This upgrade is complete and toolsdb should be available read/write now.
Some tools may need comfort or restarts to deal with the outage.
Please let me know if you see any new, bad behavior with this service.
And, stay tuned for future maintenance windows; this recent window
revealed several fragile and out-of-date aspects that we hope to address
On 4/19/22 10:01 AM, Andrew Bogott wrote:
This is starting now.
On 4/13/22 11:15 AM, Andrew Bogott wrote:
Next week (Tuesday, 2022-04-19 15:00 UTC) we will
be upgrading the
operating system that hosts the shared Toolsdb servers. This upgrade
may take an hour or more, during which time the databases will not be
This outage will be VERY DISRUPTIVE to many toolforge tools, as all
database access will fail during the upgrade. Toolforge users may
want to disable tools before the outage and/or check in to verify
proper recovery after service is restored.
There is likely to be a similar (or longer) outage in subsequent
weeks as we also need to upgrade the database servers themselves.
Toolsdb has grown to an ungainly size and can't be easily handled
using standard rolling upgrade procedures; the WMCS team is in
ongoing discussions about long-term solutions for this issue. In the
meantime you can help us out by engaging in periodic cleanup of your
database usage and dumping or dropping data that's no longer of use.
-Andrew + the WMCS team