I am confused about /data mounpoint
The contents of your shared /data/project or /home directories will
not be immediately available in eqiad.
Does it mean that if I decide to move the content by hand, using SCP,
it will be overwritten anyway sooner or later? How do I decide if I
want to have this content moved by ops or by myself? What if I want to
move just some items from /data/project and remaining data can be
On Fri, Feb 28, 2014 at 4:59 PM, Andrew Bogott <abogott(a)wikimedia.org> wrote:
Starting on Tuesday, March 4th, the new Labs install
in the eqiad data
center will be open for business. Two dramatic things will happen on that
day: Wikitech will gain the ability to create instances in eqiad, and
wikitech will lose the ability to create new instances in pmtpa.
About a month from Tuesday, the pmtpa labs install will be shut down. If you
want your project to still be up and running in April, you must take action!
We are committed to not destroying any instances or data during the
shutdown, but projects that remain untouched by human hands during the next
few weeks will be mothballed by staff: the data will be preserved but most
likely compressed and archived, and instances will be left in a shutdown
(Note: Toollabs users can sit tight for a bit; Coren will provide specific
migration instructions for you shortly.)
I've written a migration guide, here:
It's a work
in progress, so check back frequently. Please don't hesitate to ask
questions on IRC, make suggestions as to guide improvements, or otherwise
question this process. Quite a few of the suggested steps in that guide
require action on the part of a Labs op -- for that purpose we've created a
bugzilla tracking bug, 62042. To add a migration bug that links to the
tracker, use this link:
At the very least, please visit this page and edit it with your project
that have no activity on that page will be early candidates for mothballing.
If you want me to delete your project, please note that as well -- that will
allow us to free up resources for future projects.
I am cautiously optimistic about this migration. Most of our testing has
gone fairly well, so a lot of you should find the process smooth and easy.
That said, we're all going to be early adopters of this tech, so I
appreciate your patience and understanding when inevitable bugs shake out.
I look forward to hearing about them on IRC!
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