[BALUG-Admin] BALUG ancillary sites UP: Re: Of relevance for BALUG ancillary sites

Michael Paoli Michael.Paoli@cal.berkeley.edu
Sat Aug 22 03:00:16 PDT 2015

These BALUG sites are UP again.
Due note, however, that the new location is *not* high availability,
nor high bandwidth.

Specifically, at present, the VM hosting those sites has been move onto
a laptop (8-O !) ... which does occasionally get out and about (and when
it does, those BALUG sites will be temporarily down again), and it's
sitting at the end of a DSL line - which also shares bandwidth with
other hosts.

I'll likely be doing some things in the coming weeks or more to improve
the availability (notably move off the present laptop where the VM is
currently), and may at some future point also have improved bandwidth -
but for now, is what it is.

Let me know if anyone notices anything particularly amiss (notwihstanding
the inherent limitations and availability limitations noted above).

> From: "Michael Paoli" <Michael.Paoli@cal.berkeley.edu>
> Subject: BALUG ancillary sites DOWN: Re: Of relevance for BALUG  
> ancillary sites
> Date: Thu, 20 Aug 2015 09:05:43 -0700

> The BALUG ancillary sites were still up yesterday morning, but they're
> DOWN now.  I'm presuming power/network has been removed from the "vicki"
> physical host at the colo site.  I expect there will be more about this
> on the SF-LUG list *real soon now*.
> http://linuxmafia.com/mailman/listinfo/sf-lug
> I do have recent backups - having reasonably anticipated this scenario,
> I have backups from this as recent as yesterday morning.
>> From: "Michael Paoli" <Michael.Paoli@cal.berkeley.edu>
>> Subject: Of relevance for BALUG ancillary sites
>> Date: Sat, 25 Jul 2015 01:30:48 -0700
>> Just a bit of background.  Some BALUG sites may be impacted soon, but *not*
>> www.balug.org or balug.org itself.
>> See:
>> http://lists.balug.org/pipermail/balug-admin-balug.org/2014-July/002233.html
>> for *which* sites will (and won't) be impacted
>> As to some background and why, have a look at:
>> http://linuxmafia.com/pipermail/sf-lug/2015q3/011330.html
>> And, for the BALUG specific bits I left out of the above:
>>> From: "Michael Paoli" <Michael.Paoli@cal.berkeley.edu>
>>> Subject: Re: vicki (exodus) & GoGrid/Datapipe
>>> Date: Thu, 23 Jul 2015 03:14:08 -0700
>>> BALUG: what balug has on the virtual machine atop vicki is certainly
>>> highly useful and convenient, and would be relative pain to be without,
>>> but we could survive without, at least for a bit, and have in fact
>>> relocated it (temporarily) elsewhere in past.
>>> What BALUG does *not* have atop the (VM on the) vicki host:
>>> www.balug.org, and balug.org itself aren't on that host, but other
>>> sites/subdomains are, e.g. [www.]{archive,wiki}.balug.org, among others.
>>> DNS - only for some subdomains, again not balug.org. itself.

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