[Labs-l] Labs migration starts on Tuesday
abogott at wikimedia.org
Fri Feb 28 15:59:00 UTC 2014
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
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
(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:
https://wikitech.wikimedia.org/wiki/Labs_Eqiad_Migration_Howto 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
Projects 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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