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Tuesday, December 12 2017 @ 10:17 PM EST

Lifting the Veil

Sup, people. Your favorite Sysadmin here. Just a little update/apology on what's been going on.

So, about a month ago, our main web server (hostname 'marie') began powering off randomly. This server resides in the research lab down in Erdle Commons, which used to be our club space many moons ago. As I did not have access to that lab, I had to work with the lab's sysadmin to try and get it back up and running. It soom became evident that the server was not long for this world.

After a few weeks, I managed to get the sever out of the lab and bring it up to our lab. Many of you may have noticed it taking up all the lab bench space last Saturday (my apologies for that). After backing up all the data from it, I began procrastinating the task of migrating everything off of it. Yesterday, that procrastination ended and I moved both the website that you're viewing now and the mailing lists on to the dev server (mdrcdev.rit.edu). After futzing around with all of that, all of a sudden the dev server stopped working.

As it turns out, it was the RIT IT people moshing IP addresses around, and a few calls to ITS sorted that out. A day later and a few other issues hammered out (certificates and whatnot), we seem to be fully operational, albeit with no backup servers now. I'll be keeping a close eye on the dev server until we can get a replacement server, which should be in the next few weeks. In the mean time, please let me know (jwg1873 at rit.edu) if there are any issues with any of the club systems (especially if you're getting bounced emails).

Thanks for your patience!

--Sean

 

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