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Blog update: recent instability

Sorry for the recent instability of Zebra and Raspis servers. There was a blackout in Zebra location twice yesterday. With a spectacular blinking lightshow before the first blackout (nearby HV transformer literally caught fire !). Thankfully, nothing was fried.

Today there’s something going on in Raspis location (which has been recently upgraded, more on that later) and now it has gone down. Will update on that in a separate post.

Again, I’m really sorry for instability. Unfortunately, there are things that are outside of my control.

BTW, Happy new year. Better late than never. No new year’s post this year, sorry.

I will post a news update soon. There have been a lot of changes since my last update post and an update is long overdue.

UPDATE: Raspis came back online. The system was rebooted, so it was likely a power failure. This time in another location.

Zebra is offline

Zebra just went down, not sure what happened, but a power failure is likely. I will update.

Zebra is down

Zebra is down right now due to hardware issues. Will update when issues are fixed.

UPDATE 10:00 PM EEST: All services restored.

Raspis is down

Raspis server is down due to power maintenance on site. Sorry for inconvenience. Will update when power comes back up.

Comments have been fixed

Thanks to one fellow user (whose name I will not mention) for informing me that the comment function was broken. This was due to a problem in server configuration which has now been fixed.

I’ve also added an extra captcha field (in form of a simple math expression) to help reduce comment spam because it seems that spambots can easily beat reCaptcha checks.

Zebra power maintenance

Zebra server is down due to power maintenance on the site. Sorry for inconvenience.

Zebra is down

Zebra server is down due to issues with ISP. Should be rectified shortly.

Farewell to the old server. Long live KVM !

The old virtual server, which ran (and a number of other sites and services) will be shut down today. Although, it’s just an OpenVZ container running on someone else’s Linux box, it’s still a bit sad for me to shut down a server that I have maintained for nearly 10 years. It was the first ever VPS that I’ve ever maintained.
However, times have changed since and continuing to rent that server at the same price no longer makes economical sense when I can get a KVM with more memory, disk space and (best of all) freedom for less.

KVM offers much more freedom compared to OpenVZ. For example, I have bought a secondary IP for the KVM server and… assigned it to another KVM server which runs on a different machine. How did I do it ? I’ll tell you in the next post.

New server up !

If you can read this, is now live on a new server !
The old server will be decommissioned on September 1st.

UPDATE: IP changed once again, from test server to main one.

Zebra is down – power issues

Zebra server is down due to a power failure.

UPDATE: 4:00 PM EET: back online.

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