Dear Wikimedia Cloud VPS/Toolforge users,
If you use dumps/pageviews/other datasets available via /public/dumps on
Toolforge/VPS instance, this email is for you!
The underlying NFS storage server is being replaced. Your access path will
remain the same, but the data may be stale or inaccessible during the
migration to the new servers.
Dates: The migration is scheduled for *April 2nd, 2018 starting at 14:30
UTC*, and is expected to last a few hours.
Thanks! We'll send more updates closer to the migration date. If you have
any questions, just let us know.
Madhumitha Viswanathan & Ariel Glenn
About 24 hours from now we're going to reboot a couple of servers in
the cloud infrastructure to apply security updates.
Few WMCS users (and, in particular, no tools users) should notice any
interruption. Nonetheless, a few services will be down:
- New instance creation will fail
- CI tests will stop running
- Horizon and Wikitech may display incorrect or missing information
Apologies in advance for any inconvenience!
 labservices1001 and labcontrol1001
On Friday morning my time (10:00 CST, 8:00 PST, 16:00 UTC) I'll be
switching the dns record for wikitech.wikimedia.org to point to a new
server. This change should be largely invisible to users, but there are
a few things to be ready for:
- Most importantly, YOU WILL BE LOGGED OUT of Wikitech. So if you've
been relying on a persistent session to avoid having to keep track of
your 2FA tokens, today is the day to reset 2FA and record the new
- The new Wikitech build uses a lot of updated software (Debian Stretch,
HHVM, etc.). Although we've done some spot-checks, there may be new
issues that appear for your particular use case. We'll evaluate these
as they crop up, and decide whether or not to revert to the old server.