/7/peewee_rush.mp3 (song with spring sounds)
or http://springrts.com/dl/oldcrap/files/7/jump_0002.wmv (jumping commander)

Is this folder being cleaned out? In a way it is all old crap but other hand it is very interessting to see so old videos and pictures, some of them are not even on youtube or elsewhere because they are from so early time...So might be nice to keep it.
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Re: [website] server change on 05. Nov, expect an outage!

Post by Tim Blokdijk » 05 Nov 2014, 21:11

It's up and running again?
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Re: [website] server change on 05. Nov, expect an outage!

Post by abma » 05 Nov 2014, 21:12

yep, when you can read this you are using the new server :-)
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Re: [website] server change on 05. Nov, expect an outage!

Post by Hermuld » 05 Nov 2014, 21:30

Nice to have forums up, would be even nicer to be able to play:

[22:22:41] Connecting to taspringmaster.clan-sy.com ...
[22:22:41] Connection established to taspringmaster.clan-sy.com
[22:22:41] Error: Server sent ambiguous command! [#0]
[22:22:41] Ambiguous command : REDIRECT 78.46.100.157 8200

TASClient it is. Someone said SpringLobby can connect to server. Is this a part of the Lobby Wars?
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Re: [website] server change on 05. Nov, expect an outage!

Post by abma » 05 Nov 2014, 21:42

TASCLient seem to be the only lobby which uses "taspringmaster.clan-sy.com" as lobby server. change to lobby.springrts.com (all other spring lobby clients use this) and it should work fine.
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Re: [website] server change on 05. Nov, expect an outage!

Post by Hermuld » 05 Nov 2014, 21:47

abma wrote:TASCLient seem to be the only lobby which uses "taspringmaster.clan-sy.com" as lobby server. change to lobby.springrts.com (all other spring lobby clients use this) and it should work fine.
Changing to lobby.springrts.com didn't help but changing to 78.46.100.157 helped.

Maybe there is a : missing before port? Or TASC doesnt't get redirect command.

[22:45:36] Ambiguous command : REDIRECT 78.46.100.157 8200
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Re: [website] server change on 05. Nov, expect an outage!

Post by abma » 05 Nov 2014, 22:51

Hermuld wrote:Changing to lobby.springrts.com didn't help but changing to 78.46.100.157 helped.
the old ip for lobby.springrts.com is very likely cached. in ~1 hour lobby.springrts.com should work.
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Re: [website] server change on 05. Nov, expect an outage!

Post by abma » 05 Nov 2014, 22:52

knorke wrote:Is this folder being cleaned out? In a way it is all old crap but other hand it is very interessting to see so old videos and pictures, some of them are not even on youtube or elsewhere because they are from so early time...So might be nice to keep it.
atm there is no plan about cleaning this folder up.
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Re: [website] server change on 05. Nov, expect an outage!

Post by abma » 06 Nov 2014, 01:32

Melbot, SLRelayMaster & TasClient seems to use wrong dns name / hardcoded ip. i don't know contact details for the owners, would be great if they could fix this/or someone contact them.

also i've disabled the lobby redirect on the old server as TTL for dns is 4 hours and dns change was >4 hours. this way we see errors instantly and not when the old server is gone.

(lobby.springrts.com was announced ~3 years ago: http://springrts.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=26623)
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Re: [website] server change on 05. Nov, expect an outage!

Post by Fnordia » 06 Nov 2014, 08:57

Updated taspringmaster.clan-sy.com to point to lobby.springrts.com!
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Re: [website] server change on 05. Nov, expect an outage!

Post by Silentwings » 06 Nov 2014, 09:24

Everyone on the irc bridge is German. Deutschland für alle!

<---- edit: and my monkey has vanished! There are more monkeys where that one came from.

And thank you for getting the new server up and running.
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Re: [website] server change on 05. Nov, expect an outage!

Post by qray » 06 Nov 2014, 11:06

Judging from my own limited experience, switching servers with several services running is not what I would call fun work. So...

Big thanks for this effort also from me! :-)
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Re: [website] server change on 05. Nov, expect an outage!

Post by abma » 06 Nov 2014, 11:44

Silentwings wrote:<---- edit: and my monkey has vanished! There are more monkeys where that one came from.
is back! wrong permissions were set...
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Re: [website] server change on 05. Nov, expect an outage!

Post by Jools » 06 Nov 2014, 14:41

Redacted
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